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News 2020

Season's Greetings to all our Members and Friends (posted 20/10/20)

Our 2020!
Season's Greetings

Covid-19 Wales Alert Level 4 Update: Coaching Suspended (posted 19/12/20)

Alert level 4
Coaching suspended until further notice

On Saturday 19/12/20 Wales entered a level 4 national lockdown. Therefore all coaching and group activity is suspended until further notice.


Alert level 4 | GOV.WALES

Hike to Pen Y Fan - Saturday 19th December 9am (posted 4/12/20)

Pen Y Fan
Pen Y Fan

We are hiking to the top of Pen Y Fan on Saturday morning, 19th December.

Meet at Theatr Brycheiniog at 9am. We'll drive to Cwmgwdi car park and set off walking from there.
Car shares will be available from Theatr Brycheiniog as a last resort (if you do share a car, please stay as far apart as possible within the car, wear a face covering and keep windows open).

This is a gentle walk. We're not running up (or cycling!). Distance is about 8K and should take around 2-3 hours . We'll organise some covid secure hot chocolate and mince pies at the finish! All welcome (to a maximum of 30!).

Paul Lilygreen can provide kit if anybody is short of waterproofs etc. Warm clothing and some comfortable shoes are a must.

Route on Walking Britain

Covid Club Rules (.pdf)

Track Coaching Has Restarted After the October/November Firebreak (posted 13/11/20)

Coaching in all aspects of triathlon each Friday night at Brecon Track from 6:30pm.
All abilities.
Club membership is mandatory.
Cost is 2 pounds per session, billed every quarter.

Club Hoodie Order (posted 8/10/20)

Our last Hoodie order was in 2016. We are getting ready to place a new order this autumn. The design is the same as 2016. They will look similar to the above. These mock ups have been provided as a guide but subtle changes may be necessary for the final printing process. There are a total of 4 logos: each sleeve, chest and back. Club member Roger Hunter did the artwork.
No returns will be accepted - but there should be no problem for individuals to sell/exchange with other club members.
Costs will not be finalised until exact numbers are known but will be in the region of £30. No club subsidy will be applied this time round. Payment will be requested via bank transfer when the order and costs are finalised. Aiming to place the order within 2 weeks.
All orders via the club email address (sec@..........) following the instructions below.

Members need to make 2 choices: style, size.


1) Hoodie Style:
Style 1 - Black no zip

Style 2 - Red no zip

2) Hoodie Size:

Hoodie Slogan (on the back):
Don't drown, don't crash, don't walk.


To Order - Send in your choice via email (see Facebook post or Whatsapp for email address) stating Style, Size.

Swim Coaching with Kylie Mansfield is now Fully Booked (posted 2/10/20)

Brecon Track
Swim coaching at Brecon Pool - Fridays 8pm

Sorry, no further places are available in this autumn block.

Block runs for 12 weeks:
2nd October to 18th December, 2020.

Fridays, 8pm at Brecon Pool.

Minimum standard is 200m of front crawl.

Coaching Sessions Restart - Every Friday from 2nd October 2020 (posted 24/9/20)

Brecon Track
Meet at Brecon Track 6:30pm, Fridays

Brecon Triathlon Club weekly coached training sessions will restart this autumn on Friday October 2nd at 6:30pm. Session will be for 1 hour with 30 minutes rest before swimming at 8pm.

Steps to prevent Covid-19 transmission will be in place. Details on this will be sent out by email next week.

There are additional costs for these sessions and membership of Brecon Triathlon Club is mandatory. Please join the Club Whatsapp group for further information. Links available in the "Welcome Pack".

Coaching Sessions are aimed at novices and all abilities. Fun will be the key. We will be covering bike skills, run skills and transition skills. Focus will be on technique with some theory. Sessions may appear very basic at times to more capable athletes. Please show patience and be supportive and helpful where you can. We all have to start somewhere.

This Year's Brecon Sprint Triathlon is CANCELLED (posted 16/3/20)

Event cancelled
Brecon Sprint Triathlon 2020 is Cancelled

We are sad to announce that the Brecon Sprint Triathlon 2020 is cancelled.

Please go to the event webpage for further details.

Club Kit Shop - Open (posted 7/2/20)
Club Kit Shop Open -

Our Brecon Tri Club Kit shop is now open until the 6th March. The new order name is: Brecon Feb/Mar 20.
Last order day 6th March.
Find the shop by clicking here.
It would be great if all members at least had a tri suit and cycle top. A club tri suit will be needed in order to race relays for the club.
Kit Manager, Paul Wesley:
"The Tech suits are entry (newbie level), performance is the next level up and apex is for your uber keen, skinny buggers!
For product queries, the entire Tri range is available to view on their public website. Also there's a handy sizing guide, however I do have some kit for people to try on if necessary. I will bring it to the AGM but contact me if you'd like to try before hand. Also if those who bought kit last time round could bring it in so people could try it on that would be great. In general though boys need to go a size larger, girls two sizes.
Once you've placed your order you need to pay for it to complete. The kit will then be sent to me in bulk (however we do need a minimum of 10 items ordered as a club, not including hats & socks, for the order to go through).
The club will refund you 30% of the cost. Keep your receipt and send on to treasurer Chris Probert".

