THE COACHING LINE-UP

You too can become a volunteer Ful-on Tri coach. Many members have completed the British Triathlon Federation coaching courses, as well as other accredited training. We also have a team of physiotherapists, yoga/Pilates instructors and personal trainers, who all support our London club by leading core conditioning training sessions. If you are interested in joining the team or have any questions about coaching at Ful-on Tri, please get in touch.

EUAN LEES
EUAN LEESBTF LEVEL 3 CLUB COACH
Swam a bit at school and did modern pentathlon as a student. Raced first tri at Club La Santa in 1994, got more serious with Ironman Switzerland in 2002. Occasional ultra-marathoner and very occasional surfer.

All distances including Hawaii Ironman 2006. Represented GB at various World and European Age Group Champs, with medals in aquathlon (Honolulu 2005) and standard distance triathlon (Lisbon 2008).

ALEX BUMP
ALEX BUMPBTF LEVEL 2 SESSION COACH
Raced sprint to Ironman and everything in between, plus ultra-marathons and 24-hour mountain bike races. Lost count long ago, but 400+ finishes and wins in half a dozen sports. No longer getting faster, but still love racing!

Has raced sprint to Ironman and everything in between, plus ultra-marathons and 24-hour mountain bike races. Lost count long ago, but 400+ finishes and wins in half a dozen sports. No longer getting faster, but still love racing!

NICOLA BUSCA
NICOLA BUSCABTF LEVEL 2 COACH, IRONMAN CERTIFIED COACH, SKI AND TELEMARK INSTRUCTOR
Started to train and race in triathlon in 2012, after 15 years of racing and 10 years coaching alpine skiing, and 5 years of intense alpinism and rock climbing. I am still a fully qualified ski and Telemark instructor in Italy (Scuola Italiana Sci) and France (ESF).

When I started triathlon I was coached privately by the former Ukrainian Olympic athlete Vladimir Polikarpenko. I joined Ful-On Tri in 2015 and in 2017 I qualified for the ITU long distance world championships and the ETU middle distance championships.

PETER DOUBLEDAY
PETER DOUBLEDAYBTF LEVEL 2 SESSION COACH REPS, LEVEL 3 PERSONAL TRAINER
Triathlete since 2006. Other sports: windsurfing, surfing, sailing, snowboarding & skiing.

Sprint, olympic, half Ironman and Ironman, including Kona. Prefers half Iron: it’s a good distance challenge but the training is manageable.

HAUKUR HEIMISSON
HAUKUR HEIMISSONBTF LEVEL 2 SESSION COACH
I signed up to Ironman UK in 2007 just to see if I could do it, and 10 years later I am still at it. Coming from a background of swimming and water polo, it was many years before I overtook someone on the bike.

I have now raced more triathlons than I can reliably remember, including multiple top-20 overall Ironman placings.

TOBY HEAD
TOBY HEADBTF LEVEL 2 SESSION COACH
Started in 1990, retired, then started again in 2005. Other sports: scuba diving (now cave-diving too), divemaster & technical diver. Now, mostly spectating my daughter’s rowing.

Sprint, Olympic, duathlon, half Ironman and Ironman. Prefers anything that avoids running fast (or running at all!!)

RYAN HOWES
RYAN HOWESBTF LEVEL 2 SESSION COACH
Ironman South Africa, Ironman UK and Challenge Roth. Challenge Roth was the best.

Other sports: waterskiing (barefoot, slalom, trick, jump, wakeboard & kneeboard), part of the provincial show ski team. Rugby, touch rugby, tennis, soccer, hockey, cricket.

MIKE POWELL
MIKE POWELLBTF LEVEL 2 SESSION COACH
Triathlete since 2002. Adventure racing, hill running, volcano climbing, and once cycled from Mexico to Bolivia.

California and UK, all sprint and Olympic. Prefers triathlons that go swim-run-bike.

WALT ROTHON
WALT ROTHONBTF LEVEL 2 SESSION COACH
Triathlete since 2008. Has played squash, rock climbed, and completed 10 marathons and several European sportives (Etapes, Maratona). Loves scuba diving.

Started triathlon with a sprint at Dorney Lake. Also raced olympic, middle (3 x Vitruvian), 2 x Alpe d’Huez and completed 2 Ironman (Austria and Copenhagen).

ANA BERENGUEL ANTER
ANA BERENGUEL ANTERBTF LEVEL 1 ASSISTANT COACH (CURRENTLY UNDERTAKING L2)
Cross-country and athletics track at county level during most of my young years, enjoying particularly the 100 metre hurdles and high jump. Moved to triathlon in 2010 after a knee injury and since 2014, I combine triathlon with swimrun races.

All triathlon distances. Some of my favourite races were 70.3 Mallorca (2012, 2015), 70.3 Hausgesund (2016), Challenge Roth (2012), Ironman Copenhagen (2016), Ironman South Africa (2017).

SHANE MCCAULEY
SHANE MCCAULEYBTF LEVEL 2 SESSION COACH, QUALIFIED SWIM COACH
Bitten by the triathlon bug shortly after retiring from competitive swimming in 2005. Played Gaelic football for 30 years, and, more recently, Australian rules football. Currently, swimming competitvely as part of a Masters SC.

Former member of the Irish, Ulster & Leinster senior swimming squads; international swimming medallist; Irish (& Ulster) senior national long & SC swimming champion & record holder; past Captain of Trojan SC, Dublin. Glenalbyn SC, Dublin, and Riversdale Otters SC, Co. Tyrone. Main event 200m Fly (PB 2:05:04); 1500m freestyle (PBs 17:15 (pool); 18:17 (open water)).

