Nenagh Tri-a-Tri Saturday 16th June 2016

Novice / Try a tri


Where to start……what to wear…..

Attempting to undertake a triathlon can be a daunting and even scary process at the best of times so we at Nenagh Triathlon club are committed to promoting the participation in the sport for all members of society at any level of fitness. This section of the site is dedicated to those that are new to the sport and looking for tips on starting out on triathlon, as well as detailing relevant training sessions.

Nenagh Triathlon club is delighted to be associated with Nenagh Lions club running of their “Try-a-tri” event which takes place in the town on Saturday 11th June 2016. 

Below is a list of starting points for those wishing to start training for this event.

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For many the swimming part of a triathlon is the most difficult component, but with a bit of time and perseverance can be the most rewarding. There are a number of options for those who wish to improve their swimming.

Nenagh Leisure centre: Council beginner/improver lessons


The council regularly run beginner and improver lessons over a 6 week period, usually on a Tuesday evening. These lessons are an ideal starting place for the beginner or weak swimmer.


More information can be found at the link below or directly from the leisure centre at (067) 31788

Nenagh leisure centre: Private/small group lessons

For those wishing to improve their swimming but would prefer to do so on a 1:1 basis, private lessons are available with a number of members of leisure centre staff.

For more information contact Nenagh Leisure Centre at (067) 31788

Nenagh triathlon club: Novice swimming

Nenagh triathlon club also run a novice lane at the pool on Wednesday night for those that have the ability to swim a minimum of 2 25m lengths. These sessions aim to improve technique and fitness but can be quite full.

Contact a member of the club committe ( if you require further information.

Nenagh triathlon club: Early morning swimming

Nenagh triathlon club also train on Tuesday/Thursday mornings between 06:30-07:30. These sessions are designed for those with a basic swimming technique to advanced/competitive swimmers. These sessions aim to improve technique and fitness but can be quite full.

Contact a member of the club committe ( if you require further information.



A lot is made of the requirements needed to get involved in cycling, but really all that is needed is some motivation, a bicycle with two working wheels and a helmet!! We run novice cycles on Saturday morning at 10am from the Abbey court hotel and these cycles are for beginners and cover from 10-20k over the course of an hour. These sessions are open to all.

Contact a member of the club committe ( if you require further information.

Also, during the year the club organise a number of time trials that introduce the concept of the triathlon cycle to new members. The length of these cycles vary between 10-40k. The dates for these will be listed within the calendar section of the website so keep an eye out!!.



Nenagh triathlon club runs weekly running sessions for Novice runners. These sessions take place on Thursday evenings at 6.30pm and meet at the entrance to Nenagh College. They are aimed for any runner who can manage to run 1-2km continuously and usually has 10-20 other novice runners.

Later in the year the club organise a 5k race series on Wednesday evenings so again keep an eye on the Calendar and homepage for updates on this.

Contact a member of the club committee ( if you require further information.


Triathlon training

The club run a number of triathlon specific sessions during the year. These usually take place on a Sunday morning and involve a mixture of cycling and running. We also will be organising a number of training weekends which will include invited speakers to give tips and hints on lifestyle and exercise. Again we will post more details as these events come closer.



The internet is full of guides and tips for the beginner and where to start. Below is just a sample of a few that are on offer.

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Triathlon Ireland beginner guide

Triathlon Ireland have a starter guide to triathlon with useful tips for the wannabe triathlete!


Wiggle training guide for beginners


Rick Kiddle, one of the first ever triathletes in Britain has created a training guide that provides a comprehensive training model for beginner level triathletes looking to improve their performances. –


Beginner training guide has created a comprehensive guide to triathlon basics
Nenagh triathlon club are happy to take any enquiries from people with an interest in taking up triathlon.
Contact a member of the club committe ( if you require further information.
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