Group 1

(Tristar 1 - born in 2011 or 2012)

Group 1 Training

train for two hours from 8.30am to 10.30am on Saturdays during school terms at our main training area Carver Barrackes.. From Sept 2020 the group is for those who were born in 2011 or 2012 who will race in the Tristar 1 age group in 2021.

The aim of the group is to develop good technique, discipline and all round coordination skills in a fun competitive environment differentiated so suit all abilities.

Swim training is now provided on Sunday mornings and is an extra session to Saturday training; more information can be found here.

Elaine Bramley is the Group Leader and can be contacted at Elaine  is supported by Richard, Laura and Doug.

You will find details of how to apply to join Group 1 on the membership page.

Elaine Bramley

Club Secretary and Group 1 Leader

(Level 2 Triathlon & RTO)

Elaine Bramley

Elaine joined the coaching team for Group S in Spring 2013 and started coaching Group 2 in Sept 2014. She gained her BTF Level 2 qualification in March 2015 and completed the BTF Regional Technical Race Officials Course in October 2016.

Elaine is the Junior Club Secretary on the Management Team and Assistant Race Director.

Elaine's previously rowed for Cambridge 99s and used to help with coaching the junior and development squads. In August 2013 Elaine completed the inaugural Ride100 London and in Sept 2016 Elaine completed the Dart 10km swim , she has also completed in several triathlons including Blenheim Palace & Windsor Triathlons.

You can contact Elaine at

Richard Redfern

Group 1 Coach

(Level 2 Triathlon)

Richard Redfern

Richard joined the coaching team in 2016 and gained his Level 1 qualification at the beginning of 2017 and  completed his Level 2 in July 2019. A keen runner, Richard has competed in a number of races over a the years including half marathons, trail runs and the London Marathon. Richard's son Archie trains with Group F.

Laura Taylor

Group 1 Coach

(Level 1 Triathlon)

Laura Taylor

Laura began coaching with the Group 1 team in November 2017 and gained her BTF Level 1 coaching qualification in December 2018. She is also a Swim England official - Judge level 1. Her sons Edward and Theo train with WaldenJNR Group 2 and Group 1 respectively. 

Weekly Schedule - Group 1

The Group 1 weekly schedule of training on Saturdays for Autumn Term 2020 is set out below.

  Venue Time Activity
19-Sep Carver Barracks 8.30am - 10.30am Bike / Run
26-Sep Carver Barracks 8.30am - 10.30am Bike / Run
3-Oct Carver Barracks 8.30am - 10.30am Bike / Run
10-Oct Carver Barracks 8.30am - 10.30am Bike / Run
17-Oct Carver Barracks 8.30am - 10.30am Bike / Run
24-Oct Half Term Half Term Half Term
31-Oct Half Term Half Term Half Term
7-Nov Lord Butler 8.30am - 10.30am Bike / Run
14-Nov Carver Barracks 8.30am - 10.30am Bike / Run
21-Nov Carver Barracks 8.30am - 10.30am Bike / Run
28-Nov Carver Barracks 8.30am - 10.30am Bike / Run
5 Dec Carver Barracks 8.30am - 10.30am Bike / Run
12 Dec Carver Barracks 8.30am - 10.30am Bike / Run



TriStar 1

Aged 9 or 10 at the 31 December of the year race is held.

This is the second youngest age group and is based on age at the end of the year. TriStar 1's belong to Group 1 of our Saturday morning training groups.

Races are usually held on school playing fields on grass. Open water races are rare and if cycling on tarmac it will be on roads with traffic. Because of the short distances, quick transitions are very important.

TriStar 1's can compete in our Club Championship and in the Eastern Region Children' League and there is asummary of all races on our East Region Race Calendar. On these pages the links tell you about each race and how and when to enter.

The standard race distances set out in the BTF rulebook for this age group are:

  • Swim 150m (pool) 150m to 200m (open water)
  • Bike 2km (grass) 4km (tarmac)
  • Run 1.2km
  • Run 1.2km
  • Bike 2km (grass) 4km (tarmac)
  • Run 400m
  • Swim 150m (pool) 150m to 200m (open water)
  • Run 1.5km