Triathlon Coaching Sessions - Every Friday (posted 26/1/20)

Brecon Track
Meet at the Pavilion - Brecon Track 6.30pm Fridays

Brecon Triathlon Club weekly coached training sessions start this winter on Friday February 21st at 6:30pm. Session will be for 1 hour with 30 minutes rest before swimming at 8pm.
This is a new initiative and needs your regular support to get it off the ground, please make every effort to attend.
No advance booking/notification is required. Venue Session will be based at Brecon Athletics track under floodlight. Our base will be the Track Pavilion, where we can change and store belongings. Any club member can attend, and the cost will be £2. No advance booking is needed. You will need to sign a register and will be billed, based on your attendance, at the end of each block.
Coaching Sessions are aimed at novices and all abilities. Fun will be the key. We will be covering bike skills, run skills and transition skills. Focus will be on technique with some theory. The sessions will be progressive with the intention of putting together mixed relay teams to race this year, possibly at Parc Bryn Bach. Some sessions may appear very basic at times to more capable athletes. Please show patience and be supportive and helpful where you can. We all have to start somewhere.
All Brecon Triathlon Club members have received an email (sent 26/1/20) with more specific details.
From Friday February 21st, swimming will move to 8pm.

Annual General Meeting Date for 2020 Confirmed (posted 21/1/20)

AGM 25th February
AGM 25th February 2020

AGM Date: Tuesday, 25th February 2020 - 5.30pm
Brecon Fire Station 17:30-19:30
The Clarence 19:30
Here is the Menu for the Clarence in readiness for our AGM on the 25th of Feb. The price of your meal will be subsidised by the club (amount TBC). Please send Paul Wesley (whatsapp, facebook, email) your choice by 1600 hours Tue 18 Feb. Failure to meet this deadline means no meal!! If you're ordering steak you need to let me know how you like it cooked. Diolch

Club Cycle Routes (posted 2/2/20)

Club Cycle Routes
Club Cycle Routes

We are starting to build some cycle routes for the club. Please send in any favourite rides you have - short or long and we'll gradually build up the webpage. Rides can start and finish where you want. This was Ann Davies idea - if we have say 20 routes to choose from we can all agree a ride beforehand. Some of the rides on the page at present are longish! Don't panic! Send me some shorter ones!

Welsh Triathlon Affiliation (posted 20/1/20)

Club Affiliation Certificate
Club Affiliation Certificate

We are fully affiliated to Welsh Triathlon.

Coached Swim Training With Kylie Mansfield (posted 13/1/20)

Coach Kylie
Sessions with Kylie Mansfield are on Friday evenings

All club members are welcome to join us for swimming on Friday nights with our coach Kylie Mansfield. There is an additional fee for these sessions.
There will be 4 lanes: slower swimmers in the first lane, more experienced in the last lane, so everyone will be training with swimmers of similar ability. We encourage booking for all sessions, as a block, to provide consistent training which will result in measurable improvements by the end of term .
Block date is Friday 10th January to Friday 3rd April.

Start time is 7:30pm (poolside). Switches to 8:00pm (poolside) on 21st February and thereafter.

Warm Weather Club Training Camp - Mallorca (posted 16/1/20)

Pollensa Park and Spa
Pollensa Park and Spa - Team hotel

Update on our Mallorca training camp. 6 booked in so far. Date is Friday 27/3 to Friday 3/4. "Team" hotel will be the Pollensa Park and Spa (pictured). Everyone is flying Jet2 so far from Birmingham. 7am outward, 2.40pm afternoon flight back. Cost is around £500pp with Jet2Holidays (All inclusive, Transfers, 22kg luggage). Jet2 take bikes for £60. Lots of bike hire options in Pollensa though. Speak to me or John Parker at swimming if you want to join us.

Race Director Meeting Confirmed (posted 6/1/20)

Race Director Post
15th January 2020

Date: Wednesday, 15th January 2020 - 7.00pm
URGENT MEETING TO DISCUSS NEED FOR A NEW RACE DIRECTOR: Date: Wednesday 15 January Time: 7pm Venue: Upstairs at THE BANK Reminder: without a race director there will be no triathlon i.e. no funds for swim or other training sessions. If anyone is interested and wishes to discuss, please contact me or Aled Edwards>
See you all next Wednesday.

Ribbon Award (posted 16/8/19)

Ribbon Award
Ribbon Award

Great News: Brecon Triathlon Club has achieved Ribbon Award status with Welsh Triathlon.
Ribbon status will soon be the mandatory requirement for affiliation to WT. In time bronze (the next level), will be the required standard so this remains a work in progress.
Bronze status will be required if we have a formal junior section.