Welcome! We are a family friendly triathlon club catering to both adults and juniors. We are based out of the very popular Hampton pool, between Kingston-upon-Thames and Twickenham in South West London.
As a club we believe in helping people improve their swimming, cycling and running and encouraging our juniors to race in triathlons and other multisport events. Our sessions are all in the early evenings Saturday and Sunday mornings, so they easily fit around busy working and family lives.
We have a number of options to join us. But if you are new to the club these two options are most likely most useful.
We offer a two-week trial period for prospective members, giving you the opportunity to try out some of the training sessions to see whether you enjoy them and wish to join the Club. You are more than welcome to join any or all of our sessions for 2 weeks.
Please contact Steve Robinson via Email so we can make sure we have availability on your session of choice and we can make sure the relevant coach can welcome you.
We have a number of membership options that allow access to all our facilities and sessions to the more social triathlete. Complete novices may want to try our 5 week novice course that concludes in their first actual triathlon race.
Our club has a very broad range of members from 8 yrs old to 80+, social to serious, novice to international. They are all combined by comradeship and the love of swim, bike, run.
Our coaches are experts at helping you to develop, whether you are a novice triathlete or a multi finisher Iron Man our Senior Training Sessions are there to help you.
One of the reasons club membership is such great value is because of our highly successful race series. The race series was voted London's best triathlon by the BTF (British Triathlon Federation) in 2017. We encourage all our members to race one of the home races, and marshal in another. Having a reliable regular race is a great way of benchmarking your gains.
Our first Race is part of the London League. The London League is a group of races in different multi-sport events (triathlon, duathlon and aquathlon). The races are managed by different clubs under the BTF’s supervision. For all of the London League races we have a strong turnout of Turbos and the support is excellent.
We have our own club championships based on a series of local races and time trials for swimming, biking and running as well as triathlons and duathlons. The championships are raced in good humour and gives the opportunity for the club to race together allowing for plenty of healthy banter.
There are very few restrictions to our training program. Our two week trial period is designed help both and the club make sure we are a good fit. However we do ask that as a minimum:
You will have noticed our fees are very low. They are low because we run a Race series and the profits gained from these events are used to subsidise membership fees.
In order for the races to be a success the club asks that you volunteer a few hours on the evening before a race and the morning of 1 of our races.
Marshalling duties is dead easy and good fun, of course there is a bacon sandwich and cup tea available for you hard work. Details of marhsing are nicely discussed in this video.
Senior Full Member: Allows you access to join as many or as few, senior sessions each week, The club asks that you volunteer at least 1 morning to Marshall a senior Race event each year.
Senior Full Student Member: You will have full access to all senior club sessions. You must be in full time education and provide your NUS numbers. The club asks that you volunteer at least 1 morning to Marshall a senior Race event each year.
Associate Member: Member of the club allowing you to compete using the Thames Turbo name. You have access to attend all non-coached club sessions excluding lake swims, and limited access to coached club sessions as outlined by the committee.
Social Member: This option is available to senior and junior members who have previously been a paying member for at least one full membership year. As a socail member you can access the clubs Sunday bike ride, as well as access to club website, except the training forum.