New club is tri-ing to attract new members

Quorum Business Park's commuter centre manager Laura McVittie, events and sustainability manager Laura Barber, facilities manager Jamie Baldridge and Pure Gym's Scott Palmer and Josh Wetherill.
Quorum Business Park's commuter centre manager Laura McVittie, events and sustainability manager Laura Barber, facilities manager Jamie Baldridge and Pure Gym's Scott Palmer and Josh Wetherill.

A new triathlon club has been launched by a business park.

Members at Quorum Business Park are already in training as they prepare for the season, with first on the calendar the annual QE2 Sprint Triathlon at QE2 County Park in Ashington.

Training for a triathlon is a big challenge so having the support of a club, coaches and appropriate facilities helps members achieve their goal

Quorum Business Park triathlon club co-ordinator Laura Barber

The Quorum Triathlon Club meets regularly, and the business park support members to develop their running, swimming and cycling training by offering incentives.

The club has training sessions every Thursday evening with Tri4U while additional support is also given by newly opened Pure Gym.

Quorum Business Park triathlon club co-ordinator Laura Barber said: “Training for a triathlon is a big challenge so having the support of a club, coaches and appropriate facilities helps members achieve their goal.

“Members of Quorum’s Triathlon Club receive free training support and triathlon equipment. There are still spaces in the club so any Quorum staff looking for a challenge that will get you fit and make you part of a team should contact the hub team.”

Neil Sim, Data and MI Lead at Balfour Beatty, one of Quorum’s tenants, said: “Last year a small group of us from Quorum took part in the Newcastle Triathlon.

“Quorum offered us support and discounts which is what gave me the push to sign up to the club.

“The support network you join and being part of a team adds to the enjoyment of competing. I am excited about the coming season and urge anyone who is interested to join us.”

Members can also take advantage of free bike maintenance at the monthly pop up Bike Hub and as well as boost their training by taking part in the monthly evening bike rides that are lead from Quorum.

There are a range of local 30 minute running routes advertised on the Quorum website so members can squeeze some training in their lunch hour.