EMMA WILLIAMS
EMMA WILLIAMSBTF LEVEL 1 ASSISTANT COACH; BC LEVEL 2 CYCLING COACH
Began triathlon in 2004, after rowing since the age of 15. Now Queen of Spin and head cycle coordinator. Been a member since 2006.

Junior international rower, Henley and Head of the River winner. Many triathlons, mostly sprint. Now cycles, races track, road, crits and TTs, from 10 miles to 24 hour and non-stop LEJOG team relay!

NATALIE CRESWICK
NATALIE CRESWICKBC LEVEL 2 CYCLING COACH
Started triathlon in 2006 but switched to cycle racing in 2009. I rode for a semi-pro team in the UK and raced professionally in Europe. I also love mountain biking, climbing, kayaking, orienteering and adventure racing.

Sprint, Olympic, 70.3, duathlon, many many road and MTB races, World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships and World Cups.

SARAH ODELL
SARAH ODELLBTF LEVEL 1 ASSISTANT COACH; YOGA/PILATES INSTRUCTOR
Competed in many adventure races including Eco-Challenge, Raid Gauloises, ESPN Xtreme Games, Southern Traverse and Mild Seven Outdoor Quest. Enjoys off-road triathlons, swimrun events plus bike racing with highlights including the National Championships and Prudential Grand Prix.

Notable and/or fun events include Escape from Alcatraz, OtillO Isles of Scilly, RedBull Neptune Steps, Ironman Regensberg, Ironman Austria, Cape Argus ’97 and Ride London 2013

JULIA MAY
JULIA MAYBTF LEVEL 1 ASSISTANT COACH; PHYSIOTHERAPIST; PILATES INSTRUCTOR
Started marathons in 2014, then triathlons in 2015. Completed sprint/Olympic distances before taking on middle and long distance races in 2016.

Raced Castle series (Hever Castle), Windsor, Eton sprints, Mallorca 70.3, Boskman middle distance, Alpe d’Huez, Ironman Copenhagen and bronze AWA athlete in 2016.

MELANIE BRYANT
MELANIE BRYANTPHYSIOTHERAPIST APPI PILATES MASTER TRAINER AND INSTRUCTOR
Started triathlon 2 years ago so still relatively new to the sport. I’m from a ball sports background of tennis and hockey.

I’ve done a few sprints and did my first two Olympic distance races last year.

IAN BAKER
IAN BAKERBTF LEVEL 1 ASSISTANT COACH
Triathlon, cycling, marathons, trail running, open water swimming.

All triathlon distances from sprint to Ironman, Alpe d’Huez Triathlon, KONA!!!

THOMAS CLARACQ
THOMAS CLARACQBTF LEVEL 1 ASSISTANT COACH
Triathlete since 2008. Other sports: surfing, yoga, mountaineering, climbing.

Sprint to Ironman distance. Prefers Ironman!

XAVIER FAUX
XAVIER FAUXBTF LEVEL 1 ASSISTANT COACH; LEADER IN RUNNING FITNESS
First triathlon was the Loch Lomond Highland Games. Have never won in a head-to-head triathlon against my wife. I am scared of the lake monsters in open water races so I am much happier when running. Big love of cycling touring too.

From supersprint to half-Ironman and many other multi-sport events.

JANE DWYER
JANE DWYERBTF LEVEL 1 ASSISTANT COACH
Started triathlon in 2011 with a sprint at Dorney Lake. Other sports: love hiking and yoga
Highlights so far: New Forest Half, Dart 10km, Haute Route & coastal runs.
RICHARD HARPER
RICHARD HARPERBTF LEVEL 1 ASSISTANT COACH
Started triathlon in 2010 after completing the London marathon and thinking ‘what next?’ Social scuba diver and wobbly snowboarder.

Raced all distances up to Ironman. Prefer to go slower and eat more at middle and long distance. Also enjoy marathons and sportives.

RICHARD HUNTRODS
RICHARD HUNTRODSBTF LEVEL 1 ASSISTANT COACH
My first triathlon was the Blenheim Palace Sprint in 2005, and worked gradually towards Ironman in 2013. I now mainly do endurance swim and cycling events, coaching being my third discipline.

Too many to list, but most notable and enjoyable events include the Helvelyn Triathlon and Ironman Austria. Most notable none-Tri is the 14km Bridge-to-Bridge Swim.

TRUDI O'MAHONEY
TRUDI O'MAHONEYBTF LEVEL 1 ASSISTANT COACH
Background in swimming but accidentally fell into triathlon in 2007 looking for an excuse not to run whilst training for a marathon. Realised that it’s all about the bike and I was hooked.

Sprint, Olympic, middle, Ironman distances and some of the weird ones in between. Favourites are Tristar 111 (bring it back), middle distance and aqua-bike. Have raced GB age group for both sprint and long course.

SARAH WATTS
SARAH WATTSBTF LEVEL 1 ASSISTANT COACH
First triathlon in 2006 after a (not too) drunken conversation with a friend and found I liked the variety, even if not very speedy. Main sporting passion is skiing and any triathlon training that gets me in shape for getting myself down mountains.

Started with Blenheim Super Sprint and built up from there to 70.3 – all completed at a fairly pedestrian pace compared to many. Prefers post-race celebrations and mid-ride coffee stops (though not during a race!)