How do I join?
In order to be a member of Piranha, you need to be registered and a member of Triathlon Ireland. This can only be done through the Triathlon Ireland Website.
Just so you know, our membership year runs from 1st January to the 31st December and membership renewal for the following year needs to be submitted and paid for by 31st January of the renewing year.
Joining is pretty simple, just follow these steps:
- Go to the Triathlon Ireland website (http://www.triathlonireland.com/Get-Involved/Become-A-Member/) and either renew or take out (if you’re new to triathlon) TI membership/ licence (it’s only €65)
- Select Piranha as your club – if you don’t do this, we won’t have a record of you and you won’t be able to make payment
- Make payment through the TI website – you will be able to pay your Annual full/ student/ associate membership (€250, €120, €30)
- Email confirmation of your TI licence and membership (student identity if you are a student member) to [email protected]
Why do I have to join through TI?
All members must be a member of Triathlon Ireland (TI) the cost of a full race license is €65 per year. If you are not a member of TI you will not be permitted to attend any Piranha Training sessions, this is to ensure that you are insured to train and race.
How much does it cost to join Piranha?
The cost of becoming a member is €250 per year for full membership or €125 from July to December. This covers all coaches and training (run, cycle and swimming sessions, with no additional pool entry charges)
- Before Attending a training session
Once you have ticked off 1-4 as above, you will receive confirmation from the Membership Team, who will pass you over to the New to Piranha/New to Triathlon Team.
You are then all set to attend any training session, please come along and introduce yourself at the start of any session and begin your Triathlon Career!!
If you have any questions please contact the Membership Officers – [email protected]
Can I trial training sessions before joining?
Yes, you can trial one swim, one cycle and one running session prior to becoming a member of the club. For insurance purposes, you must print this form, sign it and return to [email protected] prior to attending any training session.
Where is Piranha located?
The majority of the club’s training is based out of Clontarf in Dublin, our swimming takes place in Westwood Clontarf & UCD. Training locations vary depending on each session. E.g. Tuesday running takes place in UCD. Check out our club training section for updated locations of training at https://www.piranhatri.com/club-training/training-schedule/
Do I need to join Triathlon Ireland?
Membership of Triathlon Ireland is mandatory for Piranha Members for all types of memberships. TI membership means you can participate in TI races without having to pay day license fees. TI Members are covered for Public Liability Insurance for all TI sanctioned races and organized Club Training Sessions. This insures members in the event of a claim by a third party. Details on joining TI can be found on www.triathlonireland.com.
How good do I need to be to join?
EVERYONE is super friendly and helpful, so there’s no need to feel shy or intimidated (we’ve all been there so we know how scary it can be!). We allow anyone who’s interested to try out 3 sessions – which gives you a chance to swim, cycle and run with the club. For more information on this, please email [email protected]
Swim sessions are at Westwood Gym in Clontarf and our Sunday cycle tends to meet there at 8:30am, before heading out for a morning’s spin. Run sessions are held at UCD or the Irish Town track, but you can find all the details of the training schedule on our website, via this link: https://www.piranhatri.com/club-training/training-schedule/
Don’t worry if you don’t feel like you are particularly strong in a specific discipline, we have different levels in all three disciplines so just slot into the swim lane, bike group, and run as you see fit. If you are worried about where you would fit in, give us a shout and we’ll let you know which is the best session to join based on your ability. Just remember to let the swim or run coach and/ or bike lead know you are there and you are new!
What do I get in return for joining?
You get first preference and a discount on the training clinics run by the club during the year, the training week abroad and club racing gear.
You will also be able and insured to attend club swimming sessions in Westwood Clontarf. These are coached sessions in the 50m pool and cater for all abilities.
We have coached running sessions with a professional coach.
Super offers available for Piranha members – check out Member offers.
Most importantly you get to be involved with a triathlon club where many before you have become great friends while competing to their maximum ability.
When is the season starting?
The first duathlons (cycling and running) start in February. The triathlon season usually starts around late April/ early May and finishes in late September. In saying this club members will be training all year round. The training section has further info. Triathlon Ireland publishes a full list of all TI sanctioned races on their website www.triathlonireland.com.
What does it cost?
We only accept annual memberships so please note that we don’t have the ability to pro-rata fees. As such you can’t join for only a few months and we also don’t accept monthly memberships. There are three categories of membership:
- January to December: €250 – all training sessions for the year
- July to December: €125 – all training sessions during this period
- January to December: €120 – all training sessions for the year
- July to December: €60 – all training sessions during this period
- proof of student id required – please note you must be a full time student and not earning a salary
- €30 – no training sessions included
- No TI licence required
If you have some other membership related queries – please contact our membership officer at [email protected]