Glasgow Triathlon Club

Swimming, Cycling, Running. We do it best!

Training

GTC Squads

Glasgow Triathlon Club prides itself on being welcoming and inclusive to athletes with a wide range of goals, needs and aspirations. To best serve all of our many members, we operate a squad structure that enables the club to provide the highest quality of coaching.

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Help & advice on mental health

It is estimated that one in four people in the UK are affected by a mental health problems annually and the most common issues recorded are depression and anxiety. Although sport and exercise are advocated as beneficial to mental well-being, it doesn’t mean that athletes both younger and older are not affected by mental illness.

Mental health

Swim, bike & run for all

GTC offers regular sessions for members  that focus on swimming, cycling and running . Our sessions are delivered under the guidance of qualified coaches, while there are also informal, non-coached sessions that are organised by members.

(When you join the club you can also join our busy Facebook page.)

The sessions cater for all levels of ability and you are welcome to take part in as few or as many as you wish. We pride ourselves on welcoming all athletes.

Training in summer 2021

Following the easing of Covid restricitions from April 26, 2021, the club’s updated training plan is as follows:
 
MONDAY
 
Run Session: 7.15pm to  8.15pm, Huntershill Track, Bishopbriggs with Vicky Begg (£3.75 ) 
 
TUESDAY
 
Run Session: 7pm to 8pm, Glasgow Club Maryhill, with Alistair Young or Jamie McGrory (£3)
 
WEDNESDAY 
 
Cycle Skills (tbc): Plans to launch a series of cycle sessions and a monthly 10-mile Time Trial*
 
THURSDAY 
 
Open Water Swim Session: 6.30am to 7.30am, Pinkston Watersports, Glasgow, with Sean Webster 
and team (£5)
 
Run Session: 6pm to  7pm, Westend, Victoria Park, with Jamie McGrory (£3)
 
Run Session: 6.45pm to 8pm, Southside, Glasgow Club Bellahouston, with Sean Webster (£3)  
 
FRIDAY
 
No sessions 
 
WEEKEND
 
Watch out for various club organised sessions through the summer – bike, run, brick* 
 
DIGITAL DOWNLOADS
 
Swim sessions – a series of linked pool-based swim sessions targeted at your ability. 
and Facebook Group page – https://www.facebook.com/groups/gtc2010
 
Run sessions – a series of linked road or park-based run sessions suitable for all abilities 
and including all timings – no need to use a stopwatch
 
* Meeting place details and updates will be posted on GTC Facebook Group, with 
additional communications via Twitter, Instagram, Reddit and WhatsApp     
 
Payments are via the GTC website booking page.

 

GTC Squads 

During the normal training schedule, the club operates a “squads” programme. We follow an Annual Training Plan to ensure all abilities and aspirations are catered for. Please take a look at GTC squads to find out the best coached sessions for you.

The first session is free and then we ask that you join the club. Please use the booking system to sign up for training sessions.

For seniors training see winter programme and summer programme.

Swim Squads

We operate a squad structure that enables the club to provide the highest quality of coaching.

Swim Squads

Winter Training

This GTC winter training programme runs from the end of September until spring.

Winter Training

Summer Training

This GTC training programme runs from spring to autumn.

Summer Training

Annual Training Plan

Training Intensities

INTENSITIES Rate of Perceived Effort (RPE)
EASY (recovery) < 5/10 50% easy to talk, long term sustainable (but maybe a bit dull…)
AEROBIC (low > high) 5 – 7/10 50% – 79% talk every now and then, sustainable
THRESHOLD (race pace) 8/10 80-89% struggling to talk, sustainable for measured distance or duration (ie. race)
FAST (V02max) 9/10 90-99% can’t talk, short duration,  expect to fail
SPRINT (max) 10/10 100% don’t even think about talking, not sustainable beyond immediate effort

You can work on establishing your own training zones using this spreadsheet.  This will serve only as a guide to your possible achievements.

Pace and volume chart

For junior training see the youth section.

Paratriathlon

Everyone is welcome to compete in triathlon regardless of their abilities. At Glasgow Triathlon Club we have athletes with a wide range of abilities and varying goals (from keeping fit to qualifying for national or international competition). We aim to work with each person to help them to achieve their goals.

Paratriathlon

Coaches & Committee

GTC relies on volunteers to run the club and training sessions.

Coaches & Committee

Codes of Conduct

The club takes its codes of conduct and responsibilities seriously.

Codes of Conduct

Squad Coaches

Who are your squad coaches at GTC?.

Squad Coaches