Lisburn Triathlon Club was born at the end of September 2012 after great interest was shown by triathletes in Lisburn for the formation of a club.
Numbers have risen quickly to 50 plus members. We have managed to have our own logos, kit and leisurewear professionally designed and produced with our own distinctive label, giving a great personal feel to the club.
It’s a friendly club where we share plenty of laughs and the occasional ribbing. This family atmosphere is reflected at events where we always get together and enjoy a bit of craic before the race, and generally meet up afterwards for a bite to eat and compare stories! Even when athletes are competing away, you can be assured there’s plenty of encouragement given via Facebook before, during and after the event.
We have athletes of all levels, racing every distance there is in the sport, and to varying degrees of experience.
2013 has seen several of our athletes being placed in the top 3 of numerous events throughout the Province, end every single member that has competed has achieved PBs across the board.
We have had quite a number of firsts this year too with several members completing their first Ironman race. There have been firsts at Olympic and Sprint distance too.
We have developed a great training package that ensures anyone joining us can improve, and do so in a safe, fun environment, with some sweat and hard work mixed in!.
Looking forward to the future, we are holding the second running of a 3 race Duathlon series in early 2015 after a very successful series last year. We continue to develop our training package to suit the needs of our members, and to that end we are having our first committee members trained as Triathlon Ireland coaches. The future of Lisburn Triathlon Club is very bright indeed!
The Girls Club
Some of the most inspirational performances in the history of triathlon have come from members of the Girls Club. We’re talking Julie Moss fighting her way through physical meltdown to finish the Ironman World Championships
in 1982. This performance still inspires people to push the physical and mental boundaries over thirty years later.
Paula Newby-Frazer’s decade spanning dominance of the female long course scene in the late 80’s and early 90’s, where she ammased a total of 8 world championship victories (still a record today).
Fast forward twenty years and we’ve had arguably the greatest female athlete to grace the sport of triathlon- Chrissie Wellington. Chrissie smashed all kinds of records and upon retirement had won every Iron distance race that she ever entered, making the sport look easy and making the top male competitors look very nervous in the process.
Now British female triathletes are dominating the world of triathlon all levels from Sprint right up to Ironman, it is an exiting time to join the sport.
Lisburn Triathlon Club has an excellent group of female athletes but we want to encourage more women to take up the greatest sport in the world!
It doesn’t matter if you are an experienced triathlete or a complete beginner. We want to help you become a better athlete, a better person and have some fun along the way.