Position: 

Head of Triathlon

 

Qualifications: 

  • Level 3 British Triathlon Coach
  • MSc Professional Practice in Sports Coaching
  • British Triathlon Coach Mentor
  • Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy

 

Past Coaching Experience: 

  • 12 years of coaching experience
  • North East junior triathlon Performance Academy 2009-2018
  • North East junior Development Squad 2015-2018
  • Head of Cycling & Triathlon at Northumbria University 2011-2015
  • Lecturer in Sports Coaching at Sunderland University 2015-2018

 

Past Athletic Experience:

  • County standard swimmer and runner up to the age of 18
  • Elite Triathlete 2008-2013
  • Age Group Bronze, European Standard Distance Triathlon 2009
  • National Age Group Champion in both Sprint and Standard Distance Triathlon
  • Represented GB at multiple international Age Group events

 

About Yourself: 

In my younger days growing up in Warrington, I was a National standard swimmer. After a long absence from sport and a move to the North East to attend Northumbria University, I found Triathlon in 2006 and it’s fair to say I have never looked back! I’ve been lucky enough to compete at elite level as well as representing Great Britain at Age Group internationals.

I have been actively coaching since 2007 and have worked with athletes of all ages and abilities; from first-time triathletes to elite performers. It’s been an exciting move to Leeds and into the Brownlee Centre. The opportunity to work for the University of Leeds with Olympic athletes and those just dipping their toes in the water has been a huge privilege. There’s something here for everyone!