Join Sligo Tri

Sligo Triathlon Club is always open to new members, from those just starting out on their first triathlon to the more experienced triathlete. It’s just €40 to join Sligo Triathlon Club for the year, so it’s great value! We have a diverse range of training sessions for all ability levels.

Our training sessions include yoga, indoor and outdoor cycling, strength & conditioning, running and swimming. The swimming sessions are primarily pool-based however we also hold regular open-water sessions during the Summer (participants should ideally be able to swim a minimum of 100m-any stroke).

We pride ourselves on being an open, friendly and fun triathlon club that supports all ability levels. We actively encourage everyone to get involved to generate a team spirit!

We are currently rolling out virtual training and races for all club members, to keep us connected during lockdown. We hope to return to meet and train as soon as possible.

How do I join?

In order to be a member of Sligo Triathlon Club, you need to be registered and a member of Triathlon Ireland. As a club member, you can purchase either a Triathlon Ireland training license (€22) or a race license (€65) depending on your requirements. A training license is the minimum requirement to attend our training sessions once you are a club member. You can upgrade to a race licence throughout the year and only pay the balance amount if you are unsure about entering races. You can join both Sligo Triathlon Club and Triathlon Ireland by clicking on the button below.

This will take you into the TI website where you do the following:

  1. In the site either renew or take out (if you’re new to triathlon) a TI Racing License (€65) or a Training license (€22).
  2. Select Sligo Triathlon Club as your club – if you don’t do this, we won’t have a record of you and you won’t be able to make payment
  3. Make payment through the TI website – you will be able to pay your membership (€40) & your license selection fee.
  4. You will receive email confirmation of your TI licence and membership. If you do not receive this you can contact secretary@sligotriathlon.ie.

Our membership year runs from 1st January to the 31st December and membership renewal for the following year needs to be submitted and paid for by 31st January of the renewing year.

Download a copy of the Sligo Triathlon Club Consitution

FAQs

Why do I have to join through Triathlon Ireland?

You must be registered through Triathlon Ireland (TI) to join Sligo Triathlon Club. This covers your insurance for attending all session and races for the year. The cost for the year is Training Only €22/ Race License €65. If you are not a member of TI you will not be allowed to attend the training sessions which are put on by Sligo Triathlon Club. By becoming a member it ensures that you are insured to train and also race.

How much does it cost to join Sligo Triathlon Club?

The cost of becoming a member is €40 per year for full membership. If you sign up for any training sessions (run, cycle, swimming, yoga, S&C), which usually occur in blocks of 6/8 weeks you have to pay a fee for them.

Can I trial training sessions before joining?

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions we are not able to provide trial sessions. If you are not a member of TI you will not be permitted to attend any Sligo Tri training sessions, this is to ensure that you are insured to train. From time to time, we run open events to encourage new membership so you can contact us directly to see if any such events are currently in place. The Women’s and Men’s Initiative program runs annually for people new to sport/ triathlon.

Where is Sligo Tri located?

The majority of the club’s training is based out of Sligo Regional Sports Complex, Cleveragh in Sligo. This includes swimming (25m pool), turbo9indoor bike), yoga, running and S&C. Our outdoor swimming takes place in Rosses Point, Sligo during the summer.

Do I need to join Triathlon Ireland?

Membership of Triathlon Ireland is mandatory for Sligo Triathlon Club Members. TI membership means you can participate in TI races without having to pay day license fees. TI Members are covered for Public Liability Insurance for all TI sanctioned races and organized Club Training Sessions. This ensures members in the event of a claim by a third party. Details on joining TI can be found on www.triathlonireland.com.

How good do I need to be to join?

The club is open to everybody, regardless of their ability. A good starting point may be the men’s or women’s initiative (see under the member’s section for more details). Everyone in the club is very helpful and supportive, so there is no need to feel shy or intimidated.

Don’t worry if you don’t feel like you are particularly strong in a specific discipline, we have different levels in all three disciplines, so just slot into the swim lane, bike group, and run as you see fit. If you are worried about where you would fit in, let the swim, run or bike coach know you are there and that you are new and they will guide and advise you.

For more information on this, please feel free to email any of the committee members.

What do I get in return for joining?

The first duathlons (cycling and running) start in February. The triathlon season usually starts around late April/ early May and finishes in late September. In saying this club members will be training all year round. The training section has further information. Triathlon Ireland publishes a full list of all TI sanctioned races on their website www.triathlonireland.com.

When is the season starting?

The first duathlons (cycling and running) start in February. The triathlon season usually starts around late April/ early May and finishes in late September. In saying this club members will be training all year round. The training section has further info. Triathlon Ireland publishes a full list of all TI sanctioned races on their website www.triathlonireland.com.