News archive

Here's a list of old club news stories that have been taken off the right-hand side bar and the front page.  This page only gets updated every few months, but for all the more recent news stories go to the triathlon homepage.

2017

18 October London Junior Series results

The final standings for this year's London Junior Series have been published.

17 October Caterham swims reminder

Don't forget that our Caterham swims are now twice weekly!

14 October AGM - thank you!

Thank you so much to everyone who attended the AGM and social on Saturday evening, it was really good to see so many of you there.

10 October Ironman roll of honour 2017

What a summer it's been for us in Ironman.  Here's the complete list of our Ironmen this summer.

1 October AGM and social

Saturday 14 October.  End of season awards and celebration evening.

1 October Wednesday swims are back

So the question has been asked lots of times now... when are the Wednesday swims at Caterham coming back from their summer break?

5 August Key triathlon dates

So each date in turn; please get these in the diary!...

6 July Long distance weekend

Massive weekend of longer distance action coming up for SLH.

2 July Young athletes latest results

Eight young athletes completed the Trinity School triathlon for SLH on 2 July.  Also, welcome to SLH a couple of young athletes who have recently completed their first multisport races for us.

25 June Standout performances in June!

We're tending to share the ups and downs of our race performances on the WhatsApp group now so we can celebrate and commiserate together, but there have been lots of highlights among our athletes' performances in the last five weeks so it only seems fair to recognise them here.

21 May What a day

Great day for the Tri club today....

21 May New training sessions for summer

Don't forget folks, our new timetable for summer evening swimming starts this week (w/c 22 May).

21 May Season and training focus

It's been a cracking start to the season!  A number of Tri Irrepressibles have been in action already and with some new members onboard, I wanted to flag up some key things to consider as the tri season really takes shape....

14 April Training day update

On the SLH Facebook page there is now an event created with invites to those members who have multisport tendencies shall we say?!

14 April Easter update

No SLH multisport action over Easter but a couple of us have been in action overseas this week.

10 April Diver's Cove is back!

Diver's Cove has reopened for the summer.

9 April Duathlon day

What a scorching Sunday it was on 9 April!  Shame no-one got to cool down with a swim.

26 March Thames Turbo duathlon results

The London junior series is up and running for 2017 and the first round was the Thames Turbo junior duathlon at Kempton Park on Sunday afternoon.

19 March Training day 2017

(All SLH members welcome of course)  We are looking at changing our formal training day format to make a more informal and social event...

24 February Two swims per week

We've finished our 6 week SwimGym block now.  Thanks for the lovely feedback - it's shown us this was a worthwhile exercise (pardon the pun!)

12 February Hey, Triathletes!

Spoken to many newbies about which events to focus on.  Always a very individual choice but two things I wanted to flag on this...

1 February Details of tonight's Swimgym

Eddie Lambert is leading tonight's session, Caterham School, 8:20pm to 9:20pm.

23 January More news of tonight's Swimgym

Just to confirm SwimGym is DEF going ahead tonight, 8:20-9:20 at Caterham School.

23 January Swimgym start time changed

Key update on the forum about the next 2 weeks of SwimGym...

3 January Crystal Palace Triathlon entries

Those who have been around a few years will know this event sells out quickly, so mark the opening time in your calendar.

1 January Happy new year Irrepressibles!

Wednesday night swim/gym information now on the forum.  And the triathlon specific Twitter account will be very active throughout 2017.

2016

19 December What's on this Xmas

Training sessions and races for Christmas fortnight

5 December What's on this week

Training sessions and races for week commencing 5 December

4 December SLH Swimgym 2017

6 week block of training starts 18/1/17.  The focus is on developing a strong, balanced core and working the swim muscle groups to get you faster and more powerful in the water.

4 December SLH Junior Triathlon

As an ambitious club looking to expand our Junior Triathlon Section, we would like to tell you about our planned Junior turbo sessions (road bicycle mounted on a turbo trainer).

28 November What's on this week

Training sessions and races for week commencing 28 November

21 November What's on this week

Training sessions and races for week commencing 21 November

14 November What's on this week

Training sessions and races for week commencing 14 November

8 November Congratulations Carolyn

Congratulations to Carolyn McNamara on finishing third in her age group in this London senior triathlon league, sponsored by Yellow Jersey.

