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FAQ’s

General

Triathlon Scotland affiliation

Edinburgh Triathletes is affiliated to TriathlonScotland, the governing body for triathlon in Scotland. There are many benefits to affiliation, including personal injury insurance for members and full details of TriathlonScotland benefits can be found on their website.

Club Socials

We organise occasional club socials – keep an eye on the Facebook page and the e-group.

New/about to join/visiting

Can I attend taster sessions to see if I want to join? Yes, you are welcome to. If you use the contact form to get in touch we’ll be able to help line you up with a suitable session.

Dalkeith High School

Leaving your bike/car

Follow the road signs to the Dalkeith School Campus and most of the regulars park in the main car park situated south-east of the all-weather track. Some ETs will have bikes on roof-racks so will be easy to spot. If you came by bike, ask in Reception for the key to the bike store.

Where to meet & when

Go straight to the changing rooms (along the corridor to the left of Reception). The swim session starts promptly.

Lockers & where are the coaches?

Lockers are available but most seem to take their bags pool-side. If you are a few minutes early, pool-side is generally the place to find coaches and other ETs for a chat before the session.

Food

Quite a few bring a plastic bottle of fluid pool-side to re-hydrate during the swim session. After the swim, for those going on the cycle (or run if the weather is icy for example) a snack and drink can be brought with you or bought from the vending machine in the area outside the changing rooms. If you are just doing the cycle, for example, this is a good time to meet up, and make contact.

Type of bike, e.g. I only have a mountain bike can I come?

Yes, but make contact with us beforehand as everybody else will be on a road bike and so we would need to arrange for someone to do a slightly different ride with you. Better to have some kind of road bike then you would be part of the group right from the start.

What to wear for the cycle

Depends upon weather mostly, of course. Try a bit of ride a few days before-hand and wear what’s comfortable for you, and/or make contact with us.

What to take with you, e.g. puncture repair kit or spare inner tube and what if you are slow at changing a puncture and hold everyone up?

Try to be self-sufficient, but ET folks will always help out and you won’t get left.

Cycle routes

These vary considerably, most weeks there are at least two groups. Again, make contact before-hand if you are concerned and we can re-assure you about distance and pace and type of ride. Particularly for your first time, this can be daunting, but we are keen to help you. Just give it a try.

Royal Commonwealth Pool

Where to meet and when

For the run, we meet inside by reception at 18.15, so introduce yourself to the coach.

For the swim, if you are a bit early, we congregate in the viewing-area just to the right of Reception. No need to go through Reception, just veer-off to the right a bit a meet us. If a bit late, go straight to the changing rooms (along the corridor to the left of Reception). The swim session starts promptly.

Lockers & where are the coaches?

Lockers are available (re-fundable 1 pound coin). If you are a few minutes early for the swim, pool-side at the far end is generally the place to find coaches and other ETs for a chat before the session.