Level 2 Swimming Coach
Level 2 Open Water Swim
Level 1 Running Coach
I fell in love with Triathlon 40 years ago when racing in Asia. The reason I love it so much is because it’s not easy and every race is a challenge. The feeling when you complete a tough race is amazing! My three children all have grown up doing multi-sports and I now want to support many more children so that they too fall in love with sport. Whether or not you are competitive, I believe everyone can achieve great things. I have raced all distances in triathlon competing for GB Age group at World Champs and European Championships, and distances up to Ironman. I love to coach and inspire children.
I have been involved with Beachborough Tri Club for 4 years, helping out as a parent and as a Marshall, during this time both my children have been involved with the club.
I decided to become a coach for two reasons: Firstly to support my son who is currently in TS1 and his fellow athletes. Secondly, to support the club further as the coaches do such an amazing job and I wanted to give something back. I am a keen cyclist, swimmer & runner and having discovered triathlon’s later in life look forward to doing more in the future.
I have always been interested in sport and see it as a vital part of a person’s life. Having had so much enjoyment playing rugby I wanted to give something back. Both of my daughters are triathletes so I decided to train as a Triathlon coach so that I could help with their training sessions.
The enjoyment that I get from coaching is watching each child gain in confidence. Triathlon is such a hard but rewarding sport and I get such joy from seeing children learn and then master a new skill. To then see them compete with smiles on their faces is fantastic.
My passion in life is running. I have been a middle distance coach at Banbury Harriers Athletic Club for the past 15 years working primarily with athletes between the ages of 11 and 18. My whole ethos is enjoyment – if sessions are varied in a fun and supportive environment athletes will naturally progress and get the best out of themselves, and hopefully have a love of running for the rest of their lives.