Group 2

(Tristar 2 - born in 2008 and 2009)

train for two hours from 8.30am to 10.30am on Saturdays during school terms. From Sept 2019  the group is for those who were born in 2008 or 2009 who will race in the Tristar 2 age group in 2020.

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.

Issy Wardle is the Group Leader and can be contacted at Issy  is supported by  Brendan Moran, Andy Dunlop and John James .

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

Hill Reps

Weekly Schedule - Group 2

The Group 2 weekly schedule of training on Saturdays for Autumn Term 2019 is set out below.

  Venue Time Activity
21-Sep Lord Butler  8.30am - 10.30am Bike / Run
28-Sep Carver Barracks 8.30am - 10.30am Bike / Run
5-Oct Carver Barracks 8.30am - 10.30am Bike / Run
12-Oct Carver Barracks 8.30am - 10.30am Bike / Run
19-Oct Carver Barracks 8.30am - 10.30am Bike / Run
26-Oct Half Term Half Term Half Term
2-Nov Half Term Half Term Half Term
16-Nov Carver Barracks 8.30am - 10.30am Bike / Run
23-Nov Carver Barracks 8.30am - 10.30am Bike / Run
30-Nov Carver Barracks 8.30am - 10.30am Bike / Run
7 Dec Carver Barracks 8.30am - 10.30am Bike / Run
14 Dec Carver Barracks 8.30am - 10.30am Bike / Run 

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.


Issy Wardle

Group 2  Leader 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 F) and Grace (Group 2).

You can contact Issy at


Andy Dunlop

Group 2 Coach

(Level 2 Triathlon)

Andy Dunlop

Andy joined the coaching team in 2012 and gained his BTF Level 1 qualification in February 2013 and his BTF Level 2 in March 2015. He has been a club member for 6 years. In addition to triathlons he has competed in numerous marathons and outdoor pursuit events. In the week he works around the country as a Construction Consultant.

He is Dad to Innes in Group C  and his wife, Georgina who is a keen duathlete and competed at the World Championships in Canada in August 2017.

John James

Group 2 Coach

(Level 1 Triathlon)

John James

John joined the coaching team in the summer term of 2012. He passe the BTF Level 1 qualification in February 2013. He has been a member of WaldenTRI and Saffron Striders since 2006 competing in medium distance road races and cross-country, sprint-triathlons and duathlons. His most memorable events and races include at 3000m Steeplechase in Harlow, 'The Grizzly' Fell races in Devon, Karrimor Mountain Marathon in Scotland, Zofingen Duathlon in Switzerland, Llanberis 1/2 Iron-Man in Wales. He is married to Margit, who is also a member of WaldenTri and Saffron Striders.  He is Dad to Kai in Group 1.

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