Club swimrun event Friday 6th July Crosby Lakeside

Rules for the race

6.00 Registration

Categories ; Male pair    female pair    mixed pair    V90 [combined age]

Entry fee ; £15 per pair  includes fantastic race souvenir

6.30  start time

Course info

1. run 1000 metres

2. swim 500 metres

3. run 1000m

4.swim 500m 

5. run 1000m.

6.swim 500m.  50 metres.                      KIT ALLOWED-  Wetsuit [optional] pull buoy ,goggles, same colour hats if possible,running shoes. No hand paddles.

                                                                              try to stay within 10 metres of your partner.



Merseytri success

As the season gets into full swing Merseytri members have been achieving success at home and abroad. In the Southport tri [May 20th] there was a large turnout of members in both the Sprint and Standard distance races.Dean Hanwell won the Sprint race closely followed by Mark Clair in 3rd. Tom Atkinson and Alice Trevail won their Age-Groups and a few other members qualified for the GB team for next year's Euros with top 4 finishes. 

The following weekend saw a group of members taking on the mighty Lanzarote Ironman with some great performances resulting in Merseytri winning the Club team award [see photo]    



This year's Junior Coaching sessions will start on Saturday 9th June. Starting time is 12 and cost is £3.Sessions will include open water swimming and running. Wetsuits will be available. Minimum age is 8.


Crosby Lakeside Open Water swims

The 2018 season starts on Saturday 28th April. Sessions will take place every Saturday at 10.00 and Monday at 18.00hrs. More information will be available on the club facebook page



The new date for the Crosby Lakeside Junior Aquathlon is Saturday 28th July. Entries are now OPEN in the EVENTS section.


Advance Notice - Club Committee Elections

Elections for the Club Committee will be held at the AGM 7th December.  All positions will be up for re-election so if you want to get involved with organising club events or coaching, running the club's website or you want to give back to the local triathlon community in some way, please put your name forward for election.  A full list of roles can be found below.

All committee positions are up for re-election, with the current committee members standing for re-election. The position of Wirral Representative will be vacant.  If there are any enthusiastic members who want to represent the Wirral on the Club Committee, or who want to stand for any of the committee positions, please email the

For further information about any role and to put forward a nomination, please contact the Club Secretary: 

Committee positions:

  • Chair
  • Vice-Chair
  • Secretary
  • Membership
  • Webmaster
  • News
  • PR
  • Volunteers
  • Women
  • Welfare
  • Coaching coordinator
  • Events

AGM and Club Awards - Reminder

This year's AGM will be held on Thursday 7th December at Wirral Golf Club starting at 7 pm. This is the opportunity for the Committee to give an update on some of the ongoing work, and for you to ask questions about your Club. The AGM will be followed by the annual Club Awards and a buffet at approx 8.00pm! Get your tickets here

All committee positions are up for re-election, with the current committee members standing for re-election. The position of Wirral Representative will be vacant.  If there are any enthusiastic members who want to represent the Wirral on the Club Committee, or who want to stand for any of the committee positions, please email the

For a full list of committee positions, see our page.

For further information about the different roles and to put forward a nomination, please contact the Club Secretary:

Crosby Pool Sessions

The Crosby Pool swim sessions will start up again on Monday October 9th. We have pool time from 9-10p.m so please arrive for 8.50. Pay in the foyer, £3 until further notice. A club member will collect the money.All abilities welcome. 

Litherland Track Sessions

The Track sessions will start at Litherland next Saturday [October 7th] at the new,slightly later time of 10.30. Cost is £3. All abilities welcome. 

SEALMAN 3- Club Aquathlon Championships

The club Aquathlon Championships  a.k.a SEALMAN will take place at Ainsdale Beach on Saturday September 2nd. Format will be run [short] sea swim [700m] and run [3k] Entry fee will be £6 which will include a donation to RNLI [who provide safety cover] and a race memento. More info to follow in the Events section.   Results are below


male                                                female                                                                     

1   MARK CLAIR      25.27                 LEE DAVIES 34.42

2  ANDY KEENAN  26.37               SUE ENNIS      36.20

3. DAN DUNNINGTON  27.12          LINDSAY RAYWOOD 40.43


There is a change to the schedule for the Junior Open Water coaching at Crosby Lakeside. We will now be holding just ONE SESSION PER WEEK. This will be held evry Saturday at the revised time of 11.30. Cost is still £3 and wetsuits are available.  More information in the EVENTS section.

Crosby Lakeside Open Water Swim

We are hoping to start the Crosby open water swim sessions on Saturday 29th April. As in previous years the sessions will run from 10a.m to 11.30 on Saturdays and 6p.m until 8p.m. on Mondays. The cost has risen to £4.80 for members [and £5.70 for non-members] Please bring proof of membership for discount.

