Dubai , United Arab Emirates
I am a High Performance Run and Triathlon coach working with both development and high performance athletes throughout my 23 year coaching career thus far.
IRONMAN U CERTIFIED COACH , ATHLETICS IRELAND LEVEL 3 CERTIFIED COACH, USATF LEVEL 3 CERTIFIED COACH , IAAF LEVEL V CERTIFIED COACH , DIPLOMA IN SPORTS INJURIES/MASSAGE & DIPLOMA IN HOLISTIC MASSAGE (ITEC), PHYSICAL THERAPY ADVANCED DIPLOMA (IRISH INSTITUTE OF PHYSICAL THERAPY) , TRAINING PEAKS CERTIFIED COACH, COACHING IRELAND TUTOR
Work Experience: Performance Manager/Head Coach Optimal Elite UAE- Head Endurance Coach at Aspire Academy Qatar (Sep 2018-Aug 2022)- Lead Combined (Run/Shoot) coach for the Pentathlon Ireland High Performance Olympic Program (Dec 2015 to Date)- National Senior Endurance Coach (Jan 2017-Jul 2018)- National u20 Endurance Coach Athletics Ireland (Jan 2014 to Jan 2017)- Regional Development Officer Athletics Ireland (Sep 2007 to Dec 2013)As an athlete I have respresented Ireland at the European & World Age Group Triathlon Championships. In 20/21/22 seasons I have won the Masters category at the Qatar Triathlon Federation National Series and achieved a 6th place finish in 40-44 age group at Ironman 70.3 Dubai in 4:17. Author of book chapter entitled “Running Coaching Case Study & Lessons Learned” in 2021 published book entitled “The Science & Practice of Middle and Long Distance Running”
I seek to ensure that the correct training program is tailored to the individual athlete and takes into account the following:- Target Competition - Athlete Profile- Training and Injury History- Racing Experience- Lifestyle I believe in educating the athlete around the "why" of the program as well ensuring the appreciation for the recovery aspect involved in endurance sports. I can support athletes in other areas such as:- Goal Setting- Recovery Techniques- Lifestyle Management- Race Strategy- Performance Psychology - Controlling Training Obsession - S&C/Mobility- Nutrition - Injury Management