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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







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CERLA Rowing & Canoeing Centre

Submitted By Sam
July 25th, 2017
@samgrant860 - A big thank you to @cerlac_es and in particular Antonio for being wonderful hosts and organiser #legend

Hotel Mohrenwirt

Submitted By Emer
July 25th, 2017
Hired some lovely canyon road bikes here today. Guy was really helpful setting us up. Very reasonable price. Highly recommend a days cycling from here. Wish we had time to do it again

Hotel Mohrenwirt

Submitted By Mario
July 25th, 2017
Great place with superb staff! A lot of service available also.

Hotel Mohrenwirt

Submitted By Gail
July 25th, 2017
This is such a fantastic hotel and place for a holiday. The staff were brilliant really friendly helpful and professional. Nothing was too much trouble. The food was brilliant and loved the choices. If you're into cycling where it's mountain biking road cycling or just getting around this hotel has though of everything, even getting your sweaty sports kit washed and ready for the next day. Their professional team sort everything and the Canyon bikes we hired where excellent. Their brilliant experienced mechanic is there to make sure everything is right. It's clear a lot of thought goes into making this a special place to stay. There's walking, swimming, a private garden by the lake and much more. The Austrian scenery and Lake Fuschl are beautiful. If your into triathlon it looks like this is a place to goo too.

Hotel Mohrenwirt

Submitted By Zoe
July 25th, 2017
Super friendly, stunning scenery and amazing food. I can highly recommend this place
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