K1 Triathlon Club
A great place for winter training and both Triathlon and Duathlon events. The club is situated at RAF Akrotiri but has members from all over the island. These include Service personnel, UKBC’s, dependants and civilians. A full calendar of events runs from January through to April with the Duathlon series (run, bike, run) followed in May through to October with a series of Triathlon events (swim, bike, run). High points of the calendar are the Tri-Star's children's Triathlon, an exclusive event for children aged 8 to 18 on a traffic free course, the Inter Services competition in late September which is held over the standard Triathlon distances of 1500m swim, 40 km cycle and 10 km run. Finally, in October is the charity fun Triathlon event, which combines fund raising with the chance for complete novices to “try a tri” and the end of season prize giving for league winners.
The K1 Triathlon Club events, with the exception of May when we hold two events, are all held on the last Sunday morning of the month. All events offer two distances – super sprint distance of either 300m swim (Triathlon) or 2.5km run (Duathlon) followed by a 15km cycle and 2.5km run, or the longer sprint distance of 750m swim (Triathlon) or 5km run (Duathlon) followed by a 20km cycle and 5km run. Full details of course distances are available from any club or committee member.
All events are held within the confines of RAF Akrotiri on safe and virtually traffic free roads. The club boasts a sea front location, next to JJ’s beach club, a purpose built transition area and club equipment which can be hired for a small fee by club members. Our most utilised asset are the 12 racing bikes which have been bought initially from a Nuffield Trust grant and latterly through club funds. The small hire fee helps the K1 Triathlon Club to keep the bikes maintained and road worthy.
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 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 island pays dividends to the club members as they hold training seminars.
The K1 Triathlon Club is always on the lookout for new members, many of whom are recruited at the “try a tri” event. It is a friendly club and it does not matter what standard you are or what your level of fitness is, 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 on island for short detached periods.