Often, undertaking a new venture such as training for and completing a triathlon can seem a bit daunting for some. Doing it on your own is the right thing for lots of people, especially for anyone with a significant sporting background. If, on the other hand, you are new to endurance sport, it might be better for you to join a club with its structure of coaching and an abundance of advice from experienced triathletes. In you live in the central valleys area of South Wales and think a triathlon club is the right environment for you to start your multisport adventure, then Taff Ely Triathlon Club is here to help. We have a number of coached sessions throughout the week over much of the year. If you are a newbie or beginner triathlete looking forward to a first event, or a seasoned triathlete moving into the area, we would love to accommodate your needs and ambitions, so the first thing to do is to contact the club membership secretary to discuss this and which coached sessions are suitable and then whether we can fit you in (some of our sessions occasionally have a waiting list). We may offer you a taster session or you might want to visit us at one of our venues to discuss in person or see/experience what we offer.
The club has a number of British Triathlon Federation and Welsh Triathlon qualified coaches from Level 1 to Level 3, something that few other clubs can offer. These coaches who are all experienced triathletes understand the complex interplay of training and how to prepare to race across multiple disciplines – and are not just single sport coaches or physical trainers (PTs) with no history in the sport of triathlon who often lack that understanding. The coaches are here to advise Taff Ely Triathlon club members and are not paid to deliver these sessions, devoting their time, money and effort for free because of their love of the sport.
In respect of cost, we regularly review membership subscriptions in order to keep the price down (annually). We often carry out our coaching sessions at local facilities that we have to hire, this cost is usually passed on to members in the form of a quarterly charge for a block of sessions, with the aim of covering our costs but not making an overall profit for the club (reviewed at AGM in Treasurer’s financial report).
Should you wish to join Taff Ely Triathlon club please complete the online membership form by clicking on the link below (you will be directed to LoveAdmin.com). We have a number of different memberships for individuals/family groups in the drop-down menu. Once complete, you will be sent an email telling you your application is being reviewed. Once approved you will be sent an email requesting payment for the membership you have chosen. Please note Annual Membership runs by calendar year. If unsure, please contact the Membership Secretary for details and to confirm that you have made the payment.
Click the following link to begin the joining process: JOIN NOW
NOTE: If you are contacting us regarding joining adult coached swim sessions with us, please let us know a recent time it took you to swim 400m front crawl and where you are from, as this helps us determine which venue and time slot is appropriate for you.
Costs (correct as of 2018 AGM meeting)
- Senior member: £20
- Student /UB40: £10
- Youth /Junior: £10
- Family 1 £30 (one adult plus two or more children).
- Family 2 £40 (two adults plus two or more children)
Coached Swim Sessions (per quarter)
- Adults: £45
- Juniors: £23
Coached Track Running Sessions (per quarter)
- Adults: £30
- Juniors: £20
- 10% Discount at E.C Cycles
As a club we are affiliated to Welsh Triathlon, the National Governing body for Triathlon in Wales, who are in turn a region within the British Triathlon Federation (BTF). By joining Taff Ely Triathlon club you can join Welsh Triathlon at a reduced rate (PS you can only be affiliated to one triathlon club at one time, though many members also affiliate to single sport clubs e.g. for cycling and running events). As a member of Taff Ely Triathlon club and WT member, you may enter any BTF Permitted races at a discounted rate (please look for the BTF event Permit logo before you enter, as this is a mark that the race is safe etc.). Please note the cost of joining Welsh Triathlon is separate to joining Taff Ely Triathlon Club and we do not administer this. However, there are additional benefits to members of Welsh Triathlon such as third party insurance etc. to cover you whilst training. It is therefore something we actively encourage as a club. There are also discounts negotiated with a range of retailers (please see Welsh Triathlon web site for current details).