Group 2

(Tristar 2 - born in 2012 and 2013)

Group 2 train for two hours from 8.30am to 10.30am on Saturdays during school terms. From Sept 2023 the group is for those who were born in 2012 or 2013 who will race in the Tristar 2 age group in 2024.

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

The aim of the group is to continue to develop good technique, balance and coordination skills, but also understand the different types of training..they are training to train. Activities will be harder than Groups 1 but still retain their fun element and are differentiated so that all abilities can succeed.

Georgina Dunlop is the Group Leader and can be contacted at George is supported by: 

Coaches Activators Junior Activators
George Dunlop Doug Bowen Euan Herbert
Kate Rees Emma Birkwood Catherine Franklin
Jo Harris Mel Latham Lewis Buchallet
Sally Vail    
Josh Vail    

You will find details of how to apply to join Group 2 on the membership page.

Georgina Dunlop

Group 2  Group Leader

(Level 1 Triathlon)

George Dunlop


Georgina, known as George, joined the coaching team in 2018 and completed her Level 1 in 2019.  George is a keen runner, cyclist, duathlete and, more recently, triathlete. She has been coaching running at Great Chesterford Primary Academy since 2013. George is wife to swim coach, Andy, and mum to Innes in group C. Her other daughter, Marnie, prefers football, horse-riding and drama. George is an age-group duathlete and has represented Great Britain on several occasions. Her best result so far is 4th in the World Championships but she is determined to win a medal sooner or later. 

You can contact George at


TriStar 2

Aged 11 or 12 at the 31 December of the year race is held.

This is one of the most competitive and popular age groups and is based on age at the end of the year. TriStar 2's belong to Group 2 of our Saturday morning training groups.

Races are usually held on school playing fields on grass. There are a few open water races and if cycling on tarmac it will be on roads without traffic. Because of the short distances, quick transitions are important.

TriStar 2'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.

Talented TriStar 2's in this age group should try to qualify to represent the East Region at the Inter Regional Championships ("IRC") which are usually open water races and bike draft legal. There are normally two qualification races each year.

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

  • Swim 200m (pool) 200m to 300m (open water)
  • Bike 4km (grass) 6km (tarmac)
  • Run 1.8km
  • Run 1.6km
  • Bike 4km (grass) 6km (tarmac)
  • Run 600m
  • Swim 250m (pool) 200m to 300m (open water)
  • Run 2km

Kate Rees

Group 2 Coach

(Level 2 Triathlon)

Kate Rees

Josh Vail

Group 2 Coach

(Level 1 Triathlon)

Josh Vail