TOUGHNUT COACHING

Triathlon Coaching and Multi-sport events

ABOUT COACHING

Triathlon training is a simple matter of combining swimming, cycling and running into your busy week alongside work and family commitments. But, you don't want to forget transition practice, strength and conditioning, nutrition and all that equipment.

So, read a book, watch some videos, find a training plan and then see a post on social media about the latest great ideas which contradicts the book, and soon 'simple' no longer applies.

A coach provides more than a structured training plan, but adapts that plan to your personal circumstances and supports you through the highs and lows of training.

CONTACT ME

So why me?

I have competed at triathlons since

1998, with an emphasis on Ironman

racing. By 2010 I started to believe I

had the potential to qualify for the

Ironman World Championship.

So, I employed a triathlon coach and

2 years later Dave guided me to this

goal with automatic qualification at

Ironman Bolton. Other athletes

started to ask for advice about their

own training and so igniting my

interest in coaching. Now retired

from the Police Service I am

enjoying both group and 1-2-1

coaching. During 22 years of racing

I have competed at an international

level whilst managing to combine

training with working 24/7 shifts and

dealing with siginificant work related

stress and mental health issues.

I therefore have real empathy

with athletes struggling to balance

training with other life commitments.

A brief timeline CV

1998 First Triathlon at Ilkley

2002 Completed Ironman France

2010 Employed a Triathlon coach

2012 4th in age group at Ironman Bolton

and automatic qualification to the

Ironman World Championship in

Kona, Hawaii.

2013 Represented GB at Aquathlon and

Olympic distance Triathlon at the

ITU World Championship in

Hyde Park, London.

2015 Completed my Level 1 British

Triathlon Coaching Qualification

2016 Completed Level 2 Coaching

Qualification

2017 Won my age group at

Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire

2019 6th in age group at ITU World Long

Course Triathlon Championship in

Spain

2020 Completed my Level 3

Coaching Qualification

Videos


What is involved


I use Training Peaks as the platform for managing training, where I create the

training plan and athletes upoad the

sessions they do. This also provides the

ability to comment on individual sessions

and provides a lot of data analysis for

those who like to monitor progress.


We have feedback conversations usually fortnightly. I also offer advice and context on the latest trends and equipment.


Training videos

Running tips

Strength and Conditioning tips

Cycling tips

Swimming tips