Triathlon Club of Colombo (TCC)

With the ongoing fitness revolution taking place in Sri Lanka, the country has quickly become a destination for many a fitness enthusiast to visit due to the many sporting events that are organised in the country. Be it an amateur or professional athlete, many of the sporting events almost always cater to all athletes of varying degrees. The Triathlon Club of Colombo (TCC for short) has become a major contributor to this fitness revolution in the country, especially in Colombo as it brings about the benefits of a sports community through intensive team training sessions that enable any individual, regardless of fitness level, achieve the very best of himself in those challenging sporting events.

Best Known For

  • The Triathlon Club of Colombo is famed for producing some of the best triathletes in the country through intense training sessions that would enable them to represent the country at international events.
  • Apart from grooming the country’s national prospects, the club also caters to the novice triathlete that has just entered the multidisciplinary sport. This is normally done by a systematic training schedule to hone the basics of distance running, cycling and swimming.
  • TCC is also known for organising and participating in major international events such as the IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo and the Singapore International Triathlon to name but two.
  • What makes it stand out from many other sports club is its community like structure. In other words, the premier club for triathletes in Colombo also acts as a place of fellowship, effectively transforming it into a sports community in Colombo too.

Interesting Facts

  • The Triathlon Club of Colombo was founded in 2017 by three triathletes, with the aim of promoting the largely unnoticed sport of triathlon, in the country.
  • With the promotion of the sport through a community like structure that is brought about by the fellowship created through the team training sessions, health and fitness programs and even social gatherings, membership has grown from the initial three triathletes to more than a hundred in less than a year.
  • Many of the triathletes here have represented the club and country at international events, namely the Singapore International Triathlon, IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo, IRONMAN 70.3 Bintan, IRONMAN 70.3 Philippines and IRONMAN 70.3 Barcelona, to name but a few.
  • TCC has partnered up with many sports brands too, enabling a member to capitalise on the special discounts on certain sports products.

Times, Seasons and Tips

  • Due to the recent establishment of the club, it does not have a permanent address. However, many of the gatherings often occur at the Spinner Café in Madiwela.
  • Contacting them can only be done through their website or by Facebook, since it operates more like a community than a club. Just leave them a message and they will reply back instantly.
  • If you are an athlete just looking to partake in one of the training sessions, just keep a tab on their regularly updated Facebook page and Instagram page.
  • It is highly recommended to be prepared with the necessary equipment, depending on the workout beforehand since they do not provide any equipment.

In conclusion, if you are looking to hone the skills of the three enduring disciplines of running, swimming and cycling at the same time or looking to just keep a healthy fitness level, the Triathlon Club of Colombo is one such unique club that will be happy to cater to those needs.

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