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A Brief History

East Essex Triathlon Club, EETC for short, started life in 1981 as 'Courtlands' Triathlon Club with just a handful of members from the squash club keen to try the fledgeling sport of Triathlon. In 1983 the name changed to 'East Essex' when interest in the club and popularity of the sport in general began to grow.

Before long the club out grew it's spiritual home at Courtlands and new venues were sort further afield to cater for the ever increasing membership from across the county.

The club today

Nearly 40 years on and the club is an affiliated member of the British Triathlon Federation and has achieved the Trimark Club Bronze Accreditation.

The club's activities are centered around the brand new Basildon Sporting Village, with satelite sites such as Runnymede Swimming Pool, Blackshots Leisure Centre, Sweyne Park School and Ford's Dunton Test Track. We host three annual races; Basildon Aquathlon, East Essex Kids Triathlon, and Wilkins Kennedy Grays Triathlon, all extrememly popular events in the Triathlon calendar. (See the Races page for more details).

The club has around 300 members aged 8 to (nearly) 80. Those members choose to use the club in a number of ways:-

  • Participating in some or all training sessions
  • Finding like minded people to train with
  • Having a group of people to meet up with for events
  • Just having a good social way of keeping fit

However you want to use the club, we're here for you

Come and check us out.

You can come and try us out at our Monday swim session (age 15 and above) and Tuesday run session (children and adults) (See 'Training' pages for details).  This will prove the ideal opportunity for you to see what we have to offer and to have a chat about full time membership so don't be shy .. We'd love to see you.

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