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, Geoff Jones at Headcoach@waldenjnr.co.uk

Geoff Jones

Junior Head Coach

(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.

He has represented Great Britain at five Age Group World Championships at Olympic distance in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 and most recently 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 the centre of Saffron Walden called Accelerate Tuition.

You can contact Geoff at HeadCoach@waldenjnr.co.uk

Stuart Hall

Support Coach

(Level 1 Triathlon)

Stuart Hall

Stuart joined the coaching team in 2011 and completed his Level 1 coaching qualification in 2012. He has two daughters, Bella who trains with Group C and Lulu who is no longer a member of the club.

Donna Dale

Support Coach

(Level 1 Triathlon)

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Donna has been helping coach since the club started in 2009. She completed her Level 1 qualification in 2011. Donna is an active member of the Senior club and finished 19th in the 2012 World Age Group Duathlon Champs in Nancy, France.

Donna is Ben and Alex’s Mum and her husband, Charles, sometime helps when we are cycling at Wimbish.

List of Junior Coaches

You can see and read about any of the junior coaches by following the links below:

Level 2 Triathlon
Level 2 Cycling and/or Athletics
Level 1 Triathlon
Assistants to Coaches
  • Annabel McEwan (Group 1)

Mark Fraser

Bike Coordinator

(Level 2 Cycling and Level 2 Track Cycling)

Mark Fraser

Mark joined the coaching team in Sept 2011 and gained his British Cycling Level 2 coaching qualification in mid 2012. He began racing as a junior and has a background in track racing & time trialling in particular. He still has hazy memories of finishing third in the regional track championships, holding a few club records, and competing in the World Masters Track Championships. Mark is also a coach at Cycle Club Ashwell.

As our Bike Co-ordinator he works with the coaching teams of all groups and is helping improve the cycling abilities of all our members. He is Dad to James in Group 2.

Mark is editor of the popular Youth Cycle Sport website and he also has his own personal coaching business Full Moo Cycling.

You can contact Mark and BikeCoordinator@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.