Join now: 16 months for the price of a year
From September 3, new members can take advantage of a great membership deal: 16 months for the price of 12 months. The price for membership is £32.
The usual renewal date for current members is January 1 but if you have been thinking about joining our club there is no need to wait.
Join the club by linking to Entry Central from “Join the Club” page on this website. (Note: This offer applies to first time members only.)
Have a read below to find out the many great reasons to join Glasgow Triathlon Club.
10 reasons to join GTC
1 Great value for money
The cost of membership is just £32. That is just £2.66 per month (or £2 per month if you take advantage of the special deal above.) For this small amount you gain a host of benefits.
2 Expert coaching
The coaching programme created by our head coach (level 3) Vicky Begg. This changes according to the time of year and focuses, loosely, on a racing season and non-racing season.
The training sessions in swimming, running and cycling are led by qualified club coaches (from level 1 to 3). They are closely overseen by the head coach.
The club aims to keep the cost per coached session as low as possible for members.
3 Superb support
GTC has been awarded an accolade for Outstanding Contribution to Triathlon in Scotland. Part of the award recognises the fantastic support that the club brings to many different types of athletes.
4 A club for all
GTC has 450 members with an even split of males and females. Membership crosses the decades, from youths to the over-60s.
There is a place in the club for all abilities and aspirations. We have a well regarded para tri section and a dedicated youth squad.
Do not worry if you think you won’t be fit enough or you worry you will be too old or too young. You won’t be. It’s a club for everyone.
5 A friendly club
You’ll meet new and likeminded people at GTC. Many members will also tell you about the fantastic friendships that have been made in the club.
6 Training trips at home and abroad
Training in a new place, especially the annual winter warm weather trip abroad, brings many benefits, both socially and in terms of improved fitness.
Members can benefit from subsidised training camps, such as the trip to Playitas on the island of Fuerteventura in February.
7 Discounts on kit and training
The club has a range of equipment, including wetsuits, bike boxes, racing wheels and power taps for bikes, which can be borrowed or hired for great rates.
There is also a special GTC discount for members who want to supplement their training at one of 22 venues owned by Glasgow Life.
There are also discounts at sports shop. Please ask for more information.
8 Top tips
If you have a question or a query about triathlon there will always be people in the club who will help you out, or point you in the right direction.
9 To be part of something
As well as training with a brilliant bunch of people, you will have the opportunity to volunteer at some of Scotland’s leading events.
The club hosts its own club triathlon and junior aquathlons, and also plays a major role in European and World qualifier triathlon championships.
10 To have a goal
Whether your aim is to lose weight, try a new sport, do your first sprint triathlon or try an Ironman, the club gives you a focus and realistic goals. There will be someone in the club who has had a similar focus at some point or who has the same goal as you now.
Goals are great for motivation and self-confidence.