Regional Academy Testing Day - Saturday 22 September 2018
The North East Triathlon Academy is a performance programme for triathletes aged 13yrs – 19yrs and will be testing for the next intake of Academy Athletes on Saturday 22 September at Blaydon Leisure Centre, Shibdon Rd, Blaydon-on-Tyne NE21 5NW
The trials will involve run testing from 1pm-2pm and swim testing from 3-5pm. Athletes who wish to be considered to attend need to complete an online application form by clicking on the on the button below.
Athletes score points based on their swim and run times in the time trials. This system has been in place for a number of years, and as such, the Academy standards are currently subject to an internal review at National level. As a guide you can calculate your points score using your short course swim (25m pool) and track run times here.
The standard of athletes selected onto Regional Academies nationally continues to rise. As an indication of standard, the current North East Academy squad would all score a minimum of 300+ points under the current system.
Athletes who do not meet the above standards, but are interested in pursuing triathlon further are encouraged to join their local club and/or to attend the Regional Skills School days.
North East Academy Athletes
The NE Academy will require full engagement with the programme from athletes. This includes regular inputting of data on personal training diaries and attendance at sessions when required.
All new intake athletes will become affiliate members initially and will remain affiliate until such time that we have evidence of regular engagement with the programme.
The Academy team have pulled together a document with further info here.
Any questions relating to this area, please contact Colin Gardener, Academy Head Coach: