Team ATC – Outlaw 2018

“In it, to win it!”

We already know that ATC is the best Tri club in the world, well how would you like to be a part of the teams that prove we can also be the fastest!

ATC would like to enter both a female, and male relay teams into the Outlaw event this summer, with the sole purpose of racing and being the very fastest team possible to fly the ATC flag.

We are looking for the fastest our club has to offer in each of the swim, bike and run disciplines.

If you would like to be a part of one of the teams, please either reply below or send me a message stating which of the following element you would like to take part in:

Woman – Swim (2.4m)
Woman – Bike (112m)
Woman – Run (26.2m)
Men – Swim (2.4m)
Men – Bike (112m)
Men – Bike (26.2m)

If we can build a complete team, we shall enter it.

If we have more than one person requesting one of the elements, the committee shall have final decision on who takes the spot.


Q: How much will this cost?
A: The club will cover the entry fee.

Q: When is it?
A: 29th July 2018

Q: I don’t think I am fast enough, will I be considered?
A: Of course, everyone will be considered. If the decision is close, you may be asked to complete a qualification race to show us just how fast you can be.

Q: When do I need to confirm I would like to be considered?
A: We need to have your interest by the end of April, but the sooner the better so as to allow enough time for training to take place.

Q: If I am selected, will I need to race in ATC kit?
A: Yes. This is an event to showcase the club, and what better way to do so that by flying our colours.

ATC Coaching Weekend – 31st March – 2nd April 2017

ATC’s coaching weekend is being held next weekend (31st March – 2nd April). The entire weekend is packed full of training and theory sessions in all disciplines from Nutrition to transition coaching to run technique to Swim analysis that includes a video and theory session.

If you are competing this year or just want to make improvements, then this weekend is a great opportunity to take part in some brilliant sessions tailored to setting you up for a successful 2017 season.

Best of all the entire weekend is completely FREE to all members.

The sessions ..

Swim Theory Session – Lee Gladwell’s swim analysis session on Saturday is restricted to 15 on a first come first serve basis so please email to book your place!

This session will cover the basics of the stroke, common faults and drills to correct them plus brief introduction to Critical Swim Speed (CSS) and how to use it in your training.

Swim Video Analysis – The swimmer will be filmed from the front, side and rear. Individual feedback will be given to improve technique with specific drills. When not being filmed, there will be a full session running at the same time. This will involve a time trial to get your CSS speeds. The session will be limited to 15 people so it will be on a first come first served basis.

Stefan’s Transition session will take you through transition stages where you can practice each stage, find out the best techniques, with a talk on the rules and layout hosted by Alex Keenan

Adey run pacing session on Saturday afternoon will give tactics on how to increase your pace over a set distance. Be quicker without burning out or starting too fast!

Sunday will incorporate various different rides including Adey’s advanced ride which will take on Wye hill and Chartham downs at around 17mph average for approx.. 40 miles.

This is just a snippet of what’s going on during the weekend. Check out the schedule below, speak to your coaches or email us / message on Facebook for more details!

Day/Time Activity Location Lead Coach Other Coaches Comments

7:00 pm


Facilitated Discussion.

Elwick Club Paul Barron   ‘Nutrition’ is a topic many people have a point of view about. Opinions change as science changes – anyway, isn’t it a matter of personal choice?

9:00 am to 10:30 am

Transition Theory and Practice Victoria Park Stef Hayes Max (tbc)

Alex K. (tbc)

Navin (tbc)

Input about Transition and opportunity to practice, with support from coaches.

11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Pacing (running) JRS carpark and Little Burton Farm Adey Porter Amanda M. Not starting too quickly is something we all need to learn about…

May be a one-hour session but allow additional time.


12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Swim theory Elwick Club Lee Gladwell


  Why do we need great technique?

How do we get it?


2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Swimming analysis Ashford pool Lee Gladwell Max

Ruth (tbc)

Pool is booked, time to get it right… on camera!
3:00 pm onwards Individual swimming reviews Elwick Club Lee Gladwell Max Opportunity to get personal feedback about swimming technique from our Lead Swim Coach.

9:00 am to 9:30 am approx.

Emergency Action Plan (EAP) for cycling JRS car park Paul Barron   Emergency Action Plan, just in case.

9:30 am approx..

Group Rides JRS car park Adey Porter

Lee Gladwell

Blaine Epsley

All who can assist will support the Lead Cyclists Fast group- Adey

Intermediate group – Lee

Novice group – Blaine



ATC Coaching Weekend Report :: Becca Ashby

ATC-Coaching-Weekend-CycleIt’s been awhile since I have managed to make a training session with the club so thought I would try and attend as much as I could on the coaching weekend.

Sally took the run coaching on the wet & miserable Saturday morning. She went through many useful exercises and techniques to improve our running styles/speeds. We even had a backwards skipping demo from Ian and Jen! Ask them to show you when you see them next! 😉

Next I went to the swim coaching session, run by Lee & Paul. I had my technique filmed by Lee and he ran through a few ways that I could improve. Actually there are probably millions of ways I could improve but he stayed positive and gave me some pointers in the right direction!!

Finally I took part in the novice bike ride on the Sunday, organised by Alex. We had a quick safety briefing first by Paul (which we managed to put to good use 5 minutes later when Amanda came off her bike, luckily nothing too serious, just a bruise or two I think). We completed the Brett Triathlon route and the weather was perfect.

A massive thank you to all the coaches that were involved in organising this and giving up their time to help us all.

ATC Coaching Weekend :: 08th April 2016

Friday 8th

19:00 – Transition Training (To be confirmed)

Location – Julie Rose stadium – Led by Stefan Hayes

Saturday 9th

08:30 – Introduction to time trial cycling

Location – Meeting at the Hamstreet football carpark before 8:30am – Led by Alix Milne

Based on the Ashford Wheelers Wednesday night 10 mile TT course.

11:00 – Run Session

Location – Meeting at Victoria Park – Led by Sally Aspital

14:00 – Swim Session – Ashford Girls School swimming pool

  1. A coached session concentrating on open water skills
  2. Video analysis running along the main session for those who want it

Sunday 10th

08:30 – Group cycle rides

Location – Meeting at the Julie Rose stadium

Introduction by Paul Barron

Three groups rides split into abilitiesled by:

Lee Gladwell
Alex Keenan
Adey Porter

All the sessions are designed to be within the capabilities of all members. No charge, although should you wish to make a donation then after club costs the remaining funds will go to the Captains Fund.

ATC Talk :: Triathlon Update :: by Navin Nauth-Misir

25 March at 7:00 pm, Tesco Community Room

Information Session given by Navin Nauth-Misir, ATC Founder Member and international standard Triathlon Official (referee). Navin is one of our most experienced members and the most knowledgeable in the club. There are a few new rules this season so it is in everyone’s interest to come along and learn about the changes.

Bike maintenance talk

Do you know your derailleur from your cassette?

Friday 26 Feb 2016 – 7pm – Tesco Community Room

This Friday Garry will be giving a talk and demonstration on basic bike maintenance and cleaning. Topics covered will be:

• How to fix a puncture
• How to adjust your brakes
• How to adjust your gears
• Pre and post ride checks
• How to clean your drivetrain