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  • Man Tri Juniors shine at Clumber Park15/03/2009
    MTC Juniors Christian Preece and Aimee Backhouse showed excellent form at the Clumber Park duathlon last weekend to finish 6th and 3rd overall respectively. more...

  • Novice Training Day - 25-04-200915/03/2009
    The Novice Training Day is aimed at anyone interested in the fast growing sport of triathlon and will be ideal for anyone new to the sport and looking to improve. more...

  • Session Cancellation: Sat AM Turbo - Moss Side06/03/2009
    The Sat AM Turbo Session (10.00-11.00) at Moss Side was due to finish at the end of March, but due to low attendance we have decided to cancel it from this point on. That means that last week was the last session and there won't be a session this Saturday (07/03) more...

  • MTC Newsletter Issue 1 2009 now available 04/03/2009
    The latest newsletter, and the first produced under the stewardship of Alan Ward, is now available for download. Remember, we are always looking for articles for the newsletter so why not get involved? more...

  • One Hour Postal Swim - Next Week20/02/2009
    Dave Q is once again organising for MTC members to enter the British Long Distance Swimming Association One Hour Postal Swim. This will be run at three sessions; Thurs 26th Feb (Moss Side AM, MAC PM) and Sat 30th Feb (Moss Side AM). more...

  • North West Regional Awards Evening19/02/2009
    The North West Regional Awards evening will take place on Friday 6th March at Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Football Club. Because this is some distance to travel, we have decided to lay on a coach in the hope that as many members as possible will come along and celebrate what is going to be a very special occasion for the club. more...

  • Strength and Conditioning Questionnaire18/02/2009
    We've been contact by a student doing some research into Strength and Conditioning for Triathletes, and she has asked if members would be able to fill in the a short questionnaire. more...

  • New Spinning Session for MTC18/02/2009
    As from this coming Friday (20th Feb) we will be moving our turbo session at Stretford Leisure Centre from the Dance Studio to the new Spinning Studio downstairs. more...

  • Turbo Sessions13/01/2009
    Just a reminder that the coached turbo sessions are still running, three times a week on Tuesday evening (Moss Side), Friday evening (Stretford) and Saturday morning (Moss Side). So get to it and kick start your bike training inside where it's warm and dry. more...

  • Training duathlons announced07/01/2009
    The popular series of MTC winter training duathlons is back, with a new location and new courses. A 10 mile bike course followed by a 5k run to test your legs. Provisional dates are 18-Jan, 15-Feb and 8-Mar; places are limited so get your name down ASAP! more...

  • Christmas Break!22/12/2008
    I've just contacted the venues for updated opening times over Christmas. It now appears that all sessions from Wed 24th December to Thur 1st January will have to be canceled. The only thing that will remain on is the Sunday ride! The training calendar and the forum have been updated. So it looks like everyone will get an enforced rest over Christmas. more...

  • 2009 Memberships Now Available!16/12/2008
    We're all ready and set up for 2009 membership renewals. You can be all signed up and ready for another years training in just a couple of minutes. more...

  • Reminder - Friday Turbo/Swim Cancelled04/12/2008
    Just a reminder that the swim and turbo at Stretford this Friday (5th Dec) are canceled because of the end-of-season party.

  • XC Run Training - Saturday 2pm20/11/2008
    XC maestro Jon Dabbs will be leading a training session this Saturday at 2pm in Bruntwood Park, Cheadle. more...

  • Man Tri = Club of the Year!15/11/2008
    Breaking news just in - Manchester Tri wins the BTF Club of the Year award for 2008! Great stuff. More details when I get them.

  • Cycling Skills Session - Sun 16th Nov 09.30-11.0005/11/2008
    On Sunday 16th November we will be organising a Cycling Skills Session to replace the group 1 ride. The session will take place from 09.30-11.00 outside TriCentral, as the car park is deserted on a Sunday. It also means we can get cups of tea if needed! more...

  • Boggart Hole XC Recce - Saturday05/11/2008
    Sonia Harris is leading a recce of the Boggart Hole Clough XC course this Saturday (8th). A great chance to get re-acquainted with the mud before the following weekend's race. more...

  • Turbos are go!03/11/2008
    Just a reminder that the MTC winter turbo sessions are now back every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. more...

  • Andy Fardon - NW Volunteer of the Year28/10/2008
    Congratulations to Andy Fardon who has been voted the NW Volunteer of the Year in the British Triathlon Annual Awards. Well deserved I'm sure you'll all agree! more...

