UWTSD Swansea Triathlon Sunday, June 2, 2019
First Timers Evening

First Timers Evening

We are delighted to announce that the University of Wales Trinity St David's Event Management degree students are working in partnership with Activity Wales Events and putting on a First Timers Evening.

The evening will take place on Wednesday 1st May from 6.00pm - 8.00pm at the Village Hotel and will be £15, which will include refreshments.

Schedule for the Evening 

  • Activity Wales Events will open the evening and talk about specific Swansea Triathlon Race Details
  • Rob Govier - Trinity Coaching - Training Advice
  • Geriant Forster - Nutritional Advice
  • Jack Sadler - Cycling Coach at Pedal Passion
  • Lewis Boyce - Pro Tri & British Mountain Bike Champion
  • Q&A with the Panel
  • Gym Tour at the Village Hotel including Triathlon Specific Exercises 

To book your place you can register now by Clicking Here

More Information on who we are:

University of Wales Trinity St David

Suzanne Wells, Programme Director for BA Events and Festivals Management said: “We are delighted to be working with Activity Wales Events this year on the delivery of the UWTSD Swansea Triathlon and on organising a new ‘first timers’ event to prepare participants for the big day! Our team of Events Management students are gaining interesting and relevant work experience with Activity Wales which will ultimately enhance their CV’s and employability skills”.

Activity Wales Events 

Scott Powell, Co Founder of Activity Wales Events said: "At AWE we are passionate about encouraging people to take up the sport of triathlon and to follow a healthy and active lifestyle.  I also remember how nerve racking taking part in your first event can be so it will be great to give people an insight into what to expect and how to prepare for your first event.  We have a great panel of speakers with vast amounts of knowledge and experience which will ensure that you love every second of your journey in becoming a triathlete.  We look forward to helping you to that start line and also over the finish line."

Robert Govier, British Triathlon 

I have been coaching Swimmers and Triathletes, from grass roots to British Triathlon Pro licence holding athletes for a number of years, I'm a graduate of British Triathlon High Performing Coach Program, a British Triathlon Coach Mentor and more recently involved in the Coach Education Program. Further qualifications in Swimming, Strength and Conditioning, Sports Nutrition and Sports Therapy further compliment what I hope is a holistic approach to coaching. Head Coach for Royal Navy/Royal Marines Triathlon I also have many affiliations with clubs in South Wales and the South of England. 
My coaching philosophy is that the process of coaching should be fun (might not seem that way during a challenging session though!) it has to be flexible, and it should fit around your lifestyle not you fitting around it. There is no better feeling than working with an athlete, seeing them achieve tomorrow what they thought impossible today.

Geriant Forster, Senior Lecturer at UWTSD 

Studied Sport and Human Movement Studies at undergraduate level, and Outdoor Education at post-graduate level. Worked as personal trainer and manager in health and fitness clubs before moving into lecturing, initially at FE level then HE.

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Qualified coach/leader in range of activities including: Mountain biking; road cycling; open-water swimming; canoeing; kayaking; mountain leadership; personal training.



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