Triathlon, Running, Duathlon, XTERRA, Swimming
1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Group Coaching, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Strength Training, Nutrition, Mental Skills, Run Analysis, Swim Analysis
I require a declaration of health or note from the doctor before training
My name is Pete Wilby. I am triathlon and open water swimming coach based by the sea in Teignmouth, Devon, UK. I coach triathletes and open water swimmers from beginner, right through to World Championship level.
My mission is to coach with a holistic perspective that helps people to excel. To summarise my philosophy, I have designed the LENS acronym (Life, Endurance training, Nutrition and Strength). This is how I - and I hope you will too - will view training and coaching.
I love endurance training. Sports like triathlon, Xterra, open water swimming, mountain biking and Otillo, tick all the boxes for my endorphin rush when I take part. Partaking also gives me lots of other benefits such as good health, structure, social bonds and the motivation to be better. Competing in triathlon has taken me across Europe, once achieving a Gold in the 2013 worlds, and also experiencing racing at elite level in long distance.
Over ten years as a professional coach, my knowledge increased and my philosophy was conceived. Without choosing, I have coached people through many good times and some bad. It has made me more self aware and taught me a lot about priorities. Life (physical and mental wellbeing) is above all, and should remain that way when focused on endurance training.
My coaching journey began at the University of Exeter when I was completing a BSc in Exercise and Sports Science. It set me up with sound advice from leading sports scientists. With triathlon programming at the heart of my module choices, I was also mentored by leading UK triathlon coaches, and graduated as a British Triathlon Level Three and Training Peaks Level Two coach.
I believe that triathlon and open water swimming are great sports that should be accessible to everyone. Using online coaching through Training Peaks I have helped athletes - locally and abroad - to excel, not just in triathlon and open water swimming performance, but in life. This is my full time job and I love it.