Note: all training sessions are canceled until further notice as per our chairman’s latest update. We’ve worked on ways to provide virtual training for week 17.

From our Coach Andy

Hi everyone, I hope you are all staying fit and healthy!
Well, the lockdown has been extended but not to worry BTS continues to train and provide online sessions and meet-ups. Training during isolation doesn’t mean you are training in isolation!

Strength & conditioning

I’m still focusing on swapping out swim sessions with strength & conditioning, which I am certainly feeling the benefits of – although I’ve named the bits of my ‘winter cladding’ that are still there “beer & chocolate”.


Spin-Brick worked really well this week using Zoom and having everyone dial in, and Louise’s yoga was as popular as ever. If you haven’t yet tried out the online sessions, give them a go. They are a good workout and a great way to stay connected at the moment.
Make sure you also look out for the Newsletter from Karen

Training Week 17

` Date Session Time(s) Lead/Coach Location
Mon 20-Apr Strength & Conditioning Self-led video link Living Room / Spare Room / Shed / Garage
Tue 21-Apr Run set Andrea will provide Outside (as long as we are allowed)
Yoga 6:15 – setup
6:30pm – start
Louise ONLINE – Details to be sent out
Wed 22-Apr Spin / Brick 6 pm – Setup
6:15 – Start
TBC ONLINE – Details to be sent out
Thur 23-Apr Strength & Conditioning Self-led video link Living Room / Spare Room / Shed / Garage
Fri 24-Apr No club sessions/rest day
Sat 25-Apr Outside ride / Zwift Online Meetup 9:00 am Outside

Living Room / Spare Room / Shed / Garage

Details to be sent out

Sun 26-Apr Endurance Run Recommended: Long and steady. 8-10mi @ race pace +30s/mi, 20s/km. This should be a very easy pace
Reduce for beginner/sprint:  5-7mi @ race pace +30s/mi, 20s/km.
Step up for 70.3 & IM: Increase distance, 10-15mi
Individual run sessions. If you would company then post your session (location, distance, pace) on the club Facebook page.


Please continue to follow advice on hygiene, social distancing and lockdown procedures:
  • Continue to train, as long as you display no symptoms of any illness
  • Be aware of the training stress on your body. It is not advised to increase training load or stress at this time – if in doubt, keep training but don’t overdo it
  • Exercise and training are advised as a way to maintain mental health, we are used to it and rely on it as a stress relief
  • Eat healthily and maintain a balanced diet, especially when training
  • Don’t train or meet up with others, outside of your family/home

Enjoy the sessions we are trying to set up this week. Please send me any feedback or useful links to try.