Be a Hero. Save Lives

Our wonderful club is now 472 strong! What a positive presence we hold to promote active lifestyles, community spirit and team work in our beautiful location.

I am always proud of our club as the people within it share something beyond a sometimes illogical desire to swim, bike and run. Our club is unshakably friendly and supportive whatever your level, or your goals. It was for this reason that I volunteered to be part of the committee to help continue this legacy. As events unfold I reflect back over the bigger position our club holds within the community.

Unintentionally and without motive we have become a presence to be proud of for more than just our sporting achievements. This year alone there have been multiple incidents locally that our members have jumped into without hesitation to offer skills and assistance where we can. The finer details need not be discussed but as recent examples one member selflessly assisted a stranger in trouble in the sea to safety. In another recent event, our cyclists witnessed a horse-riding accident and were able to provide critical first aid that meant that despite breaking their back the patient did not suffer any paralysis that could have so easily been a life changing injury. Only last week was a report in the local papers of a kitesurfing accident near Hayling Island. Our team of nearly 500 athletes are regularly out and about one way or another and as such the probability exists that you too might find yourself in a situation where your help is needed, it might even be one of us who needs help. It is with this in mind that I ask you all to stay aware of your surroundings wherever you are, keep and ear and an eye out. It doesn’t matter what your skills are, you might be the first or only one able to assist. Would you know what to do? Or even what NOT to do?

There are some very basic first aid skills that might just save a life. If you’re interested in topping up or learning basic first aid skills there are countless possibilities to do so with various voluntary organisations, check out the British Red Cross, St Johns Ambulance or even attending the free AED/defibrillator courses so you would know what to do in an emergency. It might be someone else’s husband, wife, daughter, son or parent that you help. As the weather brightens we will all be out there more, hopefully accident free. Here’s to a safe season ahead…..

Lydia

Junior Section

Following the growth and success of Portsmouth Triathletes, including introducing family membership, the Junior Section has been on the agenda for some time and is now a key priority for the club as an aspect to develop this year.

In accordance with the friendly and sociable nature of Portsmouth Triathletes Club we will be offering our youngsters opportunities to –

* improve their agility and fitness;

* grow their skills in the three disciplines;

* develop resilience in participation;

* foster a sense of health and well-being;

but most of all have a lot of fun and enjoy it.

The Junior Section is accessible to Family members, who fall into the TriStar age ranges.

(Age at the end of the year.)

TriStart

TriStar 1

TriStar 2

TriStar 3

TriStar Youth

Junior

Age 8

Ages 9-10

Ages 11-12

Ages 13-14

Ages 15-16

Ages 17-18

The club is completely inclusive and welcomes all youngsters, whatever their experience, ability or aspiration.

CLUB GEAR TO BUY

Club Vests
These club vests must be worn for the cross country races. New stock now available only £10.  Contact Alex Higgins chairman@portsmouthtriathletes.co.uk and they will also be available at cross country races from our Captain Anthony Rose.

When paying on-line for any club kit please use the following bank details

Sort code – 40-37-15 and Account Code 01591967.

Use your surname as the reference and identity kit item i.e. Smith- vest

Club Swim Hats
£3 club swim hats available from beach hut on Saturday mornings until end of October.

CLUB RACE WEAR

With the season fast approaching it’s time to get your new race wear in club colours.  Look good & help the club as you cross the finishing line in first place!

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CYCLING JERSEY – LONG SLEEVES – £46

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CYCLING JERSEY – SHORT SLEEVES – £31

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CYCLING BIB SHORTS – £40

TRI TOP – £35

TRI SHORTS – £25

TRI SUIT – FEMALE – £55

TRI SUIT – MALE – £55

Sizes

To find out which sizes we have in stock & to order please contact Budgie on Portsmouthtri@yahoo.com

CLUB LEISURE WEAR

Due to popular demand we have restocked all our club branded leisure wear ready for the new season so you can wear your club colours whenever you want!  Here is our range.

MEN’S COOL TEE PRICE – £14.50

(Note – The men’s top is made from 100% polyester)

WOMEN’S GUILDAN POLY-COTTON TEE PRICE – £11.50

(Note – This is also available in a men’s fit)

 

Club T-Shirts

T-SHIRT PRICE – £10.50

Club Hoodies

PULL OVER HOODIE PRICE – £18.50

ZIPPED HOODIE PRICE – £24.00

Club Jacket

CLUB JACKET (MEN & WOMEN) PRICE – £32.50

Club Beanies

CLUB BEANIES PRICE – £8.00

 

Club Buff

CLUB BUFF/MORF PRICE – £4.50

 

Club Sticker

CLUB CAR STICKERS PRICE – 20P EACH

How to order

To order please email details of what you would like to buy to Stella on secretary@portsmouthtriathletes.co.uk and she will confirm your order and how to pay.