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Your Oxford Tri Coaches

 

Doug Woollett
Level 2 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 completed my Level 1 coaching course in 2016 and my Level 2 in 2019 and have enjoyed getting involved with the coaching side of Oxford Tri and seeing our members go from strength to strength. 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.
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!
Katie King
Level 2 Coach
Nathan Blake
Lead Coach
The clubs coaching philosophy is simply to embrace a fun, safe and enjoyable environment to encourage individual development. I have 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. I have coached throughout this time whilst still pursuing my own Triathlon goals. I have competed in ITU Long Distance World Championship races and in the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, 2016. <Make it happen, it is all possible!>
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.
Alain Torri
Level II Coach
After achieving my Level 2 qualification from the British Triathlon Federation and now working towards my Diploma, 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.
Noe Orozco Segoviano
Emma Keys
Headington
I started my coaching journey four years ago . Starting with swim teaching level 2 then on to do my level 2 triathlon coaching. I did my level 3 Pilates training nearly two years ago realising that a strong body makes you stronger athlete. Its a great balance and goes together with triathlon perfectly. I love coaching tri /swim /pilates and all of it combined!
Sean Nicolle
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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
Coach
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 a few years ago started my own triathlon coaching business, mr-triathlon.com, helping people to achieve their goals by staying fit and healthy in the process. My firm belief is that your training should be fun and enjoyable. If it's not please grab me a some point as we need to have a chat!
Gope Walker
BTF Level 1 Coach
7 years of run coaching, 4 years of spin coaching, 2 months BTF Level 1 Triathlon Coach
Matthew Lawrence
BTF Level 1
I'm a qualified BTF Level 1 Coach having passed my training in 2018. I’ve been an active triathlon participant since 2013 at super-sprint to full Ironman distance and a competitive track and road runner since 1983. I’ve volunteered and coached at open water and pool based swim sessions for Oxford Tri and look forward to taking on more coaching sessions in 2019.
Jon Marsden
L1 Coach
I came to Triathlon in 2016 and complete my first middle distance in 2017. Having also been involved in coached Orienteering the step into coaching was a logical one and I completed my L1 coaching award in 2018.
Kathy Klaka
Level 1
Jonathan Pugh
Level 1 coach
Having spent a few years getting into triathlon and "going long" in 2018, I'm keen to help pass on the great spirit I've experienced through Oxford Tri. Newly qualified but eager to get stuck in and help out where possible!
Sam Llewellyn
James Watkins