  • XC League - England Athletics Affiliation Required23/10/2008
    Please could everyone who is planning on racing XC ensure they have affiliated. So if you have signed up for XC you also need to pay for England Athletics Affiliation. It is only 5 quid. more...

  • End of season party - 5th December16/10/2008
    Manchester Triathlon Club are organising their end of season party! This is an opportunity to relax, have a few drinks with fellow members and reflect the success the club has had. Tickets are priced at a reasonable 8 quid and can be bought though PayPal via the clubs website. The evening will include a hot buffet and a DJ. more...

  • Heaton Park XC Course Recce 16/10/2008
    Paul Barrett and Tim Johns will be leading a recce of the Heaton Park XC course this Saturday, 18th Oct, at 1:50pm. more...

  • August 2008 Newsletter06/10/2008
    The August 2008 MTC newsletter is now available, race reports from Switzerland, Sweden and Belgium give a bit of an international flavour. Plus an Elite racing update, news of next years Pennine Bridleway Relay and much much more! more...

  • Manchester XC League 2008/200921/09/2008
    MTCs first year in the Manchester XC league was a great success and hopefully the 08/09 season will be just as good (and just as muddy!). The deadline for pre-registration is 1st October; 5 races for 4.99 - a bargain! more...

  • Sunday Rides starting soon21/09/2008
    The Sunday Rides will be starting up again from 12th October. There will be 4 groups catering for all abilities, and volunteers are needed to help navigate them - so put your name down if you can. more...

  • Velodrome Training Session - Sunday 28 Sept17/09/2008
    Andy F has managed to get his hands on a last minute cancellation at the velodrome, 11am-1pm Sunday 28th September. The session is open to all abilities and is coached - click the link for how to reserve your place. Get your name down if you fancy trying to emulate GBs Beijing heroes! more...

  • Elite Racing Update09/09/2008
    Nina McArthur gives us an update on how the MTC members joining the Elite ranks have been getting on over the summer. more...

  • Session cancellations - Mon 25th Aug21/08/2008
    As it is a bank holiday this Monday 25th both the Longford Park track session and the Aquatics centre swim are cancelled. All other sessions over the weekend take place as normal.

  • NOEAA Relays - Hartlepool 27th Sept16/08/2008
    We are looking to put together male and female teams for the NOEAA relays in Hartlepool on the 27th September. Put your name down if you're interested. more...

  • Man Tri set for Geel06/08/2008
    Good luck to all the Manchester Tri members competing in the world long distance duathlon champs this weekend. The line up is Jonathan Dabbs, Rob Harper, Tim Johns, Tony Jolly, Brian Mullan, John Murray, Paul Schofield, Dave Shackley, Andy Quicke (injured?), Konrad Steinert (Germany). more...

  • Wednesday morning swim at Moss Side28/07/2008
    The Wednesday morning swim is now a permanent fixture on the weekly training calendar. It is from 06.30-08.00am at Moss Side Leisure Centre, giving you 3 weekday opportunities to swim before work.

  • British Triathlon L1 Coaching Course24/07/2008
    Are you interested in Triathlon Coaching for Manchester Triathlon Club? If so we are organising a British Triathlon Level 1 Coaching Course in Manchester (venue: Wright Robinson Sports College, Gorton) on Sat 4th, Sun 5th and Sat 11th October. more...

  • Opportunities for Triathletes with a Disability23/07/2008
    As part of our efforts to achieve British Triathlon standards for being a Disabled Triathlete Inclusive Club we would be interested to hear from any existing members or people interested in joining who have a disability. more...

  • England Athletics Affiliation23/07/2008
    We have recently re-affiliated MTC to England Athletics for another season. Could everyone who joined England Athletics last year please log on to their website using the username and password you were sent along with your card and check that your contact details are correct. more...

  • Manchester XC League - Results and Prizes23/07/2008
    Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Manchester XC League Match for 07/08. For the clubs first season I would call it a great success, hopefully one that can be matched this season. more...

  • Boundary Breeze 2008 Photos14/07/2008
    We have over 500 excellent photos of the event, taken by MTC member Harsharn Gill. more...

  • Boundary Breeze 2008 Provisional Results13/07/2008
    The provisional results for Boundary Breeze 2008 are now available; congratulations to the overall winners - Paul Skipper, Nina McArthur, Beau Smith and Aimee Backhouse. more...

  • Junior Triathlon Sessions09/07/2008
    In association with Manchester Triathlon Club, Triathlon England are holding a series of Triathlon Training Sessions for 10-14 year olds in the Manchester Area who are new to the sport. Delivered by well qualified, experienced and friendly coaches the sessions will cover all the essential skills for swim, bike, run and transitions. more...