7 November What's on this week

Training sessions and races for week commencing 7 November

31 October What's on this week

Training sessions and races for week commencing 31 October

24 October What's on this week

Training sessions and races for week commencing 24 October

17 October What's on this week

Training sessions and races for week commencing 17 October

10 October What's on this week

Training sessions and races for week commencing 10 October

3 October What's on this week

Training sessions and races for week commencing 3 October

3 October AGM and social

Our AGM will be held on Saturday 12 November at the clubhouse, and afterwards we will be going to Elliots in Purley for a social. 

3 October Wednesday swims at Caterham are back

Wednesday night swimming at Caterham is back this week (5 October) after we decamped to the open water for the summer. 

2 October Sink or swim?

Gary's written a cracking article for our forum about how to keep your swimming going during the autumn.

2 October Welcome to Makesweat

With huge thanks to Nick Bailey who has programmed it all, SLH has launched Makesweat, our new purpose built club management system.

1 October Membership fees

This is a reminder that membership fees for the 2016-17 club year are now due.

19 September What's on this week

Training sessions and races for week commencing 19 September

5 September What's on this week

Training sessions and races for week commencing 5 September

30 August What's on this week

Training sessions and races for week commencing 30 August

23 August MAD Tri - all welcome!

It's that time of year again where the multisporters celebrate the end of season in the only way we know how...

22 August What's on this week

Training sessions and races for week commencing 22 August

22 August #iamteamgb

Join in celebrating the Heroes of Rio 2016 and take part in the #IAMTEAMGB Go Tri! Takes place on Sat 27th August.

21 August Redhill Triathlon

More glory for the Irrepressibles. Well done Gary Laybourne and Robert Drake; first and third at the Redhill Sprint Triathlon.

4 August Brick session

Tonight, Thursday 4th August, sees the return of the evening bike/run session on Farthing Downs.

27 July Diver's Cove tonight

Open water swimming tonight at Diver's Cove, Godstone.  Everyone in the club is welcome.

19 July Diver's Cove training 20 July

With the fantastic news that Woldingham Aquathlon is full, there are at least 4 or 5 of us not competing that are still keen to open water swim.

12 July Wednesday swims now at Diver's Cove

We will be swimming at Divers Cove every Wednesday until September.  Times 6.30-8.30 (light and weather permitting).

12 July GO TRI Kingswood

Thank you to everyone who took part in the GO TRI at Kingswood on Saturday.

7 July GO TRI this Saturday

Don't forget that SLH is organising a GO TRI race this Saturday (9th July) at 1pm at Fitness Express in Kingswood.

25 June Gary wins the European championship

SLH tri skipper Gary Laybourne has won the European aquathlon championship for males aged 35-39.

7 June No cycle skills tonight

There will be no cycle skills training again tonight.

31 May Cycle skills off tonight

Really sorry, we've had to cancel cycle skills tonight on health and safety grounds. It's too wet.

28 May Diver's Cove 2016 programme

We are pleased to advise that SLH's home for Open Water Swimming this year will be Divers Cove.

27 May Cycling session 30 May

Cycle skills session.  Tuesday night.  7pm Kenley Aerodrome.

23 May GO TRI is back!

Last year we held a series of three short Aquathlon at Legal & General's Sports Centre, Kingswood...

22 May Skip's Trips

Following on from the successful trip to Le Touquet, I am planning another excursion. Friday 3rd June. Dunkirk-Ypres-Dunkirk.

22 May Cycle skills week 4

Steve Rigby is leading cycle skills training this Tuesday, 24 May at Kenley Aerodrome. 

22 May Grafman report and weekend round up

Rob Drake and Jamie Freeland completed the British middle-distance championships at Grafham Water on Sunday 22 June.

15 May Crystal Palace Triathlon results

Sunday morning saw the always-successful Crystal Palace Triathlon, one of our favourite races, in excellent conditions.

13 May Brendan is an elite!

Congratulations to Brendan Murphy who has been selected to compete for Ireland's elites at the ITU world duathlon champs in Aviles next month!

10 May We're CTT affiliated

SLH has joined the list of clubs affiliated to Cycling Time Trials.

22 February Training day update

We really need more members to express an interest in the Triathlon Training Day if it is to go ahead.

11 February Training day - looking for your feedback

Are you interested in an event in April and/or a secondary event in the autumn that looks at training and education in the off season?

