New Members

Belpark welcomes people of all ages and abilities and we strive to make our club welcoming and accessible to beginners. Joining Belpark is very easy.

If you are thinking of joining Belpark or have just joined and want to know how you can get more involved, please get in touch with us today.


New to Tri Program

If you are completely new to triathlon, then we have a dedicated New to Tri training program for new members that takes place each spring. This year the program starts on 23rd February 2019 and runs for 10 weeks. All abilities are catered for and there are dedicated swim, bike, run and tri skills sessions each week. The training program culminates with an organised club tri in Greystones. All training sessions are organised by club coaches or experienced members and it’s a great way to make meet new people within the club.

The New To Tri program for 2019 is now finished (with great success and many athletes going on to compete in sprint and Olympic races including a great turnout at the club championship in Dunmore East!)

If you are looking to join, do not worry that the NTT Program is over; you can join at any time! The club caters for all abilities, just send us an email and we can answer any questions you may have. We also have a lot of regular new members’ activities that run throughout the year…

Beginners’ Run Sessions

Belpark run sessions take place in UCD at 7pm every Thursday and are coached by Emmett Dunleavy. The meet point is outside the UCD sports centre entrance. Run Sessions for Beginners/Improvers are also incorporated into the regular Rathfarnham AC session. Meet at the Leceister Celtic FC Clubhouse at 18:15 in Nutgrove Park for a 18:30 start. There are basic facilities for changing and locking your bike. Bring a stopwatch if you have one and warm running gear.  Read more.

Novice Cycles

Our novice spins leave the Rathfarnham AC Clubhouse (across from AIB on Main St Rathfarnham) every Sunday at 8am or 9am depending on the season. These spins are aimed at those new to Belpark, triathlon and group spins. Spins will start at around 40km-60 km in length and an average speed of 20-22kph. It’s great fun for those starting out. This group will always be led by an experienced member of the club, and pace will be carefully controlled to suit the ability of those attending – nobody will be left behind. A small amount of cycling experience is required before attending – you must have previously completed at least 1 sixty min spin. The spins last 1-2hrs at an easy pace. Road bike, helmet, mudguard, warm clothing, snack, phone, some cash, pump and spare tube all compulsory! Read more.

Beginners Swims

Every Friday 7am – 8am in the UCD 50m pool. We offer block bookings (12-14 weeks) as well as Pay-as-you-go places if you want to try a swim or two before committing to a full block. Swim blocks and PAYG spaces can both be purchased in our members area (Member Zone). Read more.

Men’s and Ladies Captains
 Our Men’s Captain Ben Malone and Ladies Captain Arron Fox are responsible for:

  • Representing Belpark Triathlon Club in a positive way
  • Encouraging and motivating new and existing members
  • Supporting the committee and members in club activities
  • Organising training weekends and national series teams