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East Essex Triathlon Club

Swimming

Monday night coached swimming (adults and youths)

  • Runnymede Swimming Pool, Thundersley. Meet at 8:15pm for a 8:30-9:30 swim.
  • We welcome non-members to try us out for 2 or 3 weeks before deciding whether to join. Please email our club membership secretary beforehand to confirm attendance (membership@east-essex-tri-club.co.uk)
  • We accept all members aged 15 and above
  • The session costs £4 cash or £3.50 by card (£5 for non members). Alternatively pay by voucher*

* It is possible to buy a training session voucher for £45 for 15 sessions of swimming or track providing a saving of up to £15 on the full price. 2 vouchers can be purchased for £80, a saving of up to £40.

Open Water

  • There are no formal open water swim sessions, however the club members regularly post on Facebook when they are going to swim and you can join with them.
  • We recommend that you never swim on your own or without a land based spotter. Please always wear a bright cap and we recommend use of a tow float, both to make you visible and to hold onto should you get into difficulties (eg. cramp)

For Children - Thursday afternoon Swim

  • Sweyne Park School, Rayleigh. Meet at 4:35pm for a 4:40-5:40 swim.
  • For this session we need to take bookings for a whole term in advance
  • Places are limited and we operate a waiting list. 
  • For more information contact our Membership secretary (zena@east-essex-tri-club.co.uk)
  • The cost is £3.50 per session but we ask for the whole term to be paid in advance.

Cycling

For Adults

Winter Rides

During the winter months, outside of the triathlon season the club runs Sunday morning bike rides. We normally have 3 or 4 groups with a group leader who will set the route and ensure the group are comfortable before setting out. It is important to note that these are not coached sessions and are free of charge. 

Read more about the winter cycle rides for 2021/22

Indoor Training

We also have indoor training sessions available. These are done in the comfort of your own home with the Discord service to talk to each other and optionally Zwift. Keep your eye out on the club Facebook page 

Indoor Racing

Within Zwift there are plenty of opportunities to race and EETC race as a club with the Tuesday evening Zwift Racing League and on Thursdays (morning and evening) with the WTRL Team Time Trials.

We operate teams of all standards in these races so whatever your level we can find a team for you. If you want to race with the club in Zwift then you will need to do a number of things for setting yourself up (don't be put off, it is a one off activity). You will need to sign up to Zwift, download the Zwift app to your PC or tablet (or Apple TV 4k), download the Zwift Companion nd Discord apps to your mobile, register with Zwift Power and register with WTRL. A complete list of instructions is available (click here). You should also join the club's Zwift racing page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/eastessexteamtimetrial)

For Children

We don't offer a weekly coached session at this time and Covid restrictions are blocking our access to the Ford test track at Dunton. We will let members know when this situation changes.

Keep an eye on the club calendar for dates of events

Running

For Adults and Children

We have a session on the track at the fabulous Basildon Sporting Village every Tuesday evening. Arrive at 6:15pm for a 6:30-7:30 session.

We normally have 5 coaches each taking a group based on ability with separate groups for chldren and adults so we can cater for all abilities.

We welcome non-members to these sessions for 2 or 3 weeks on a try before you join basis. 

The cost of the session is £4 cash, £3.50 by card (£5 for non members) or you can pay by voucher. You can purchase a 15 session voucher for £45 representing a saving of up to £15 against the full price. We also offer two vouchers for £80 representing a saving of up to £40.

Saturday Morning

Whilst there is no coached running on Saturday's there is a regular group who go running, posting the details on Facebook. These all tend to finish with a cafe breakfast