• Fleet Feet Triathletes

    This isn't just sport

  • Welcome

     

    Triathlon doesn’t build character. It reveals it

     

    Fleet Feet Triathletes is a friendly and sociable triathlon club, open to members of all abilities, from beginners to professionals, and with most training sessions in and around Aberdeen.

     

    Coached sessions with highly experienced triathlon coaches, including indoor turbo training sessions during the winter, swimming sessions for all abilities and a coached run session, off-road or track dependent on the weather.  Members and non-members are all very welcome.

     

    Fleet Feet also organises annual home races – including sprint and standard distances at the beautiful location of Knockburn Loch in the heart of Royal Deeside, a team relay and Tristars for ages 8-16.

     

    Throughout the year, members compete in numerous local, national and international events of all distances. Each season is filled with many competitive (and social) events.

     

    Annual membership is only £30. Coached sessions are charged on a pay-as-you-go basis to cover the cost of the venue, with discounts for members. Click here to download a 2016 membership form.

     

    You'll find our virtual "clubhouse" on Facebook, where we post updates, news and chat. What are you waiting for? Join here.

  • What We Do

    Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.

    Swimming

    Aberdeen Sports Village - Aquatics Centre

    Mondays - 50m pool

    20:00 - 21:30 Coached session for all abilities. 

    Mainly endurance based session; incorporating drills and technique exercises, and developing open water skills prior to the open water season starting in May.

    Pay the coach at poolside £6 members and £1 for junior/student members (£9 for non members)

    Coaches - Kevin Watson & Martin Goodlad

     

    Thursdays - 25m pool

    19:00 - 20:00 Beginners and Improvers - Targeted at swimmers who are new to triathlon or anticipate taking longer than 15 minutes to swim 750m. Pay the coach at poolside £6 members and £1 for junior/student members (£9 for non members)

    Coach - Kevin Watson

     

    20:00 - 21:00 Intermediate and advanced - For more experienced swimmers. Mainly focussed on technique development through drills, working on the 5 levels of drill progression. This session will also include a triathlon specific fitness development element.

    Pay the coach at poolside £4 members and £1 for junior/student members (£6 for non members)

    Coach - Kevin Watson

     

    Saturdays - 50m pool

    11:00 - 12:30

    Coached session for all abilities. Mainly endurance based session; incorporating drills and technique exercises.

    Pay the coach at poolside £6 members and £1 for junior/student members (£9 for non members)

    Coach - Ken Bryson

     

    Cycling

    Cults Academy - Turbo Session

    Tuesdays - Winter months only October to March

    19:00 - 20:00 All levels of experience and ability welcome.

    Doors open at 18.30 be warmed up and prepared to start at 19:00

    Working through components of bike fitness, including high cadence, isolated leg exercises, bike specific power, strength and muscular endurance. The sessions will become more race specific with time. The club has a limited number of turbos that can be hired for the session.

     

    Coach - Ken Bryson

    £4 members and £1 for junior/student members (£6 for non members)

    Running

    Aberdeen Sports Village Track or Countesswells Forest

    Saturdays

    09:00 - 10:15 All levels of experience and ability welcome.

    Sessions will be modified to suit individual requirements. Working through components of run fitness in order to develop run economy, efficiency and speed. Sessions will use balance and coordination drills and strength and power drills and exercises to develop run ability and will develop run endurance and 10k pace.

     

     

    Coach - Ken Bryson

    Pay at reception for ASV session for track use. No coaching charge

  • TriStars

    Learning to compete effectively is necessary in sport and life

    Fleet Feet TriStars

    For the future

    TriStars is the Triathlon club in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire for young people aged 8 to 16. With regular training specifically for growing and developing athletes, we support the most seasoned young triathlete to the absolute beginner.

    If you would like to join just complete this consent form and give it to one of the coaches at your first training session.

    Swim

    To be prepared is half the victory.

    Tuesdays 17:30-18:30

    RGU Pool

    Focus on improving swim technique for Triathlon swimming. Prior to attending the swim session you should be comfortable swimming 50m unaided.

    Bike

    Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

    Saturdays 10:00 until 11:30 - Alternate weeks

    Knockburn Sports Loch, Strachan, near Banchory

    Sessions focus on cycling, with some running.

    If you do not have access to a bike, we have a few to lend.

    Run

    Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

    Saturdays 09:00 until 10:00 - Alternate weeks

    Aberdeen Sports Village athletics track

    Join In

    Subscriptions and fees

    Annual membership is £10, this is due at the start of each year.

     

    The cost of sessions with a club membership is £2 on a Saturday, £3 on a Tuesday, without membership the sessions cost £1 more.

     

    For members only:

    There is also an option at the start of each 6 week training block to pay up front at a cost of £20 for both Saturdays & Tuesdays, or £8 for just Saturdays and £12 for just Tuesdays which gives a big saving.

  • Challenge Yourself

    If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.

    We are proud to be hosting the Scottish Championship Aquathlon. This is a 750m open water swim followed by a 5k trail run on a hilly undulating route. Come challenge yourself and compete alongside Scotland's top triathletes!

    • 750m swim in Knockburn Loch purpose built sports loch.  Wetsuits are compulsary.
    • 5k - two lap - trail run on a hilly undulating route. 

    Suitable for beginners but it is recommend that some practice is done in open water before the race.

