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As a section of\u0026nbsp;South London Harriers\u0026nbsp;that is open to all members of the running club, we also aim to offer runners within the club the chance to train for or to try out triathlon, duathlon, aquathlon, mountain biking, swimrun and other disciplines.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe are open to\u0026nbsp;members of all abilities and specialisms, from those taking part in multisport for the first time, through athletes\u0026nbsp;who concentrate on two of the three disciplines, and sprint triathletes, to GB age groupers and Kona Ironmen.\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe\u0027re based in Coulsdon, right on the southern edge of\u0026nbsp;Greater London, with easy access to great running and cycling countryside, a floodlit running track,\u0026nbsp;and a clubhouse and bar.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCurrently we offer a weekly pool swim session, a large and popular track running session and two road running sessions a week, and access to the large\u0026nbsp;Addiscombe cycle club rides.\u0026nbsp; We also enter a cross-country race nearly every weekend through the winter.\u0026nbsp; In the summer we swim in\u0026nbsp;open water at\u0026nbsp;\u003ca href=\"https://www.diverscove.co.uk\"\u003eDiver\u0027s Cove in Godstone\u003c/a\u003e. \u0026nbsp;We also organise mountain bike rides from time to time.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe club has a strong record of supporting members in their triathlon goals, bringing through new triathletes to become age-groupers and Ironmen. \u0026nbsp;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.\u0026nbsp; If that\u0027s not what you\u0027re after and just want to compete socially, that\u0027s fine too.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn the last couple of years we have developed an increasing number of long-distance athletes and have brought\u0026nbsp;a number of members through to complete their first long or middle-distance triathlon.\u0026nbsp; \u003ca href=\"https://www.southlondonharriers.org/Cms/Spaces/THB/Ironmen\"\u003eTo date, over 30 of our athletes have completed full\u0026nbsp;Ironman distance events\u003c/a\u003e.\u0026nbsp; We\u0027re very proud that three of our number, Rob Drake, Gary Laybourne and Jim Burdett,\u0026nbsp;completed Kona 2018 in under 10 hours each.\u0026nbsp; Rob was the fastest British age-grouper in the race.\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;In recent years our athletes competed a variety of feats including swimruns, a 24 hour cycle time trial, a Channel relay swim and guiding a paratriathlete to complete an Ironman.\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe\u0027re also very proud of bringing club members through to being able to represent their country at international age-group races of various distances.\u0026nbsp; In our 19 year history\u0026nbsp;\u003ca href=\"https://www.southlondonharriers.org/Cms/Spaces/THB/ITUETU+Age+Group+Athletes\"\u003eover 30 athletes from the club\u0026nbsp;have represented their country at age group level\u003c/a\u003e.\u0026nbsp; Some of them had not competed in triathlon before joining SLH.\u0026nbsp; \u003ca href=\"https://www.southlondonharriers.org/Cms/Spaces/THB/British++National+Champions\"\u003eSix of our athletes have won national championships\u003c/a\u003e.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis year we will be cheering on\u0026nbsp;Jim Burdett and Gareth Parr in the Ironman World Championships as they have\u0026nbsp;both qualified for Kona 2022.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHow do I find out more?\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eInterested in taking part, or doing a triathlon for the first time but not sure what\u0027s involved?\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe welcome you to come along and see if you like what we do, before you commit to joining.\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;Come and join us on one of our Thursday evening\u0026nbsp;run sessions, which meet at the clubhouse at 6:45pm.\u0026nbsp; More information is available\u0026nbsp;on \u003ca href=\"https://www.southlondonharriers.org/Cms/Spaces/TRIATHLON/Tri+FAQ\"\u003eour FAQ page\u003c/a\u003e\u0026nbsp;and if you have any questions, please feel free to \u003ca href=\"https://www.southlondonharriers.org/Home/ContactUs\"\u003econtact us\u003c/a\u003e.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","ContentConfig":{"Caption":null,"Icon":null,"IconColour":null,"CaptionColour":null,"UnderlineColour":null,"TextColour":null,"PaddingLeft":"10px","PaddingTop":"10px","PaddingRight":"10px","PaddingBottom":"10px","FontSize":null,"LineHeight":null,"BottomMargin":0,"PhoneVisible":true,"TabletVisible":true,"DesktopVisible":true},"ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"BottomMargin":0,"ResponsiveClasses":"","Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"Filter":null,"IsParallax":false,"Image":""},"ImageConfig":{"ImageURL":null,"ObjectFit":"contain","ImageHeight":null,"FrameStyle":null,"BorderRadius":null,"AltText":null,"LinkURL":null,"PaddingLeft":null,"PaddingTop":null,"PaddingRight":null,"PaddingBottom":null,"BottomMargin":0,"PhoneVisible":true,"TabletVisible":true,"DesktopVisible":true}}]}],"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"TopPadding":0,"IsFullWidth":false,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":false,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"Filter":null,"IsParallax":false,"Image":""}}],"PageURL":"https://www.southlondonharriers.org/Cms/Spaces/TRIATHLON/About+SLH+Triathlon?version=12","AllVersions":[{"ID":10,"Name":"v1 - South London Harriers Triathlon Club - Mary James - 10/11/2018 21:31"},{"ID":19,"Name":"v2 - Welcome to South London Harriers Triathlon Club - Mary James - 13/11/2018 13:39"},{"ID":26,"Name":"v3 - Welcome to SLH Tri - Mary James - 13/11/2018 14:10"},{"ID":322,"Name":"v4 - Welcome to SLH Tri - Mary James - 08/07/2019 09:07"},{"ID":340,"Name":"v5 - Welcome to SLH Tri - Mary James - 08/07/2019 10:44"},{"ID":428,"Name":"v6 - Welcome to SLH Tri - Mary James - 24/09/2019 16:57"},{"ID":451,"Name":"v7 - About SLH Triathlon - Ben Hieatt-Smith - 25/09/2019 21:09"},{"ID":654,"Name":"v8 - About SLH Triathlon - Mary James - 28/05/2020 19:48"},{"ID":910,"Name":"v9 - About SLH Triathlon - Ben Hieatt-Smith - 28/12/2021 15:18"},{"ID":912,"Name":"v10 - About SLH Triathlon - Ben Hieatt-Smith - 28/12/2021 15:27"},{"ID":926,"Name":"v11 - About SLH Triathlon - Ben Hieatt-Smith - 31/12/2021 11:06"},{"ID":1068,"Name":"v12 - About SLH Triathlon - Ben Hieatt-Smith - 25/07/2022 23:27"}],"Comments":[],"UpdatedComments":[],"Spaces":[],"IsWatching":false,"LastViewTime":null,"CanEdit":false,"CanPublish":false,"CanCopy":false,"CanComment":false,"CanReadComments":false,"CanModerateComments":false,"CanLike":false,"CanWatch":false}