Bristol , United Kingdom
My particular drive is to improve efficiency in endurance athletes. To that end I combine my understanding of high level coaching and racing in order to stay ahead of the competition utilising up to date and evidence based training techniques that will be beneficial to all levels of athlete that I coach by setting individual specific training. In addition and where possible I will conduct both swimming and running detailed video analysis workshops and assessments.
Having run my first marathon over 30 years ago and having completed my first triathlon over 20 years ago I have some longevity in sport. Ok, so I’m old! In that time I’ve competed at all levels of multisport from 5k to ultra marathon, I’ve completed the Comrades Ultra Marathon in South Africa in both directions, and from sprint triathlon to Ironman, representing Great Britain on a number of occasions along the way. Realising early on I was never going to be a superstar and coming from a family of coaches I have been working to help multisport athletes since the 1990s. In recent years I have worked with Runners, from those looking to complete their first 5k through to Elites racing the 2012 London Olympic Marathon, and Triathletes, from those looking to finish their first ever sprint event, through Age Group medalists at World Championships, Ironman Age Group winners to the Elite Squad at University of Bath. Other experience: 2013 saw me running a 2:56 Marathon (not bad for an old boy), then competing in the 56 mile Comrades Ultra Marathon in South Africa, a race I also completed the year before, in June before returning to racing Ironman Triathlon. 2014 saw me place 4th in my AG at the European Duathlon Championships before the main menu of racing three 70.3 races in 5 weeks before undertaking another Ironman a few weeks later. Such ongoing involvement is of vital importance to me, so as to constantly understand what it takes and what we all have to go through.