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Tetrathlon

Page updated 28 Jan

Tetrathlon Liaison – Rachel James 07971 795040  

Welcome to Tetrathlon!

What is it?

Tetrathlon is one of the traditional pony club sports and consists of 4 phases: pistol shooting, swimming, cross country riding and running. The best thing about tetrathlon it is all about having a go and having fun. Contrary to popular belief there is no need to be an amazing runner or swimmer or do lots of training if you don’t want to!

Every year there are lots of competitions. They start with triathlons in the winter (shoot, swim and run) with a national championships at the end of March. Then tetrathlon season starts with competitions around the country. These 2 day competitions involve camping most of the time and lots of fun! There is a team and individual competition at area level qualifying to the national championships, held at Offchurch Bury in August and junior and senior international competitions.

Why do it?

It is a unique sport and renowned for being one of the friendliest sports in pony club where friends are made for life. So if you fancy doing a challenging but rewarding sport where the only important part is to come and have a go for some serious fun, then come and join us!

Training

We are very lucky to be trained by a GB shooting coach, Jim Quinn, who coaches once weekly. These sessions vary from individual lessons to group lessons. Guns can be borrowed and no experience is necessary at all. Running training will start in the spring after shooting when daylight allows. The cross country course in tetrathlon is a rider course and with this is mind we are starting in the new year a series of sessions teaching the art if skinnies, angled fences and riding the correct line among other skills. These sessions will be with Richard Long, a very well known and experienced event rider who has kindly agreed to coach the tetrathlon team this year.

There will also be some badge rallies so please contact Emily Barnes for more details and we will also aim to have some swimming sessions booked in the spring.

If you would like to come and join us then please give me (Rachel) a call and we would love to see you at some sessions soon!

Rachel James 07971 795040

 

Dates for the Diary:

Winter 2019/20 Triathlon Dates:

Sun 12 Jan – Area 5 Friendly Triathlon, Mold
Sun 2 Feb – Area 4 Triathlon Qualifier (WLIB) – Liverpool – Schedule
Sun 9 Feb – Area 7 Triathlon Qualifier, Bromsgrove – Schedule
Sun 23 Feb – Triathlon (North Shrops PC), Wrekin College – Schedule
Sun 8 Mar – Area 5 Triathlon Qualifier, Mold – Schedule
Sun 1 Mar – “Dry” Triathlon (Shoot, Run, Show Jump), Moreton Morrell – Schedule
Sun 22 Mar – Triathlon National Championships, Stoke Mandeville

Summer Tetrathlon Dates:

Sat 9 May to Sun 10 May – Ledbury Tetrathlon 
Sat 30 May to Sun 31 May – Junior International Tetrathlon, Moreton Morrell
Sat 27 Jun to Sun 28 Jun – Area 5 Tetrathlon Qualifier, Mostyn
Fri 31 Jul to Sun 2 Aug – Senior International Tetrathlon, Pontispool
Fri 7 Aug to Sun 9 Aug – National Tetrathlon Championships, Offchurch
Sat 5 Sep to Sun 6 Sep – Wylie Valley Tetrathlon

Winter 2020/21 Triathlon Dates:

Sun 25 Oct – Area 5 Triathlon, Mold