Brighton Phoenix has several British Triathlon Federation (BTF) coaches at Levels 1 and 2 as well as specialist UKA running coaches and a swim coach who will all be happy to advise you in any aspect of the sport, whether you are just wanting to give it a try, or if you are an experienced athlete wanting help with your training.
Club members also have a great depth of triathlon experience between them at distances from super sprint to ironman and at small local events to international competitions and they are always willing to share their advice and experience with new members.
What is multisport?
Multisport is the dedication of training and racing to swimming, cycling and running, or two of these three. Other titles include Duathlon, (Run, Bike, Run), Triathlon (Swim, Bike, Run) and Aquathlon (Swim, Run). If you want to improve your run/swim/bike skills by joining us, we would be more than happy to have you on board!
Simply put, multisport is a lifestyle sport, which rolls various disciplines into one race format. It is guaranteed to challenge you like no other.
Tri Bikes are expensive and theft of bikes is increasing , make sure you have insurance and also a note of the frame number and details including a photo.Club mates can recommend good insurance policies. Register on the national bike register.
Some basic precautions are to ensure that if you use STRAVA or equivalent your bike details are not shown and set your STRAVA so that your privacy settings are at least 800m away from your residence. Look out for anyone watching where you take your bike when returning from a ride. Dont post pictures on social media of your bike.
If your bike is stolen register it on stolen-bikes.co.uk as soon as possible as many places that might buy bikes will check this site if its a high value bike.
Where do you start?
Multisport has a strange, attractive force, which gradually pulls you into its orbit. Many participants have come from a single-discipline sport, wishing to have more variation in training or looking to increase the challenge and enjoyment of competition.
There is no doubt that some people organise their lives around multisport, while others just want to have a go and see what the sport is all about. Brighton Phoenix can help you either way – we have nearly 30 multisport athletes at all levels of competition, ranging from novices in their first season to seasoned international standard athletes.
If you have just joined or wish to see what we are about, have a look around our site, come along to a few sessions and start to get into the multisport scene.
Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquathon
Our club provides training for seniors in swim, bike and run and we have members that compete in multisport events on a regular basis. We are affiliated to the British Triathlon Federation and we have coaches qualified by that body. The sessions have also been valuable to our runners for cross training and injury rehabilitation.
NB Currently replaced by an online "Zoom" turbo session - contact coaches for details
April to October we have a Bike/Run coached session from 18:30-19:45 hours either at Preston Park Cycle Track (April and October) or Stanmer Park through the summer; November to March we have coached cycling turbo at Downs Infants School on Ditchling Road for £4 per session to cover hall hire costs.
May to late September we have bike/run brick sessions (6.30pm) at various locations that will be advertised in advance of the session. These will be primarily Preston Park Velodrome or Stanmer (in front of the house)
May (13th 2021) to late September we have coached sessions once a week in the 50 yard outdoor Pells Pool in Lewes. We can also arrange informally some group open water swims at various locations.
Late September to April we have coached pool sessions at Roedean School, Brighton.
Coached swim sessions are £5 per session to cover pool hire costs.
Track night at Withdean - triathletes and runners are coached together in a speed session for running.
We have some experienced triathletes and duathletes that compete regularly including internationally and we have had some newcomers to multisport competition that have enjoyed the above sessions and raced locally with good results. See our news items.
Our own Charlotte Matthews has produced a very good guide to transition skills - take a look https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI7pFhGujB8&t=3s, and remember to 'Like'.
(It's fine to wear socks if you feel better with them, just remember to put the talcum powder in the socks).
To all those interested in Triathlon, Duathlon, and Aquathlon training we have WhatsApp groups so that we can easily communicate training sessions and other relevant info. If you'd like to join please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org our lead coach or Geoff Pike the Club MultiSport Rep. MultiSport.Phoenix@gmail.com who will provide a link for the relevant training groups.
For information on the British Triathlon Federation and links to sanctioned events and how to join Triathlon England go to: http://www.britishtriathlon.org/
Club policy documents
See Training notes for club rules, equity policy, open-water guidelines and emergency procedures.
We run an annual club multisport championship - head over to the events page to find out more.
You can also find details of local multisport, cycling and swimming events, qualifying for GB age group teams and other useful links here.