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 £10 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
COLT Races Results 2013
Anyone interested in triathlon shall be eligible for membership & all members shall be admitted at the discretion of the committee.
Cost of membership £10.00 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
8.45 am and the registration marque was buzzing with people collecting race numbers, supporters...
From the heat of Hawaii and Lanzarote, to the wilds of Scotland and Norway, amazing images from...
8 COLTS and one future COLT have just had a successful week in Spain packing in the miles in a...
9 COLTS completed the gruelling Lanzarote Ironman this year.
Chris "Ironhippy" Wild reports:These were certainly the toughest conditions here since 2009. It seems unfair to single anyone out, but given that, Matt smashing his sub-12hr target, and Andy knocking 2 hrs + off last years time is just sensational. And 11:13 on debut for the Vice; although he says he's retiring now.
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Several COLTS braved the elements in possibly the toughest ever Fred Whitton. Strong winds, cold temperatures and a deluge of rain from midday onwards made for a pretty unpleasant day out! There were several bad accidents on the trickier than normal descents. Over 1,700 started making for busy roads!
Tom Phillips - 6:32 (=18th)
David Wilson - 7.13
Ian Richardson - 7:46
Mike Woodbridge - 9.12
British Universities Sprint Distance Championships took place on Sunday 5th May at St Mary's School, Calne, Wiltshire.
Pool based 750m swim with waves starting at 10am continuing throughout the day till 4pm, or so. 25k bike around the local area followed by an out and back 5k run (which it was said was actually closer to 6k).The weather was fine and sunny, and entries were apparently an all time high for the event in excess of 500.
Three COLTs took part representing their respective universities:-
Robin Goodfellow, 63rd female, 274th overall. (Birmingham)
Matt Barnes, 65th male, 72nd overall. (Lancaster)
Beau Smith, overall winner, and also took team Gold with Liam Lloyd & Rich Anderson. (Leeds)
Beau Smith competed in his first senior level international event at the European Cup in Turkey on 28th April 2013.
The 1500m swim was non-wetsuit, two laps in the Meditteranean, and with a starting field of 70 was chaotic; ranked 62 going in Beau didn't get much of a choice when it came to picking his start position and spent the first lap trying to find some space to get into his swimming, during the course of the second lap he steadily picked people off, but a gap had developed to the leaders and he exited the water around 40 seconds down.
Lancasters Cycle Sportif!
"Like an English Bull Terrier, this ride is compact, bold, strong, agressive and has real bite."
These routes took 2 years in planning. All 3 routes are similar to previous years with the exception, that they have taken the "easy" bits out and replaced them with real Terrier terain! The distances and heights gained are similar to previous years. Please do not be fooled by this.
A really big turnout yesterday for the club at Kendal Sprint Triathlon. The weather was dismal, cold, wet and windy but that didn’t stop the MIGHTY COLT. We had three COLTs in the top 10. Pete Dennes (3rd overall) was first back for the club in 1:03:01, followed closely by Tyron Lewis (4th overall) in 1:03:12 and Alasdair Fairhurst (7th overall) in 1:05:23.
Throughout the summer months ( May - September ) the club holds open water swimming sessions at the Lakeland Leisure Village near Carnforth. This a great venue, the water is regularly tested for its quality, and there is always a safety canoe present. Wetsuits are compulsory ( you won't be allowed to swim without one ) as it can be pretty cold, you also need to wear a bright coloured swimming cap as well so you can spotted by the safety crews. You must be either a member of COLT or TriPreston to qualify for the reduced rate of £3.
We aim to start the swims on Monday 6 May at 7.00 pm but this is dependent on the water temperature and successful testing. The dates of all the open water swims are on the events calendar.
There were 5 COLTS at Ribby Hall Sprint Tri on Sunday April 21st, Windy conditions which later turned to rain also but I think most people finished before the worst of the weather. Annette said "It was my first Tri and a few teething problems but I really enjoyed it."
Well done to Loiuse Rowe - First Female Vet
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.
8.45 am and the registration marque was buzzing with people collecting race numbers, supporters getting a coffee and as the weather was looking like I was going to take a turn for the worse, competitors raiding Pete Blands ‘mobile ran van of goodies’ for waterproof clothing, gloves and hats. The announcer made it very clear the kit requirements, suggesting there would be hail showers and strong winds on the first peak. The only positive comment she seemed to be making was that there was still an hour to go until the race began and I could escape and drive home!