Training


The Club runs several training sessions across all disciplines. See the Club Calendar for the most up to date times.


Swimming

Sunday 17:00 – 18:00 – Abbeycroft Leisure Centre, IP33 3TT

Coached session to cater for all standards (four lanes junior, two lanes adult). Session starts promptly so please arrive for 16:45. £5.00 per session

Monday 19:30 – 20:30 – Culford School, IP28 6TX

Coached session joining the Bury Masters swim club £5 per session. N.B. Registration is required. Please contact masters@westsuffolkswimming.co.uk for more information before attending any sessions.

Tuesday 20:30 – 21:30 – Abbeycroft Leisure Centre, IP33 3TT

Coached session across four lanes to cater for all standards. Session starts promptly so please arrive for 20:15. £4.00 per session.

 

Sunday 17:00 – 18:00 – Abbeycroft Leisure Centre, IP33 3TT

Coached session to cater for all standards (four lanes junior, two lanes adult). Session starts promptly so please arrive for 16:45. See below for payment options.

Thursday 19:00 – 20:00 – Abbeycroft Leisure Centre, IP33 3TT

Juniors ONLY coached session across three lanes . Session starts promptly so please arrive for 18:45. See below for payment options.

Payment Options

Junior Swim Training – £30 per 12 week term (Sept-Dec/Jan-Mar/Apr-Jun)
Ad-hoc – £5 per session

Payment is made via the Club Training Shop – Click here

Saturday 10:30 – 12:00 (from 15th April – September 2017) Larkwood Trout Fishery, West Stow, IP28 6EZ

Wednesday 18:30 – 19:30 (from 7th June – 30th August)

The Club has an agreement with Larkwood Fishery (click here for map) to use one of their lakes for open water swimming on Saturday Morning from 10:30am until 12 noon. We do not have an agreement to use the lake at any other time. There is a charge of £4 per session which goes directly to the landowner.

You must be a current club member of West Suffolk Wheelers to attend, proof of membership maybe asked for. The club would encourage all members to take out suitable insurance such as joining the Triathlon England. Open water swimming carries certain risks.

Guidelines

The Club will make some provisions which include having a non-swimming watcher on the bank, but it is important that members adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Please wear a brightly coloured swim hat so that you can be seen easily.
  • Please wear a wetsuit.
  • You must check in and out of the water at the designated point.
  • If you get into trouble roll onto your back, wave and shout for attention.
  • Please be respectful of the fishermen nearby and keep the noise down.
  • When you are changed and ready to enter the water please sign in and pay.
  • There will be a marked area to enter and exit safely please don’t climb out anywhere else.
  • Please swim in a clockwise direction.

Tips

  • Spend 5 mins to acclimatise to the water before starting your swim.
  • Remember to spot your route as you go, this is a skill and will take some practise.
  • Look out for other swimmers and help each other.

Cycling

Saturday 07:30 – 80 Westley Road, IP33 3RU
Fast 2-3 hour non-stop “out together, back together” training ride, ideal for race preparation and not for beginners! It takes place every week, all year round.
For more information, please email Steve Newman
Wednesday 18:45 (October to March) – Club HQ, Shakers Lane, IP32 7BH
Doors open at 18:30 for a prompt start. Club turbos and rollers are available and everyone is welcome. Instruction and encouragement will be provided just bring your bike, drink and towel.
For further details please email Paul Callow

Thursday 19:15 (October to March) – Club HQ, Shakers Lane, IP32 7BH
Doors open at 19:00. Club turbos and rollers are available and everyone is welcome. Instruction and encouragement will be provided just bring your bike, drink and towel.
For further details please email Neville Pettitt

Wednesday 18:00 (Summer Only) – Club HQ, Shakers Lane, IP32 7BH
Join the Chain Gang for a fast training ride around the Beyton circuit (early/late season) and/or the Woolpit circuit in mid-summer  Click here for circuit maps.
For further details please email Paul Callow

Running

Sunday 15:45-16:45 – Abbeycroft Leisure Centre Running Track IP33 3TT

Open to all club members, including Juniors (8yrs+) & Seniors.

Please arrive 10 mins early to register. Session will vary from week to week and be coached.

Payment Options

Junior Track Sessions – £30 per 12 week term (Sept-Dec/Jan-Mar/Apr-Jun)
Ad-hoc – £5 per session

Payment is made via the Club Training Shop – Click here

Monday 18:30Club HQ, Shakers Lane, IP32 7BH

A run specific training session around the Moreton Hall area of Bury St Edmunds. Sessions will focus on base miles and how to apply run training in triathlon-specific programme’s (for example, training to zones; hill running technique; pacing etc)

ALL ABILITIES ARE WELCOME – all sessions will be designed to accommodate runners of different paces or level of experience and are hosted by qualified run leaders Thomas Betts and Hannah McInroy.

Please arrive at the West Suffolk Wheelers club house at 18:30 to begin the session no later than 18:40 and wear bright or high-visibility run clothes if you have them available.

Thursday 19:15 – 20:15 (October – March) – Club HQ, Shakers Lane, IP32 7BH

Everyone welcome. Bring a towel and plenty of water along with your bike and running kit – arrive 19:00 for a prompt start. Typically the session is 30 minute bike on static trainers, followed by a 30 minute run.

For further details email Ray Reeves (rcc.ltd@btinternet.com)

Saturday 09:00 (year round) – Nowton Park, IP29 5LU

Free, weekly, 5Km, timed run. The same distance as a sprint triathlon run.

You can register online using this link http://www.parkrun.org.uk/burystedmunds/


Triathlon

Sunday 15:45 – 18:00 – Abbeycroft Leisure Centre Running Track IP33 3TT

Open to all club members, including Juniors (8yrs+) & Seniors.

Run/Bike Session 15:45 – 16:45, followed by
Swim session 17:00 – 18:00

Please arrive 10 mins early to register. Session will vary from week to week and be coached.

Run/Bike Training – £30 per 12 week term (Sept-Dec/Jan-Mar/Apr-Jun)
Swim Training – £30 per 12 week term (Sept-Dec/Jan-Mar/Apr-Jun)
Ad-hoc – £5 per session

Payment is made via the Club Training Shop – Click here

Thursday 19:15 – 20:15 (October – March) – Club HQ, Shakers Lane, IP32 7BH

Everyone welcome. Bring a towel and plenty of water along with your bike and running kit – arrive 19:00 for a prompt start. Typically the session is 30 minute bike on static trainers, followed by a 30 minute run.

For further details email Ray Reeves (rcc.ltd@btinternet.com)


Italy Training Camp

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Some Club coached training sessions are paid for using the Club Training Shop. Click the button to go to the shop.