My star protégé is undoubtedly Emma Pooley: Olympic Silver medallist and World Time Trial Champion, major tour winner and multiple classic winner.

I met Emma first in October 2003 when, as a runner-turned-novice-triathlete, she first came to a Cambridge Triathlon Club turbo session (incidentally she practises the same pedalling drills on her turbo to this day).

I started coaching her formally when she started bike racing in 2005. Since then she has become one of the most accomplished, knowledgeable and self-aware athletes in the world, capable of preparing for and delivering world beating performances at major events with little or no support. She is, I believe, the ultimate vindication of my coaching philosophy.

Though I worked with Emma on every aspect of her cycling a particularly significant achievement was converting her descending from a liability into a strength – much to the amazement of her peers, her team management and everyone who follows women’s cycling.

Whilst Emma's 2008 Olympic medal and 2010 World Championship winning performances are the highlights of her career so far, her development as truly world class time triallist over recent years, enabling her to finish 3rd (2011 World Champs) and 6th (London Olympics) on flat courses has been amazing.

I also coached my wife, Heather, from novice triathlete (though she was previously a national swimming finalist) to national elite champion, GB international and professional triathlete. Heather went on to become Performance Director for British Triathlon for six years, culminating in Britain's first Olympic Triathlon medals.

I coached Will and Rosie Clarke before they left Cambridge and joined the World Class Triathlon Programme at Loughborough University. They both won national youth and junior titles and European medals. Will went on to win National Senior Elite and World U23 Championships, and compete in the Beijing Olympics.

I’ve helped a number of local cyclists gain first and elite category licenses and compete at national level.


I’ve helped local triathletes win national, European and World age-group championships.


I currently work with a number of young triathletes through the Eastern Region Triathlon Academy. This is a long-term project. I also act as a cycling consultant and locum coach for the National Triathlon Talent Academy.





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