This month’s training zone club.
About the club
Clapham Chasers is an ambitious, sociable and inclusive club. We pride ourselves on being welcoming to all. Anyone with little or a lot of experience will find great sessions and fantastic people to train with. Those new to triathlon can join our novice triathlon programme that runs every spring. At the other end of the spectrum, athletes aiming to qualify for GB age-group championships or Kona will find other experienced and inspirational members who are going after the same goal.
As a club we target the London League race calendar which gives us a great selection of local races that appeals to everyone of all levels. The Lisbon Ironman 70.3 has become a regular fixture and we choose a specific Ironman race each year.
Swim training takes place at Clapham Leisure Centre, Ernest Bevin pool in Tooting, Tooting Bec Lido and Shepperton lake. We run at Battersea Park athletics track, Richmond Park, Clapham Common and trail sessions take place in the Surrey/ Sussex area.
In summer, cycling sessions are held in Richmond Park while winter spinning takes place at Virgin Active in Wandsworth. There’s also a weekly group ride on Saturdays to Surrey, Sussex and Kent that is around 80 to 100km in distance with anything from 700m to 1,300m of climbing.
Lucie Custance is a top age-grouper in short distance and is currently hitting the podium on the long distance circuit. Hamish Cropper and Alan Scott are top long distance triathletes and are performing brilliantly on the swim/run circuit winning the Breca Buttermere swim/run 2015 and coming sixth in last year’s Otillo swim run.
Meet the coach:
Name: Tim George
Tim George (itriwithtim.com) is a Level 2 BTF coach with a strong background in personal training. He works alongside fellow coaches Andrew Potter (swimming), Dan Holmes (cycling/running) and Hamish Cropper (running).
The team share a wealth of triathlon experience, competing and coaching at elite age-grouper levels, from sprint to Ironman distances, with a strong focus on the individual to maximise performance.