North Dorset Tri Club
Thank you for your interest in the North Dorset Tri Club. We pride ourselves on being a friendly club who exist to enjoy the sport of triathlon and to encourage people of all abilities to take part in all three disciplines, though we are no less encouraging if people only wish to do one or two of the disciplines. We are affiliated to British Triathlon, and English Athletics.
If you like us and would like to become a member, our fees are currently £25 a year starting in February 2017 or £12.50 for half year (July – December) for full triathlon membership.
Members will be entitled to all the following
1. Club Training sessions
2. Club Meetings
3. Social Events
4. Access to Facebook page
5. Vote at the AGM
6. Reduced membership to British Triathlon
7. Discounts at the following; Blandford Leisure centre, Off Camber Bike shop, Primera Bournemouth, SOS swim shop Broadstone on production of membership card.
As we are now affiliated to English Athletics, Members who are not already members of an affiliated Running club can race under the NDTC name and save £2 per race on the entry fee BUT you have to pay an extra £5 to NDTC who passes this on to English Athletics.
We have coached swim training on Saturday mornings at The Blandford Leisure Centre and you would be most welcome to join one of the sessions for free as a taster. We hire the pool from 07:30 am until 09:00 am. Each session costs £5.
To join one of the sessions, come to the poolside (you do not have to check-in or pay at the Reception desk) and ask for one of the coaches, Mark or Lucy, that you are a prospective member, and you will be put in an appropriate lane. We have members of all abilities and all are catered for, so you will swim in a lane of your standard. We do, though, expect prospective members to be able to swim at least a length of the pool.
We also have swim sessions at Blandford Leisure Centre on Tuesday and Thursdays evenings between 8 and 9pm, but you have to pay for this at Reception.
Open Water Swimming is available at Ellingham Lake from 6am - 8.30am on Wednesday Saturday and Sunday. http://www.cjmskiandwake.com/openwater_swimming.aspx
Sea Swimming with East Dorset Open Water Swimming - 6pm Tuesdays - go on their website for details http://www.edowsc.org/ed/
We have recently started a Beginners Group on Wednesday Evenings starting from the Leisure Centre at around 18:30. These sessions are designed specifically for New Members with flat rides and smaller distances.
There is a group of cyclists who meet in the Ham Car Park, Blandford at 9.00 am on Sunday mornings. We also have a group who cycle after swimming on Saturday morning. There is also a Ride organised by Off Camber Bike Shop Salisbury Road Blandford at 6pm on Thursdays.
There are also group static cycling sessions at the lesiure centre. Please see Blandfrod Lesiure Centre timetables https://www.everyoneactive.com/centre/blandford-leisure-centre/
On Tuesday evenings from September to April we meet at the Blandford Leisure Centre (where changing facilities are available), 18:30 for 18:45. From April to September we meet with the Dorset Doddlers Running Club, 19:00 for 19:15 at different venues each week, usually starting and finishing at pubs, (venues are published on the Dorset Doddlers website - www.dorsetdoddlers.org) and these runs are mainly cross country. Duration approx. one hour.
Some NDTC members also belong to the Dorset Doddlers Running Club (separate membership, £10 per year) and this club meets on Thursday evenings in the Sturminster Newton Leisure Centre, 19:00 for 19:15.
If you would like further information about any of the above, please contact us.