A good wetsuit is advised with goggles and a bright swim hat essential. Coaching tips and advice are available from club coaches and experienced open water swimmers but the sessions are generally unstructured.Swimmers are expected to have competence in pool swimming before starting open water. There should be a briefing before each session explaining the course set out with marker buoys and advice on sighting,lake entry and exit etc. SAFETY COVER IS PROVIDED BY CROSBY LAKESIDE [canoes,r.i.b.s etc]

There is now a charge for parking on the Lakeside site so please be aware. I will post weekly news on the club facebook page.

Club Kit window OPEN till 27th October

Kit window is now open till 27th October 12 pm. Some helpful info below to aid in ordering.

To help, please see links to sports collections on their website below. This will help differentiating products before logging in to order through the back end. Read up, read the differences, then it will be much simpler when ordering once you log in.


Link to sizing charts below. Simply select product interested in and review sizes (measure against existing fit clothes)


Tri Tops / Suits : 
1) Order optional inch longer top. They're cut quite short.
2) Blade top has pocket and wider shoulder coverage than Link top
3) Blade short has pocket. Link shorts don't.
3) Apex is a hydrodry water repellent stretch fabric (holds less water). It is an elite fit so will be tighter (compression) compared to the Performance tops/suits.

1) Apex material is simply lighter / slightly more breathable material than Performance. Performance is perfectly good for singlets and T's in my opinion.

Cycling top cuts:
1) RACE - This cut is a more traditional Euro size cut that is tighter and closer fitting (for skinny whippets)
CLUB - This cut is a more generous fitting jersey being bigger in the arms, chest and also longer. I'd advise this is as the standard option for us triathletes who are typically bigger in the upper body.
2) Once again, performance material In my opinion is fine for jerseys, unless your after some super light summer jersey which you don't really need in the UK.

Hope this helps. Will provide some feedback to CS. I know they are looking to narrow their product range and unfortunately their new order system hasn't overly improved things.

But.. kit quality, frequency of orders, delivery time, range etc etc, is way better than it used to be. More and more members are training /racing in club kit. Don't take the effort of club volunteers and club committee who try to provide, deliver and serve some 400 odd members for granted.



 Tomorrow's Club Aquathlon Championships will take place at Ainsdale Beach[Pontins turnoff at PR82BZ].Arrive at 7.30 for registration. We will be starting around 8 a.m. Fee is £8 which includes a souvenir buff and a donation to RNLI. There are 4 categories. OPEN MALE.OPEN FEMALE. OVER 40 MALE and OVER 4O FEMALE. Bring a bright hat, wetsuit [optional but advised] and  tri wear. The race will consist of ;

a run to the sea as it is low tide  [approx. 700m]

 a swim        [approx 700m]

return run to transition [700m]

out and back run along the beach   [3k]

Start and finish will be by the RNLI unit on the beach. Lifeguards are taking part in the race and providing safety cover. Good luck everyone. More information, Q and A etc will be posted on the club Facebook page.  


                              run1 +swim           finish

1.  A. Smithson           30.22                     39.04

2. C . Wright  V40       34.00                      43.00

3. G. Davidson  V.40   34.44                     44.20

4.  M.Lisle          V.40   34.37                     44.47

5. S.Moore   F          36.35                        47.19

6. S.Kearney     V40    36.12                       47.58

7. J. LeNormand          38.14                       47.58

8.  S.Barnard    V.40    39.40                     49.28

9. .N.Saghal      V.40    40.42                    50.30

10. R.Johnson               49.17                     59.29  

11. S. Ennis     FV40     46.19                      59.50

12. D.Conlon   V40        50.04                   63.35

13. L.Raywood  FV40   52.07                   65.45

14. D.Connor                 56.00                  67.08

DNF     J Bennett    

DNF    J.Ennis   





Everton Park Friday night swim starts 14th October

Everton Park Friday night coached swim session will start Friday 14th October 8-9pm. This will be an open Lifestyles coached session open to all MT members at a discount rate. 

MT club members will be charged a discount rate of £3.00 (Non members £4.00). This would be payable on reception desk upon production of current MT membership.

No monies will be taken poolside

The sessions will be open to all levels/abilities , we will have 3 or 4 lanes per week.

Sessions will rotate around ;

  • ·        Technique
  • ·        Threshold
  • ·        Endurance
  • ·        Open Water skills

A limited amount of Pull Buoys / Fins will be available but swimmers are encouraged to bring their own. 

The session will be limited to 16 swimmers unless additional cover and coaching support is available. If you have relevant qualifications and would be able to assist please get in touch.