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Dan Halksworth - Triathlon Coach

  Coaching: Triathlon Coach
  Level/rating: Beginner/Advanced
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  Blog: Read Dan's blog
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Summary

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.

Coaching

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
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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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  • National Sports Centre of Jamor

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Masters of Tri

Submitted By isabel bleyen
February 15th, 2019
Enjoyed this amazing swim camp of Masters of Tri! A lot of fun, a lot of new things learned and a very nice stay at hotel Bonalpa in Alicante.

Beaches and Barbells

Submitted By Heidi
February 4th, 2019
Recently came back from the crossfit holiday in Cyprus and it way exceeded my expectations. It was the ideal mix of training and chill out time, perfect for re-setting whilst developing and learning new skills. The coaching was excellent, tailored for mixed abilities and based around what individuals wanted to get out of it, plus you have an individual debrief session at the end of the trip with a ton of useful things to take home to work on.

Beaches and Barbells

Submitted By Paolo Gazzola
February 4th, 2019
great training tailored to individual needs with both gymnastics and weightlifting useful drills. Good feedback on how to improve once back home. Kristian and James are awesome coaches and the hotel/beach are great! PS: added benefit: you may encounter turtles if you go swimming in the sea at sunrise...

DeZeiner Fitness

Submitted By Carole
January 29th, 2019
Excellent feedback on how to improve my swim technique from intense observation , Thank you Karl

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!!
	
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