Braintree District Triathlon 2015: Update

It is with much regret that we have to advise of the cancellation of this event due to low entry numbers. Anyone who has already entered will be offered a free place at the Gosfield Lake Sprint Triathlon (details below) or a full refund. All our other races are going ahead and you can find details here

If lake swimming or duathlon is not for you why not consider the Walden Triathlon 2015 run by our friends at Walden Tri Club. For more details click on this poster.


Born2Tri Races 2015: Now Live on EntryCentral!

Missed out on racing in a Born2Tri event in 2014 or like to come back and see if you can beat your 2014 time? if so then you’re in luck these are the dates you need to know.

Sunday April 26th – Notley Spring Duathlon

Sunday 5th July – Gosfield Lake Triathlon – Sprint/Standard

Sunday 4th October – Notley Autumn Duathlon

Entries are open!

News: 22nd March 2015

Carol Macdonald from Triathlon England will be at Swim session Monday night

Born2Tri is affiliated to Triathlon England and their regional manager Carol Macdonald will be visiting the club at the swim session this coming Monday 23rd March. Carol is responsible for helping both clubs and members to get the most of out the sport so please come along from 8.30 to say hi to Carol and ask her any questions you might have about Triathlon England

Halstead Triathlon

It is with regret that the Committee has decided to cancel the Halstead Triathlon due to low entry numbers.  The event is way behind entries when comparing with previous years, and with numbers having been dwindling over the last few years, the decision has been made to cancel the event rather than run it at a loss.  We will continue with both duathlons and a Sprint and Olympic event at Gosfield Lake, and looking at entries for these events we are on track when comparing with previous years.

If you have entered you are able to get a refund or transfer to the Gosfield Lake Sprint event.  Any queries on entry transfer please contact Dan Philpott through the ‘contact us’ page.

Spring Duathlon – Volunteers Needed 26th April

It is that time of year when we are asking our members to volunteer a few hours of your time and support the Club by volunteering at our events.  We just need a few hours of your time, to help the event run smoothly and successfully.  If every member helped out it would make our lives much easier.  If you can’t help out on the Sunday, then a few hours the day before or even the week before I’m sure would be appreciated.  There are a lot of jobs that need doing behind the scenes!

If you can support the Club and volunteer just a few hours of your time then please email Dan Philpott (or through the contact us page)  Please highlight how many hours you can do, on what day and what you would prefer to do.

Velodrome Session – 19th April 10am – 1pm

A quick reminder about the Velodrome session.  There are still 6 places left which we need to fill, if you are interested please email Sam (or via the contact us form) to reserve your place.

The session will be for 1.5 hrs in either the introduction group or the ‘done it before’ group.    The cost per rider is £15 plus £10 bike hire and £6 if you wish to hire shoes ( Look Keo cleats are on the bikes so if you have these just bring your own).

You will be required to pay your £15 into the club account asap to secure your place.  Bike & Shoe hire payable on the day.

Monday night swim sessions update

The distance that is required for people to attend the Monday night swim sessions has been reduced to 25m rather than the 100m that is currently advertised.  If you would like to attend please come along.  The sessions cost £3 for members and £6 for non memebers.  8pm – 9pm at Freeport pool.

Track sessions – Wednesdays at Tabor School, Panfield Lane, Braintree, CM7 1FF

The track sessions are continuing on Wednesday evenings.  They are on a Continue Reading…

North Norfolk Duathlon

Life members of Born2Tri, Teresa and Mark Harman, have let us know about the North Norfolk Duathlon which is on 22nd March.

The event is an inaugural one and the distances (3k/17k/3k) have been designed to appeal to beginners to attract them to the sport of duathlon/triathlon, but also cater for experienced athletes looking for an early season “sharpener”! The event is the lovely Sheringham park, the same venue as the Sheringham parkrun, and the run uses (part of) that route. The cycle route passes alongside some of the most beautiful scenery in Norfolk, with sea views and the famous North Norfolk steam railway!

The entry website for the event is here



Notley Autumn Duathlon 5th October 2014: Results

Well done if you took part in our last race of the season and of course a huge thank you to the small army of volunteers who worked very hard on both Saturday and Sunday to make it happen.

The all important race results are now available here Great Notley Autumn Duathlon Results 2014

Hope to see you all again in 2015.

A Bit More News…..

Born2Tri New (Medium)


Remedial Massage

As triathletes we are always fretting about injuries and trying to train just right to avoid them. Some of this is a bit hit and miss however remedial massage therapist Clare Lees is here to help. Clare has an impressive list of qualifications including:

Clare has raced at a national level and worked at cycling camps in Europe as well as the UK so knows her stuff and at £40 for the firsr consultation and £45 per consultation thereafter is much cheaper than climbing the walls with an injury! You can read more at Claire’s Website.


Triathlon England Membership

One of the questions we get asked a lot is why should I join Triathlon England? Well wonder no more here’s the full list of benefits available to TE members:

Individual Member Benefits

Exclusive Discounts and Deals

Join now here