LETC: Triathlon club celebrates success

LETC team on tour at Southwell

The thought of diving into cool, open waters and cycling for 30+ miles is enough to chill you to the bone. But a group of brave souls, who go by the name ‘Long Eaton Triathlon Club’, are braving all weathers in pursuit of an alternative way of keeping fit.

LETC was set up by several runners who branched out and dipped their toes into the world of Triathlons. Upon realising that there were no triathlon clubs in their local vicinity, they started their own- the Long Eaton Triathlon Club was born. These adventurous folks are comprised of members who have vast amounts of experience in various fitness disciplines and have competed at all levels.

Although triathlons are by no means a new fad, they have seen a rise in interest in recent years, and LETC is no exception.

Louise Friis-Jansen, founder of Long Eaton Triathlon Club, says that people are looking for more interesting ways to stay in shape.

Our members have tried running, and going to the gym and things like that, but I think they were looking for something that offered a little bit extra. That’s where we came up with the idea to start a Triathlon club. The relief you feel after you’ve finished is incredible, and you can’t wait to do it again next week.

We have a real community feel going on here- a bunch of friends cheering each other on while we push ourselves to the limit”.

Although LETC has only been going for 6 months, it appears to be going from strength to strength, and now boasts over 30 members. The club has even been taking on national competitions such as the Triathlon National Club Relay in August, which was their first official appearance. The club had two members win their age categories at the Erewash Triathlon.


For more information about Long Eaton Triathlon Club, go to their website longeatontriathlonclub.com, find them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.