Group 2

(Tristar 2 - born in 2006 and 2007)

train for two hours from 8.30am to 10.30am on Saturdays during school terms. From Sept 2017  the group is for those who were born in 2006 or 2007 who will race in the Tristar 2 age group in 2018.

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.

Craig Dyce is the Group Leader and can be contacted at Craig is supported by  Brendan and Issy.

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

Hill Reps

Craig Dyce

Group 2 Leader

Level 2 Athletics, Level 2 Cycling, Level 2 Triathlon and Level 3 Personal Training

Craig Dyce


Craig joined the team in 2010 and quickly completed his Level 1 course. He passes his Level 2 Athletics qualification in 2011, (he is our expert at Long Jump and throwing the Javelin!!) and his Level 2 Road Cycling in 2012. Craig regularly competes in Duathlons and came 2nd in the 2014 European Age Group Championships in Holland and 3rd in the 2014 World Age Group Championships in Spain.  Craig has his own personal fitness business Dyce Fitness and is Dad to Helena (Group C).

You can contact Craig at

Brendan Moran

 Group 2 Coach

(Level 2 Triathlon)

Brendan Moran

Brendan joined the coaching team in September 2012 and gained his BTF Level 1 qualification in December 2012 and his Level 2 in February 2017. Brendan has a love of running and represented his university at rowing and squash. He started Triathlon when he moved to Chrishall in 2007.

He has two sons, Luke in Group F and Elliot in Group 2.


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

Weekly Schedule - Group 2

The Group 2 weekly schedule of training on Saturdays for Spring Term 2018 is set out below. Please note that all sessions will be held at the old Walden School.

  8.30am to 9.30am 9.30am to 10.30am
17-Feb Half Term Half Term
24-Feb Bike Swim
03-Mar Run Bike
10-Mar Swim Run
17-Mar Bike Swim
24-Mar Run Bike

Issy Wardle

Group 2  Coach and Child Welfare Officer

(Level 2 Triathlon)


Issy joined the coaching team in September 2014 and is a Group 2 coach and is currently completing her Level 2 coaching course (Autumn 2017).

Issy has a swimming back ground and competed in her first triathlon in 2010. Since then she has completed in the London Marathon and Cowman Half Ironman triathlon in 2013 and in 2014 raced the Bridge to Bridge 14km swim in Henley and took part in team challenge in the Brecon Beacons which involved biking, canoeing and climbing mountains Issy is often found swimming in the Cumbrian lakes.

She is Mum to Freddie (Group 2) and Grace (Group 1).

You can contact Issy at