Coaches

Plymouth Triathlon Club has a large and dedicated team of Coaches who are constantly striving to improve not only your performance and enjoyment of Triathlon but also their own Coaching Performance. We are extremely lucky to have this kind of support for our members and any feedback or support you can give is more than welcome.

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Fin SaundersBTF Level 3 PTC Head CoachI have been involved in Triathlon and Ultra running for around 10 years now. I am a self employed personal trainer and specialise in strength and conditioning. Currently a Level 2 Triathlon coach, working on gaining as much coaching experience I can and working my way towards my Level 3 coach qualification, whilst enjoying competing for the GB Age Group Team in Sprint Distance events.Level 3 Strength and Conditioning Coach

Level 3 Advanced Personal Trainer

Level 2 Athletics Coach in All Disciplines
(Speed, Endurance, Jumps & Throws)

Diploma in Sports Nutrition
Fin
Terry HarveyBTF Level 2 CoachI came from a running background into triathlon in 1991. Since then I have been lucky enough to race continually at various levels & across many distances. I believe there are no short cuts to success; it is the hard/fun work and consistency that gets results whatever your aim. Personally I enjoy seeing novice enthusiasm develop into trained athleticism but as long as its fun and you finish with a smile then mission accomplished.Cycle Mechanic

Assistant Swim Teacher
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Luke BowditchBTF Level 2 CoachI have been involved with Plymouth Tri Club from a young age (since the early 2000's) and have seen the club go from strength to strength, incorporating athletes of all ages and abilities as the sport of triathlon has become ever more popular.
Competing at various distances around the country and abroad, from super sprint up to long distance (Ironman), I have found that the sport of triathlon is full of friendly people and whether training, competing, or supporting it is an excellent way to relax, socialise, keep fit and meet new people.
As a club coach I love helping athletes develop, and to push their boundaries. It is exciting and rewarding to see them achieve their personal goals no matter what they are.
Swim Smooth Certified Coach

CTC Club Lead Rider
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Matt SearlBTF Level 2 CoachI have been involved in Triathlon for over 20 years and completed many events from small Aquathlons to recently undertaking Ironman Lanzarote twice, with all the distances in between under my belt at some point during my sporting career. My main background sport was Swimming / Water Polo which I enjoyed for many years of my youth.
I was one of the founders of the Plymouth Triathlon Club, holding various positions i.e. Chairperson, Head Coach, Webmaster.
I first became a coach in 2004 and undertook my Level 2 in 2007. Since then I have undertaken CPD which includes:-
Open Water Swim coach, Swim Smooth Coach, Sports First Aid, Sports Coach UK Safeguarding and Protecting Children (Enhanced DBS checked), Certificate in British Triathlon Safely coaching static bike sessions and coming soon British Triathlon Strength and Conditioning.
I hold other certificates in the sport environment including:- Powerboat Level 2, Safety Boat driver / operator, PWC Certificate and a VHF user licence, I have used these qualifications for supporting sporting residentials for young people.

As a coach I enjoy seeing new people coming into the sport and positively encourage them to undertake an event, achieve to the best of their ability and further develop their skills in the three discipline sports of Triathlon. As I like to say “Triathlon, a simple formula: Swim, Bike Run!”
matt
Dave MonkBTF Level 2 CoachOpen Water Swimming Coach

Swim Smooth Coach
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Heather BoothBTF Level 2 CoachVersion 2
Carly SomervilleBTF Level 2 CoachIMG_6822
Julie BowditchBTF Level 1 CoachI have been involved with Triathlon for over 18 years primarily as a supporter of my family members who have competed.I supported the development of Plymouth Triathlon Club from its onset.
I have been involved in Sports Clubs since my youth competitively running at County level at the age of 13 years,playing in school Hockey and Netball teams as well as representing Plymouth Civil Service Ladies Squash and Football teams.
I have regularly swam and competed in Half Marathons. I have undertaken Aquathlons and Super Sprint Triathlon.I enjoy cycling presently covering distances of up to 25 miles.
I am a qualified Specialist Senior Tutor (Child Development,Play, Theraplay,Teaching and Learning) presently working in a Specialist School. I hold qualifications in: Management,Teaching, Management of Actual and Potential Aggression, Plymouth Safeguarding Children’s Board Tier 3, Paediatric and L2 First Aid,Risk Assessment, Health and Safety, Sports Coach UK Safeguarding and Protecting children, British Triathlon Level 1 Coaching ( soon to be updated to Level 2), a current enhanced DBS check and am one of the British Triathlon Federation Skills School Coaches for Junior athletes.
I am Team Leader for a National Curriculum Disability Children’s Swim Group.
I have supported Children and young People’s Residential Sporting events including National Sailing representing Plymouth Youth Sailing ( I have an RYA Powerboat level 2 qualification ) and Disability Tor Challenge walking.
I am involved in the Junior Run Swim coached sessions and have been the Junior Coordinator and Welfare Officer.
I believe in aiding the development of healthy, safe and fun athleticism amongst young people encouraging them to take part in the three disciplined sport of Triathlon.
julie
Travis BramleyBTF Level 1 Coach- Outdoor & Cold Water Emergency First Aid QualificationVersion 2
Mark RoddBTF Level 1 Coachmark-r
Jeanette JordanBTF Level 1 Coach
Mark PriceBTF Level 1 CoachIMG_6819
Tara DaviesBTF Level 1 CoachVersion 2
John AdronBTF Level 1 CoachIMG_6827