ABOUT US

Swim Bike Run Triathlon Club

No matter what your age ability or level you are welcome.  Whether your favourite sport is running swimming cycling or triathlon we train together at all levels.  We are a small friendly and dedicated club based around Rochford, Essex that supports athletes at any stage in their sport.  We organise training throughout the year three to fours times per week. 

We are a young and growing club keen to welcome new members.  Come along to a training session and try for yourself before joining us.

Our motto

"The strength of the club is each member

The strength of the member is the club"

Our constitution and other membership documents  can be found here.

 

Training

Swim Bike Run Triathlon Club

Our training sessions cater for athletes at all levels and ages.  Whether you want to keep generally fit or you are working towards an event such as a triathlon, a marathon, a local running event or even and Ironman all are welcome.

Swimming on a Monday and Wednesday

Swim training on a Monday is in the pool at Clements Hall Leisure Centre, Hawkwell, SS5 4LN from 9:00pm for one hour.  Please arrive at 8:45pm as we start promptly.

Swim training on a Wednesday is in the pool at Clements Hall Leisure Centre, Hawkwell, SS5 4LN from 6:00am for one hour.  Please arrive at 5:45am as we start promptly.

Starting in spring we also run training events concentrating on open water swimming at one of the local open water venues.

Cycle training on a Wednesday

During the winter (from 18/10/17) we will be training at Clements Hall, Hawkwell, SS5 4LN, with a triathlon focussed spin session.  This 45 minute class starts at 8pm and will help you build up your strength for the season ahead.

In the spring and summer this moves to the road with specific training exercises on the roads around Rochford, Wakering and Canewdon.  Start times vary but generally start from Golden Cross at 7:30pm for about an hour.

Run training on a Thursday

Run training starts at 7:30pm and the location will vary each week depending on the exercise.  Quite often we run from Chalkwell along the seafront, Hadleigh Downs, or Cherry Orchard Park.

All abilities and fitness levels are welcome.  No one gets left behind!

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The team

Swim Bike Run Triathlon Club

Our team is dedicated to helping you progress in your chosen event.

Jon Brown

Chairman

After retiring from 33 years rugby I took up marathons and ultra running.  I got such a buzz from the training I wanted to help others into endurance events.  I qualified as a PT & Level 2 Triathlon Coach along with taking my Level 2 UKA Coaching Certificate.  I am taking my Level 3 Triathlon Coach this year.

Favourite word: "Awesome"

Favourite drink: Soda water and blackcurrant

Favourite film: Once upon a time in America

Favourite quote: "I am not here to build sandcastles, I am here to build machines"

Anthony Oliveri

Vice-Chairman

I had my first experience of triathlon in 2016 when a friend suggested we have a go at a Sprint Triathlon.  Neither of us had the slightest clue what we were doing and were pretty terrified.  We somehow got through it but as much as we had enjoyed it, we had no plans to do any more.  But in the Winter of 2017, after a few conversations with my buddy Woody, I came along to a JBR Spin Session and fell in love with the sport but more so The Club itself and the people involved.

 

Since then I have completed Triathlons at all distances including the IRONMAN in Barcelona 2019 alongside 19 other members of JBR.  Our ‘little,local’ Tri Club took the crown as Europes largest represented Triathlon Club in attendance. 

 

Despite only learning to swim properly in 2016, it is the sport I love the most!  Particularly Open Water Swimming.  Alongside a few other hardy fools from JBR, you will often find me in the Sea at Southend throughout the year.  More often than not, without our wetsuits! 

 

Whatever your aspirations, whatever your experience level, JBR is the club for you.  Triathlon is one of the most individual sports in the world but being part of our Club, you never feel alone.

Karen Saltwell

Club Secretary & Fundraiser

​I come from a swimming background. In my youth I won Essex titles, Southern Counties and reached many National finals to name but a few of my achievements.  I felt the need to start swimming training again and was recommended to Jon. I came along to the tri club and never looked back. It's been great being here from the start and watching the club grow.  I've only taken part in a couple of sprint triathlons as I find cycling and especially the running very hard. I do hope to do at least a standard one day.I teach swimming, I love it. I'm hoping to be more involved with the swimming side of things in the club.This year I'm going to be part of the JBR run and tri channel relay swim team and looking forward to a very different challenge.

I teach swimming, I love it. I'm hoping to be more involved with the swimming side of things in the club.

Jennie Page

Ladies Captain

My name is Jennie Page and I am your Ladies Captain. I have been doing triathlons for about 6 years now. Originally I was a runner and transferred over due to continued back issues. Part of my rehab was swimming, then I just added the other sports in. My favourite distances to race are Olympic and 70.3 and I am lucky enough to have represented the GB Age group team at both. It’s an amazing experience and you feel honoured!

 

I love being part of the JBR Tri club, we all support each other, encourage, believe in one another, it really does have that unique family vibe! So what ever your journey or your goals, come and have a chat with me, I would love to say hello! Finally a huge BIG welcome to our club! 

Dave Jacobs

Mens Team Captain

Phil Coombe

Social Secretary

Not coming from a sporting background I decided to give OW swimming and triathlon a go completing my first sprint triathlon in 2015. Eager to repeat this experience I discovered the JBR beginners Triathlon course  in 2016 at my local gym, and whilst dodgy knees have kind of put paid to running, I found a love for swimming and eagerly joined JBR. Since then I have been lucky enough to meet like-minded people and not only have I rekindled my enjoyment on the bike, but found a talent for marathon swimming; having since gone on to complete a Channel Relay, end to end of Lake Windermere, The Bosporus, Thames Marathon and many other 10K + swimming events. I still like to dip my toe in the triathlon world and very much enjoy the Aqua bike discipline and relay elements of triathlon. My next events include swimming Lake Leman in Geneva and having another crack at the Ice Mile. Having been in the club for a while I feel it is high time to give something back and knowing how friendly this club is, becoming social secretary seems a no brainer.  Hope to see many of you dressed in something other than Lycra with a drink in your hand at some point soon!

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Jan Harvey

Welfare Secretary

I used to be a hard house DJ and put on so much weight from bad eating and drinking too much, I needed a lifestyle change so I joined Garons gym in 2002, lost 3.5 stones, became a PT and got into triathlon 10 years ago. I’ve done all distances from full Ironman to sprint, adore swimming and have done several 10km swims, including Dart and Hurly Burly 10k. I’m passionate about cycling and love time trials of all distances and running too. I’ve qualified to race for Great Britain for the ITU Worlds and ETU European Championships standard distance 2020.

 

Swim, bike, run, gym is my passion in life and it makes me feel alive, mentally strong and happy. I joined JBR last year and love this amazing close knit and friendly club. I’ve been made to feel so welcome so I am delighted to be part of the club as welfare officer. 

Richard Ager

Kit Manager

I’m a 49yr old city worker living the dream. I joined the club because I wanted to move beyond cycling, plus I heard there was a Kit Managers position going!


I love the buzz of the club that’s building momentum and pushing members horizons. JBR has that buzz.

Here goes, basic facts:
1. Favourite food – anything free

2. Favourite beer – anything bought by Nick M.

3. Weaknesses -Don’t understand Twitter or snapchat

4. Inspirational figures - Redgrave, Hoy, Homer, Brown

5. Philosophy - I always learn from the mistakes of others who take my advice.

Lynnette Brown

Membership Secretary

Sasha Tourbassova

Race Secretary

Chris Fowler

Treasurer

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