  • New race reports added21/06/2008
    Just added a whole lot of race reports to the website; Harlech Tri, LEJOG ride, Vancouver Worlds and UK 70.3 Wimbleball. Grab yourself a coffee and have a read. more...

  • URGENT - Coaches needed!08/06/2008
    We are looking for a coach to lead the Thursday evening swim session at the Manchester Aquatics Centre. And we need to recruit a number of new coaches to the team in order to sustain the programme over the coming years. more...

  • New Swim Session - Wednesday Morning04/06/2008
    We now have a new swim session on Wednesday mornings. It will be at Moss Side Leisure Centre from 6.30-8am and will be coached by Paul Taylor. We have 3 lanes booked although one of these will be made available for the exclusive use of any disabled members who require additional space attending the session. So now you can swim with Man Tri every single day (should you want to!)

  • Training session cancellations02/06/2008
    The brick sessions on 7th and 14th June at Longford Park are cancelled due to athletics meets being held at the track. more...

  • Mon 26th May - Swim and Run Cancelled23/05/2008
    Monday 26th is a Bank Holiday, so no work (hooray!) but no training sessions either (boo!) - both the MAC swim and the Longford Park run are cancelled.

  • Training Weekend - Reminder08/05/2008
    The MTC Training Weekend in the Peak District is just over a week away so, if you've not already done so, get your cheques to Sarah ASAP! more...

  • Thursday MAC swim cancelled05/05/2008
    The Aquatics centre is shut on Thursday 8th May due to the Paralympics World Cup, so there will be no swim session that evening.

  • Novice Training Day - Update02/05/2008
    Take up for the Novice Training Day has been great with 20 signed up so far. I've had a lot of calls from people thinking of coming along but who haven't sent in forms. We will be doing sign-ups on the day but please call to confirm in advance as I need to know numbers to help with planning. There is a limit of 30 people max. more...

  • Saturday Moss Side swim - 1 Hour only02/05/2008
    Due to the Novice Training Day the Sat AM swim at Moss Side will run for one hour only from 08.00-09.00. Karen has prepared a special set to make sure that everyone is more than happy to leave early! The Brick session will run as normal from 10.30 at Longford Park. Nick is away so Gary will be coaching.

  • MAC Swim Cancelled - Mon 5th May01/05/2008
    The 8pm swim on Monday at the MAC is canceled due to early closing of the centre on the Bank Holiday. All other sessions over the Bank Holiday Weekend are on as normal, including the Monday evening Longford Park track session.

  • Novice Training Day - Sat 3rd May14/04/2008
    Details and application form for this year's novice training day are now available. The day is aimed at anyone interested in trying the fast growing and challenging sport of triathlon. more...

  • Nantwich Aquathlon Race Report08/04/2008
    First race report of 2008! Harry Davies writes about the Nantwich Aquathlon, where Andy Blair took the honours. more...

  • Brick sessions starting 10.30am07/04/2008
    The saturday morning brick sessions will start at 10.30am from this week onwards.

  • Thursday MAC Swim - Short Course02/04/2008
    Just received word from the aquatics that the pool will only be 25m this Thursday (3rd April) as they are preparing for the FINA champs. more...

  • Brick Session beginning 5th April 11am31/03/2008
    The popular brick session organised by Nick will begin again on Saturday 5th April and run each Saturday until September as long as demand allows.The session will replace the Sat AM turbo session and will begin at 11am at Longford Park. more...

  • MAC Sunday Swim Cancelled 6th and 13th April12/03/2008
    Due to the Aquatics Centre being used as a training venue for the FINA World Short Course champs the Sunday sessions on 6th and 13th April have been cancelled. more...

  • Easter Training Session Cancellations12/03/2008
    Due to early closing of venues over Easter we have had to cancel some training sessions. more...

  • Northern 12 and 6 stage road relays11/03/2008
    The Northern 12 and 6 stage road relays take place in Catterick on 6th April. If you are interested in running for the MTC teams, please sign up on the forum. The deadline for online entries is March 20th so please register ASAP. more...

  • Postal Swim - 7:30am start on Saturday20/02/2008
    We've just heard from Dave Q that the first wave for the Postal Swim this Saturday will start at 7:30am, not 8am as previously stated. So set those alarm clocks! more...

  • One Hour Postal Swim - Sat 23rd Feb19/02/2008
    The 2008 One Hour Postal Swim (i.e. how far can you swim in one hour) is taking place this Saturday (23rd) at Moss Side Leisure Centre. The first wave will start at 8am. more...

  • MTC member of the year 200711/02/2008
    Who should be 2007 member of the year? Nominations for the 2007 member of the year are open until Friday 29th February. more...

