Generic training plans can work for some people and there are some good resources out there, 220 Triathlon have a very comprehensive list of free plans for a variety of distances.
However it's rare that life fits into a generic plan so we'd recommend sitting down with a qualified coach who can help tailor a plan to you. But 121 coaching can be expensive and is often dependent on your sporting aspirations.
Our coaching team is growing in size and experience all the time and we're happy to help members look at training plans and give advice and guidance, hopefully given structure and confidence so they don't feel like they're blindly training.
• Matt - Level 2 British Triathlon Coach, multiple GB Triathlon age grouper and marathon and Ironman finisher.
• Rob - Level 2 British Triathlon Coach, GB Triathlon age grouper and multiple marathon and Ironman finisher.
• Lee - Level 1 British Triathlon Coach, multiple marathon and Ironman finisher.
• Colin - Level 1 British Triathlon Coach, multiple Triathlon (up to IronMan) and marathon finisher.
• Miles - Level 2 STA Open Water Swim Coach, multiple Triathlon, marathon and Ironman finisher.
Feel free to contact any of our coaches
Rob has been a triathlete for over 10 years now and loves to share his knowledge and abilities with anyone. In that time he progressed from Sprint distance at Dorney Lake to Ironman Italy, Challenge Roth, and as a GB Age Group Athlete at the 70.3 European Championship in Herning. He is passionate about sharing his experience and knowledge all the time and has been known to provide some very creative coaching sessions both at track, in the woods and in particular for transition development.
Quote: 'Simply faster, sometimes'
Matt has now been in the sport for over 10 years and he's tried to cover as much ground as he can, with everything from sprint to long distance to ultras, IM 70.3 World and GB Age Group European Championships. This experience has developed from a smorgasbord of mistakes, the highlight being accidentally buying a ladies wetsuit. Now a qualified coach, he's keen to share his knowledge and help others develop their potential.
Quote - 'If it was easy everyone would do it'
After a forced rest following on from a running injury in 2011 Lee decided to keep fit with less impacting exercises like swimming and cycling, the obvious route become to try Triathlon. Since his first Tri in 2012 he has continued to test himself moving from sprint distances to finishing 4 Ironman distance events. Along his journey from “layabout” to Ironman he has actively trained, mentored and offered advice to many new to the sport. He is a level 1 British Triathlon coach with the club.
When I discovered in 2017 that triathlon was swimming, biking and running and I could do all 3 of those, I thought I'd give it a go. Since then I've done pretty much every distance from sprint to Ironman and everything in between. I'm always looking for the few percent that will make a difference to a performance. As a coach I get huge satisfaction out of helping others on their journey and their relationship with triathlon.
Quote 'Son, it's tough for everyone' - ask me
Open Water Swim Coach
Miles started triathlon in 2011 on a whim and became hooked, he has competed at all distances including IronMan, After completing his first IronMan in 2018 he won the club's 'Renegade of the Year' award.
Miles studied and qualified as an STA Level 2 Open Water Swimming Coach during lockdown, he takes groups of swimmers of all abilities, from first timers to seasoned swimmers. He delivers his sessions from the water and they are always fun and he provides a free hot drink afterwards too.
Quote 'Destiny is like a great white horse''