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
CLICK HERE to find out about the Salt Ayre Junior Duathlon
COLT Races & Results
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
After arriving Thursday afternoon and checking in at COLT HQ (La Penita Aparmements), it was soon...
As I hit the 1km to go marker at Challenge Henley I knew my personal best for a half-ironman was...
From the heat of Hawaii and Lanzarote, to the wilds of Scotland and Norway, amazing images from...
Two COLTs competed at the Bala Standard Triathlon in North Wales on 8th September.
Beau Smith & Martin Boddie both started in Wave 1, at the completely civilised time of nine-thirty.
Martin's words to me when I saw him pre-race were "I'll see Beau at the start, and after the finish!" I did manage to spot him (not wearing COLT kit, makes it more difficult) coming into and out of T2 and shouted some encouragement. Having done little training leading into the event, Martin posted a respectable time of 2:18:06 for 127th position.
Beau left the water with a 40 second lead on the chasers, and never looked back. By the time he entered T2 his lead had been reduced to 30 seconds, but he paced his run well and extended his lead to 90 seconds by the finish to take the win in 1:50:52. Second place went to last year's winner and course record holder David Bishop, with Alex Matchett rounding out the podium.
Matt and Kel Hirst both finished the very tough HXTRI in Dartmoor on the 14th September. Matt came home in an excellent 10th place and Kel summed up her experience by saying "I finished".
Andy Ley had a spill at the start of the bike leg and ended up in A&E whilst Tom Phillips failed to make the start line. Fortunately Andy should make a speedy recovery (dislocated shoulder blade).
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.
As I hit the 1km to go marker at Challenge Henley I knew my personal best for a half-ironman was gone. That was a disappointment – last year at Henley I was only about 2½ minutes outside my pb and that was after an injury ravaged season where I barely dared to do any run training. Unless I put in a phenomenal last kilometre I would be slower overall than last year too. I was confused. I’d raced hard, my form on the bike was good and I was pretty sure I’d beaten my previous fastest time for the run. I tried to squeeze out a little more speed but as I pushed into the red I knew there was nothing left to give. I crossed the line without the energy even to raise a semblance of a sprint. In short, I’d left everything out on the course, I don’t think I could have raced any harder.
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.
A date for your diary – Saturday 7 December at 7. 30 pm – COLT Christmas Social and Awards at Waters Edge Restaurant (the Open Water Swim venue). We will be having the hot and cold Christmas buffet and the cost will be £12.00 per head. Pay on the night.
We will also be presenting the 2013 awards for Male and Female Club Champs and of course not forgetting Captain Mason’s Big Banana Award.
We are currently looking into the possibility of organising transport to and from the venue with pickups in Morecambe, Heysham and Lancaster – more details to follow. I will send out a call for numbers in a couple of weeks but just wanted to get the date in your diaries. Hope to see you there.
Sarah On behalf of Captain Mason and the COLT committee
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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.