Triathlon Club Creates Training Programme For ‘Tri Kingdom Come’ Event

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Launching the new Tralee Triathlon Club training programme were Anthony O’Leary (Nisus Fitness), Cian Hogan (Cycling coach), John Edwards (Swimming Coach), Marie O’Keeffe McCarthy (Running coach) and Tara Guerin (Nisus fitness). Back from left; Bridget Moore and Fran McElligott (Tralee Triathlon Club).

TRALEE Triathlon Club has just launched a new “Countdown2Tri” training programme for all levels of athletes.

The club has put together a special training programme to help aspiring triathletes cross the finish line this year at the Landers sponsored Tri Kingdom Come, which takes place on July 30.

The programme, has been drawn up some of Kerry’s top coaches including running coach, Marie O’Keeffe McCarthy who has represented Ireland and is a qualified personal trainer and running coach.

Coaching cyclists will be Cian Hogan who is a former Rás cyclist and a Cycling Ireland coach and John Edwards of Wild Water Adventures who is a qualified swimming coach and lifeguard.

They will be joined by fitness coaches from Nisus Fitness and club members have also signed up to help and support anyone training for this event.

Triathlon Ireland have also come on board and will run transition workshops for all athletes.

The programme is specifically designed for new triathletes and any athletes looking to train specifically for the club’s triathlon and incorporates a training programme for all three disciplines of swimming, cycling and running.

There will also be beach bootcamps to help improve your fitness.

It will run for 12 weeks and is suitable for all levels including complete beginners and more advanced athletes all with the aim of completing Tri Kingdom Come on July 30th.  The programme will begin on May 1st.

Chairperson, Siobhan Griffin, says that the new initiative is to help everybody fulfil their dream of completing a triathlon.

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“This is a programme for complete beginners who want to complete their first triathlon and also for club members who are getting ready for Tri Kingdom Come. It is open to everybody and our coaches will be hand to help and support everyone who is in training for his fantastic event.”

“This is a great way to get fit, make new friends and most importantly become part of a fast growing club.”

The Landers sponsored Tri Kingdom Come has both a Try a Tri and sprint distance option.

The Try A Tri is a 250m swim, an 8km bike and a 2.5km run, while the sprint distance is a 750m swim, a 20km cycle and a 5km run,

Tralee Triathlon Club now has 200 members and this is your opportunity to become part of this growing club and complete your first triathlon. You must be a member to take part in the coached programme.

Anyone looking to start training for Tri Kingdom Come and join Tralee Triathlon Club can email or log onto their or on Facebook.

Participants can register for Tri Kingdom Come on the same website and through or through Triathlon Ireland’s webpage at

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