The coaches recognise how much work the children put in during the winter and we encourage that everyone takes part in as many events as possible. We will never demand that a child must compete but breaking that ‘fear factor’ often leads to great pride in knowing what they have achieved. Seeing lots of smiley faces is what the coaches work for and the parents benefit from. There is a South Central series which offers recognised competition with other clubs. Chapel Tri club runs two events per year which we regard as the best in the local area.
This is the first discipline in a triathlon race. It’s often graded so you will be in a line with your own ability and although the distance gets longer the older you get, you find that the length of time you’re in the pool is about the same. You discover that you have become fitter! There are a number of club members that belong to swimming clubs as well, we support this because you can't spend too much time in the pool!
The second and longest part of the race. You find yourself mostly on grass which can be hard work especially if the weather gets wet. The larger events are on tarmac and this really gives the athletes the ability to show what they are made of! Any bike will do but a road or hybrid one is the best. We have a number of bikes for hire if that helps. If you really enjoy cycling, then we support the cyclocross events in the winter months.
The last section and this is not always the athletes favourite. It can be really hard work at this point as the gaps between everyone gets bigger, but the finishing line is not far away. Again a number of our athletes run for local running clubs which allows them to compete at cross country and track events.
Find out about upcoming events that ChapelTri will be taking part in. Click on the event for full details.
28th April 2018 - Dinton Kids Duathlon
Saturday 29th April 2018
Dinton Pastures Country Park, Sandford Lane, Berkshire, RG10 0SU
Open to all children aged 8 (including those turning 8 this year) to 14. years old. This event is part of the Triathlon England South Central Junior Series. Click HERE for entry details.
7th May 2018 - Chapel Tri Aquathlon
Monday 7th May 2018
Hamble Sports College, Satchell Lane, Hamble, Southampton SO31 4NE
Once again this Swim – Run event will be held at Hamble Sports College, Hamble. It will be a Pool swim with the Run section done on the Field within the grounds. It will be a Timed Chip event. More details to follow soon!
19th May 2018 - Fareham & Chapel Tri Triathlon
Saturday 19th May 2018
Fareham Leisure Centre, Park Lane, Fareham, PO16 7JU
The Junior Triathlon forms part of the Triathlon England South Central Series with race distances varying according to age. There will be a pool swim at Fareham Leisure Centre, a cycle path bike leg and a grass run. For entry details, please click HERE
TBC - HOWL Junior Aquathlon
To be confirmed
Lakeside Country Park, Wide Lane, Eastleigh, SO50 5PD
The South Central Series event to be held at Lakeside in Eastleigh is going to be a super event. This swim/run is perfect for the first timer to open water and multisport. The lake is great for beginners or those who are not confident yet in the open water.
More details coming soon.
3rd June 2018 - Tri Henley Open Water Triathlon
Sunday 3rd June 2018
Shiplake College, Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4BW
The is the 1st ever event for Tri Henly. There is a safe river swim on banks of the River Thames (first river swim in the South Series), a mixed cycle path and grass run. To enter click HERE
17th June 2018 - Beachborough & 4x Mixed Relay Triathlon
Sunday 17th June 2018
Beachborough School, Westbury, NN13 5LB
The Triathlon 4 x Mixed Relay is a new event currently being added to the Olympic programme in Tokyo 2020 and we are thrilled to introduce this exciting event alongside our Triathlon this year. This innovative format comprises of two boys and two girls who must compete in the following order: girl, boy, girl, boy. Each athlete completes a ‘mini’ triathlon of swimming, biking and running, before passing over the timing chip to their next team mate. With numerous lead changes, lots of unpredictable drama and the display of team pride, this action-packed event appeals tremendously to children. For entry details, please click HERE
23rd June 2018 - Twyford Kids Triathlon
Saturday 23rd June 2018
Polehampton Junior School, Lotton Hall Road, Twyford, RG10 9JR
A friendly event in a gorgeous 25m open air heated swimming pool and cycle and run around the adjacent field. For entry details, please click HERE
1st July 2018 - Trinity Triathlon
Sunday 1std July 2018
Trinity School, Shirley Park, Croydon, CR9 7AT
The Trinity Triathlon has been nationally recognised by Triathlon England as ‘Children’s Event of the Year’. The event has also been awarded ‘London Region’s Children’s Event of the Year’ for the second consecutive year. It is a well organised event with pool swim, closed non-drafting cycle and grass run. The early start is due to the fantastic closed road cycle. For entry details, please click HERE
7th July 2018 - SuperTri High Performance Drafting
Saturday 7th July 2018
Dorney Lake, Berkshire
The event takes place at Dorney Lake, Eton (a leading venue for Senior and Elite triathlon events) giving young people the opportunity to feel what it is like to compete on a grand stage. Dorney Lake was the venue for the rowing and kayak events in the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. The biking and running are all on closed roads so there’s no worry about traffic. All participants are considered winners for taking part and taking on the prospect of a 100, 200, 300 or 400m open water swim followed by a 1.5, 3, 5.3 or 10.6km bike ride and 600m, 1, 1.8 or 2.5km run. The scootathlon is a mini fun triathlon children between the ages of 4 and 8 where they scoot, bike and run. Boys will race with girls at the same time in various age categories.
For entry details, please click HERE
15th July 2018 - Andover Triathlon
Sunday 15th July 2018
Farleigh School, Red Rice, Andover, SP11 7PW
Set in the heart of the beautiful Test Valley countryside, there are stunning grounds on a private estate with a pool swim, cycle path bike leg and grass run. For entry details, please click HERE
29th July 2018 - Bicester Triathlon
Sunday 29th July 2018
Bicester Leisure Centre & The Bicester School , Queens Ave, Bicester, OX26 2NR
Following the success of the first event in 2015 Bicester Tri Club has decided to stage its 4th event for Junior Triathletes. The event will cater for all ages from TriStars Start to Youth. The event is traffic free and moves from the Bicester Leisure Centre, where the swim will take place, to The Bicester School for the cycling and running, both of which will take place on grass. This event is part of the Inter Club Series only. For details, please click HERE
2nd & 3rd August 2018 - South Central Training Camp
Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd August 2018
Sibford School, OX15 5QL
This training camp is for the top 5 boys and girls at the end of the series in Tristar 1 (1 day), 2, 3 and Junior will be inveted to this camp. Those that qualify will be emailed details.
15th September 2018 - Inter Regional Championships
Saturday 15th September 2018
Mallory Park Circuit, Church Road, Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire, LE9 7QE
The event returns to Mallory Park, Leicestershire with its undulating and technical bike course, it provides the perfect stage for exciting racing to conclude the series in 2018. This event is only for athletes that have qualified and are part of the South Centre IRC. For details, please click HERE