Somerset RC Tri

Enjoying the sport of Triathlon

COVID 19 Update September 2020

It has been a great start to September to be able to see so many of the sessions being used and the feedback from swimmers has been greatly received by all involved in getting these sessions back and running for everyone in the club. 

Following the recent Government update on Tuesday 22nd September that came into affect as of midnight on the 24th September there have been changes to the process which are shown below, these changes have been put in place by the Leisure Centre venues, the existing process’s we had in place are still as they have been since the beginning of the month when we returned to swimming. You will see the latest changes at the bottom of the statements below.

Somerset RC Tri being affiliated and insured by the British Triathlon Federation we have a requirement under the BTF and Government Guidelines to ensure we meet the required elements to ensure we are doing our part to prevent the spread of Corona Virus and keep our members, coaches and public safe in doing so, all whilst making sure we are insured and up hold the image of the club to make sure we still have a club for existing members and new members in the future.

To enable us to be able to have these Swim Sessions run we have a requirement under the BTF and Government Guidelines to meet set criteria. These are:

1. All Members planning on returning to any club training session (currently only Swim Sessions available) are required to complete a Return to Play Health Questionnaire available here. DO THIS ONCE ONLY.

2. All members paid up and signed onto the swim sessions via Love Admin will be required before attending any swim session to complete a Pre Session Health Questionnaire. This will need to be completed every time for every swim session you are signed onto. If you are signed onto multiple sessions you will need to complete this before every session every week until we are advised otherwise by the BTF and the government. This form will enable us to keep the required Track and Trace Government System updated should it be required if a member or Coach at any session has COVID 19.  This is available here. DO THIS BEFORE EVERY SESSION.

3. A copy of the current BTF Guidelines for the return to play for participants can be found here.

4. A copy of the current BTF Guidelines for the return to play for coaches can be found here.

5. A copy of the club Risk Assessment for Taunton Pool (Station Road) can be found here.

6. A copy of the Club Risk Assessment for Blackbrook Pool Can be found here.

7. A set of pool guidance notes have been developed by the club for the general guidance for the pool swim sessions. These should be read and understood by all returning Swim members. There will be a check box on the google forms link for the ore session questionnaire for you to check as part of the pre session questionnaire These can be found here.

8. Face Coverings to be worn when entering the leisure centre until poolside and ready to enter the pool.

9. Face Coverings to be worn when leaving the pool area and entering and using the changing rooms and until you exit the centre to outside.

10. On arrival at the leisure centre our provider is requesting all members and coaches from Somerset RC Tri scan in on the QR Codes located in the entrance foyer of the centres there are two located in the front of house area and at Blackbrook one located in the cafe area on the way to the pool.  Guidance on QR scanning is found here

Unfortunately the QR Code scanning does not remove the need to complete the Pre Session  Questionnaire every week before every session.

We thank you all for bearing with us during these unprecedented and “new normal” times we are in. As and when the BTF or Government guidance changes we will keep you all informed as and when we know.

Please stay safe and keep maintaining Social Distancing especially in our disciplines as the aerosol effect from cycling and running is greater than that if you are just walking or stood still.

Any Questions please do not hesitate to contact me or one of the committee who will be sure to send on your query so we can answer as quickly as possible.

Matthew Perry, Somerset RC TRI (Club COVID Officer)

Somerset RC Tri Club

Most important and the essence of the club is enjoying the sport of triathlon.  This is reflected in the all-inclusive way the club is run. We believe that within this atmosphere we learn from others, train and achieve our goals and ambitions in what can be a challenging and sometimes life changing sport. The club members range from those who have just taken up the sport (any age!) to those who have competed to a high level in a variety of different length events. So, whatever your ability and experience you will fit in!

We swim.

We bike.

We run.

Getting Involved

The club is structured with an established Junior Section.  Training is delivered by British Triathlon qualified coaches with other specialist coaches providing specific sessions.

We run an Aquathlon, a novice and sprint triathlon event and a junior aquathlon.

Somerset RC Tri is affiliated to the British Triathlon Federation (BTF). 

The club has been in existence since 1996 and now has 200 members. 

If you are based in Somerset and are interested in becoming a member or have a general enquiry please contact us here or join us on facebook Somerset RC Tri Facebook

Somerset RC Tri - A Rough Guide.

Whether your experience is vast or void, your abilities are world-class or back-of-the-class you will be welcome at Somerset RC Tri. Once you are a member you will have many opportunities to share experiences, meet and train with other triathletes.

Unfortunately, due to the current coronavirus pandemic, we will be unable to organise our races as planned in 2020. 

We continue to review the situation and our options as we adhere to Government and BTF guidance through the year. Entrants will receive communication from the Race Director regarding your options. 

In the mean time.....Somerset RC Tri Club invites you to join us in our

Virtual Sprint Triathlon Challenge 

The first event takes place on the May Day bank holiday weekend 8th-10th May 2020.

And Round two will follow on 23rd-25th May 2020. 

Details of this can be found by clicking though the link. 


Training is delivered by our experienced team of coaches who volunteer their time each week to help you achieve your aims. Their passion for triathlon is evident. Between them they have diverse and expansive experience, so please feel free to ask them questions. We have organised training sessions most days; to find out more check out our training calendar

Racing and Club Championships 

The Club Championships is a targeted set of races across all distances, so there is something for everyone. The Club has suggested races to ensure that we can attend events together and get support from other members. The list of races can be found in the Club Championships page.

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