Give this sport your best Tri in Hartlepool this weekend

Tri Life in action. Find out more this weekend.
Tri Life in action. Find out more this weekend.

A new sports team has started in Hartlepool and it would love more people to come along and give it a ‘tri’.

The Tri-Life Triathlon Team, also known as The Warriors, is not just about extreme levels of endurance sport.

Tri Life in full swing.

Tri Life in full swing.

It’s also there to help all levels of Hartlepool athletes to develop.

And Warriors has also set itself another challenge - to support worthy charities in Hartlepool.

The new team is hoping people will find out more at an open day on Sunday, February 12 at The Life Centre, High Tunstall, in Elwick Road.

Spokesman Matt Turnbull said: “Tri-Life is a new triathlon team in the town and has been together for only three short months.

Development is what we are passionate about and we know there are many many adults in our area that would love the chance to try triathlon, but wouldnt know where to begin

Matt Turnbull

“During this time we have gained massive momentum. We have more than 50 passionate members, we have contributed to setting up a Junior Park Run in the town.”

The team has also raised funds and awareness for the Hartlepool Foodbank and is organising events for The Tiny Lives Trust.

Matt added: “Beyond this, development is what we are passionate about and we know there are many many adults in our area that would love the chance to try triathlon, but wouldnt know where to begin.

“We want to take away that mystery and worry and open our doors to come along and see that we are just like you and this is a sport for anyone.

“Likewise, we are putting a lot of time and resources into youth development and urge parents to bring along their children to our open day, or indeed one of our development sessions throughout the month to join in, have fun and learn more.”

The open day runs from 1pm to 6pm on Sunday, and includes stalls, demonstrations and the chance to chat with a Tri-Life team member such as Matt.

There will be a mini duathlon, as well as swimming and other coaching sessions.

Activities also include a three-minute power test on a bike with the male and female winners getting a year’s membership to the team.

To find out more, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TriLifeTT/ or call (01429) 283990.

People must phone in advance to book a place on the mini duathlon.