Stirling Triathlon Centre

The British Triathlon base at the University of Stirling has a state of the art pool, brand new gyms and access to the wide open Scottish landscape. It is coached by Chris Volley, who was previously the triathlon coach at Bath University.

Together with Loughborough and the other centres, Stirling delivers core coaching and support services to athletes supported through the World Class Performance programme.

Stirling is located between Glasgow and Edinburgh, just about as far north as most triathletes could possibly want to go. The weather clearly suits local athletes though, with Marc Austin and Grant Sheldon overcoming cold and wet conditions in London's Hyde Park to both win World Junior medals.


Head Coach - Chris Volley

Before taking up position in Stirling as the Performance Development Coach, Chris Volley was at the University of Bath – a job he took over from Richard Hobson in 2005. He’s from the Isle of White, but loves the lifestyle in Scotland.




Stirling attractions

Key attractions in Stirling are the Castle, Bannockburn, the National Wallace Monument, the Church of the Holy Rude – all icons of Scotland’s royal and stormy past. The city has many more unexpected tourist sites from a jail to a working brewery. The museums and gallery experience spans archaeology to contemporary Scottish art.

The castle has been the backdrop for coronations and bloody murders. Now it’s a central feature of a stunning and inspirational landscape.

Stirling has a leading regional shopping centre as well as farmers' markets, speciality shopping areas and the Stirling Arcade. It’s an active city with its own football and rugby teams. To find out more, about things to do in and around Stirling, click here


About the University of Stirling

The University of Stirling is Scottish University of the Year for 2009/2010 (Sunday Times) and is consistently ranked best in the UK for 'a good place to be'.

The University offers around 300 degree combinations with several academic departments rated top in Scotland for research.

Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Highlands are all on the doorstep. Student  can study and train on the shores of a loch, by an 18th-century castle, beneath rolling hills. The campus is medium-sized with 80+ nationalities represented and a great community feel. One in every five residents of the town is a student, and most importantly for triathletes, the University has been named Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence.

For more information, visit the university website - click here


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