How long have you been involved in triathlon?
I started competing in triathlon about 5 years ago after watching my Dad do a few races and thinking “that looks like fun”
Why did you decide to get a coach?
To see if I could improve with a structured approach to training rather than just doing what I felt like doing when I felt like doing it.
How did you come to hear about me?
Via personal recommendation.
What was the discipline you needed to focus on?
Needed to work on the bike as I felt that this always let me down in races, leaving me to have to rely on my decent running speed
What were your goals for 2015?
My goal for 2015 was to finish ironman UK. I did originally have the goal to finish the race in under 12 hours but I suffered a knee injury which prevented me from running properly for 8 weeks prior to the race. I Limped home in 13 hours.
How did the coaching you received help you achieve your goal?
I feel that the coaching helped with my bike speed. I was pleased to average 17.5mph on the bike at Ironman which set me up for the finish time that I wanted. And up until my knee gave up I was really confident in my running plan. Having support as well whenever a problem came up was brilliant as well.
How would you describe the coaching support that you received?
I feel the support that was given was fantastic considering the amount of contact that we have. I know people paying a lot of money for an online programme that gives them one email/one text conversation per week and are paying £200 a month. Group rides (when I can get to them) are brilliant and make you feel like you’re part of something and I like the fact that it never feels serious. I Can’t stand clubs where everyone is up their own arse.
What were your goals for 2016?
Goals – A) Win a sprint Tri B) Finish top 50 at Ironman UK 70.3 C) Try and podium at every local race that I do. D) Get my 5k speed back.
Tough goals but what’s the point in having something that’s easy to accomplish? Cant see the point in just wanting to “do well”