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 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.  We also plus we enter a cross-country race nearly every weekend through the winter.  In the summer we replace the second pool session with open water swims at Diver's Cove in Godstone.  We also have a couple of groups who go mountain biking through the year.

The club has a strong record of supporting members in their triathlon goals, bringing through new triathletes to become age-groupers and Ironmen.  We offer a mentoring scheme for all members who wish to take part, in which one of our coaches is assigned to help them discuss their training, their plans and how to achieve their ambitions.  If that's not what you're after and just want to compete socially, that's fine too.

In the last couple of years we have developed an increasing number of long-distance athletes and have a large number of members who have completed Ironman distance races.  We've brought through a number of athletes to compete in their first long or middle-distance event.  We're very proud that three of our number, Rob Drake, Gary Laybourne and Jim Burdett, completed Kona 2018 in under 10 hours each.  Rob was the fastest British age-grouper in the race.

We're also very proud of bringing club members through to being able to represent their country at international age-group races of various distances.  We have six athletes due to represent Great Britain in age group races during the 2018 season and in our 15 year history over 30 athletes from the club have represented their country internationally at age group level.  Some of them had not competed in triathlon before joining SLH. 


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 and Wednesday at 8:15pm, at Caterham School Sports Centre pool.  Open water swimming at Diver's Cove, Godstone will return in May 2019. 

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.


Training session and events in the next week

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