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Your Oxford Tri Coaches


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 for over 10 years and gained Level 1 coaching certification in 2010 and Level 2 in 2012. I have coached throughout that time whilst still pursuing my own Triathlon goals. In 2015 I became a certified IRONMAN Coach and I am currently engaged on the British Triathlon Level 3 course. <Make it happen, it is all possible!>
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, MR-Triathlon. 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.
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.
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.
Noe Orozco Segoviano
Sean Nicolle
Emma Keys
Ian Smith
Jane Bell
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
Katie King