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Your Oxford Tri Coaches


Jane Bell
Swim coach
I am a level 2 coach and in the main coach swim sessions - largely due to being unable to coach more than 1 session per week. I also offer coaching outside of the club which offers opportunity to coach smaller numbers and give more 1:1 feedback. I've been coaching for several years and love the reward of seeing a triathlete improve!
Doug Woollett
Level 1 Coach
I did my first triathlon in 2009 and haven't looked back since - I didn't have a particularly sporty background but developed a triathlon "habit" and haven't been able to kick it since, loving all forms of tri from sprint to Ironman and everything in between. I did my level 1 coaching course in 2016 and have enjoyed getting involved with the coaching side of Oxford Tri since then. My philosophy is that training should be fun but also that each session should have a specific training goal, to get the best we can out of ourselves.
Katie King
Level 2 Coach
Nathan Blake
Lead Coach
The clubs coaching philosophy is simply to embrace a fun and enjoyable environment to encourage individual development. I've been a passionate and active triathlete since 2005. I gained Level 1 coaching certification in 2010, Level 2 in 2012 and Level 3 in 2018. In 2015 I became a certified IRONMAN Coach I have coached throughout this time whilst still pursuing my own Triathlon goals and competed in the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, 2016 <Make it happen, it is all possible!>
Alain Torri
Level II Coach
After achieving my Level 2 qualification from the British Triathlon Federation, I have been coaching with the club since 2014 and witnessing the development of many athletes from absolute beginners to confident triathletes. I am very interested to see how all aspects of the sport (training, mental control, nutrition, life-style, etc.) can have a huge impact on athlete's performance and reflect in everyday's life. My biggest drive as a coach is to help people feeling good, mentally and physically. My biggest reward is to see confident smiles on athletes' faces.
Vicky Pearson Esser
Swim Coach / Level 2 BTF Coach
Hi there, I am a qualified level 2 teacher (ASA, Swim England) and level 2 BTF triathlon Coach. I specialise in open water training. I have been involved, in varying capacities, within the world of swimming for nearly 28 years. I swam competitively from being 8 years old, finally competing at both National and Student (BUSA) finals level. In the last 10 years, I have turned to triathlon and have competed in all distances, from sprint through to Ironman. In 2010 I represented Great Britain in the World Championships in Budapest. If you're thinking; Why in the world do you bother riding your bike for 2 or 4 hours? Why would any person bother going to a pool and swimming back and forth in the middle of the day? I believe you might for emotional and irrational wants and fears. To which only you'll know the real answer. For me, triathlon improved my health, reduced my stress, balanced my lifestyle and made me feel better. It's always there, whether or not you're in it for fun or for the challenge.
Emma Keys
Noe Orozco Segoviano
Sean Nicolle
Nick Twist
Level 2 Coach
In 2014 I qualified as a Level 1 Coach and the following year I gained my Level 2. Triathlon has a way of drawing you in, particularly when you are a member of Oxford Tri. I think the three disciplines are a great way of getting/staying fit. For reasons unbeknown to me I mainly coach the track sessions which I love. I think they are a great way for members to find out what they are capable of. In 2016 I became a Spinning Instructor as I believe it's a way to improve your fitness when the nights draw in.
Mike Dunmore
robert pettingell
Ian Smith
L1 Coach
Mark Francis Ryan
BTF Level 3 Coach
I did my first triathlon back in 2003 and was instantly hooked! I started coaching with Oxford Tri back in 2011 and just over a year ago started my own triathlon coaching business, I have 3 elements to my coaching philosophy... Enjoyment - First and foremost I believe that people perform better when they enjoy what they do. Consistency - Secondly I believe consistency of training will get you to your race in your best shape. Staying injury free and being consistent in your training will provide your best results. Purpose - Thirdly I believe that everything you do should have a clear purpose. Every session should have a clear objective to enable you to maximise efforts.