  • Lake District Challenge Rides - Sun 10th Feb05/02/2008
    The Sunday bike rides this Sunday are starting from Ambleside in the Lake District and are intended to be a bit of a challenge! more...

  • Man Tri join British Cycling17/01/2008
    To accommodate the growing interest in cycling within the club, it was considered appropriate to affiliate to British Cycling. more...

  • No conditioning work before swim tonight17/01/2008
    Tony Jolly will be covering for Dave Q tonight at the Aquatics Centre. Tony will be there from 20.15 so there will be no organised conditioning work before the session. This is for one week only and will return to normal for next week.

  • The big one15/01/2008
    You want to be an Ironman? You want to race Kona? Find out what it is really like by reading Chris Clarke's report this years ironman world championships. more...

  • 2008 Membership Update12/01/2008
    We have had one or two problems with people not following the correct membership process, and in these cases we want to resolve these problems and make sure that people receive their cards and can attend sessions as quickly as possible. more...

  • New track session08/01/2008
    The new track session starts next Monday 14th January, 6.45pm at Longford Park. It will be a periodised training session, similar to wednesdays with Tim Johns as coach. more...

  • Changes to membership for 200807/01/2008
    To train at club sessions, you MUST have joined as a member for 2008, to cover the club for insurance purposes. Gold members must have their new 2008 Gold card, Bronze members must have their card and a voucher which can be bought via the MTC website. Until your card arrives, your paypal receipt will be accepted as proof of purchase. more...

  • Naples to Tunisia trip report30/12/2007
    David Waterhouse writes on a cycling training holiday riding from Naples to Tunisia. more...

  • Christmas training sessions19/12/2007
    Many of our training sessions wont be running in the Christmas week. To check what is and what isn't on, please check the training calendar. Enjoy the break and happy christmas to all. See you in the new year. more...

  • Vote for Boundary Breeze!14/12/2007
    Boundary Breeze has been nominated for an Event of the Year award in the 220 Triathlon annual poll. So get voting! more...

  • Christmas Drinks - Sat 15th14/12/2007
    Meet at the Sand Bar at 8:30pm. Your tour guide will be Mr Paul Barrett. more...

  • Pennine Bridleway Relay recce - Sat 15th14/12/2007
    Rob Harvey will be leading the first of the recces of the Pennine Bridleway Relay route on Saturday. Leg 5 is 11 miles and features the infamous climb up Rooley Moor Road. more...

  • AGM minutes11/12/2007
    For those that missed the AGM or want a recap, the minutes are now available. more...

  • Man Tri beat running clubs at their own game!10/12/2007
    Congratulations to the MTC men's team - Brad, Dan and Dabbsy - who claimed first place in the Stockport 10 on Sunday, convincingly beating all of the local running clubs! more...

  • AGM - Monday 3rd December28/11/2007
    The AGM will be held on Monday 3rd December, 7pm at Longford Park (in the upstairs bar). more...

  • Group Riding Skills and Racing Session - Sunday Dec 16th19/11/2007
    Each session will aim at group riding skills on a closed 1km circuit. We will also include some faster paced group sessions with a draft legal duathlon to finish each session. more...

  • Turbo Sessions Start on Friday01/11/2007
    The weekly turbo sessions are starting up again from this Friday (2nd Nov). 7:30pm Fridays at Stretford; 10:00am Saturdays and 8:00pm Tuesdays at Moss Side. more...

  • Congratulations to Tony and Rob25/10/2007
    Congratulations to Tony Jolly and Rob Harvey who have been voted NW Volunteer of the Year and NW Coach of the Year respectively. more...

  • Weekend run sessions start this Saturday11/10/2007
    The first weekend run session takes place this Saturday (13th) at 3pm in Stockport. more...

  • AGM and committee vacancies05/10/2007
    The AGM has been scheduled for Monday 3rd December at 7pm, in the upstairs Bar at Longford Park. A number of positions on the committee are vacant so why not get involved? more...

  • Sunday rides05/10/2007
    The sunday rides will be starting again from next week. The schedule is on the forum. We also need more ride leaders so if you can help please let us know. more...

  • Updated coaching programme05/10/2007
    This years coaching programme has now been announced. More details will follow soon but check the forum for an overview of whats coming up. more...

  • We've been busy01/10/2007
    More race reports in from Teggs Nose, Rivington and the Rab mountain marathon more...

  • Hamburg World Championships28/09/2007
    Nine Man Tri age groupers were at the World Champs this year representing GB. This is what it is like if you manage to qualify. more...

