Final Training Session at the Walden School - 24 June 2017

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Members of Groups S, 1, 2, F, and C train on Saturday mornings and we also offer a weekly swim session to members of Groups F and C as set out below.

Saturday Training

On Saturday mornings during school terms the club train at the Walden School (Directions) in Saffron Walden.

There are 5 training groups::

Group Born in Race Category Training times
Group S 2009 TriStart 8.30am to 9.30am
Group 1 2007 or 2008 Tristar 1 8.30am to 10.30am
Group 2 2005 or 2006 Tristar 2 8.30am to 10.30am
Group F and Group C 1998 to 2004 Tristar 3 Youth and Junior 9.30am to 11.30am

Once per half term the Saturday training session is held between 8.30am and 10.30am at the old airfield next to Wimbish barracks (Directions). This provides an excellent opportunity to cycle on tarmac or off road on mountain bikes in a safe car free environment where group riding can be coached and cornering skills practiced. Each group is lead by a team of coaches and a different discipline is done in each hour. You can see the activities for each group this term by clicking on the groups names or using the menu above.

Term Dates

Spring Term 2017
7th Jan First session of term
28th Jan Cycling at Wimbish Airfield
11th Feb Half term break – No training
11th Mar Cycling at Wimbish Airfield
1st Apr Last session of term

Summer Term 2017
22nd Apr First session of term
13th May Cycling at Wimbish Airfield
3rd Jun Half term break – No training
8th Jul Cycling at Wimbish Airfield and last session of term

Weds Swim Training

These training session are for any member of Group F or Group C (Born in 2003 or earlier) and are held weekly at the Lord Butler Leisure Centre.

The aim of the training is to build endurance and improve technique and will be more demanding than the normal Saturday swim sessions.

The session is limited to the first 12 who turn up and costs £3 per session which is invoiced every six weeks for the sessions attended in that time. If you are interested in attending these sessions please contact headcoach@waldenjnr.co.uk

Kit Checklist

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Kit Needed for Training

Given the early starts it is advisable to get ready the night before. You will need to bring the following:


For Swimming:

  • Club swimming costume (or Tri Suit) and club swim hat
  • Swimming goggles. (please check it fits in advance)
  • Drinks bottle
  • Towel


For Cycling:

  • Mountain or Road Bike (please check tyres are pumped up and there are no punctures, the brakes and gears work and the seat height is correct)
  • Cycle Helmet. (you will NOT be allowed to ride without one so DON'T FORGET it please)
  • Gloves – small hands get very cold on a bike
  • Warm water proof clothes and running shoes
  • Drinks bottle


For Running:

  • Warm waterproof clothing
  • Running shoes
  • Cycle Helmet (we use them for transition practice even when you are not cycling)
  • Drinks bottle


Don't forget any inhalers!