• Fleet Feet Triathletes

  • Welcome

     

     

     

    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 and award winning 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 2017 membership form.

     

    You'll find our virtual "clubhouse" on Facebook, where we post updates, news and chat.

  • What We Do

    Swimming

    Aberdeen Sports Village - Aquatics Centre

    Mondays - 50m pool

    Starts Monday 2nd October 17 - Monday 7th May 18

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

    Starts Monday 2nd October - Monday 7th May 2018

    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 - Ken Bryson & Alan Semple

     

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

    Coach - Kevin Watson

     

    20:00 - 21:00 Intermediate and advanced - For more experienced swimmers. Mainly focused 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

     

    Thursday - RGU

    19:00 - 20:00 Intermediate and advanced

    For experienced swimmers who have attended some club sessions. Mainly focused 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 - Alan Semple

     

     

    Cycling

    Cults Academy - Turbo Session

    Tuesdays - Starts Tuesday 3rd October 17 - Tuesday 27th March 18

    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

    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 / Kevin Watson

    Pay at reception for ASV session for track use. £2 per person coaching charge.

  • TriStars

    Fleet Feet TriStars

    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 and fill in a membership form online

    Swim

    RGU Sport Pool

    Tuesdays 17:30-18:30

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

    New block running from 1st August - October Holidays.

    Bike

    Knockburn Sports Loch, Strachan, near Banchory

    Sundays 3pm-5pm - Every week

    This session is now for all ages but will be split into two training groups, depending on ability. It will run EVERY week. Make sure you bring a bike, helmet and running shoes. Knockburn can be chilly, so bring lots of layers!!!

    New block starts on 27th August - October holidays

    Run

    Aberdeen Sports Village Athletics Track

    Saturdays 09:00 until 10:00 - Every week

    It will run EVERY week. Make sure you bring appropriate shoes and clothing and be on track, ready to warm up at 8.50am.

    New block starts on the 2nd September - October holidays

    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.

  • Fleet Feet Triathlons

    2017

    Fleet Feet Knockburn

    Sprint and Super Sprint Triathlons

    24 June 2017

     

    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.
    Super sprint distances are 400m/20k/2.5k
     

    Enter online

     

    2017 Race Manuals now available

    SPRINT

    SUPERSPRINT

     

    The John Clark Motor Group

    Fleet Feet Knockburn Junior Triathlons

    24 June 2017

     

    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)

     

    Enter online

     

    2017 Race Manual now available HERE

     

     

    Scottish National Championship Standard Triathlon 2017

    10 September 2017

     

    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.  
     

    Race manual available HERE

     

  • Who We Are

     

    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. In 2016 Kevin was awarded the Triathlon Scotland Participation Coach of the year!

    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

    Stuart started triathlon to achieve a fitness and weight loss goal and quickly became hooked. He is a two time Celtman finisher in 2015 and again in 2016.

    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.

    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.

    Tracey Sahraie

    Level 2 Triathlon Coach

  • Committee 2017

    Eilidh Clarkson

    Chairman

    Kevin Watson

    Club Secretary

    Colin Matthew

    Club Treasurer

    Susan Moloney

    Club Treaserur

    Ken Bryson

    Head Coach

    Lynne Parkinson

    Welfare Officer

    Kerry Littlejohn

    Tristars Representative

    Michelle Matthew

    Membership Secretary

    Roz Boynton

    Race Committee

    Katherine Thomson

    Race Committee

    Graeme Ritchie

    Club Equipment

    Alasdair Gardener

    Club Kit

    Arash Sahraie

    Ordinary Member

    Keith Varney

    Ordinary Member

    Lynn Murphy

    Ordinary Member

    Craig Law

    Ordinary Member

    Rosie Buse

    Ordinary Member

    Dennis Johnstone

    Youth Secretary

    Alan Semple

    Race Committee

  • Dress the Part

    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 the club mailbox.

     

    Photo by Belinda Holmes @ AB21 Photography

  • Committee Blog

    Thoughts, musings, and ruminations.

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