  • Northern Road Relays - Runners Needed28/09/2007
    We are a couple of runners short for the Road Relays this Saturday (29th Sept). If anyone is able to run please check out the forum post and contact Rob Harvey (07906 635559). more...

  • More new race reports18/09/2007
    Race reports have recently added for Warwick Sprint, Vitruvian and Xterra UK. Keep them coming people! more...

  • Extra velodrome session18/09/2007
    There are still places available for the extra velodrome session on 30th September 3-5pm. Sign up on the forum. more...

  • More members successes18/09/2007
    Congratulations to Andy Norman on winning the Blackpool 10K and to Chris Clarke on winning the North West Classic Sprint at Knutsford.

  • MTC juniors represent NW12/09/2007
    MTC juniors Danny Hill and Nina McArthur, along with Louis Szymanski (younger brother of Lee), were part of a 14 strong team representing the North West region in the British triathlon Inter-regional championships. more...

  • MTC - NW Club League Champions12/09/2007
    Strong performances at Rivington on Sunday mean that MTC have won both the men's and women's NW Club League Titles this year. Well done everyone!

  • Race reports from foreign climes12/09/2007
    New on the website are race reports from Kalmar ironman in Sweden and Singapore 70.3. Thanks to Konrad and Chris for these. more...

  • New race reports - IMUK and Cockerham03/09/2007
    Two new race reports were added over the weekend, from opposite ends of the event scale; IMUK by David Waterhouse and Cockerham Tri by Richard Hyder. more...

  • Great results at Saddleworth Tri29/08/2007
    Congratulations to Viv Slack for a convincing win at the ultra hilly Saddleworth Tri, and to Cathy Atkinson for 3rd place on her tri comeback. Dave Leak also won his age group. Viv even made it into the Oldham Evening Chronicle - fame! more...

  • Final brick session this Saturday28/08/2007
    This Saturday (1st Sept) sees the last brick session at Longford Park. The turbo at Moss Side will hopefully begin again the first Saturday in October. More info about the schedule for the winter will be available soon.

  • Good luck in Hamburg!28/08/2007
    We would like to wish the best of luck to all MTC members racing at the World Age Group Championships this weekend in Hamburg.

  • Swim Cancelled - Mon 27th Aug 19/08/2007
    The Monday swim at the Aquatics Centre on 27th August is cancelled due to early closing of the centre on the Bank Holiday.

  • Manchester Area Cross Country league19/08/2007
    Calling all mud lovers..... these events are for you! This season we are going to enter the Manchester Area Cross Country League. It will be a great way to keep your running fitness over the winter. more...

  • Northern Road Relays19/08/2007
    The Northern 4/6 stage road relays (running) are on Sat 29th Sept. We are looking to enter at least 2 men's and 2 women's teams so keep that team spirit going and sign up. more...

  • How not to do it14/08/07
    Important lessons from New Mills and Ripon in the latest race reports. more...

  • Teggs Nose Duathlon - It's Back! - Thursday 16th August02/08/2007
    This promises to be the best and most challenging duathlon of the summer! It is a true duathlon with a 15km bike leg sandwiched between two 2K runs. It's on a Thursday so doesn't clash with the track so get yourself up to Tegg's Nose Country Park, just outside Macclesfield on Cat and Fiddle road. more...

  • Team Relays02/08/2007
    Just over a week to go to the relays now, and Man Tri are fielding a record 19 teams. Info for the weekend is now on the forum. more...

  • Enrique Flores - Channel Swim Success!30/07/2007
    We have just received word that Enrique has been successful at his attempt to swim the channel. Dave Q says "Touchdown! Viva Mexico! Viva Enrique! He did it! 13 Hours plus. At 1st attempt he conquers swimming's Mount Everest. Fewer people have swum the channel than been in Space! Fantastic Effort! Hoorah!" more...

  • Lightening fast race report from the Hathersage Hilly22/07/2007
    A race so good, I had to tell you about it straight away. more...

  • Boundary Breeze results16/07/2007
    Provisional results for yesterday's race are now available. Congratulations to the overall winners; Nick Riding and Jacqui Slack in the Sprint, and Louis Szymanski and Jodie Taylor in the Youth Supersprint. more...

  • Some race reports - really!15/07/2007
    Yes it has been a while but here are two brand new race reports for you all; Eastnor Middle Tri and Coniston swim. more...

  • World championship qualifiers13/07/2007
    An impressive list of 9 Manchester Tri members qualified for the triathlon world championships last weekend at Wakefield - Vicki Wade, Ian Shackcloth, Rob Harvey, Harry Davies, Rob Bell, Paul Hawkins, Jacqui Slack, Tim Johns, Paul Skipper. more...