6 February Fixture list and club championships for 2016 published

Here is a list of club championships for 2016.

2 February Wednesday swims are back!

Now, where were we?

30 January Crystal Palace Triathlon entries opening

Don't delay, we know from previous experience that it will sell out really quickly!

14 January Coming attractions

We've had a couple of questions about which races we're going to try and focus on this summer.

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

This covers John and Andy's sessions for 6, 13, 20 and 27 January.

1 January Happy new year from SLH!

We hope you have an injury-free year where you achieve all your triathlon targets.

2015

30 December Website revamp

There are a few changes to the website this week. 

16 December Christmas schedule

Our Caterham swim sessions have now finished for the Christmas period.  They will re-start on Monday 4th January 2016. 

11 December Christmas pool closure coming

This Wednesday night is the last Caterham swim before the Christmas break.  It will be a FREE swimming session to all members.

10 December Jamie, Steve and Mark qualify for Britain

Yes, you read that right, we will be seeing RIGBY GBR on a trisuit next year.  We'll never hear the last of it.

1 December Caterham swims are going cash-free

The swim sessions are going cash free in 2016! 

27 November New triathlon Twitter account @slhtriathlon

#weareslh

21 November SLH hits the Wildman - full report

Waking up to snow, things didn't look promising, but despite the weather and mechanicals and the longest ever registration, we all made it to the start line.

14 November Emily completes half ironman in Dubai

She won a place in a competition.  Nice holiday then?  Well, not exactly.

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

Features references to medieval torture techniques and ice in his cycle shorts (not at the same time).

7 November Rachel busts balls

She smashed it on 7 November, finishing as fourth female overall.

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

Aero-no-no - how the ITU is changing the game.

26 October Butterflytastic!

Michelle has kindly offered to share her butterfly experience with us tonight (26 Oct) so we can build up to some proper IM relays.

23 October Triathlon AGM notice

The triathlon section AGM will be at 7.00pm on Saturday 14th November 2015 at the bar in the clubhouse in Coulsdon.

17 October Brendan 8th in world duathlon championships

He was the first non-Aussie finisher in the M30-34 standard distance age group!

13 October Brendan goes to Adelaide

The ITU world duathlon championships take place in Adelaide this weekend.  Brendan Murphy has travelled down under to take part - for Ireland of course!

3 October New autumn swim training programme

From Wednesday 7 October we will have two session leaders on Wednesdays.

27 September Well done to the eight Mallorca Ironmen!

Jamie Freeland, you are an Ironman!  Mark Cawood, you are an Ironman!  Stuart Searle, Jim Burdett, Andy Collins and Steve Rigby - you already were Ironmen and you are again!

26 September Good luck to all doing IRONMAN Mallorca

Good luck to everyone from team SLH doing Ironman Mallorca today!

23 September Thank you to all who helped with GO TRI

Thank you to everyone who took part or marshalled in the SLH Go Tri Series.

22 September IRONMAN Mallorca is coming!

Now it's onto the big race.  The one that six of the club's athletes have been training all summer for.

22 September Ben and Rachel each finish top 20 in Chicago world championships

Ben and Rachel have just returned from the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Chicago, each with an age-group world championship top 20 finish under their belt. 

16 September GO TRI postponed by a week

Sorry - the weather has beaten us again.

15 September Congratulations Phil Gall - Kona 2016 qualifier

Congratulations to Phil Gall who, by virtue of his performance at Ironman Wales in Tenby last week, has qualified for the Ironman 2016 World Championships in Kona. 

9 September Last GO TRI of season is coming

The last in this year's series of GO TRI Aquathlons is on Wednesday 16th September at 5pm at Fitness Express in Kingswood.

7 September M.A.D. Tri is back

What's M.A.D. about it? Multisport And Drinking should give a clue! 

7 September Southwater Relay success

As always with this event a fabulous day's racing with top banter and sunshine to boot!

26 August Today's GO TRI cancelled

Due to the extreme wet weather conditions the ground has been deemed unfit for tonight's race.  Apologies to those that were entered.

23 August Cotswold Classic triathlon

A long trip out to Gloucestershire for Jamie Freeland and Mark Cawood and then a long race when they got there - the Cotswold Classic Triathlon is a half ironman race and if it's named after a range of hills... well you get the idea.

