MEET MAN TRI

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THIS MONTH OUR CLUB EX­PERTS EX­PLAIN HOW TO USE ZONE2 TO BURN FAT, SWIM WITH­OUT IN­JURY AND HOW A POWER METER CAN CRE­ATE PBS

ABOUT THE CLUB

Man­ches­ter Triathlon club (Man Tri) is the largest club in the north west with 500 mem­bers. The club was set up in 1988 by John Moore, a cy­clist who wanted to get on the na­tional squad. The first Chair­man of the club, Rob Arnold, is still an ac­tive mem­ber.

Weekly, they of­fer 11 swim ses­sions, a Wat­tbike ses­sion, two spin ses­sions, two track ses­sions, three strength and con­di­tion­ing ses­sions as well as a Sun­day ride. They cater for all abil­i­ties, with three cat­e­gories of train­ing ses­sion: de­vel­op­ment, in­ter­me­di­ate and ad­vanced.

Top per­form­ers for the club in­clude Alex Law­ton (2015 Bri­tish age-group cham­pion, rac­ing with TORQ Triathlon Team), Alex Foster (2015 Bri­tish age-group cham­pion, rac­ing with Cham­pi­onSys­tem/VCUK Race Team), Ste­wart Moore (2015 ETU Aquathlon Sil­ver Medal­list), Alice Sharpe (2015 Bri­tish sprint dis­tance triathlon cham­pion), Lewis Ec­cle­ston (2015 ETU duathlon cham­pion), Hazel Killing­beck (Ice Mile world record holder) and Sarah Roberts (Na­tional Masters open wa­ter sil­ver medal­list).

TRAIN­ING AREA

The club swims out of three leisure cen­tres in the area: the Man­ches­ter Aquat­ics Cen­tre, Moss Side leisure cen­tre, and Stret­ford leisure cen­tre. The Long­ford Park sta­dium run­ning track is the lo­ca­tion for the club’s fo­cused track ses­sions, while the club is for­tu­nate to be able to make use of the Na­tional Cy­cling Cen­tre – the home of Bri­tish Cy­cling – and the sur­round­ing Lan­cashire coun­try­side, with the Peak Dis­trict within reach.

Man Tri club turn out in force at Man­ches­ter Cross Coun­try League in 2015 and the Sal­ford Triathlon, July 2015

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