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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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Aspire Cycling Cyprus

Submitted By Steve
October 19th, 2020
With its 2000m+ mountains and empty rural roads, Cyprus seemed like an ideal place for a road cycling holiday but preferring not to risk my bike being lost or damaged, I wanted to rent. Despite only finding one specialist road bike rental company, I was relieved when two good quality bikes arrived the night before, professionally setup and ready to ride. Cyprus has beautiful, challenging but achievable mountain roads, quiet Taverna's bemused by our cycling but with coffee, snacks and even a complimentary slice of cake at one, they couldn't have been more accomodating. We had one problem with a tyre but it was swapped efficently and without questioning. Tony couldn't be more helpful and I'll be encouraging friends to try Cyprus for mountain climbing while the roads are still empty! PS. Their shop is in the basement of Aliathlon in case you miss it as I first did.

Aspire Cycling Cyprus

Submitted By JPS
October 19th, 2020
Really liked dealing with these guys. I arranged to hire a Canyon road bike while I was in Paphos with the family. I asked if I could have the bike on a Monday and a Wednesday. They delivered the bike on the Sunday and left it with me until I’d finished with it after my second ride. They helped fit my pedals and provided all necessary accessories eg spare tubes etc. The bike was in good condition and the routes suggested were pretty good. NB if you climb into the mountains and loop back near Nata some of the descents are a bit sketchy etc and at one point the road had washed away in the heavy rain so it was cyclocross time but only for 100 yards. Definitely a recommendation from me.

Aspire Cycling Cyprus

Submitted By Diana
October 19th, 2020
Tony and the team were helpful from start to finish. We normally ride hybrid bikes back in the UK so trying road bikes was a new experience for my husband and I. However, there was no pressure to rent, and I can honestly say that once we got used to the bikes we didn’t look back and had a fabulous few days cycling. Tony provides a very professional service, and we would have no hesitation in recommending Aspire Cycling to anyone who wants quality bikes to explore this area. (Look for Aliathon Holiday Village where you will find Aspire Cycling down a flight of stairs in front of Häagen-Dazs).

Aspire Cycling Cyprus

Submitted By Dan
October 19th, 2020
Great team and fantastic service. Tony recommended multiple routes which turned out to be some of the best cycling we’ve done to date. Bikes are in good shape and run smooth. Delivery/pickup was seamless. Would highly recommend.

Aspire Cycling Cyprus

Submitted By Julien
October 19th, 2020
I wanted to ride some miles on the roads of Paphos during my holiday on proper road bikes. So I rented a Canyon Ultimate for me and a Canyon Endurance for my girlfriend. The delivery as well as the pick up in the end was very friendly and punctual. Both bikes were in perfect condition and the roads were in a very good condition too and the scenery was awesome. I would always rent bikes at Aspire Cycling again.
	
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