  • All set for Boundary Breeze12/07/2007
    Don't forget that our club triathlon, the Manchester Boundary Breeze will take place this sunday. Good luck to all those racing and many thanks to all those that have volunteered to help make it happen - don't forget the after party. We are all set so now lets just hope for a rare glimpse of sun. more...

  • Austria Ironman06/07/2007
    Manchester Tri want to wish those heading to Ironman Austria all the luck in the world for a great race. We're all behind you.

  • European Success05/07/2007
    Congratulations to Chris Standidge (6th in category) and Vikki Wade (4th in category) at the European Championships in Copenhagen. Well done guys!

  • Final Friday Turbo Tomorrow28/06/2007
    This Friday (29th) will be the final turbo session at Stretford Leisure Centre. Rob and his eclectic selection of turbo tunes will be back again in October.

  • Cancelled Swim Sessions22/06/2007
    Due to the water polo championships, we are unable to hold the usual Aquatics Centre swim sessions on the following dates - Thursday 5th July, Monday 9th July and Thursday 12th July. See the calendar for all the latest session information. more...

  • Summer Duathlon Series Race 109/06/2007
    The MTC Summer Duathlon Series got underway on Wednesday at Chelford, with Rob Bell taking the honours. more...

  • We rule (2)05/06/2007
    Meanwhile over in Macclesfield Andy Norman was delivering the goods to take first place in the inaugural XME tri, with Phil Stannard in third and MTC winning the team prize. more...

  • We rule05/06/2007
    Great results for all those racing this weekend especially those doing their first tri.3 MTC men came in the top 10 at Cheshire, topped by an excellent win by Chris Standidge in 58:15. The MTC women also did us proud led by Sarah Lees who came in 3rd in 01:08:47. Race report to follow. more...

  • It's a girl!24/05/2007
    Many congratulations to Nick and Jo Thomas on the birth of their baby girl Freya, weighing in at 6lbs 11oz. Reports that she is already wearing a miniature 'Ironman in training' top have yet to be substantiated.

  • Wedding Congratulations 24/05/2007
    Steve Clayton and Cathy Atkinson are getting married this weekend in Carsington. All at MTC wish them all the best for a fantastic Wedding day. Rumours that Cathy will be cycling to the wedding are yet to be confirmed.

  • Summer Duathlon Series announced23/05/2007
    After the success of the winter duathlon series a series of four races on midweek summer evenings has been organized, perfect for sharpening those legs up. more...

  • No swim session on bank holiday Monday22/05/2007
    There will be no swim session at the aquatics centre on 28th May. Remember to check the training calendar for all the latest information. more...

  • It's sprint season22/05/2007
    New race reports and results now online including top team for MTC at Wilmslow and a bit of friendly rivalry at Stratford. more...

  • Wanted: Triathletes to help with study of Achilles Tendon Pain15/05/2007
    I am a Triathlete/Podiatrist in the final year of my PhD degree at the University of Salford. The piece of research I am working on for the PhD is investigating the foot mechanics and lower limb muscle activity of athletes who experience Achilles tendon pain. more...

  • Chirk Tri Race Report15/05/2007
    Tim Johns was one of a posse of Man Tri members getting in an early season tester at Chirk. Read his report here. more...

  • GB Vests for Murray, Schofield & Stannard13/05/2007
    John Murray, Paul Schofield and Phil Stannard have qualified to represent GB at the World Duathlon Champs in Gyor, Hungary on 20th May. All three have chased up and down the UK to make the qualifying races. MTC wishes them well.

  • First Brick Session This Saturday03/05/2007
    The first brick session takes place this Saturday (5th May) at Longford Park track. You should be able to get into the track from 10:15 to set up bikes/turbos ready for a 10:30 start.

  • Ashbourne Duathlon Race Report30/04/2007
    Yet another duathlon this weekend, which also incorporated the National Championships. more...

  • Cancelled Swims Next Week30/04/2007
    Sessions at the Manchester Aquatics Centre will be cancelled on the following dates: Mon 07.05.07 - due to May Bank Holiday; Thur 10.05.07 - due to Visa Paralympics World Cup.

  • Harlech Sprint Race Report25/04/2007
    So who was the king of the castle at Harlech? Find out here. more...

  • National team relays - Saturday 11th August23/04/2007
    If you want to be part of one of the best events of the year, you need to get your name down for the team relays. Check out last years race report for more details of this great event. more...

  • More duathlon news23/04/2007
    Race report from Calderdale now online. more...

