• Instagram
  • Google Plus
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

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

  • 3YO

    3YO run Triathlon, Swimming, Cycling (road and MTB) and Running camps for all abilities.

  • Full Potential

    Full Potential has been offering personal training options for athletes of all ages, abilities and aims since 2005.

  • CERLA Rowing & Canoeing Centre

    CERLA Rowing & Canoeing Training Centre, with over 18km of water and a 2k buoyed course. Accommodation on-site

  • Tine Holst at Marbella Fit Camp

    IRONMAN Champion Tine Holst hosts triathlon training camps at Marbella FIT Camp, all abilities both mixed and Women only

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.


Jasna Adventures

Submitted By Emma
January 20th, 2019
The accommodation is very well finished and very comfortable, with plenty of relaxation space. The wellness centre with jacuzzi and sauna was used every evening - as was the on-site bar with great bar snacks. Finally - the breakfast - flippin' awesome - just what's needed before a full day skiing! Thanks for a great week - highly recommended!!

Trails and Vines

Submitted By Linda
January 16th, 2019
I have recently taken up running again after several (non-running) years! Abby has been excellent in providing 1:1 support and tuition. I even managed my first park run without stopping last month.Most importantly I am actually enjoying running!!! I am impressed by Abby and Chris` commitment and vision with Trails and Vines-a great opportunity to get involved with this fun, committed couple and enjoy the balance of running in wonderful environments (What can be better-the beautiful Vineyards of Bordeaux and Rioja) and enjoying a glass or two of excellent wine afterwards! Well done guys, I am heading your way soon....!!!

Trails and Vines

Submitted By Bary
January 15th, 2019
Had a fabulous week running through the vineyards of Rioja, building both my running stamina and appreciation of wine.Wasn't sure (before I went) how well running and drinking would mix but the answer is surprisingly well, due I have no doubt to the great balance to the week that was delivered by the program Chris and Abby had devised.They were really amazing hosts, nothing was too much trouble, and every run and excursion was carefully thought through and researched so that the week was continuously surprising and interesting. Most surprising of all was that I managed to run over 50 miles (which was a big step up from my normal 10 or so) without once feeling tired or being worried about injury. I can only put this down to the careful planning and excellent variety of runs, stretches, and recovery exercises that were on offer.The wine tasting and excursions to wineries and local towns were also spot on. Delicious wines and breathtaking scenery felt like a justifiable reward after each morning's exertion.Finally, we all turned up on day one as a diverse bunch with mixed running histories and abilities, different interests, and very different lifestyles. Part of the pleasure of the week was to see a team spirit develop and by the final long run, we were very much just that, a team of chilled out runners wishing the holiday didn't have to come to an end.I'd recommend this holiday to anybody, it works even if you only want to run, or only want to drink, but the combination is really something special.

Trails and Vines

Submitted By Claire
January 15th, 2019
A uniquely excellent holiday combination led by two wonderful people. Spending a week in La Rioja with Chris and Abby was unforgettable! The running was personalised so that each of us had clear guidance on our paces for running easy and hard. The coaching struck the perfect balance of encouraging, stretching and informative. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to do runs every day before the holiday but the programme was so well thought through that I didn’t question myself at all once we were there. The routes were varied and took us through stunning scenery, often through vineyards and orchards. The wine felt well-deserved after the hard work. Abby and Chris introduced us to tasting wine and provided delicious wines which we enjoyed in the spacious and exquisitely located accommodation. Winery visits were also great fun and showed contrasting styles of winemaking. I learned loads about Rioja and when I drink it I’ll now think back happily to this holiday. Abby’s cooking is not to be glossed over. What a treat! Nutritious, generous, tasty and used local produce. We ate like Kings. Lastly but not leastly, Abby and Chris are great fun to spend a week with and have managed to make Trails and Vines holidays the perfect balance of chilling with wine and earning it, all done with seemingly effortless execution. I’ll be back!

Trails and Vines

Submitted By Dave
January 15th, 2019
Beautiful runs, great wine, brilliant food...and even better people!Our trip to Rioja with Trails and Vines was simply one of the best holidays we’ve been on.Rioja has some fantastic scenery to admire whilst running and plenty of lovely wine to sample but it just wouldn’t have been the same without Abby and Chris’s intimate knowledge of the area and of the wine. They really did think of everything so we didn’t have to.Every run was perfectly planned so all we had to think about was running and enjoying the stunning views. Every meal was prepared from scratch and simply delicious. Every trip allowed us to see something of the area and of course, every wine felt so well-earned after a run!Whether you’re a serious runner or a parkrun jogger, a wine buff or a novice (and in our group we had a mix of everything) Abby and Chris’s real strength is in tailoring every run and every event to suit you.I can’t recommend these guys highly enough and we’ll certainly be back!
Name (*)
Invalid Input
Email Address (*)
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Enter The Code Enter The Code
Invalid Input