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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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Greek Cycle Holidays

Submitted By Mary
November 22nd, 2017
Just returned from the latest ladies cycling week. What can I say; from the moment we were picked up from Athens airport we have had nothing but 5 star treatment. The cycling, accommodation and food were truly amazing. Nothing was ever too much trouble for Stephen , he even waited upon us; serving beautifully chilled wine whilst we were relaxing in the incredibly soothing hot tub. He also had to endure lots of "ladies specific chats" (boobs, menopause, husbands, you get the gist I'm sure) whilst remaining truly professional throughout! A gem in Greece ! I'm really looking forward to returning in 2018

Greek Cycle Holidays

Submitted By Julie
November 22nd, 2017
We have returned from a fantastic week's cycling in Greece. Altogether it was memorable and enjoyable and the time flew by. The routes were challenging and as we were not as fit, nor as experienced as the other ladies, Steven adjusted them to accommodate the needs of everyone. We did have a problem with one of the hire bikes, so I would suggest that you take your own. The day with Giannis - the Greek cycling champion - was really good and I benefitted from his riding tips. We also appreciated the back up vehicle which was there to collect us, if or when necessary. The scenery was stunning and we also enjoyed a tremendous day in Athens, with local Lillian as our guide. She was informative and took us to places that we would not otherwise have noticed. The food was outstanding and there was plenty of it. Altogether I would recommend this trip for keen cyclists who want to really challenge themselves in a supportive environment.

Iberia Sports

Submitted By Timo
November 15th, 2017
Great! The Iberia Sports team really knows the whole city Barcelona and has perfect recommendations for restaurants or other nice places. Also they helped us with all issues we had.

Iberia Sports

Submitted By Timo
November 15th, 2017
Great! The Iberia Sports team really knows the whole city Barcelona and has perfect recommendations for restaurants or other nice places. Also they helped us with all issues we had.

The Way Of The Runner

Submitted By Jennifer
November 14th, 2017
The weekend was one big highlight for me. My least favourite part was leaving
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