Out with a friend running they suggested we give a triathlon a go. I joined my local triathlon club in 2013 mainly because the advertisement said any ability and now love the cross training required for triathlon. My friend who prompted me has still not made it to their first tri.
I love training with others who provides me motivation to keep up with regular training. My chosen race length is sprint and after 4 years with the club undertook a coaching course to recently qualify as level 1 TA development coach to assist with sessions when required
Knox Tri Club Committee of Management
After completing my first marathon in late 2016 (just), I asked myself, "what next?". For some reason 'Ironman' popped into my mind... having never done a triathlon, nor much swimming in general, I set off on my journey. After a year or so, my training had really plateaued. My searches lead me to Knox Tri Club and in them found an amazingly supportive and inclusive club; many members of whom are now my good friends. The relaxed yet very professional coaching team has helped my complete 3x 70.3's, 1x trail marathon and in late 2019, I have no doubt I'll complete my first (of many) Ironman 140.6!
From the moment I participated in my first triathlon, something was triggered in me. It may have been the anticipation, the planning, the thinking, the three disciplines or the complete unknown....but I knew I loved it. Since my first race, I have progressed to endurance triathlons. Not coming from an athletic background, and battling weight and health issues, triathlon has provided a fantastic outlet for me to work on those areas, as well as meeting an amazing group of people who have become great friends. Being part of a community club provides support and encouragement in a safe and friendly environment.
Come and give it a 'tri'
Usually a sprint distance triathlete but currently challenging myself looking to finish the 70.3 distance at Shepparton this year.