MEET MAN TRI
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).
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