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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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Garda Bike Hotel

Submitted By Patricia
September 14th, 2017
I thought that the riding was exceptional because of the guides, Nicola, Alberto and Michaele. They are so professional on the road and know how to manage the traffic and the peloton, keeping everyone together. They also have amazingly warm and fun loving personalities so they combine this with their cycling expertise. I also love the fact that you can meet new people everyday and have a new scenic route daily. My favourite rides were Monte Baldo and the James Bondo to Limone sul Garda. They made me feel special and very welcome at the hotel. I would highly recommend the Garda Bike Hotel to anyone who loves cycling. I am missing them already

Garda Bike Hotel

Submitted By Michelle
September 14th, 2017
Fabulous hotel with great friendly staff who take the time to get to know you. The rides were really awesome and the guides were patient and very experienced. Our room was terrific with mood lighting and a huge jacuzzi and the food was plentiful and delicious! I'll be back as soon as I can! Bravo Garda Bike Hotel!

Garda Bike Hotel

Submitted By Susan
September 14th, 2017
Very professional staff. World class bike guides who really know how to take care of visiting cyclists. Our whole Florida Velo team and spouses from Tampa, FL stayed for a week. Best cycling and tourist activities anywhere. Polite and attentive staff always ready to answer questions and make you stay more perfect. AC and restaurant on premises outstanding. Six stars should be the rating!

Garda Bike Hotel

Submitted By Beth
September 14th, 2017
This is a really special place. Stunning nature, beautiful architecture, Historical places, vineyards, cherry, blueberry, olive plantations and, to enjoy all this in a brand new F10 with carrying, nice and competent guides was a magical experience that we can't wait to repeat. Hotel is very cozy and comfortable, staff is really nice, the food is very good, tasty and fresh.

Garda Bike Hotel

Submitted By Lawrie
September 14th, 2017
Great hotel, great food, great staff. Really enjoyed our stay. I did the bike riding option and the guides were really helpful, nice rides and they cater for all levels.
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