Triathlon training, socials, racing, support and fun in Airdrie, AB!
Mission – to encourage development and participation in the sport of triathlon through an inclusive and supportive club structure focusing on: group workouts and activities – fun, mutual support and enhancing healthy and athletic lifestyles-ensuring the growth of triathlon in our Province and community.
Vision – engaging our members in triathlon and multisport activity from beginner to advanced levels, with a focus on camaraderie, personal growth and sporting excellence!
New to triathlon? Seasoned IM veteran? Just want to come on out for some exercise but not race? The ATC is ALL INCLUSIVE…all ages, experience levels etc. are welcome. Young, older..it does not matter…come join in the fun and make some new friends at the same time!
Want to learn even more? Drop us a line @ firstname.lastname@example.org and follow us on twitter @airdrietriclub, STRAVA , as well as on Instagram…AND make sure you hook up with us on Facebook / Airdrie Triathlon Club.
Workouts & Training
The ATC strives to provide opportunities for members to train as a group and enjoy the benefits that come from pushing yourself and achieving your goals. As many members are on different training programs for key races and at different stages in their training and athletic curve, we do our best to support and encourage ALL athletes to come out and join us when they can. The more the merrier…training alone with the tunes cranking can be a good thing, but meeting others, working out together and hitting new levels of fitness and personal success is even better.
Come on out and join us for fun, inclusive and engaging group sessions. Please note the word “inclusive”…at the ATC, we believe in just that – inclusive, group workouts. While heading out with a group of super fast tri geeks for a ride / run may be challenging and allow you to become faster, most likely it involves getting dropped off the back within a couple of km’s never to see the main pack again. For us, we are all about ensuring a challenging but also supportive environment.
For our group sessions, we ask that all those attending be registered Alberta Triathlon Association members. Please see the ATA website for further information on becoming a member, and once registered, come on back and sign up for your ATC membership.
What about coaching you ask? We have that covered for you: our very own Sharon Styles and Kiera Gosse are here to help! These two ladies will be working on crafting some group sessions and clinics for the benefit of all ATC’ers. Don’t forget to check out Coach Sharon and Kiera's customized programs, one on one coaching, camps and more over at Team TriLife.
Looking for something in particular when it comes to coached training, group sessions…? Drop us a line and let us know! We look forward to seeing you at workouts and races!
The ATC is an all-inclusive Alberta Triathlon Association affiliated Club and we want YOU to join us!
2017 Membership Price: $20.00
* If you do not have an existing ALBERTA TRIATHLON ASSOCIATION membership you will be required to register for one to ensure you can participate in our group activities and complete your Club membership registration. Sign up for your ATA membership here and come back to this page to complete your ATC Club sign up *
ATC members can look forward to the following benefits for the nominal cost of $20.00 per annum for 2017:
Don't delay and sign up now!
Once your ATC registration has been completed, you will be issued an ATC membership number electronically. Please ensure you have that with you in order to take advantage of your Club discounts at the merchants detailed above.
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Thoughts, musings, and ruminations (and slander, gossip, lies etc.)
Who are we? Well...now that you asked, be afraid, be VERY afraid.
I've been involved with triathlon in a number of aspects for a number of years - racing, volunteering, working with the Provincial triathlon associations etc. I've done a few IM's (MOP kind of guy) in past but nowadays focus on shorter races. I love getting out for workouts such as long rides and runs with others and am super excited to have made such great friends in the sport over the years. I'm looking forward to a great 2017 and plan to actually do more racing as opposed to just training!
I’ve been racing for 5 years now and am hooked! I love that triathlon is a sport that allows you to race along-side pros and first timers. I love the excitement of race day and I love the routine of long rides, runs and swims. I love that my kids can race with us and I love more than anything to watch them race! I only continue racing because it’s fun, it’s challenging, and no matter how difficult it can feel at times, it always makes me smile!
I'm a mother of 2 energetic kids and wife of a dare devil-adventurer. Supporter, organizer, band aid provider & usually the one taking the pictures. Love energy and the energy sports provide. Goal set to compete in my first triathlon in 2017. Let's carpe the hell out of this diem !
I started running in the spring of 2010 when my daughter was 9 months old. I joined a Strollersize class that combined various exercises with short sprints and walks; it changed my life. I ran my first half marathon in 2012, and in 2014 I completed a full marathon. I knew I wanted to do more, and I had long dreamed of getting into triathlon, but swimming was the biggest barrier holding me back. I started swimming by getting into the pool while my daughter took swimming lessons, and later that year I was taking lessons, joining swim clinics and overcoming my biggest fears of open water swimming. I did my first Sprint and Olympic distance races in 2015, and in 2016 I completed my first 70.3 distance! I truly believe that fitness is a big part of a healthy lifestyle, and it's never too late, and you're never too old to start something new, and to keep setting new goals!
Sharon Styles Hamm
I have been doing triathlons for 9 years and have been a triathlon coach for 6. I am NCCP competition level certified as well as a certified personal trainer. As a coach I love working with athletes of all levels! From those looking to finish with a smile on their face or be happy in the swim to those looking to set personal bests or to get on the podium. My goal is to provide quality training and coaching sessions to ATC members. As a triathlete I love competing at all levels! Some of my racing highlights include ITU Standard Distance World Champion 35-39 in 2014, Calgary 70.3 overall age group champion in 2016, Ironman Arizona 2016 2nd place 40-44 and Ironman World Championship 2017 qualifier.
My first race ever was a sprint distance at Wasa Lake, BC.
I repeated that race again the following year and was very much happier with how my race went. I teach spin at Genesis place, and fitness classes at Oranj fitness and do some triathlon coaching for beginners as well. I love to motivate people getting into the sport, or pushing them gently in the right direction towards the sport😀, and will be actively coaching and helping to inspire any ATC members along the way!
Director at Large
I participated in my first sprint triathlon 5 years ago and found a love for this sport from the word GO! I am an avid crossfitter and seasonal triathlete, and have competed in Sprints, Olympic and half-Ironman distances. I am so honored to be a part of this club, and to be surrounded and encouraged by so many awesome people. The thing I love most about triathlon is the community; whether you're first or last, fastest or slowest, there's someone there cheering you on and pushing you to do the best you can.
Director at Large
I'm a Mother of 2 beautiful kids, love being healthy and working out as well as enjoy my family time. I have been running for over 10 years , on both road and trail. I've also completed an Ironman as well as other triathlon distances and some day plan on getting a few more under my belt. As for my running experience I have taught many Running Room clinics and have had the pleasure of helping many of my friends through their running journey to reach their goals and beyond. I also have a love of ultra running on the trails. I'm working towards one this year, a 50 km in Canmore called the Grizzly Ultra :)
Director at Large
I have been doing triathlons for 5 years and was the triathlon chair for the 2014 Alberta Summer Games. I am a solid mid packer with hopes to be a solid upper mid packer one day. I have improved my swimming from looking like a hippo to a beluga whale, my biking is solid and my run is dependent on the day. My longest distance to date is the Calgary half Ironman. I am currently blogging about my training for my first full Ironman at https://thequietironman.wordpress.com.
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ATC Store - *NOW OPEN YEAR ROUND*
We're pleased to announce that the ATC gear store is now OPEN for business...year round! Get your training and racing gear now and be the best dressed athlete at the race (check out the stylish ahem, models, in the pic showing off the ATC wind jacket, buff, casual tech jacket..). Here are some important points for you prior to ordering:
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