Please read the attached links regarding BTF stance on the use of disc brakes:

This began with British Cycling announcing disc brakes will be allowed in domestic road and circuit competitions from 1 January 2018: This could mean the UCI and consequently ITU will follow suit.

Conscious of Christmas BTF have worked hard to get a statement on their website but cannot confirm what the ITU will do at this point as they simply don’t know.

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2017 Presentations

Posted: 10/27/2017 in Uncategorized

The 2017 Presentations took place on Thursday 26 October with 36 children arriving at the University of Bath for a 2hr 50m pool session working on open water drills and technique followed by a 1hr run session before moving on to Odd Down Cycle Track in the afternoon.


Luckily the weather had picked up after a rather damp start to the day and the children enjoyed some bike drills for the first hour on the cycle track before the fun Team Duathlon took place. There were 2 races and the winners of the final event was Charlie’s Team, including Henry, Lucas, Missy, Mia and Macy.

After 5 hours of training the athletes enjoyed some hot food before settling down to the SW Presentations which included a brief summary of the years events and a few thank you’s.

Firstly, we were delighted Freddie Webb of the SW Academy was able to join us. For the past 2 years he has supported our IRC training camp as one of the coaches and been able to pass on his vast knowledge of racing experience to these young athletes. We also congratulated him on his recent selection for the English Talent Squad.

We also thanked Chris Maxwell and Juliet Paterson for their continued coaching support at the IRC Training Camp.

The final thank you and farewell went to Danny Symington who has supported the JSO over these last 3 years, helping organise many of the training days and more recently helping roll out the policy for Restricting Gears for Young Athletes proposed by BTF in 2015. He offered to travel far and wide within the Region to help make any necessary changes to bikes to ensure they successfully met the gear restrictions. This valuable work and the Regions support towards BTF’s ‘Restricted Gears Policy’ by trialling the restricted gears policy for all SWS races during 2016 no doubt contributed towards the success of Team SW’s results at IRC’s with Team Gold in 2016 and Team Silver in 2017. Thank you Danny.

Roger Martindale has very kindly agreed to take on the role of Technical Series Officer for the foreseeable future.

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Presentation Day 2017

Posted: 09/22/2017 in Uncategorized

TESW would like to announce ‘Presentations 2017’ to celebrate our athletes successes this year.

The ‘Presentation Day’ will take place on Thursday 26 October 2017 and will start at the Bath University Pool in the morning and finish at Odd Down Circuit in the afternoon. The day will conclude with a Duathlon Relay before sitting down to the Presentations and Buffet Supper in the Community Room at Odd Down.

As in previous years this is a celebration for all athletes where everyone will be recognised for completing the SWS alongside the winners. This event will be open to all those athletes who completed the 2017 Series and thus were awarded ‘Series Final Points’. So please join us for a great day of training and celebration.

To confirm your place please email by 1 October 2017 for planning purposes.

Further details will then be emailed to all those attending.

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Team SW won silver at the Inter Regional Championships, at the British Triathlon U20’s Festival held at Mallory Park on BH Monday 28 August 2017. 

There are 12 TriStar 2 and 3 athletes from each of the 13 regions across Great Britain competing at the IRC’s. These athletes go head-to-head in a bid for the coveted IRC title.


Congratulations to Team SW as follows: 

TriStar 2 Girls: Darcy Dryden, Abbie Downing and Taya Dee

TriStar 2 Boys: Zak Clemens, Joseph Martindale and George Mahon

TriStar 3 Girls: Jessica Hudson, Alex Palotai-Avella and Abbie White

TriStar 3 Boys: Ben Cumberland, Ryan Symington and Charlie Cook

Individual Podium place was awarded to Ben Cumberland – 2nd

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On the 25 July, 40 triathletes headed to the University of Bath 50m Pool for the start of their 3 day training camp organised by the JSO, led by the Technical Series Officer and supported by experienced Coaches Chris Maxwell, Freddie Webb and Juliet Paterson.

The triathletes were rewarded after their early morning swim set with a surprise visit by Olympic Bronze medalist Vicky Holland and her Coach Rhys.

Following a lengthy question and answer session with Vicky,  training continued at Odd Down Cycle Circuit after a short drive across Bath, where they perfected their cornering skills in anticipation of a very technical track at this years IRC’s on 28 August. The 2 hr session finished with a mini Team pursuit within their groups.

With the bike session over everyone made their way to Leweston School in Dorset where they would all enjoy their next 2 days of swim, bike and run training.



The final day concluded with a a couple of mini triathlons with and without wetsuits before parents arrived to transport them to Weymouth where they brushed up on their drafting skills on the bike utilising the Weymouth to Dorchester cycle path before biking into Weymouth for the final element of open water training.


We wish Team SW the best of luck at this weekends IRC’s taking place at Mallory Park in Leicestershire.


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The TS1’s completed their Series at Bristol on 22 July and enjoyed some unexpected sunshine having been promised some pretty awful weather. The TS1’s were out in force with 15 of the 22 boys and 6 of the 8 girls taking part in this years Series.

The results have now been posted but these were delayed when it was discovered the athletes in Wave 4 completed 8 lengths instead of the 6 in the pool. After much consultation with the event staff and some of the parents of those children affected by the mistake it was decided the children in Wave 4 would have their swim times adjusted accordingly using the same formula for each athlete to determine their swim time as if they had completed 6 lengths.

The results have been adjusted and are now available to view on the SWS Standings page.

Enjoy the Summer holidays

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Team SW 2017 Announced

Posted: 07/05/2017 in Uncategorized

I am delighted to announce this years Team SW to represent our Region at the Inter Regional Championships at the BTF’s Under 20’s Festival to be held at Mallory Park, Leicestershire on Monday 28 August 2017 as follows:

Team South West

TS2 Girls:                                  TS2 Boys: 

Darcy Dryden                                   Zak Clemens

    Abbie Downing                              Joseph Martindale

       Taya Dee                                        George Mahon

TS3 Girls:                                   TS3 Boys:

           Jessica Hudson                         Benjamin Cumberland

Alexandra Palotai-Avella                     Ryan Symington

       Abbie White                                     Charlie Cook


Team SW will be competing against the best 3 triathletes in each age group

from the 13 Regions across England, Scotland and Wales


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