The club has an experienced and very committed coaching team and has benefited from a number of parents who have now obtained a coaching qualifications. All are unpaid volunteers.

The coaching team is split so that a team of up to four coaches work with each training group:

Members of Groups C  and F  often help with the younger groups in the first hour of training.

We are always looking for more helpers, so if you are interested in helping in anyway or coaching please contact Head Coach, Craig Dyce at Headcoach@waldenjnr.co.uk

Geoff Jones

Walden JNR Chair

(Level 2 Triathlon and Level 1 Athletics)

Geoff Jones

Geoff coached the Juniors at Cambridge Tri Club for a number of years prior to setting up WaldenJNR in 2009. In 2010 Geoff was named British Triathlon’s National Children’s Coach of the Year and in 2014 Eastern Regional Coach of the Year.  Geoff was head coach until December 2018 and is still actively supporting the club in role of Chair and helping the coacing team.

He has represented Great Britain at five Age Group World Championships at Olympic distance in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 and   at the London World Championships in 2013. Prior to this he was a track runner competing at 800m and 1500m. He has worked in business for over 20 years as a Chartered Accountant, and for 7 years as a Maths Teacher. He now runs his own Maths Tuition Business in Saffron Walden called Accelerate Tuition.

Mark Fraser

Support Coach & Weds Night Swim Coach

(Level 2 Triathlon Level 2 Cycling and Level 2 Track Cycling)

Mark Fraser

Mark joined the coaching team in Sept 2011. He is a Level 2 Coach with both British Triathlon and British Cycling. He also holds British Cycling's Road & Time Trial Coaching Award and Track Coaching Award.

His sporting background is in track cycling and time trialling, starting racing at the age of 15. He also competed in some of the UK's first ever duathlons. Over the years he won a few races and a stood on a few rickety podiums, and he still races now & again as a veteran.

Mark coaches WaldenJNR's Wednesday evening swim group, and he is Dad to James in Group C.

He has his own cycling & triathlon coaching business, Full Moo Cycling. He also writes about cycling & triathlon occasionally and he is editor of the popular Youth Cycle Sport website.

Craig Dyce

Head Coach

Level 2 Triathlon, Level 2 Athletics, Level 2 Cycling and Level 3 Personal Training

Craig Dyce

 

Craig joined the team in 2010 and quickly completed his Level 1 & Level 2 triathlon coaching courses. He passed his Level 2 Athletics qualification in 2011 and his Level 2 Road Cycling in 2012.
 
Craig became WaldenJNR Head Coach in January 2019 and is just starting his Level 3 triathlon qualification.
 
Craig regularly competes in duathlons and has represented GB at the European and World Age Group Championships since 2012. In 2018 he won gold at the European Championships in Ibiza. 
 
Craig has his own personal training and sports coaching business, Dyce Fitness and is also Head Coach at Walden Track & Field. He is dad to Helena (Group C).  

You can contact Craig at HeadCoach@WaldenJNR.co.uk

Derek Jones

Support Coach

(Level 2 Triathlon)

Derek was instrumental in the setting up of the Junior section of the Club in 2009 when he was Club Chairman. He regularly coaches the Seniors in the Club and also coaches the Running Club at Saffron Walden County High on Monday evenings. Derek is actively trying to improve sporting facilities in the town, and is working hard to bring in new investment and facilities.