WicklowTri arranges various sessions across all disciplines, details of which can be found below.
Aside from these organised sessions, you will also find other members will meet up and organise unofficial training sessions themselves. Keep an eye on the forum for these.
Thursday Night Swim, 7-8pm/8-9pm, Greystones Run all year round
Coached swim sessions in Shoreline Leisure, Greystones. Run by our fully qualified coaches, these sessions cater for all abilities. Coach John Doyle takes the 8-9pm slot which is for beginners and improvers (2 lanes), and we really do mean beginners; there are many, many people in this club who couldn't put their faces in the water and have gone on to compete in multiple triathlons since. The 7-8pm slot is for everyone else, and we have all 6 lanes to ourselves. Coach Lisa Howley or John Doyle take lanes 1-3 while Coach Corinna Nolan takes lanes 4-6; the sessions tend to focus on swim technique over the winter months and then build up speed and endurance as we approach race season.
Monday Night Pool Swim, 8-9pm, Wicklow Run throughout late autumn/winter/spring
Coached swim sessions in The Coral Leisure Centre in Wicklow Town. As with our Greystones swim, this session is run by qualified coaches and are catered for all abilities. Coach John Doyle takes care of the beginners and improvers, while Coach Jamie Bray takes the more advanced swimmers.
These sessions cost €70 per 10 week block and are available to purchase online.
Monday Night Open Water Swim, 7:30pm, Wicklow Harbour Run throughout the summer
These sessions are invaluable to get you ready for swimming in open water. This session is coached by Coach John Doyle and Coach Conor Fitzgerald from the safety of their kayaks to ensure all swimmers are safe at all times. John will take the beginners and improvers while Conor will take the rest of the group and the session will cover basic open water swimming, more advanced techniques, various swim starts, how to swim around buoys, how to sight properly in open water, etc.
These sessions are free for all members. Be ready to get into the water at 7:30pm down at Wicklow Harbour.
Tuesday Morning Swim, 6:30-8am, Greystones Run throughout the year (depending on demand)
Coached by Coach John Doyle, these sessions are a great way to start the day. As we only have 2 lanes, these sessions are limited to intermediate and advanced swimmers. Please talk to John if you are interested in them but are unsure if you'd be able for them. As with the other pool swim sessions, they cost €70 for 10 weeks and are available to purchase online.
Saturday Spin, 9:45am/10am, Ashford Run all year round, depending on weather
Our long cycles take place each Saturday morning and are split into groups based on speed/distance/ability. The various routes are put up on the forum ahead of time so you can familiarise yourself with the route and a rough estimate of the average speed for each group so that you can be aware of what you're letting yourself in for! Each week an experienced club member will lead out our "New To Tri" group for any new members looking to get started on the bike. For more information about this, please feel free to contact us. Our Saturday Spins are free but traditionally finish with a well-deserved post-spin tea/coffee in Mount Usher Gardens so optionally bring some cash (in a plastic bag - no-one wants to handle sweaty money!).
Wednesday Night Turbo, 7:30pm, Wicklow Town Run throughout late autumn/winter/early spring
Run by John Darcy, these sessions are fantastic for improving your cycling stamina, speed and strength. Regulars to this session will tell you that these sessions make a big difference to bike performances come race season. You will need to bring your bike and a turbo trainer; if you don't have one, post up on the forum and ask if anyone can lend you one to see how you get on. You will also need a drink, towels and a change of t-shirt as it gets very hot and sweaty! We've even been known to set off the smoke alarm! All abilities are catered for and John will be on hand to help you get set up if needs be and tell you what you need to be doing if you're in any way unsure. These sessions are free for all members.
Meet at the Assembly Hall in Wicklow Town, next door to the Garda Station, and be ready to go at 7:30pm.
Wednesday Night TT Intervals, 7pm, Ashford Run throughout late spring/summer
Led by John Darcy, these sessions are targeted at improving cycling sprint speed on the roads and are open to all abilities. You will be split up into small groups of people of a similar speed and do a number of efforts at speed down a quiet road, each taking a turns at the front of the group. These sessions are hard work but incredibly rewarding and will certainly be a huge help come race season; they are also free for all members.
Meet in the carpark of the new Applegreen at Cullenmore (Exit 14 on the N11) at 6:45pm to be ready to start at 7pm.
Tuesday Night Run, 7:30pm, Greystones Run all year round, with a short break around October/November
Our coached running sessions are coached by Eamonn Tilley and are geared towards working on your run speed, gait, technique, hill work, being aware of your heart-rate and how to approach races. These sessions are free to all members and are highly recommended; any regular to these sessions will tell you that these sessions have made huge improvements to their run times. These sessions cater for all abilities as Eamonn does a superb job of managing all of the different running abilities. New members are encouraged to join in as they will help your run and help you meet fellow club members.
Meet in the carpark of Go Gym in Greystones (formerly Jackie Skelly), be ready to go at 7:30pm.