Beginners Seminar & Training Days

Beginners Seminar

Saturday 30th January – 2-4pm!
Zoom meeting!

Going with something totally different for 2021!  The likelihood is that we still won’t be able to hold the usual seminar so looking to host a zoom meeting!  How exciting is that!  A link to the zoom meeting will be put on here and also sent out to all competitors once it has been set up.

Topics covered will include:

  • What is a tri?
  • What kind of / level of training
  • Open water swimming
  • What to expect on the day
  • What to wear
  • Ladies triathlon journeys!!

I’m hoping to get some of our well established Divas to make a short video to share of their experiences!!

We’ll finish off with answering any questions that Divas may have!

The seminar will be led by Sally Napthen (Level 3 Brititsh Triathlon coach) with other triathlon ladies talking about their triathlon/quadrathlon journey from complete novice to all sorts of distances (by video)!

Ladies wishing to register for the zoom seminar should register at .  A link to the zoom seminar will be sent out to all Divas registering just before the seminar.

Bring your own tea/coffee, cakes and biscuits!

Deva Divas Training Days

Cycle the Route

Dates TBA for 2021

Something a bit different for 2021 – there will be some ‘cycle the route’ evenings organised.  A small group with a coach/bike leader to ride the Divas cycle route.  The group will stop at several intervals during the ride with coach/bike leaders answering any questions / giving helpful pointers!


The group will be small and will stay together for the duration of the ride.  Doesn’t matter whether you ride a mountain bike or a road bike – it’s all about getting used to the route and picking up useful information!  And having fun of course!!

Any Divas wishing to attend a training day MUST pre-register by sending an email to  There may be more than one group if numbers are sufficient.

Meeting place will be at the White Gate into the Meadows on the corner of Elizabeth Crescent/Lower Park Road, Queen’s Park, Handbridge CH4 7BB.  Time and date TBA.

Eccleston Ferry car park (CH4 9JE)

Swim Training Evenings

Wednesday 16th & 23rd and 30th June 2021 – Provisional!  There may be an alternative cunning plan to get ladies used to open water!!  Keep your eyes posted for further details….

The swim training evenings will be based from the Kayak/Canoe Club on Sandy Lane.  This will give Divas a chance for more open water swim practise in the River Dee.  Arrive at the Sandy Lane Kayak Club by 6.30 for a prompt 6.45 pm start in the river.

There will be a chance to ask coaches any questions at each evening.  There will be a small charge of £3 per session – tea/coffee and biscuits included.

Ladies wishing to take part in the swim training MUST email Sally on as places are limited – hence 3 evenings!

Some of you may know where the Canoe Club is, if you don’t, see the map below. 
Directions are: 
Come into Sandy Lane from the Chester end, hopefully you will find a parking space on the roadside but if it is busy there is a car park at the bottom of Sandy Lane by the river/play area.  If you come into Sandy Lane from Sainsbury’s Huntington direction the car park is on your left hand side – park here abd walk up to the club at the top of Sandy Lane.  Just before the very top (before the Mount pub), there is a grey gate on the left leading down to the club house and riverside.

Chester Canoe Club (CH3 5UL)