Welcome to South London Harriers Triathlon Club

South London Harriers Triathlon Club

South London Harriers Triathlon Club was founded in 2003 to enable triathletes and other multisport athletes living around Croydon and east Surrey to enjoy triathlon and work towards their goals in a friendly, encouraging club environment.  As a section of South London Harriers that is open to all members of the running club, we also aim to offer runners within the club the chance to try out triathlon, duathlon and aquathlon. 

We are open to members of all abilities and specialisms, from those taking part in multisport for the first time, through athletes who concentrate on two of the three disciplines, and sprint triathletes, to GB age groupers and Kona Ironmen.  

We're based in Coulsdon, right on the southern edge of Greater London, with easy access to great running and cycling countryside, a newly opened floodlit running track, and a clubhouse and bar, open two evenings a week.

Currently we have around 70 members training with us, and offer two open water and one coached pool swim sessions a week, a large and popular track running session and two road running sessions a week, and access to the large Addiscombe cycle club rides. In the winter we replace the open water swims with a second coached pool session, plus we enter a cross-country race nearly every weekend.

We offer a number of one-off events during the year including a popular training day in April and October, a series of club challenges and social events and a series of GO TRI aquathlons for newcomers to triathlon during the summer.

The club has a strong record of supporting members in their triathlon goals, bringing through new triathletes to become age-groupers and Ironmen.  In September 2015 a group of eight club members travelled together to complete Ironman Mallorca and this year twelve will be taking on the Vitruvian half iron distance race in September.  We are bringing on a number of members towards representing Great Britain or Ireland in age-group international races during the year.  Meanwhile we are also enjoying meeting new members starting off on their triathlon adventure and giving it a try.

How do I find out more?

Interested in taking part, or doing a triathlon for the first time but not sure what's involved?

We welcome you to come along and see if you like what we do, before you commit to joining.

Come and join us on one of our swim or run sessions! You can train with us for up to three sessions without joining to see if you like what we're offering.  You don't need to register in advance. More information is available on our FAQ page and if you have any questions you can contact a committee member via the Contacts tab.

Regular training sessions

Swim: Pool swim on Monday at 8:15pm, Caterham School Sports Centre pool.  Open water swim on Wednesday from 6:30pm (SLH members only) and Sunday from 9:00am (open session) at Diver's Cove, Godstone.  SLH athletes can also swim at Tri Surrey's open water swims at Mercers Country Park, Merstham on Sunday from 7:30am and Tuesday from 7:15pm. 

Cycle: Group ride on Saturdays from 9:15am, from Coulsdon South station, with Addiscombe Cycle Club.

Run: Track reps on Tuesday from 6:45pm, Track Coulsdon, and on Thursday from 6:45pm from South London Harriers Clubhouse.  Also some Sunday morning runs from various locations.

Latest news and updates

22 May British champs bronze for Rob in his first ironman, plus roundup

22 May Skip's Trips Dunkirk-Ypres, plus fancy spectating TdF?

22 May Riggers is taking this week's cycle skills course

18 May Good luck at Beckenham - swimming's still on as well!

16 May Cycle skills is on again tonight

15 May Great day for the team at Crystal Palace

13 May Congratulations - Brendan Murphy has become an elite

13 May Great day at Le Touquet

10 May We're now affiliated to Cycling Time Trials

9 May Cycle skills training returns - it might even not rain

9 May East Grinstead Tri, Greenwich Junior Aquathlon, European LD Tri... what a weekend!

6 May Our GO TRI events are back this summer on Saturday afternoons

6 May This is such a big race weekend coming up that it deserves a preview

2 May No swim tonight (Bank Holiday)

24 April Rob tears it up at the Stockton Duathlon

17 April Good day at the Kingfisher Aquathlon

16 April Brendan Murphy wins European duathlon silver medal

15 April We're going to run a cycle skills course this summer

13 April Our Le Touquet cycle trip is back on 12 May

10 April Thames Turbo duathlon report

3 April British - and Spanish - duathlon championships and Gareth wins by an hour!

1 April Andy's X Factor disappointment... or not

31 March Rob makes it into the elites

28 March Gravesend duathlon and 12/6 stage double triumph plus roundup

28 March No swim on Easter Monday

20 March Training day set for 23 April

12 March Gary wins the London Aquathlon

5 March Rob Drake smashes the Dambuster Duathlon

1 March New swim pricing structure - time limits for passes removed

26 February Time trials planned

22 February Training day update

11 February Training day - looking for your feedback

6 February Fixture list and club championships for 2016 published

2 February Wednesday swims are back!

30 January Crystal Palace Triathlon entries opening

14 January Coming attractions

5 January We've had to cancel the Wednesday swims at Caterham during January

1 January Happy new year from SLH!


30 December Website revamp

16 December Christmas schedule

11 December Christmas pool closure coming

10 December Jamie, Steve and Mark qualify for Britain

1 December Caterham swims are going cash-free

27 November New triathlon Twitter account @slhtriathlon

21 November SLH hits the Wildman - full report

14 November Emily completes half ironman in Dubai

11 November Jamie's article is published in 220 Triathlon magazine

7 November Rachel busts balls

6 November Article by Gary for Evans Cycles on draft-legal tri

26 October Butterflytastic!

23 October Triathlon AGM notice

17 October Brendan 8th in world duathlon championships

13 October Brendan goes to Adelaide

3 October New autumn swim training programme


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