17 August Midnight Man (and woman) and Redhill Triathlon

Two races for us this weekend. 

10 August The London Triathlon, Bewl Water Tri and IRONMAN 70.3 Gdynia

The first time I did the London Triathlon it was at sprint distance and I couldn't find my bike in the huge sprawling hall of ExCeL that serves as its transition area.

3 August SLH rides and marshals at Ride London 100

We had lots of club members complete RideLondon 100 this weekend - congratulations to everyone who got up at silly o'clock to get themselves to the Olympic Park and then cycle 100 miles up and down hill to get to Buckingham Palace.

31 July Southwater Relay calling

We're filling up teams fast for the Southwater relay on Sunday 6 September.

30 July Second GO TRI Kingswood

The second GO TRI in Kingswood was another success on Wednesday 29 July.

28 July Thorpe Park Olympic Triathlon report

It was our club Olympic distance champs on Sunday at Matt, Becky and Ben's inaugural TriProject Thorpe park Olympic triathlon.

16 July Woldingham aquathlon - club aquathlon championships - results

Natalie and I have won European bronze medals at aquathlon in the last month, but I'm sure she would agree with me that the SLH club championship is the aquathlon honour we want really.

12 July First and last...

Domestically, this weekend Harvey's Chicago-bound team-mates were getting some race action in.

12 July No more Tuesday swimming in Merstham

There will be no more swimming on Tuesday nights at Mercer's Country Park unfortunately. Too many boats in the lake.

10 July Congratulations to Harvey in Geneva

He has finished in 15th place in his age group with a typically strong bike performance. 

8 July European Championship preview

Harvey will be competing in the sprint distance race on Friday morning (10am British time). 

5 July Young athletes take centre stage

After last weekend's wide-ranging successes across the tri section, this weekend there was more of a focus on our young athletes.

4 July Upcoming races

A few dates for your diaries....

1 July Medals, age-groupers, national champions, junior and senior teams... what a weekend!

European aquathlon championships, Trinity junior triathlon, national schools aquathlon, Windrush aquathlon, Hillingdon, Leeds Castle, IRONMAN 70.3 UK, SLH GO TRI

24 June The first SLH GO TRI is a success! 

Thank you very much to everyone that came to compete and marshal at the first GO TRI aquathlon organised by SLH and Fitness Express at L&G in Kingswood on Wednesday evening. 

24 June Rachel qualifies for Chicago and June round up

There's been lots going on in the last couple of weeks while I've been away.

25 May Harvey qualifies for Chicago and bank holiday weekend round-up

Well done to Harvey Hughes who has become the first SLH athlete this year to qualify for the ITU Grand Final in Chicago.

24 May Mercers Lake and MadTRI

We've just done another open water morning at Mercers Lake and cannot recommend this highly enough. 

23 May Get involved in duathlons

I've had a couple of emails from club runners thinking about doing a duathlon over the summer.  If ANYONE wants to ask any questions about multi sport, please don't hesitate to contact me (or any of the committee) as we would love to boost our numbers internally.

22 May New cycle jerseys have arrived

Great news guys, the new cycle jerseys are here! I've been nervously waiting all week, but I'm pleased to say they are very good!

17 May Summer update

The club has started with a bang with victories and strong performances both here and abroad with even more members claiming their GB call ups too.  However, we wanted to make current tri members aware of what was happening over summer.

16 May Announcing SLH GO TRI

Tri England sponsor the "Go Tri" series of short beginner friendly multi sport events. Run by clubs, they are an deal way to try out multi sport events in a safe, friendly, cheap and non competitive way.  South London Harriers will be running four aquathlons.

15 May Crystal Palace, East Grinstead, British Sprint champs, Ironman 70.3 Mallorca news

It's Friday so naturally it's time for a round-up of what happened last weekend.  Oops.

1 May Thursday night cycling is back for the summer

Gary has 20 Thursday night sessions planned for this summer.

26 April Gary and Ruth win ful-on duathlon

Gary won the ful-on duathlon at Dunsfold Aerodrome this morning. Ruth was second female and first vet. 

22 April Kingfisher Aquathlon results

Another really good day for SLH on 19 April at the Kingfisher Aquathlon in Morden.

10 March Targeted club races

I hope everyone who attended the triathlon training day is pumped and ready for the new season and thinking about filling their calendar with some awesome races. Well look no further....