  • Aquatics centre swim update22/04/2007
    The monday swim is to be extended to 1.5 hours, starting at 8pm (to be confirmed). On thursdays, Dave runs a core stability session from 8pm with swimming starting at 8.30. Both sessions still finish at 9.30.

  • Sat 14th April - short swim, no turbo12/04/2007
    Just a quick reminder that due to the Novice Training Day the Saturday swim at Moss Side (14th April) will only be from 8-9. No turbo from 10-11 either.

  • Hill Running Session 16th April11/04/2007
    The next hill running session will be on Monday 16th April in Altrincham. more...

  • Wilmslow Half Race Report10/04/2007
    Martin Webb reports from this ever popular race for MTC members. more...

  • Duathlon and Half Race Reports09/04/2007
    Two new race reports just been added; NW Duathlon Champs at Bickerstaffe and Oldham Lord Mayor's Half Marathon. more...

  • Monday Session at Aquatics: Cancelled07/04/2007
    The staff at the Aquatic Centre have now changed their mind regarding Easter opening and it will now be CLOSED on Easter Monday, 9th April. more...

  • No Hill Running Tonight02/04/2007
    Next hill session will be on Monday 16th April, not tonight (2nd) as previously advertised. more...

  • Cancelled training sessions26/03/2007
    There will be no Monday (26/3) or Thursday (29/3) swims at the Aquatics centre as the British Champs are on this week. The Stretford turbo and swim session on Good Friday (6/4) and Aquatics Centre swim on Easter Sunday (8/4) are also cancelled. more...

  • Sat 24th March - Swimathon14/03/2007
    The Saturday AM swim at Moss Side on 24th March will be used to give club members the chance to take part in Swimathon 2007. more...

  • More Man Tri news from around the world!08/03/2007
    Another international race report from a roaming man tri member now online. Find out how Suzy got on in the Guatemala City Triathlon - 1st in her age group no less. more...

  • MTC Winter Duathlon 207/03/2007
    Wind, Rain and Alex triumph at Byley - report by Martin Webb more...

  • Ironman New Zealand07/03/2007
    Congratulations to MTC members Bonnie Hopkins and Hugh McKenna who both completed IMNZ at the weekend. And even though she's the other side of the world Bonnie has already posted her race report! more...

  • New Club Records07/03/2007
    Make sure you keep an eye on the club records and let us know if you improve on any of the times for your category. Well done to Anna Bergström who now holds the half marathon record for F25-29 with a time of 1.35.29 at Blackpool. more...

  • Monday's Hill Session Cancelled04/03/2007
    No hill running session this Monday (5th Mar). The next session will be on Monday 19th March in Handforth. more...

  • MTC Duathlon 2 - Update28/02/2007
    The second 2007 Winter Duathlon takes place on Sunday near Byley, Holmes Chapel. So far 29 people have registered their details. more...

  • Novice Training Day - Sat April 14th27/02/2007
    The day is aimed at anyone interested in trying the fast growing and challenging sport of triathlon and will be ideal for anyone looking to take part in their first event or who has completed one event and needs a few pointers. more...

  • MTC Open Meeting regarding the Tatton Triathlon22/02/2007
    There will be an open meeting of the club at Longford Park at 8.15pm on Wednesday, 28th February, 2007. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the issues surrounding the Tatton Triathlon. All members are invited to attend.

  • This years club awards21/02/2007
    Details of the awards available for 2007 more...

  • MTC Training Duathlon 1 - Race Report21/02/2007
    Tim wins it in transition while Vets and Juniors dominate at Byley more...

  • Olympic Champ to Race 2008 Beijing Olympic Triathlon15/02/2007
    Kate Allen has announced that she will defend her title but she says it will be tough. more...

  • Ironman 70.3 Germany15/02/2007
    This new race in the state of Hessen has just been announced more...

  • Pennine Bridleway Relay - Race Report13/02/2007
    MTC entered 2 teams into this 47 mile fell race. Get yourself a brew before reading the report as it's a long one! more...

  • Earlier start for group 3 rides13/02/2007
    The sunday ride for group 3 will now be leaving Didsbury Clocktower on the dot of 8.30. This is to allow a longer ride without getting back too late and also to pick up an extra crowd at dean row at 9.15. more...

  • Winter Scramble Sunday 11th08/02/2007
    The last of this winter's Scrambles is taking place this Sunday. We're meeting at the Cat and Fiddle at 8.30am for a 9am start. more...

  • New turbo sessions starting30/01/2007
    Two new turbo sessions start this week; Tuesday evenings at Moss Side 8.00-9.15PM (after the swim) and Friday evenings at Stretford 7.30-8.45PM (before the swim). more...

