Training

BTS has some kind of activity going on most days, as per the table below. Further details are available down the page.

LAKE SWIMMING : As well as our own sessions, Full BTS Membership also offers subsidised lake swimming at 2 or 3 venues between April and September – For details Contact Us

SUMMARY TIMETABLE – Session Details below. 

Day Time Session Location
Mon 8-9pm Swimming Beechwood School, Slough
Tues 7pm Running Various locations throughout year
Weds 6-8pm Spinning Holyport (demand/seasonal changes)
7pm Cycling Barry Avenue, Windsor
Thurs 6.15-8.15pm Swimming Heathfield School, Ascot
Fri 7pm Pilates Drummond Clinic  (Winter)
Sat 9am Cycling Barry Avenue, Windsor
Sun Varies Running Various locations throughout year

 

Monday Evening Swimming (Year round during school term)

Taking place from 8pm at Beechwood School in Slough. Monday is 1hr session with a coach on hand to set the agenda. Lanes are responsible for their own timing, and attendees would be expected to be able to swim with some level of competence, but all speeds are catered for a with a tailored programme.

Please Note: It is a condition of attending the coached swim sessions that attendees must be able to swim a distance of 100 metres continuously. Those that are unsure or think they might need swim tuition to be able to do so, should contact the club to arrange a review. We can offer private swimming lessons if required.

Tuesday Evening BTS Coached Run Training

7pm at a variety of venues around Windsor to suit the type of session for that evening. The programme is phased to complement the training and competition calendar. Hill and stamina sessionsin the winter with more emphasis on speed work and maintenance in the spring and summer. The sessions are prepared to allow participation by all abilities and to keep the group together for the session, making them suitable for use as recovery sessions after weekend races of any kind.


Wednesday Evening Spinning (Dependent on demand)

Using our club owned spinning bikes and home grown instructors we have up to two Wednesday night Spin sessions. These are booked in advance through the club distribution email. These sessions are based around intervals of high and low intensity and set to music. When the evenings become light enough we run brick (bike- run interval training) session instead in preparation for the Wednesday night cycle rides. Sign-up is based on a weekly poll and sessions may be added or removed as demand changes


Wednesday Evening Chain Gang Ride

Through-out the summer and even in Winter too, a small group meet at Barry Avenue. In summer, this ride usually splits into groups of similar abilities, the faster group riding at 20mph+ and the slower 17-18mph, both riding for around 75 mins over differing distance. The more social of the group can usually be found in a nearby pub shortly afterwards – apparently refueling and re-hydrating.

Each week the rides are confirmed using the club email distribution or a WhatsApp group. Similar to the Saturday rides you are expected to be of a reasonable fitness level / cycle skill level before riding with one of the groups. If in doubt, please check with the chairman or one of the coaches.


Thursday Evening Swimming (Year round during school term)

We have a swimming session at Heathfield Pool, Ascot, 2 sessions between 6.15pm to 8.15pm. These are led by coaches poolside for all abilities of swimmer. The sessions are based around improving swim stroke / swim technique by introducing various drills along with advice from coaches, to develop faster and more efficient swimming. Our annual
training programme is designed to be phrased throughout the year.

Please Note: It is a condition of attending the coached swim sessions that attendees must be able to swim a distance of 100 metres continuously. Those that are unsure or think they might need swim tuition to be able to do so, should contact the club to arrange a review. We can offer private swimming lessons if required.

Directions to Heathfield School


Friday Pilates Session – Usually November through to Spring. 

Held each week at the Drummond Clinic (tbc) and led by our own qualified instructor, Barbara. This session is great for focusing on your core strength, which is beneficial in all areas of the Triathlon. This session starts at 7.15 in one of the Centre’s work-out studios and usually lasts around 60-75mins. Contact the club for more details.


Saturday Morning Bike Rides

We regularly have several levels of bike ride on a Saturday morning leaving from Barry Ave, Windsor. Rides usually last 3-4 hours, covering 35-60 miles at average speeds from 14-20mph. All rides usually meet afterwards for coffee, gossip and cake at a Windsor cafe. Each week the rides are confirmed using the club email group. Please e-mail or call someone from the contacts page to find out which rides are scheduled and which is most suitable for you.

You are expected to be of a reasonable fitness level/cycle skill level before riding with one of the groups. Please ensure you are self-sufficient with spare tube, tyre levers and pump as a minimum, and your bike is capable of holding together!

If you are new to cycling in a group or are unsure of which ride is most suitable, please feel free to contact us and/or to book onto one of our “Introduction to cycling” session which are run on request by members. It is delivered by one of our accomplished riders on an informal Q&A basis.


Sunday Long Runs (Informal)

Each week, a club member will usually offer to lead and host a long run on a Sunday morning. Great motivation for getting out and going that little bit further than ’20mins around the block’. Start locations vary from week to week to try and keep things interesting. Most runs will be between 60-90mins, with loops designed to allow people to pick the point at which they drop out. Each week the host and route is communicated by email. This is a great free way to come and meet a few team members, if you are considering joining BTS.

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