Welsh Triathlon are excited to announce the dates for our first Regional Training Days (RTD) of 2020.
The RTD’s are a new addition to our Pathway programme that aims to offer triathlon experiences for young people aged 11-16. The main objectives of the RTD’s are to:
- Provide a fun and engaging environment in which to learn triathlon skills.
- Support clubs with coach development opportunities.
- Educate athletes, parents & coaches on all aspects of the sport and youth athlete development.
In addition to the delivery of these days, we are also pleased to announce the appointment of two new Pathway coaches to our team. Rhys Thomas & Ray Morgan will be supporting our Development Coach Vicky Johnston with the delivery of the days.
Both Rhys and Ray have a wealth of coaching experience at both a club level and within our Development Academy structure as Athlete Mentors. They had the below to say about being involved:
“Triathlon provides young athletes with an opportunity to experience a diverse range of activities and competitions. The Welsh Triathlon Regional program will ensure people from all over Wales get a chance to engage and participate in multisport and I am really looking forward to helping deliver that.” Ray Morgan.
“Having worked with the Development Academy for the last 5-6 years, this new Regional Programme is a very exciting opportunity to work with more young people, it will enable more athletes to be involved within the Welsh Triathlon development programme as well as the opportunity for those within single sports activities such as swimming, running and cycling, to discover triathlon and be advised and signposted towards our fantastic Junior Coaches in our Welsh Clubs. The Regional set up will form new friendships which we hope will last set them up for a lifetime in triathlon” Rhys Thomas.
Dates for your diary
5th September 2020
Pembrey Cycling circuit
6th September 2020
Maindy Leisure Centre
13th September 2020
Marsh Tracks, Rhyl
Each of our September training days will be focussed on cycling and run skill development to give athletes a real technical focus after months of training individually.
There are no selection criteria for the RTD’s however anyone attending must be able to,
- Swim 400m continuously
- Have access to a road/ cyclocross bike that is in good working order
Those who wish to attend will need to attend virtual briefing webinar on Tuesday 25th August 2020.*
To register for an RTD please click HERE. There will be a nominal fee of £5 per attendee.
Registration for the regional days will close at 5pm on the 19th August 2020.
*Given the current COVD-19 situation any activity run by Welsh Triathlon will be done so in line with the latest Welsh Government guidelines and within the Welsh Triathlon Club & Coaching guidance. Currently, this means there will be limited capacity on each RTD of 25 athletes.