TVTristars – Training details

What Training do we do?

Our main training session is on a Sunday afternoon, normally at Palmer Park stadium in Reading where we focus on run and bike. Once a month we also run a swimming session, currently at Reading Blue Coat School.

We also run a weekly swim training session for limited members aimed at competent swimmers who do not attend a competitive swim club.

During the summer term we run specific open water sessions at Reading Lake.

We also offer dedicated track bike sessions for older members developing their group riding and advanced bike handling skill techniques.

Please refer to the training Calendar page for details.

Venues

  • Palmer Park Stadium, Wokingham Road, Reading, RG6 1LF
  • Palmer Park Field, Palmer Park, Wokingham Road, Reading, RG6 1LF (see note 1)
  • Reading Blue Coat School, Holme Park, Sonning Lane, Sonning, Reading, West Berkshire RG4 6SU,
  • Swinley Forest, Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell, RG12 7QW
  • Reading Lake, Copthorne Hotel, Mortimer, Reading, RG7 2AG
  • Woodford Park, Woodley, RG5 4LY

Note 1: PLEASE NOTE: This is a public field and there will be other park users. We will do all we can to create our own space but the session may need to be adjusted or cut short if the coaches feel it is not safe to continue.

Equipment Needed

Swim

  • Swimming costume
  • Swim goggles
  • Water to drink

Bike

  • Road worthy bike – any bike will do to start, mountain or road bike.
  • Crash helmet (no helmet, no training)
  • Cycle gloves (safety & warmth)
  • Tight fitting clothes – no baggy trouser bottoms that could catch on the chain
  • Cycling glasses (optional)
  • Water to drink

Run

  • Shorts and t-shirt (warmer clothes for winter)
  • Trainers
  • Water to drink

Normally the clothes for cycling and running will be the same but it is good to dress in layers so as to take some off when running.

 

Minimum Requirements

1. Minimum age – 8 years by 31st December

2. Maximum age – no older than 16 years on 31st December

3. Each member must be able to ride a bike & continuously swim the distances above for their age group before joining. We coach in swim technique but do not TEACH to swim hence our sessions are not a substitute for formal lessons. Please ensure you continue with your regular swim lessons.

 

Membership Fees

Sessions are payable termly in advance. Payments to be made online at https://webcollect.org.uk/tvtristars