Transition Tri was founded in 2011 by Professional Triathlete Natalie Barnard.
The aim of the club was then and is still to provide opportunities to all ranges of abilities, ages, gender and experience levels in the world of Triathlon. The club was set up originally as a locally based team around Herts and Beds, where the ability levels of an athlete were not considered upon acceptance of a membership, and where there was a genuinely relaxed, non-elitist, and encouraging spirit amongst all the members. The club may be run and owned by an elite athlete, but this is not a requirement for athletes keen to join the team. A good attitude and drive is all that it takes!
We have athletes who are completely new to the sport, who have a goal of completing a triathlon- whether it is a super sprint or an Ironman. We also have athletes who are on the cusp of representing GB in the age group categories, or some who have represented GB.
Everyone is seen and treated like an individual, despite being a part of a team. Triathlon is different for everyone who is involved, people are different, and this is why the club caters so well for people.
The club nationally affiliated with the BTF and has been growing in popularity year on year, online personalised coaching packages are available and we also now have a Tri Store attached to the club.
The personalised coaching offer affordable monthly packages to cater for differing levels of budget, goals, and needs of the athlete. The training plans are devised by Natalie, drawing upon both her experiences racing as a short and long distance athlete, as well as her own personal experiences of coaching when on the World Class Programmes at Loughborough University- where she also has obtained a degree in Sport & Exercise Science.
Transition Tri have been fortunate to have the support of locally based companies, such as Cycles UK and Edds Bikes to provide discounts and services to our athletes. Not only this, we have secured partnerships with nutritional brand CherryActive and the Luxury 5* training camp company Tri Sports Lanzarote. This is going to provide affiliated athletes with the chance to train in warm weather climates, for affordable prices, in luxury.
Not only this, the affiliation to TT also allows athletes to gain discount on our own Tristore products such as: TYR, Aquasphere, Greepers Laces, CherryActive, Jackoatbar, Compressport and more. As ever, as we progress each year as a club, as results from athletes increase as does our exposure, the foundations will always remain: a friendly club, open to all, with the love of triathlon and team spirit at the forefront of all that we do.