Tri your skills at a Hartlepool club which will help with your New Year fitness goals

A Hartlepool group – which encourages people to become keen followers of fitness – is opening its doors to allcomers in the new year.

Thursday, 9th January 2020, 4:45 pm
Tri-Life members enjoying a swimming session.
Tri-Life members enjoying a swimming session.

The Tri-Life Warriors group has enjoyed a string of 2019 successes in duathlons and triathlons.

It helped 65-year-old Sue Watson become one of the best athletes in her age group in the world – last year Sue from Greatham represented Great Britain at duathlon for the very first time and came fifth in the world!

Now she and fellow Warriors are urging others to come and join the club which is open to everyone.

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Why not dive in and join the Tri-Life Warriors?

She said: “Triathlon teams are not made up of super fit, super strong pro-like athletes who are great cyclists, swimmers and runners. They are made up of mums, dads, trades people and professionals and everyday people you can think of.

“Some say triathlon is all about achieving and pushing yourself to your limit in order to reach impossible goals.

“We say that tri is also belonging and feeling the support of those around you - complete strangers urging you forward when you’re feeling the pain.

“Triathlon is a big family, a great big family that have given triathlon a go - we are full of swimmers, cyclists and runners with dreams. We are normal people who have jumped into the triathlon life and love it - why not join us and jump in too?”

Tri-Life members gather for a photocall.

For those wanting to find out more, a Tri-January open day will be held on Saturday, January 25, at the Life Centre at High Tunstall College of Science from 1pm.

After meet and greet session, there will be a run in Ward Jackson Park, condition training, spinning, and an invitation to a team swim on Sunday, January 26.

Highlights for Tri-Life last year have included;

l Sue’s top-five world placing at the ITU World Championship sprint duathlon in Pontevedra in Spain – just 18 months after she first started in the sport.

Sue Watson who has become one of the best duathletes in the world in her age group.

l Bradley O’Donaghue and Steve Pollock representing GB in the sprint duathlon competition at the European Duathlons in Romania.

l Sue and Audrey Streeting qualifying for the 2020 ITU world sprint and standard duathlon in Ameres.

l Hartlepool Triathlon team achieving Tri Mark Bronze.

l Matt Turnbull and his sons Dylan and Ben entering the Cool Summer Mornings Hollywood Triathlon in the USA and getting a podium placing.

Now comes the chance for more people to join the Tri-Life Warriors.

To find out more, visit the website at

Interested people can also email [email protected]