     

    View the Race Manual HERE

     

    RESULTS HERE

     

    Challenge your friends, take on your workmates, race as a family, so long as the team is made up of 2 male and 2 female competitors, and members of the same Triathlon Scotland Affiliated club. Venue: Knockburn Sports Loch, near Banchory.

    • 300m Open Water Swim (Wetsuits required)
    • 5km Road Cycle (On closed roads)
    • 1.5km Run

    View the run and bike routes HERE

    View the Race Manual HERE

    RESULTS HERE

    Fleet Feet Knockburn

    Sprint Triathlon

    11 June 2016

     

    Join us at Knockburn Sports Loch, near Banchory, an ideal location for an introduction to open water triathlons.

    Sprint Distances are:

    • 750m Open Water Swim. Wetsuits compulsory and a 30 minute cut-off time.
    • 20km Cycle. Out and back circuit, over undulating, quiet country roads.
    • 5km Run. 2 laps of the lochside off-road grass track - hilly undulating route.

    Enter online

     

    View the race manual HERE

     

    RESULTS HERE

    The John Clark Motor Group

    Fleet Feet Knockburn

    Junior Triathlon

    16 Jul 2016

     

    This event is ideal for beginners* and for the more experienced racers at Knockburn Sports Loch

     

    Swim - Bike - Run

    Tristar Start: (Age 8) 50m - 1.4k - 600m

    TriStar 1 (Age 9-10) 150m - 3.2k - 1200m

    TriStar 2 (Age 11-12) 200m - 6k - 1800m

    TriStar 3 (Age 13-14) 300m - 8k - 2400m

    Youth (Age 15-16) 400m - 10k - 3000m

     

    (It is recommend that some practice is done in open water before the race)

     

    View the race manual HERE

     

    Results HERE

    The John Clark Motor Group

    Fleet Feet Knockburn

    Standard Triathlon

    17th July 2016

     

    The Knockburn Loch site is man-made and located below Kerloch Hill, near Banchory, developed several years ago by one of the Fleet Feet triathletes as a free-for-all sporting facility. Standard Distances are:

    • 1.5km Open Water Swim. 2 laps, wetsuits are compulsory and there will be a 50 minute cut-off time.
    • 42km Cycle. 3 lap undulating cycle on quiet country roads
    • 10km Run. On the challenging terrain in surrounding area. Mixture of trails and paths.  

    View the race manual HERE

    Results HERE

  • Who We Are

    We have a top notch team of coaches!

     

    With out the club coaches volunteering their time we would not have the variety of training sessions that we run; to find out more about our coaches, have a look at their profiles.

     

    If you are interested in coaching, Triathlon Scotland run a number of coaching courses through out the year.  More details on when the next courses are can be viewed on the Triathlon Scotland Website

     

    Ken Bryson

    Level 3 Triathlon Coach

    Ken Bryson is FFT head coach. He has been coaching since 1994 and has coached athletes in all disciplines and at all levels from complete beginners to Commonwealth Games competitors, Scottish and British Champions and Ironman World Championship competitors.

    Kevin Watson

    Level 2 Triathlon Coach

    Kevin started triathlon in 2007 and is now a level 2 coach progressing towards his Level 3 qualification. 

    Martin Goodlad

    Level 2 Triathlon Coach

    Martin has been competing in triathlon since 2006 at all levels even qualifying twice for the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. Martin is presently training for a 10k open water swim across Loch Lomond.

    Stuart Brice

    Level 1 Triathlon Coach

    I started triathlon to achieve a fitness and weight loss goal and quickly became hooked. I have worked my way up all the races distances with my first iron distance race in 2015. I love the energy and fun that I get from coaching such a great bunch of people.

    Aude Chaiban

    Level 1 Triathlon Coach

    Lewis Murchie

    Level 1 Triathlon Coach

    Lynne Parkinson

    Level 1 Triathlon Coach

    Andy Redman

    Level 1 Triathlon Coach

    Triathlon still has a mystique about it, but the truth is that everyone can do a triathlon. The job of the coach for non triathletes, is to enable that to happen by increasing skill levels and gradual exposure to what will be experienced so increasing confidence and ability.  A link to a healthy lifestyle can quickly follow. If this can become habit forming, especially in young people, less time will be spent on the couch!

    Graham Ritchie

    Level 1 Triathlon Coach

    Alan Semple

    Level 1 Triathlon Coach

    Being ginger I realise that life is difficult, my coaching allows me to help those who strive to achieve greatness in the face of adversity. Other than that, its great fun to coach a bunch of people who want to improve and have a good time whilst training hard.

    Jake Vellacott

    Level 1 Triathlon Coach

    18 years later still find this sport magic and can't but help encourage folk to give it a go.

    Andy Williams

    Level 1 Triathlon Coach

    Alex Spencer

    Level 1 Triathlon Coach

    I've been competing in Triathlons for 3 years and completed my Level 1 course last year. At the moment I'm currently training for a couple of events and trying to ensure I don't get beaten by my wife! I really enjoy coaching the Tristars especially in open water swimming during the summer at Knockburn Loch.

  • Dress the Part

    Winning isn't everything... but wanting to win is.

    Photo by Belinda Holmes @ AB21 Photography

    Club Kit

    Tri Suits, Tri Separates, Running Kit, Cycling Clothing

    If you are interested in ordering club kit please contact Iain Lindsay and I can add your items to the next order and advise when the next order will be placed.

     

     

     

    Photo by Belinda Holmes @ AB21 Photography

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