Cyprus, and specifically the K1 Triathlon Club, is a great place for winter training and both Triathlon and Duathlon events. The Club is situated at Royal Air Force Base Akrotiri but has members from all over the island. These include Military Personnel, UKBC’s and Dependants. A full calendar of events runs from November through to March with the Duathlon series (run, bike, run) followed in April through to October with a series of Triathlon events (swim, bike, run).
The K1 Triathlon Club events, are all held on the last Saturday morning of the month. All events generally offer two distances – Super Sprint distance of 350/15/3 and the Sprint distance of 750/20/5. Full details are available in the "on-line calendar" on ythe "Home" page, or on our Facebook page.
All events are held within the confines of RAF Akrotiri on safe and virtually traffic-free roads. The Club boasts a sea-front location, with Club House, a purpose-built transition area and timing hut. The Club is able to hire out road bikes, to entitled members only, which have been bought initially from a Nuffield Trust grant and lately through Club funds. The hire fee covers maintenance and insurance costs to keep the bikes maintained and roadworthy.
Both the RAF and Army Triathlon Associations have made use of our facilities during the last few years and are equally keen to continue to run their warm weather training camps from the K1 Triathlon Club. Who can blame them for wanting to swim in the clear warm waters of the Med and cycle around Akrotiri with stunning views of the Troodos Mountains in the background? Their time on the Island pays dividends to the Club Members as they also hold training seminars.
The K1 Triathlon Club is always on the lookout for new members. It is a friendly Club and no matter what your standard is, what your level of fitness is or what equipment you use, you will always be made welcome and given advice to get you through your first event. Equally welcome are families and friends who are visiting relatives in Cyprus and those who are in Cyprus for short detached periods.
We work closely with the British Triathlon Federation, and most of our members also participate in the certified races.