Multi-discipline

There are massive advantages in competing and training in multi-discipline sports such as Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquathlon and Biathlon. It’s not simply the fact that the whole training process is more varied and interesting, it actually has great health benefits.

Multi-sport training does not put consistent strain on the same muscle groups, leading to the strengthening of the main muscle groups whilst helping to develop the smaller supportive groups. As a result, repetitive stress is minimised.

Another advantage is that the varied disciplines demand the use of different types of energy system by the body, resulting in an extremely effective cardiovascular and skeletal muscular system.

Even though triathlon is an endurance sport by nature, this shared load across the whole body makes it an ideal sport to participate in as an age group competitor with people competing at international level into their 80’s.

Significantly advantageous is that an injury, in most cases, will only prove problematic in one or worst case two of the disciplines, meaning that you can continue to focus on the disciplines, whilst you are waiting for the body to heal.

MedwayTri Multi discipline training

Multi-discipline training activities

MedwayTri not only delivers an extensive swim/bike/run programme, we also spend time on coaching and training you in all the areas that tie these different sports together. Therefore training also comprises brick sessions and transition practice.

Brick sessions - Brick sessions are used to develop your transition from bike to run (for Triathletes and Duathletes) or from run to bike (for Duathletes). Two hour sessions are scheduled at the Gravesend Cyclopark.

The brick session consists of a set distance on the bike, followed by a set distance on the run, repeated several times. This not only works on the speed of transition moving from the bike into your trainers and vice versa, but adapts the body to changing between disciplines.

Check our schedule and the session plans regularly to see when we have a brick session planned.

MedwayTri Transition practice

Transition practice

During specific sessions, we will also carry out transition practice. These sessions are essential for sharpening race speed during the triathlon season, with the introduction of a competitive element making them fun and exciting for the group.

Typically, these will be set up at intervals throughout the season. Keep an eye on the schedule and the session plans to ensure you don’t miss them.

  Pay per session cost

SessionAdultChild
Swim (pool)£6.00£6.00
Swim 2hr (pool)N/A£8.75
Swim (open water)£5.00£5.00
Bike (cyclopark)£5.00£3.80
Run (track)£3.80£2.70
Strength (studio)£4.40£2.20
Turbo (studio)£4.40£2.20

Weekend group rides and cross country session are free to all members.

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  Available Sessions

Day Time Type Session Places Fee (A/J) Attend
Monday
25th Jun
05:45 - 07:00Swim
Mixed
Early Morning Swim Set 3 / 21 Please login
Monday
25th Jun
19:00 - 20:00Run
Mixed
Athletic's Track Run Session 71 / 80 Please login
Monday
25th Jun
19:00 - 20:00Run
Mixed
GoTriGo-Tri/Team Phoenix Track Session 37 / 40 Please login
Tuesday
26th Jun
05:45 - 07:00Swim
Mixed
Early Morning Swim Set 5 / 21 Please login
Tuesday
26th Jun
18:00 - 19:00Bike
Adult
GoTriGo-Tri/Team Phoenix Cycle Session 47 / 50 Please login
Tuesday
26th Jun
19:00 - 21:00Bike
Adult
4T+ Cylopark Session 37 / 40 Please login
Tuesday
26th Jun
19:15 - 18:15Bike
Mixed
Grain 10 mile TT 30 / 30 Please login
Wednesday
27th Jun
18:45 - 20:00Multi
Mixed
Adults and Advanced Juniors Turbo Brick Session

Members to bring own bikes and turbo trainers
24 / 25 Please login
Wednesday
27th Jun
19:00 - 20:00Run
Mixed
Athletics Track Session 80 / 80 Please login
Wednesday
27th Jun
19:00 - 20:00Run
Adult
GoTriGo-Tri Athletics Track Session 40 / 40 Please login
Wednesday
27th Jun
19:00 - 20:00Run
Adult
GoTriTeam Phoenix Run Session

Meet outside Medway Park reception
40 / 40 Please login
Wednesday
27th Jun
20:30 - 21:30Swim
Adult
GoTriGo-Tri and General Technique Swim session 17 / 18 Please login
Wednesday
27th Jun
20:30 - 21:30Swim
Adult
Team Phoenix Swim Session 10 / 10 Please login
Thursday
21st Jun
05:45 - 07:00Swim
Mixed
Early Morning Swim set 0 / 21 Please login
Thursday
21st Jun
19:00 - 20:00Multi
Adult
Adult Strength and Conditioning

Centre membership fee payable to Strood Leisure Centre in addition (without a card)
11 / 16 Please login
Friday
22nd Jun
19:00 - 20:00Swim
Adult
Adult, Advanced and Intermediate Junior Swim Session 14 / 28 Please login
Saturday
23rd Jun
10:30 - 11:30Swim
Mixed
Open Water Swim Session (There will be no coaching available (or assessments) this week due to the Leeds Castle Sprint event; adults with a pass can do their own swim as normal)

Leybourne Lake Watersports: 5.00 in cash to be paid on the day (includes parking)
34 / 40 Please login
Saturday
23rd Jun
11:30 - 12:00Run
Mixed
5km Brick Run

2 laps of Leybourne Lakes
39 / 40 Please login
Sunday
24th Jun
08:00 - 14:00Bike
Adult
Advanced Group Endurance Ride

Only take this ride if you are a strong cyclist
30 / 30 Please login
Sunday
24th Jun
09:00 - 14:00Bike
Adult
Endurance & Social Ride 60 / 60 Please login
Sunday
24th Jun
19:00 - 20:00Swim
Adult
Adult and Advanced Junior Swim Session 17 / 28 Please login