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Dan Halksworth - Triathlon Coach

  Coaching: Triathlon Coach
  Level/rating: Beginner/Advanced
  Blog: Read Dan's blog
  Twitter: Follow Dan on Twitter


Born in 1986 Dan began racing in the Elite ranks in 2011. 

As a youngster he won country and National medals in the 200 & 400 Individual Medley (IM) as well as representing his school on the soccer, rugby, athletics & cross-country teams. In his final year at school he qualified to represent Jersey at the Youth Commonwealth Games in Australia and won Gold in the 400 IM and Silver in the 200 IM.

Dan swam in the Commonwealth Games but the disappointed of finishing 9th inspired him to move over to triathlon.

Dan’s first experience was in short distance races and impressively finished Top10 in his first ETU race and got the Silver medal the World Aquathlon Championships in Budapest.

Inspired by his new coach at Team TBB, Dan moved from short course to Ironman he won his maiden victory at Ironman UK in 2012.


Dan was awarded Scholarship to Coventry University and studied Exercise Science

When preparing for an event Dan recommends doing what the coach tells me and get a good nights sleep 2 night out.

His favourite quote is: Cant substitute time out on the roads for anything else

His cycling tip to the cyclists of all levels, get out no matter the conditions.

Dan said he can't do wthout his iPod or water so both are in his transition bag.


Darren Smith - Triathlon Coach

  Coaching: Triathlon Coach
  Level/rating: Intermediate/Advanced
  Venue: TriDynamic July 4th-7th 2014
  Twitter: Follow Darren on Twitter

Darren states that his two biggest influences have been Gennadi Touretski and Brett Sutton. Touretski coached the swimmer Alexander Popov who won 4 Olympic gold medals (2 at the 1992 Barcelona Games and 2 at the 1996 Atlanta Games). Darren worked with Brett Sutton, the renown triathlon coach in the late 1990s.

Darren began his coaching career working with Ironman athletes, such as Kate Allen and Sarah Gross. Since those early days he has grown into his role as coach to ITU athletes such as Lisa Norden who won a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics Games and is 4 x World Champion. Five other athletes of Darren's DSquad were also selected for the 2012 games. 

Other athletes who have been coached by Darren include Jodie Stimpson and Aileen Reid.

Darren talked about Triathlon coaching to Triathlete Europe in March 2013

Darren talks with 5 time Olympic Coach Booby McGee about the 2012 Australian Women's Olympic Triathlon Team







Featured Camps

  • Playitas Resort

    One of Europe's top training facilities for all levels; from beginners to high performance. Triathlon, athletics & more

  • Cambrils Park Resort

    Used by many of the Professional Cycling teams but also suit cyclists of all levels and NON-training family and friends

  • Girona Cycling Company - Banyoles

    Award winning Cycling and Tri base near Girona, home to many of the leading Pro cyclists

  • Gloria Sports Arena

    World Class facilities for all levels of abilities from beginning to International teams

Welcome to Which Training Camp

Which Training Camp is here to help you find the best sports training camps and coaches throughout Europe. The training camps cover a large multitude of disciplines including cycling, running, triathlon, swimming, football, basketball, rugby, athletics and many more.

Comprehensive information is provided on each of the sporting venues, detailing facilities, equipment, sports coaching, accommodation and travel options available.

You are encouraged to review and share your feedback and experiences to assist fellow athletes in choosing the right training camps for their sport.


Triathlon Training Spain

Submitted By Olivia
May 21st, 2017
The long weekend swim camp was a wonderful experience. Martin is a fantastic coach whose video analysis gives every insight needed to improve dramatically. Location is ideal for gaining open water confidence. Very well run, lovely hotel and food - can't recommend this camp highly enough. Thank you Martin, Linda and Matt for a great time. Olivia, Ireland.

Mokapot Productions

Submitted By Manon
May 21st, 2017
I would like to give 10 stars! What a fantastic team and great care, Thanks a lot Tony and Nicole!!

Mokapot Productions

Submitted By Sion
May 21st, 2017
Awesome team who couldn't have been more helpful throughout the week. Made the stay in Paphos absolutely fantastic.

Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort

Submitted By James
May 21st, 2017
We have been to Thanyapura twice now and both time have loved it. Extremely friendly staff, exceptional quality of food and huge variety of foods including super clean eating to delicious Thai cuisine. We love being able to do some hard training, then relaxing by the pool with a delicious protein shake or coffee. The coaching staff are great and tailor the sessions to the group. We especially loved the variety of the cycling routes and felt very safe with the group, riding on quality road surfaces.

T3 - Tenerife Top Training

Submitted By Clemens
May 21st, 2017
I had the pleasure to train (CrossFit and swimming) at Tenerife TopTraining. A one-of-a-kind location that has everything you need for a great training camp or just some sportive holidays. Staff is friendly, service top-notch and since the sun is always shining, always a nice experience and an awesome view! Can't recommend Tenerife TopTraining enough. If you are looking for a training camp for swimming, triathlon or CrossFit, you just found it!
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