Training Plan, 2017/2018
The Longford Tri training has begun for the upcoming season, 2017/18. New members are encouraged to come along and get involved. Winter training is a great opportunity to lay the foundations for an enjoyable triathlon season in the coming year.
If you’re new to Triathlon and want more information on when and where sessions are, please call Michelle on (086) 350 8212.
2018 Triathlon Ireland membership and Longford Tri membership are now open on
Our swimming sessions are held in the Longford Sports and Leisure Centre "The Mall". Starting in January 2018, we will swim Monday and Thursday evenings between 8-9pm. The cost per block of 6 night is €45 for members and €50 for non members for a block of 6 coached pool sessions - either Monday or Thursday.
You can also choose to swim on both Monday and Thursday nights, at a reduced rate of €65 for members and €70 for non members. Club members get first refusal if space is limited. Regrettably, swim block payments have to be paid on the first night and pay-as-you-go cannot be facilitated, due to management of cash.
The turbo sessions are held in the Clonguish GAA complex in Newtownforbes each Wednesday evening. Setup is 7:15 - 7:30pm with turbo starting at 7.30pm sharp. Turbo is €6 per night or you can pay at the start of the seven week block at a reduced rate of €35.
Our club cycle takes place each weekend on Saturday morning at 9am and Sunday mornings at 10am. Members meet at Halfords in the N4 Axis Centre and these cycles are joint cycles with Longford Cycling and Racing club. For insurance reasons you need to be a current club member of either club. It is a requirement that all participants must have front and back lights, mudguards and bright high-vis clothing.
Turbo finishes in early spring and structured Club road cycles then begin. Departing from Longford Sports and Leisure centre - "The Mall" at 6:45pm
Starting January 2018 the club will have coached running sessions on the Royal Canal beside Longford Slashers GAA grounds. This training will be with trainers Brendan & Madeline Doyle on Tuesdays 8-9pm at a cost of €3 per session. Members are also welcome to join Brendan Doyle running session on Saturday mornings, departing Halford's at 7:30 / 8am (depending on planned weekend run). These runs are timed to allow participants be back to join the Saturday bike session departing at 9am.