COLT - City of Lancaster Triathlon
Thank you for showing an interest in COLT City of Lancaster Triathlon Club. We are a club in the Lancaster and Morecambe District that was formed in 2008 and now one of the largest clubs in the North West.
We aim to support triathlon at all levels in the district and to encourage more people into this amazing and challenging sport. From complete novice to experienced athlete we want to help you achieve your goals. The club has established itself as the premier home for multi-sport athletes in the area and we are now open for membership at the bargain price of £15 via the Entry Central.
We have a very successful and active junior section - find out more here
Have a look at what our members are achieving all over the world in the Race Reports section
Anyone interested in triathlon shall be eligible for membership & all members shall be admitted at the discretion of the committee.
Cost of membership £15.00 for adults, £5.00 for juniors.
Members will be entitled to all the following
- Club Training sessions
- Club Meetings
- Social Events
- Access to website & forum
- Discounts at local retailers
- Vote at the AGM
- Cheaper rates at open water swimming sessions at Lakeland Leisure Village
You can enter online by clicking on the "Entry Central" logo below. What are you waiting for!
Latest Race Reports
Carr Hill Sprint Triathlon 31st March 2014 AKA ‘how not to do transition!’ The day dawned OK but I...
Yesterday was Lancaster Duathlon hosted by My Tri Events. My first ever duathlon, and for now I’m...
As we all rev up for the new season here's a brief résumé of the tris I did last season. My...
Carr Hill Sprint Triathlon 31st March 2014 AKA ‘how not to do transition!’
The day dawned OK but I was tired already! The clocks had gone forward and if lack of sleep due to nerves is proportionate to the distance being raced thank goodness I can’t do Ironman! I arrived in plenty of time, it was a small field of 70 only its second year of running but everyone was friendly and chatty.
The swim went well, an old pool which meant 400m was 18 lengths not 16, I cracked my hand on the ladder at the side as I finished and thought I had broke it! Outside in just over 9 minutes so pleased with that then it all went pear shaped! I couldn't get my long sleeved top on as obviously I was wet and as I had insisted to myself that I had to be warm
I also had the rest of the paraphernalia to fight with! i.e. buff, gloves ,helmet liner, yada yada…..why I thought I would be that cold when I have been swimming outside over winter in 5 degrees!! I shot out of transition eventually and got to the mount area to be asked “ where’s your number?” in my haste I had forgotten it!! So had to go back!
Yesterday was Lancaster Duathlon hosted by My Tri Events. My first ever duathlon, and for now I’m saying possibly my last.
Looking back now it was quite enjoyable, just as any race is to a triathlete or duathlete, the bigger the challenge the more enjoyable and satisfying it is to have achieved it afterwards.
From somebody who has never raced a duathlon before, and predominantly does triathlons, theoretically it seems strangely easier than a triathlon. Seen as there is only two sports instead of three. However, as you replace the swim with a run to start off with, making it run/cycle/run the gap is filled. As somebody with running as their weakest discipline this becomes a problem. So I thought I would make the time up on the bike…
As we all rev up for the new season here's a brief résumé of the tris I did last season. My intention as ever lies in flying the flag for sprint and standard/olympic distance so maybe these brief accounts may whet your appetite! Hope to see you!
April: Ribby Hall Sprint Tri@ Wrea Green 400m swim/16k bike/5k run Popular local sprint tri, pool swim, flat bike, flat run.
a) Don't assume the bike rack will be in numerical order, my part wasn't!
b) Take care on the run- somehow they don't seem to notify the holidaymakers at the venue and you spend your time dodging cars!
After arriving Thursday afternoon and checking in at COLT HQ (La Penita Aparmements), it was soon time for me and my mate/supporter/medical assistant Jonny to head out for some food and get to bed.
Friday morning meant a 20 minute stroll down the Avenda De Playa to the hotel where registration was taking place. After visiting two very nice hotels (neither of which were the correct one) we found the right one. On arrival I was greeted by Kenneth Gasque, and after a short chat I went to get sorted. 514 would be my number. I was given a goody bag, carried out some obligatory triathlon mingling and left with Jonny to head back to the apartments. As it was only 10.30 and bike check in was not until 3 I took time to work hard on the tan! Kel and Andy Holgate will be pleased to know that I applied suncream to my head this time and therefore did not suffer the same fate as May 2012, which can only be described as a glowing red cone erupting from my head.
From the heat of Hawaii and Lanzarote, to the wilds of Scotland and Norway, amazing images from COLT members in races all around the globe and of course locally.
OTE Sports are delighted to announce their partnership with the City of Lancaster Triathlon Team (COLT). We look forward to helping members achieve more PB’s as well as seeing the club and sport of triathlon develop and grow in the coming years.
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OTE Sports has been founded by former SiS founder and 3 times Ironman Hawaii competitor Peter Slater, former Elite road cyclist Shaun Pearson, and retail expert Matt Harrison. “At OTE we take sport and nutrition seriously, just like you. Having worked with some of the world’s top athletes over many years, we have combined this experience with the latest innovations in performance nutrition to develop a cutting-edge range of naturally flavoured products. OTE products deliver taste and function and give you everything you need to hydrate, fuel, perform and recover when training or racing”.
Monday morning 6.15 am – 7.15 am
Tuesday evening 8.30 pm – 9.30 pm
If you are a member of 3-1-5 there will be no charge. If you would like to come along without being a member you can pay a one-off fee of £10.00 which will make you a social member. Then the cost per session is £3.00.
Coach is Richard Mason (Click here for details of Richards Triathlon Training). The session will include triathlon specific drills like drafing and swimming in packs. It would be useful to have fins, paddles, pull buoy and kick board. There is no need to have all the above but it will benefit you when doing the drill and technique sets. No pre-booking required.
Happy New Year everyone, we hope that 2015 brings everyone at COLT health, happiness and much fun.
Membership renewals are now due and are still only £15 for the year for adults and £5 for juniors.
That has to be the bargain of the year!
Gary Hill's COLT Portraits will be exhibited at the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers Convention in London in January. http://www.gdhphotography.co.uk/
Triathlon for Numpties
This is a brief guide to help with the various parts of the triathlon world that some people aren’t
aware of and maybe to give a few helpful tips to the ones who have no idea what to expect on the
day. I shall start right at the beginning and try to make it flow through to the end with a few bits
added here and there.