Adult training

Swim training

Coached pool swim training sessions take place at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre:

  • on Wednesdays from 9 pm to 10 pm and
  • on Fridays from 6 pm to 7 pm

Places are limited and are booked in 13-week blocks at £6.50 per session per adult. New swimmers are charged pro rata until the start of the next 13-week block. Please contact secretary@solihulltri.club if you’re interested. See the members’ Facebook page for further details.

There are no formal Open Water swimming sessions but the most popular venues for members are Cliff Lakes and Dosthill Quarry near Kingsbury and Compton Verney. Other locations are also used.

Bike training

There are limited formal, coached club sessions through the summer that include skills such as: group riding, transitions, pacing and bike handling.

There are also a number of informal get-togethers organised via social media (primarily the members’ Facebook group and WhatsApp). These include:

  • Thursday Evening Zwift rides for the winter season
  • Thursday evening track rides at Tudor Grange Cycle Track (8-9pm all summer season)
  • Monthly social rides on the first Saturday of the month, usually at 8:30 am from the Drum & Monkey (this normally includes a coffee and cake stop)

Other social rides including turbo get-togethers are also organised via social media. Between these groups there are good options from those just starting out to seasoned cyclists.

We have members taking part in many bike-only events including: sportives, time trials (TTs), reliability rides and endurance rides.

During the warmer months members often take part in local Time Trials organised through Cycling Time Trials and clubs such as Solihull Cycling ClubBeacon Roads Cycling Club or Birmingham Midland Cycling Club. The nearest time trials start in Knowle or near Hockley Heath.

Run training

There is an informal road run every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm starting at the entrance to Tudor Grange Leisure Centre (during the summer we meet in the centre of Tudor Grange park). This consists of a warm-up followed by intervals, hill reps, or sometimes just a road run. We always finish with a warm-down and some stretching.

Coached run training sessions take place in Tudor Grange Park on Saturday mornings (except for the first Saturday of the month) from 9:25 am to 10:30 am. These coincide with junior training sessions so that parents can join in whilst their children participate in their own session. See the members’ closed Facebook group for further details.

Many members organise ad-hoc runs so keep an eye out for these. See the members’ Facebook group for more details.

Nutrition, Strength and Conditioning and other essentials

We are always keen to help you learn transition skills or help members learn what nutrition works for them.

We have run regular Strength and Conditioning in the past, though the current program does not include this. Please see the Training Resources page for some great videos from Andy Teagle. We strongly encourage you to supplement your training with Strength & Conditioning and hope to run regular sessions again in the future.

Please get in touch with a club coach if you’d like some help.

Andy Teagle is available for private coaching and can be found at Team T Coaching.

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