Beginners Seminar & Training Days

Beginners Seminar

Sunday 4th February 2018 – 2-4pm
Hoole Community Centre, Hobson’s Cafe, Westminster Road, Hoole, Chester CH2 3AU

Topics covered will include:

  • What is a tri?
  • How to train for a triathlon / Training plans
  • Open water swimming
  • What to expect on the day
  • What to wear
  • My triathlon journey by Amy Edwards and Triathlon journeys!

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 Amy Edwards talking about her triathlon journey from complete novice to middle distance triathlete! There will be other past Divas on hand to share their experiences and help with questions.

Ladies wishing to register for the seminar should send an email to

The Cafe will be open for purchase of tea/coffee, cakes and biscuits (all home made!).

Deva Divas Training Days

Training Day

Sunday 17th June 2018

The training day will give Divas the chance to practise open water swimming in the River Dee, cycle the Divas bike route and possibly do some off road running within the Meadows (dependent on time – although Divas can always run before the cycle start).

The training day will start at 3pm and take place at Eccleston ferry.  Divas will set off in small groups at 3pm from Eccleston Ferry to cycle part of the Divas bike course.  Each group will be led by a Chester Tri coach who will give coaching points and answer any questions.   On return to Eccleston, Divas will then have the opportunity to swim in the River Dee.  Swimmers will be accompanied both by Chester Triathlon coaches and helpers in the water together with safety cover in canoes/kayaks.   The swim will take place at approximately 5pm. Cost is £3 per person.

Parking is limited down by the ferry – Divas are advised to car share as far as possible!

Any Divas wishing to attend a training day MUST pre-register by sending an email to  This allows us to ensure that we have sufficient coaches to support you all.

The postcode for Eccleston church is CH4 9HZ – however, instead of heading down to the church continue along Paddock Road, turn left at the bottom (don’t go through the Eaton Hall gates!) to get down to the river. Parking will be along the river lane or on Paddock Road.

Eccleston Ferry car park (CH4 9JE)

Swim Training Evenings

Wednesday 13th, 20th & 27th June 2018

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.  Keep an eye out for more details about these evenings!!

Chester Canoe Club (CH3 5UL)