I'm a professional triathlon coach with 20 years experience in the world of endurance sports. In my competitive years I completed 18 Ironmans and raced at the Ironman World Championship in Kona twice. I've trained as both a working age group athlete and as a full-time athlete. Over the last decade I've successfully coached athletes towards their goals, whether that's their first sprint tri or qualifying for the Ironman World Championship.
As a full-time, professional coach I have 10 years of experience coaching age group athletes. This is backed up by a British Triathlon Level 2 Coaching Diploma and Training Peaks Level 2 Certification. I have the knowledge and the experience to deliver quality coaching to my athletes.
My focus is on providing planning and support that enables my athletes to train consistently and successfully, progressively building towards their goals. Training is driven by the athlete's abilities, but understood and enhanced through careful analysis of the data. Every athlete's plans are specific to them.
Alongside my commercial work I'm also Head Coach for Bristol & District Triathlon Club where I help ensure the delivery of a wide range of training sessions. I spend up to 4 hours coaching pool-side every week and deliver a number of open water sessions each summer. I also produce dozens of detailed swim video analyses and reviews for members every year.
“Thanks a million for all the help Russ. Not sure how I got through the season. All I tried to keep doing was tick off the sessions... I missed a couple, but very few. You're a top coach.”
Mike O'Brien - Kona Finisher 2012 in 9:47