Training Information

Training Information

General Information 

Due to COVID-19, attendance at all club training sessions must be booked through the website. You can view the available training sessions and book on to these here. Information regarding COVID-19 is available here

If you would like further information about any of the clubs training sessions or on how to join, please contact us.

Coach Led / Non-Coach Led

Coach Led Sessions - Coached sessions in swim, bike, run and allied activities (such as strength and conditioning activity for example) led by one or more qualified British Triathlon Coaches at Level 1, 2 (including diploma) or 3. Technical in nature and structured as part of formal session plans. 

Non-Coach Led Sessions - These are club organised sessions, typically are run or bike sessions (but could be any activity under the club's operation) which are organised by clubs for club members only, but are not led by a coach or activator. Coaches and activators may be involved as a club member participant only. Sessions falling into this category are to enable members to participate in social runs / rides, with the pace and distance agreed with the participating members. Subgroups may naturally form within a session. Enjoy and please don't leave anyone behind.

 

Swimming

Coached training sessions take place at Bryanston School swimming pool. We have members of all abilities and all are catered for, so you will swim in a lane of your standard. We do, though, expect prospective members to be able to swim at least a length of the pool.

Club members also make good use of the range of local open water swimming locations  such as:

All swimming training sessions will be posted here one week before the session commences. 

Coached swim sessions will focus on technique, to help swimmers improve and develop. Coaches will explain the purpose at the start of each session.

 

Cycling

Group cycling sessions are available for all abilities and start from either the Blandford Leisure Centre or Ham Car Park in Blandford Forum. 

There are also indoor spin sessions that take place through the winter months taking place at the Blandford Leisure Centre. Some members also arrange virtual online training sessions using online platforms, such as Zwift. 

All cycling sessions will be posted here one week before the session commences. 

 

Running

Group running sessions take place throughout the year starting from the Blandford Leisure Centre. These sessions cater for all abilities.

Some NDTC members also belong to the  Dorset Doddlers Running Club (separate membership, £10 per year).

All running sessions will be posted here one week before the session commences. 

 

Virtual Multi-Fit 

Multi-fit sessions are run by Tracy Cook Sports Therapy via Zoom. These carefully crafted wellness sessions are designed to help our bodies cope with day-to-day physical and mental stresses, whether they are job related, recreationally based or training driven. They include:

  • Full body warm-up
  • Neuromuscular Activation
  • Strength Stabilisation/Balance/Proprioception 
  • Agility Cool-down

This provides the behind the scenes all over body conditioning that both your body and mind need in order for you to progress in your sport whilst addressing the essential movement patterns to strengthen the muscles, tendons and ligaments so that they can cope with the demands of stress/load placed upon them.