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
17th Dec
05:45 - 07:00Swim
Adult
Early Morning Swim Set 19 / 24 Please login
Monday
17th Dec
19:00 - 20:00Run
Mixed
Athletic's Track Run Session 80 / 80 Please login
Tuesday
11th Dec
05:45 - 07:00Swim
Adult
Early Morning Swim Set 7 / 24 Please login
Wednesday
12th Dec
19:00 - 20:00Run
Adult
Social Road Run

Adults and youths 16+. This will leave from Medway Park at 5 past 7 approx. and we will run for approx. 8-10k. This can split into groups, but everyone starts and finishes at Medway Park and no-one runs alone! Please wear appropriate clothing, including something reflective as the nights draw in. We will not go off road, so no headlights are required.
37 / 40 Please login
Wednesday
12th Dec
20:30 - 21:30Swim
Adult
GoTriGeneral Technique Swim night 23 / 28 Please login
Thursday
13th Dec
05:45 - 07:00Swim
Adult
Early Morning Swim set 8 / 24 Please login
Thursday
13th Dec
19:00 - 21:00Bike
Mixed
Adult Cycling Set

This session is for over 16yrs only
44 / 50 Please login
Friday
14th Dec
19:00 - 20:00Swim
Adult
Adult, Advanced and Intermediate Development Junior Swim Session 22 / 28 Please login
Saturday
15th Dec
08:00 - 09:00Run
Mixed
Cross Country Run Training

Capstone Country Park
78 / 80 Please login
Sunday
16th Dec
08:00 - 14:00Bike
Adult
Advanced Group Endurance Ride

90-140km usually averaging 25-30kph
30 / 30 Please login
Sunday
16th Dec
09:00 - 14:00Bike
Adult
Endurance & Social Ride

70-100km usually averaging 21-25kph
59 / 60 Please login
Sunday
16th Dec
09:00 - 12:00Bike
Mixed
Junior Endurance Ride (Long route up to 80km) 20 / 20 Please login
Sunday
16th Dec
19:00 - 20:00Swim
Adult
Adult and Advanced Junior Swim Session 26 / 28 Please login