  • MTC at National Level30/01/2007
    Steve Collins (MTC Chairman) has been appointed as a director of the British Triathlon Federation and David Melen (MTC Webmaster) has been appointed a director for Triathlon England. more...

  • 4 Villages Half Marathon - Race Report29/01/07
    It soon became apparent that this was going to be nothing like my first half in Prague last year where we had crowds and local bag ladies shouting you along...'This is fairly serious I thought... and everyone looks like they are runners by choice!!' more...

  • MTC Wedding22/01/2007
    The club sends its best wishes to Mr & Mrs Sherrin after their marriage this weekend.

  • Ironman UK filling fast19/01/2007
    The worldwide Ironman Corporation site is claiming only 200 slots left at Ironman UK, and Ironman UK 70.3 entries have already exceeded last years race total. So if you want to race these events, get onto it soon.

  • Thursday Turbo Session Cancelled16/01/2007
    The turbo session planned to begin this Thursday (18th Jan) at the Aquatics Centre has had to be cancelled due to an issue with the provided space. An alternative with be arranged this week and details will be emailed out / posted on the website by the weekend.

  • Good Luck Suzy!16/01/2007
    All the best to Suzy Blackledge who is leaving us to lead mountain bike trips in Guatemala for a few months. As well as getting 2nd placed female in the north west series for MTC in 2006 she's up for anything, tougher than she looks and great fun. We know you'll be back but we'll miss you! Good luck!

  • 2006 Race Reports10/01/2007
    Have you ever wondered which events are most popular amongst MTC members? In addition to the reports, you can also now see how many members entered each event last year by going to the 2006 race reports page. After the training duathlons, most entries were for Salford, North West Sprint, Chester Olympic, Cheshire Sprint, Wetherby, Wakefield and Bala. more...

  • British Triathlon Training Camp for Disabled Athletes10/01/2007
    BTA have announced that they will be hosting a training camp specifically for disabled triathletes. more...

  • London Triathlon10/01/2007
    Don't forget entry deadline is at the end of January, and with the event reaching capacity last year, log on to www.thelondontriathlon.com to guarantee your place in the largest triathlon in the world.

  • Winter Scramble #3 this Sunday (14th)10/01/2007
    Scramble starts from the Rams Head in Disley (as November). Meeting at 8:30 for 9 am start. The run will be longer and hillier than before, and will end up in a cafe. As ever, the run is completely off road and for all abilities. more...

  • Hill Interval Training Session Monday 8th07/01/2007
    The latest Hill Interval Training Session organised by Jonathan Dabbs will take place 18:30 in Cheadle on Monday evening. more...

  • Cameron Brown Escapes Serious Road Accident05/01/2007
    Five-time Ironman New Zealand champion Cameron Brown narrowly avoided serious injury yesterday after members of his training group were hit by a vehicle driven by a 16 year old (writing off 20,000 dollars worth of bikes) more...

  • Stockport 10 Race Report29/12/2006
    Could this be the last race report of 2006? Jonathan Dabbs and Martin Webb give us the lowdown. more...

  • Reduced christmas training schedule21/12/2006
    Please note there will be no coached sessions between Sunday 24th December and Mon 1st January EXCEPT the saturday sessions at moss side. more...

  • Track cycling at the Manchester Velodrome THIS SATURDAY14/12/2006
    Ever wanted to try Track cycling at the Manchester Velodrome? Well now's your chance. 2 hours of track time have become available for Man Tri members at the Manchester Velodrome this Saturday 16th December between 7-9pm more...

  • 2nd Winter Scramble This Sunday13/12/2006
    The meeting point will be on Long Hill. Drive up the A6 through Whaley Bridge and start the climb up Long Hill towards Buxton. Within one mile on the right you will see a lay-by. Meet here at 8:30 for a 9am start more...

  • Grab a Trek Bargain13/12/2006
    The British Triathlon Association are selling off their National Team bikes, apparently no reasonable offer refused and you might just be able to haggle a real bargain.The full range can be seen on the British Triathlon Association website but ignore the prices and put in your best offer. The Trek Equinox 11 in particular are over ordered bikes for the Long Distance Team that have never been used!!! Ring British Triathlon Association on 01509 226161. more...

  • More from Yes Sir!13/12/2006
    If you enjoyed Dean's fantastic performance at the christmas party, GET DOWN to Yes Sir playing their next and final gig before Christmas on Thursday 21st December at The Bakers Vault, Market Place, Stockport. SK1 1ES. Tel: 0161 477 7312. 1st set p