ComeAlongAthon and Celebrate

Celebrate has enabled triathlonscotland to develop a new participation and volunteering initiative called ComeAlongAthon (ComeAlong).

Clubs can choose activities to suit their specific club plans and events are welcoming and inclusive.

Perth Triathlon Club gets together on the first Saturday of each month for a run at the local Parkrun. Afterwards they meet at a local cafe and ComeAlong posters have been put up around the city to encourage Parkrunners to enjoy a coffee with them and find out more about triathlon and what the club can offer.

Glasgow Triathlon

Glasgow Triathlon

To encourage more youngsters into the sport, Glasgow Triathlon Club held a ComeAlong event at Cleveden Secondary School. Children aged 8 to 13 attended and had the chance to try swim techniques and a swim relay.

Triathlon Club Lead Junior Coach Wendy said: “It was a great day and the kids had fun as well as learning the ins and outs of triathlon. We had nine regular club juniors in attendance and seven new starts, which shows that junior triathlon is growing in popularity, and we hope to encourage more of these kids along to our growing club sessions.”

In West Lothian, coach Robert Ovens offered children from four schools the chance to take part in fun triathlon activities to help promote and grow the youth section of their club. Targeting primary six and seven pupils the sessions proved so popular that Robert was booked back in to deliver a further two sessions.

The Aubigny Centre in Haddington was the venue for East Lothian Triathlon’s ComeAlong event where people got the chance to meet club members and take part in a short swim session using fins and paddles and then the event got competitive with team relay challenges. And Stirling held a ComeAlongAthon to complement the Scottish Duathlon Championship. New participants were given the chance to try a short distance run-bike-run course without the pressure of an experienced race field.

Click here for more information on the events.

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