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

The group the member trains with is dependant on their racing category which is by year of birth, not school year.  The training groups are as follows:

Group Born in Race Category

Saturday Training 
Carver Barracks
Bike /Run

Sunday Training 
Bishop Stortford College
Group S 2013 TriStart 8.30am to 10.30am 8.00am -9.00 am
Group 1 2012 or 2011 Tristar 1 8.30am to 10.30am 8.00am -9.00 am
Group 2 2010 or 2009 Tristar 2 8.30am to 10.30am  8.00am -9.00 am
Group F   2003 to 2008 Tristar 3i,ii, Youth &  Junior 8.30am to 10.30am 9.00am -10.00 am
Group C 2003 to 2007 Tristar 3ii, Youth & Junior 8.30am to 10.30am 9.00am -10.00 am

Swim Training - Sunday mornings

Swim training is at Bishop’s Stortford College from 8-10am, these sessions are run as  an addition to our usual Saturday training at Carver Barracks and hence children are able to run, bike and swim every week as follows:

Groups S, 1 and 2:     8.00am to 9.00am
Groups F and C:         9.00am to 10.00am

Capacity in the 2 hour slot is limited and we are aware that not all children will be able to train both Saturday and  Sunday mornings. However the swimming element of triathlon is becoming increasingly important and we would strongly recommend that any child who has racing aspirations swims as often as they can.

Swim training is invoiced separately to the term fees for Saturday training and is £4.00 per session charged on a term basis.  This covers the cost of hire of pool and payment for lifeguards.  Invoicing will be made in the same way as Saturday session fees, by PayPal.

We will accept bookings from our members on a strictly first come, first served basis and you must be prepared to commit to the whole term. If you would like to take up this offer, please email Erica Redfern, Membership Secretary, on the following email:   In your email, please state the name/s of your child/children that would like to swim on Sundays'.

Please note children are also expected to train on Saturdays, the Sunday training is in addition to Saturday training not instead of.

Bishop Stortford College
10 Maze Green Road 
CM23 2PJ

Weds Swim Training

These training session are for any member of Group F or Group C (Born in 2006 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 12  and costs £4 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 Mark Fraser.

Bike / Run Training- Saturday mornings

Regular Saturday training is primarily at Carver barracks, Wimbish just out of Saffron Walden,  during school term times.  We do use other training venues for either away days or when we are not able to use the barracks.  

Saturday training is a combination of bike & run and transition skill training.  

Group Race Category Main Training Venue Training times
Group S TriStart Carver Barracks or Crabtrees 8.30am to 10.30am
Group 1 Tristar 1 Carver Barracks 8.30am to 10.30am
Group 2 Tristar 2 Carver Barracks 8.30am to 10.30am 
Group F   Tristar 3i,ii, Youth &  Junior Carver Barracks 8.30am to 10.30am
Group C Tristar 3ii, Youth & Junior Carver Barracks 8.30am to 10.30am

Carver 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

Autumn 2020
19 September  First session of term Groups 1,2
26 September  First session of term Group S, F & C
24 October Half term break – No training
31 October Half term break – No training
12 December Last session of term

Spring Term 2021 (Provisional)

9 January  First session of term
13 February Half term break – No training
20 February Half term break – No training
20 March Last session of term

Summer Term 2021 (Provisional)

17 April First session of term
29 May Half term break – No training
5 June Half term break – No training
10 July Last session of term

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