In recent years there has been an increasing number of Flyers participating in triathlon, duathlon and aquathlon events from first timers to those with Team GB representation.  As a result of this interest, in 2012 the Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers committee decided to register with British Triathlon, in order to allow those members to compete in multi sport events representing AFF.

Why become a member of British Triathlon? We recommend all Flyers who compete in multi sport events take out membership of British Triathlon.  The AFF affiliation reduces the cost of this membership by 10 per year and membership affords you reduced race entry as well personal accident cover, public liability cover and a free legal claims service to name but a few benefits.  To find out more, have a look at www.britishtriathlon.org .

What about kit? While it is NOT compulsory to wear an AFF TriSuit, even if you enter an event as a AFF member it is recommended that you have club kit to compete in.  This will make you easily identifiable to other club entrants so that you can give and receive support/encouragement.

We do not currently hold a stock of Flyers tri suits, however we can provide direct contact details for tri suit purchase and printing on request.

Is there any formal training? Obviously there are all the coached AFF club sessions which can add to your strength and speed on your feet, as well as informal running groups which have sprung up from within the club.  There are no coached cycling or swim training sessions.  Having said that, in the spirit of the rest of AFF, the Tri section is equally supportive and encouraging.  Seasoned athletes are keen to help those new to the sport and often informally arrange trips to the pool (or lake in the summer months) and outings on the bike, just ask around you will find people who train with your level of commitment.

Which events do you enter? People decide as individuals which races to support, from the low-key off road evening triathlon series at Box End right through to those who qualify to represent Team GB.  The best thing is to speak to existing club members and find out which races they have enjoyed.

Useful contacts:

Paresh & Jo Aatkar:

AFF committee triathlon link members 07415 650094 / 07973 668636

Flitwick Leisure Centre:

 http://www.lifestylesatcentralbedfordshire.co.uk/FLITWICKnbspLEISUREnbspCENTRE/Swimming/tabid/469/Default.aspx

Box End Park:

 http://www.boxendpark.com/watersports/open-water-swimming.php

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Last Updated: Wednesday, 27 November 2013 22:12