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

Athletes training group  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

Lord Butler
Group S 2014 TriStart 8.30am to 10.30am 1.00 pm -2.00 pm
Group 1 2013 or 2012 Tristar 1 8.30am to 10.30am 1.00 pm -2.00 pm
Group 2 2011 or 2010 Tristar 2 8.30am to 10.30am  2.00 pm -3.00 pm
Group F   2004 to 2009 Tristar 3i,ii, Youth &  Junior 8.30am to 10.30am 2.00 pm -3.00 pm
Group C 2008 or earlier Tristar 3ii, Youth & Junior 8.30am to 10.30am 2.00 pm -3.00 pm

Swim Training - Sunday afternoons

Swim training is at Lord Butler Leisure Centre from 1-3pm, 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:            1.00pm - 2.00pm
Groups 2, F and C:     2.00pm - 3.00pm

Capacity in the 2-hour slot will be limited and we will give priority to those children who have shown good attendance in previous year’s Carver sessions and who have taken up previous swim opportunities. It is also crucial that the children are reasonably competent swimmers because we do not have the time/pool space to teach children to swim. Depending on the numbers signing up we may also need to hold swim trials to help us select the children. You must be prepared to commit to the whole term.  We cannot take children on an ad hoc basis.

We will be running these Sunday swim sessions all the way through until just before Christmas, which equates to 13 session in total.  The dates are as follows:
19th, 26th September
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st October
7th, 14th, 21st, 28th November
5th, 12th December

We will need to levy an additional charge for the swimming session as we must cover the hire of the pool and lifeguard fees. The charge for the forthcoming term (13 weeks) will be £52 paid in advance. This equates to £4 per session and is in addition to the termly fee for the Saturday run/bike sessions at Carver Barracks. Invoicing will be made in the same way as Saturday session fees, by PayPal.

We send out a booking form at the beginning of each term to find out who is interested in this opportunity.  Outside of this time, if you would like your child to be added to the waiting list for the swim sessions, please email our Membership Secretary Erica Redfern.




Weds Swim Training

These training session are invitation only  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 Sunday swim sessions.

The session is limited to 12  and costs £4 per session which is invoiced in advance for the the whole term. 

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 8.45am to 10.15am
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 2021/2022

Autumn 2021
18 September  Groups F & C only - Lord Butler
25 September  Group S, 1 & 2 only - Lord Butler
2 October All Groups - Carver Barracks
9 October All Groups - Carver Barracks
16 October All Groups - Carver Barracks
23 October All Groups - Carver Barracks
30 October All Groups - Carver Barracks
6 November NO TRAINING
14 November SUNDAY - All Groups - Carver Barracks
20 November NO TRAINING
27 November All Groups - Carver Barracks
4 December All Groups - Carver Barracks
11 December All Groups - Carver Barracks

Spring Term 2022

TBC First session of term
TBC Half term break – No training
TBC Last session of term

Summer Term 2022

TBC First session of term
TBC Half term break – No training
TBC Last session of term

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