Thursday, 23 February 2017

NWTCJNR: Training 26th Feb - BIKE ONLY Gransha

Hello Everyone,

Slight change this week to the training schedule as we didnt get a chance to cycle last week and before we start the duathlon training block we need to get some BIKE practice or actually practice on the bike. So this week we will have a BIKE ONLY session in Gransha starting @ 10am.

As usual we will meet in the TOP CAR PARK ie the 1st Car Park on the Left as you enter Gransha from the main road. If we can arrange to be there from 9.50am on and we will get away as close to 10am as possible with the idea of being back to the carpark and wrapped up by 11.15am.

The forecast look ok for Sunday, might be a bit on the cold side and the ground will be WET so parents/guardians bring plenty of plastic bags for the journey home as its going to be a wet & mucky one.

See you all Sunday morning bright & early

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Sunday 19th February schedule change

This Sunday we were scheduled to have a bike session at Gransha, but
his has been changed to accommodate a visit by PSNI who are coming to
offer bike registration scheme to all embers of junior club. The bike
registration scheme brands each bike with a unique number to deter
potential thieves. It normally costs £20 per bike, but is being
offered to us free of charge, so all members should take advantage of
this fantastic offer and if parents/guardians want to get their own
bikes registered, then bring those along as well.

While the bikes are being registered, parents/guardians must be present
and juniors will do swim session. As we can't know how long it will
take to complete bike registration, it will be a swim only session.
Time to get back into some serious training🏊‍♀️🏊

This Sunday Aine will be taking names of those interested in club
outing to climb Mount Errigal at beginning of April. This is an event
for children and parents/guardians and young people must be accompanied
by an adult throughout the climb. We are hoping to run a bus to
Errigal, so the size of the bus will be determined by the numbers
wishing to attend.

On a serious note, all juniors must now be registered with triathlon
Ireland and of course with the NWTC. This will be enforced for all
training as of this Sunday, so if not already registered, you have 2
more days to do so.

See you all Sunday

Friday, 27 January 2017

NWTCJNR: Training 29th Jan & Membership

Hello Everyone,

This week we complete our January block of training and look ahead to what February has in store. This week we have the swim then followed by Strength & Conditioning (S&C) and a Run session. These sessions have proved extremely popular especially the 9.10am S&C for the older juniors & olders full stop. again any parent or guardian looking to take part in the 9:15am session dress appropriately :-) and possible bring a change of clothes for yourself. 

Same again this week Swim starts @ 9:10am to 9:50am, then quick change and 10:05 to 10:45 S&C / Run and all wrapped up by 11am.

To be clear and to remind those who may have forgot, to be a member of the club you must take out two (2) memberships. Club membership & Triathlon Ireland membership both explained below

Club Membership
To become a member or retain membership you must take out club membership this can be done on a individual basis or NEW for 2017 a family membership. Club membership entitles you access/partake in club training and free entry to club run events (where possible). 

Individual Membership is set for 2017 at €10 
Family Membership is set for 2017 at €45 * max two adults and 4 children.

If you take out family membership when registering you child DO NOT ASSOCIATE THEM WITH A CLUB AS THIS WILL CHARGE YOU €10 just leave the club blank THEN  please let Aine know on any Sunday morning and we can associate the junior member with our club. 

Triathlon Ireland Membership
This membership is necessary to affiliate you as a member to the national body covering our sport. By taking out TI membership you are covered by insurance to train with the club at club sanctioned training sessions and covered to race in any TI sanctioned events without the need to purchase a one day race license.

Costs   0 - 14    €5
          15 - 16    €10

To Join or Renew Click Here

if you have any questions email

See you all Sunday morning 

Thursday, 19 January 2017

NWTCJNR: Training 22nd Jan - Swim & S&C

Morning Everyone :-)

Firstly what a great start to the year last Sunday morning, it was great to see everyone back at it again swimming, running & what a Strength & Conditioning session. Following a chat/discussion/debate whatever you want to call it we have changed the training programme for the next few weeks and the new training programme is attached here below.

As we always say safety first & given what was planned and is still planned for Jan weather wise, we are taking the weather out of the equation. So for the next few weeks we will keep going with the Swim, Run, S&C.

As always thank you to the parents who help out on the sessions, quite simply you all should feel proud, your input makes these sessions what they are Functional, Entertaining & Safe

Ok for the older group, you do the same as last week while the main group are swimming you will go with Seamus and do a strength & conditioning circuit @ 9:10am. For any parents who want they can also join into this FIRST sessions with the older kids.

There you have it all you need to know :-) see you all on Sunday Morning.

here is a pdf version for printing & sticking on the fridge (click here)

any questions let us know at

Friday, 13 January 2017

NWTCJNR: Q1 2017 Programme - Draft

Hello Everyone,

Please see below the draft programme for Q1 2017 or Jan 15th to Easter Apr 16th. As with previous years we will try our best to stick to this programme but this year again we will be at the mercy of the weather gods so please bear with us.

We will post each week to confirm the sessions latest the friday before, why do we leave it to friday ? very simple we leave it to the last minute to get the best weather forecast and also some parents email addresses are work addresses so friday is their last opportunity access that email.  

We have intentionally left the week of the 2nd of April free as we have a few ideas to try something new but want to get the feedback from the parents/guardians before agreeing what it is.  

you hopefully will notice on Sat 11th March a 5k/2k run in Gransha, this is a saturday yes and whilst it is not a NWTCJNR sessions it is an event run by a supporter of ours Paula Mc Gilloway and is to raise funds for the Foyle Hospice. We will share with you more ahead of time. 

Also there will be a swimathon for foyle hospice held in April run by our club member Peter Mc Laughlin that any of the juniors will be able to partake in. The date hasnt be finalised as of yet but as soon as it is agreed we will let you know.

That it for now, See you all on Sunday morning this week Swim & Run (indoor) with a bit of easy recovery

Later :-) 

Download (pdf here)

Friday, 6 January 2017

Happy New Year

Hello Everyone we hope you all had a great Christmas & a Great 2017 so far

Happy New Year Everyone

Training starts again next week Sunday 15th Jan & the new programme will be available early next week.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016


Ho Ho Ho,

It's that time of year again, party time this Sunday morning in the complex for all NWTCJNR members yippee i hear you say, well there is just one more hurdle to get over the annual swim Paddy & Gerard session called "I'm a NWTCJNR get me out of this SWIM Session" swim usual time 9.10am start session ends @ 9:50am then quick change & downstairs for well PARTY.

See you all Sunday Morning :-)

Aine little elfs (Mum, Dads, & Guardians ) again this year can we ask for your help any home bakes, little treats and budding Granny Berries who want to show off their backing skills all baked.bought contributions are very welcome :-) for co-ordination or if you have any questions then Mrs Claws (yes i did spell it correct) will gladly provide info and is available at or contact the Christmas Grinch - photo below