The Full Story
Have a quick read below and see how a personal journey in triathlon became a passion to help other athletes develop their own journey and how I can offer you 1-1 coaching from over 15 years of experience gained as a coach, athlete, sponsor and advisor.
My journey in the sport started back in the late 80's when my brother in-law became a pro triathlete and setup one of the first non Ironman affiliated race series in the UK. I was about 13 at the time. Fast forward several years and I entered my first race, a middle distance, where I came in the top 20 athletes and the bug bit.
I carried on with my new found passion for all things triathlon and took this through to the podium, racing at Ironman 70.3 and Ironman events across Europe as an elite semi-professional athlete. I later turned my attentions to commercial triathlon and sponsoring some of the best pro athletes on the circuit as well as continuing to race myself.
Along the way I have gained experience from some of the best and most recognised professional athletes and coaches in the industry and I am also the regional Devon & Cornwall coach for Total Tri Training, which is an award winning coaching group and the largest and most successful in the UK.
I am also one of a handful of fully certified Ironman Coaches in the UK and you can check out my credentials at IRONMAN U find a coach
I have learnt from first-hand experience and collaboration how to work with athletes and how best to help them develop to reach their goals. I work on the basis that every athlete is an individual, not part of a chain, and that each person has differing life factors that need to be accounted for. Training is key, but just as important is recovery and adaptation, building in good nutrition and functional strength & conditioning specifically tailored to triathlon.
I am very keen to work with new athletes who just want to give triathlon a go and see where it leads, as well as established age groupers, elites and professionals. I also specialise in supporting athletes with specific needs, e.g. recovering from injury or illness, mental health problems, gender diversity, and athletes who do not want to train through traditional tri-club settings.