Jim Kirkland

Club Coaching Officer and Head Coach

Level 2 BTF Qualified Triathlon coach

Very Old, Very Friendly

Competed at every Triathlon distance from Supersprint to Ironman

Veteran of over 75 marathons before turning to Triathlon in 1996 for a rest.

First competitive triathlon event of any sort was Ironman Germany 1996, never bothered with any of the shorter stuff in the build up as was worried I might drown before the main event

David Landers

A BTF level 2 Triathlon Coach and takes the Tuesday run and Wednesday Turbo sessions.

David Weiler, aka CoachW

Tritons Swim Coach. Coach W has been an active Triton member since the club's formation in 1985

Swim coaching duties since 2000.

Training Adviser and Chief Tritons motivator.

 

Ed Simpson

BTF Level 2 coach. Ed is our Junior officer and set up our junior section. He is also the Club's link to the the London Region Junior Training Squad.

First triathlon: Blenheim supersprint 2005. Full on washing machine experience in the swim very nearly made it my last!

Best race: Henley middle distance 2012 (4:50:44). For once I listened to my coach and paced it perfectly.

Hardest race: Bec Hill Climb 2013. Thrashed by my 13 year old son. A painful reminder that I am not built for going uphill quickly and I can't sprint.

Proudest achievements in triathlon: setting up the Tritons' junior section and watching Tom take bronze at the 2013 IRCs.

Bruno Mahsoudi

GOOD>>>BETTER>>>BEST, try to make your good better and your better best.

BTF Level 3 Triathlon Coach and Coach for the Triton Junior section

First triathlon race August 1982 (Long Course Triathlon Nice,France)

   

Clive Weston

BTF Level 2 coach has been involved in triathlon for over 20 years. A swimmer and runner in his schoolboy days he bought a cheap bike age 30 and got hooked on triathlon. He progressed to being crowned three times as national champion in his age group and won a silver medal at the 2007 world championships, He no longer races, preferring to focus on cycling and triathlon coaching, In 2014, together with fiancé Sarah, he set up the Tritons' very popular programme of weekend training camps.

Sarah Stewart

Level 2 British Cycling Time Trial and Road Specific Coach

Best achievement to date in coaching: one of my junior athletes keeping in touch and telling me he won his first road race!

Best triathlon: World Championships Olympic Distance Hawaii 2005

Best road experience: Sub 9 hours in the Nove Colli 2012

Goal: to get faster every year

Nienke

Nienke Hensbroek

Qualification: Level 1, starting Level 2 coach October 2017

I started on my triathlon journey in March 2015 when I joined the Greenwich Tritons. Since then I have competed in several sprint and Olympic distance races. I absolutely love open water swimming, but my strongest discipline is the bike. So far the Olympic distance is my favourite distance and I would like to keep improving myself to see where it takes me

Coaching:

Currently coaching the Thursday swim sessions.
Over summer I coached the transition training sessions, which we will start again at the end of March next year on a monthly basis.
When coaching I hope to share my enthusiasm for triathlon and constantly work on improvements
suitable for the aim an athlete wants to achieve.

Gary Shaw

Level 1 BTF

After spending about 20 years road and track running, I decided to do something different and entered my first sprint distance triathlon at Crystal Palace in 2009. Gaining confidence and increasing my distances until competing at Ironman level in 2013. I love the variation in training over the 3 disciplines and have learnt how they complement each other. I do prefer distance events, especially on the bike so nutrition, core and rest play a key part to my training. My aim is to complete a sub 3hr 30 marathon and a sub 12hour Ironman. 

Coaching

Nothing is more rewarding than hearing positive feedback from our athletes who have completed races knowing that I may have played a small part in their success on the day. It makes me want to work harder at helping others improve their training techniques, thus gaining better race results. I can normally be found coaching swimming at Eltham College on a Sunday evening and on Blackheath on a Tuesday night for run sessions

Lucy Partridge – BTF L2, PT L3

I completed my first sprint Triathlon in 2010 and like most others, I have been hooked ever since. I have competed for GB at age group level in duathlon and completed every distance of Triathlon from sprint all the way through to Ironman. I enjoy swimming, running, cycling and all the challenges that come with Triathlon. The best thing about Triathlon is, it never gets boring there is always a new way to challenge yourself, be it a new distance or a faster time it’s up to you!

Coaching:

I enjoy coaching all disciplines but as an experienced personal trainer, my strength is in the 4th discipline of triathlon “strength & conditioning”. The Monday night Strength, conditioning & core session training is designed to focus on strengthening the muscles we use for each discipline of Triathlon. This helps with injury recovery and prevention, by building total body functional strength and muscular endurance.

I enjoy inspiring and motivating others with to reach their triathlon goals in the best and healthiest way.

Scott Fenwick – Lvl 2 BTF

I've been involved in triathlon for about 4 years now and raced from sprint through to IM distance at Challenge Roth (2017). I've come from a very mixed sporting background - with a common theme of being outdoors and adventurous - offshore yacht racing, OCR, mountaineering to pick a few... I love the variety that triathlon offers both as an athlete and a coach. I like to keep a fairly open mind for future events however I definitely gravitate towards either the more scenic events like Slateman in Wales or iconic events like Roth….watch this space…!

Coaching:

Triathlon’s multi-discipline nature is great for coaches as it allows you to consider not just a single sport but the whole athlete through the 3 stages and the transitions. For the last year or so I've been mostly focused on swim however I am now taking on more of a run focus but happy to keep this very fluid. See u in the pool, on the heath or out on a bike!

 

 

Hilary Logan

Qualification: level 1

Triathlon history and aims:

I started in 2012 with the London super sprint triathlon as I hated running and 5 km sounded like it was too far. I swore "never again". For some reason the next year found me entering Bewl sprint distance (notorious for its hills) and Leybourne. 2014 I moved up to standard distance and did London again as well as the Bridge. I decided to go up a further distance in 2015 and did my first middle distance, Race New Forest. I decided I wouldn't do full distance in 2016 and did another two middle distance races as well as my level 1 triathlon qualification. The madness descended and in 2017 I completed my first Ironman and once again I swore never again. My aims are as they always have been, stop coming nearly last, don't enter Ironman again (we'll see how long that lasts!) and to nurture and inspire other triathletes to take up the challenge of triathlon, whatever the distance.

What you coach and wish to give to our members: I coach mainly swimming with the odd cycling and running training as well. I like to push my athletes to strive to go faster, I know it's hard work but in the end it pays off!