Group C

Tristar 3, Youths and Juniors (Born in 2008 or earlier)

Group C will be for members whose main aim is compete in triathlons or for older members of these age groups not intending to compete but who can best develop their fitness by training with this group.

Group C train for two hours from 8.30am to 10.30am on Saturdays during school terms. From Sept 2021 the group is for those who were born in 2004 to 2008 inclusive who will race in either the Tristar 3, Youth or Junior age groups in 2022.

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

The aim of the group is to develop members endurance, skills, strength and flexibility for all forms of triathlon races including drafting and open water. The training will be more demanding than Group F although there will always be an element of fun in each session.

Ben Bely is the Group Leader and can be contacted at Ben is supported by:

Coaches Activators Junior Activators
Clive Hatch Emma Woodley Innes Dunlop
Maël Bely Kathryn Butterworth Josh Vail
  Michael Buchallet Lewis Buchallet
  Gerry Frewin  
  Paul Harris  

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

Ben Bely

Group C Group Leader

(Level 2 Triathlon)

Ben Bely

Benoit /bɛnˈwɑː/, aka Ben, moved with his family to Saffron Walden from France in 2009. He joined the WaldenJNR Group F coaching team in 2016 and quickly gained his Level 1 qualification and completed his Level 2 in the Spring of 2019
Ben's two son's Maël (former Group C) and Luhan (former Group C) have raced for many years and bored of just acting as a taxi service Ben decided to take the plunge and enter the Basildon Aquathlon in 2013. He hasn't looked back since and now regularly competes around the region. Ben is Club Captain of WaldenTRI in 2019 and is passionate about ensuring the older "whippersnapper" WaldenJNR members compete in adult competitions alongside the "old codgers" of WaldenTRI. 
Ben is also a coach at Walden Track & Field athletics club.
"Being part of WaldenJNR has played a key role in helping my family fully integrate into the local community" 

You can contact Ben at

Weekly Schedule - Group C

The Group C weekly schedule of training on Saturdays for Autumn Term 2021 is set out below.

  Venue Time Activity
18-Sep Carver Barracks 8.30am - 10.30am Bike / Run
25-Sep NO TRAINING    
2-Oct Carver Barracks 8.30am - 10.30am Bike / Run
9-Oct Carver Barracks 8.30am - 10.30am Bike / Run
16-Oct Carver Barracks 8.30am - 10.30am Bike / Run
23-Oct Carver Barracks 8.30am - 10.30am Bike / Run
30-Oct Carver Barracks 8.30am - 10.30am Bike / Run
14-Nov SUNDAY - Carver Barracks 8.30am - 10.30am Bike / Run
20-Nov NO TRAINING    
27-Nov Carver Barracks 8.30am - 10.30am Bike / Run
4- Dec Carver Barracks 8.30am - 10.30am Bike / Run
11-Dec Carver Barracks 8.30am - 10.30am Bike / Run



Clive Hatch

Group C Coach

(Level 1 Triathlon)

Clive Hatch

Clive joined WaldenJNR’s coaching team at the beginning 2019 and went straight into Group C. He also brought with him his 2 kids Jack and Charlotte who also train with Group C. They have been racing since Tri Start.  Clive has been racing Tri for 15+ years and have raced at all levels including 5 x Ironman finisher racing in UK, Spain, Switzerland, Denmark, Portugal.

Clive is also a Technical Official, no booing please. So he's the person you see around transition making sure you are following the rules but having fun. He has been an official for many years and has seen a few of our JNR members go through the Age Groups which has been good fun. Clive is now a National Technical Official which means he can look after qualifying events for British champs and Worlds in the UK and he also gets to be part of bigger international events such as the ITU World Triathlon Series and has been involved at events in Leeds, Nottingham and Hamburg. It’s great fun being up close to the pros and seeing how they do things and often getting to chat with them when they not focused on their race.

 Clive is also a swim coach at his local club where Jack and Charlotte attend and swim twice a week. Regularly attending galas and regional/county qualifiers.

He loves to share his experiences and happy to have a chat and answer any questions you may have.