CLUB TRAINING

We have a mixture of coached and non-coached training sessions which run throughout the year.  If you’re new to the club then please come along to the Tuesday evening coached swim session or Thursday evening running session first of all.

We work closely with the Wye Valley Runners, Hereford Couriers, the GB Duathlon Manager Dave Newport, the Hereford and District Wheelers and many other local clubs and groups. Please ask our coaches for more details.

We also organise regular running, cycling and transition skills sessions throughout the year.

 

OUR COACHES

All of our coaches are volunteers. Without them generously giving up their time the club would not be able to achieve the success that we do. Thank You Coaches!.

Ian Rivers and Nicola Goodwin are BTF level 2 coaches

Julie Hardman – Julie has decades of experience as a swimming coach for both pool and open water swimmers. She is an ASA level 2 coach and a BTF level 1 coach. 

Mike Parry, Mike Stephens and Kim Tomkinson - Our assistant coaches have all completed their BTF level 1 award

Mark Dykes is a Halo Spin Instructor 

James Morgan and Kim Tomkinson are UKA Run Leaders

 

 

TUESDAY - SWIMMING - ALL YEAR

2045 – 2200 – Hereford Swimming Pool

Swimming session coached by the coaching team.  This session will concentrate on technique and skills for those who wish to improve their swimming. There’s a small payment of £3 which is collected afterwards. We ask that you can swim 100m of freestyle at any speed before attending.

 

WEDNESDAY - RUNNING - ALL YEAR

1830 - Hereford Leisure Centre Running Track

A joint running session between Hereford Triathlon Club and Wye Valley Runners which is suitable for intermediate and experienced runners. Please be at the track and warmed up and ready to run by 6:30pm or, alternatively, meet at Hereford Rowing Club at 6.15pm to run up to the track.  These sessions are coached mainly by Martin Flowers from WVR and, once a month, by HTC coaches.    The sessions are always posted on the WVR website in advance - http://www.wyevalleyrunners.co.uk/training-planner/

 

THURSDAY - TIME TRIALS - SUMMER

In the summer months club members are welcome to join the weekly 10 and 25 mile time trials which are held in a variety of locations across the county. They are organised by our friends at Hereford and District Wheelers and there is a small charge.

 
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THURSDAY - RUNNING - ALL YEAR

A running session for beginners or those who are less confident which leaves Hereford Leisure Pool car park at 7pm. This is a group session led by James Morgan and Kim Tomkinson.   The runs take place around the King George V Playing Fields and Castle Green and are organised according to ability so you'll be running with people the same speed as yourself. 

 

FRIDAY - OPEN WATER SWIMMING - SUMMER

1800 – Locations TBC to members

Summer Open Water Swimming sessions are held at a local lake. For safety reasons , details are only given to members and not discussed online. There is a cost per member per swim which is passed on to the lake management charity.  Members will receive more details about the sessions by email.  

 

SUNDAY - CYCLING - ALL YEAR

Group Bike Ride - 0830 prompt leaving Hereford Leisure Pool car park

This is a group session which is led but not coached.  We have two or three groups of riders which are organised according to distance and ability.  In the autumn and winter we stop midway for a coffee and cake, in the spring and summer we have a drink and cake stop at the end of the ride. Please be prompt and arrive for the briefing at 0825. We ask that you can cycle at least 20 miles and that you are a club member (guests are welcome for occasional rides - please contact us in advance)  All members are also advised to take out individual insurance.  Please make sure that you are wearing brightly coloured clothing, preferably high-vis, and have lights on your bike. 

 

We also run numerous additional sessions throughout the year covering track running, cross country running, transitions, nutrition and bike maintenance.   We also organise bike leader courses for our members to give us more confidence and awareness when cycling as a group.