Head Coach: Claudette Joint. L2 Diploma
I have been involved in triathlon since 2017 when I did my first sprint triathlon on a borrowed bicycle. I have since done several sprint triathlons and a few middle-distance triathlons. I love the challenge of the three disciplines and how each of the disciplines differs in their physical and technical needs. I love the mental challenge of the events, although I frequently must overcome ‘race-day’ jitters! Mostly I revel in the training, and the social aspect of belonging to a club and think of it all as my ‘play’ time. I love introducing athletes to triathlon, and working with athletes of all abilities and I strive to share my experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm so that you can be the best you want to be. Sporting Qualifications: Level 2 Diploma, Coaching Children and Young People in Triathlon, Session Planning being creative around the fundamentals, The Caring Coach making connections with athletes, Running form teasing out the fact from fiction.
Coach: Chris Pugh. L2
I have been involved with triathlon for years. As a coach with BTC I believe it is my responsibility to ensure that I provide quality training to all our members through progressive session planning for all abilities. My philosophy to training is that we need to challenge the individual, but we always make the sessions enjoyable and open to everyone. I am a distinctly average athlete but love training and helping others improve through coaching. My two-top tips to athletes are ‘Consistency is king’ and ‘Training + Good sleep (recovery) = Improvement’. Sporting Qualifications: BTF Level 1 & Level 2, BTF Head Coach CPD, BTF Open Water CPD, BTF Strength & Conditioning CPD, BTF Static Bike Course CPD, DBS Enhanced certified.
Coach: David Foster. L2
I did my first triathlon over 10 years ago after retiring from other sports. I love the enjoyment of training for three different events whilst maintaining the balance between them. After years of coaching junior cricket, I found that I missed helping athletes with the technical elements of their sport, so coaching was an obvious next step. I try to combine the best elements of the coaches I’ve had the pleasure of being coached by, i.e. being enthusiastic, giving important technical feedback, and offering motivation. With an academic background in psychology, I also find the mental elements of competition and training really interesting. My coaching qualifications include Level 2 Triathlon coach, L2 Open Water coach, BTF Strength and Conditioning, and an MSc. in Sport and Exercise Psychology, DBS Enhanced certified.
Coach: Rob Spashett L2
I joined the club in 2014 and benefitted from years of coaching from the club which saw me complete several sprint, Olympic, Half, and full-distance triathlons. An injury sidelined me so I decided to complete my level 1 coaching qualification as a way of giving something back to the club and being able to help some of the newer members develop their abilities to be able to achieve their triathlon goals. I realised I enjoyed coaching and being able to help fellow club members develop so I decided to take on my level 2 coaching qualification. I can't wait to get back to competing but will continue to coach for the club and help my fellow clubmates develop to reach their goals. Sporting qualifications include Level 2 Triathlon coach, NRASTC Water rescue certificate, DBS Enhanced certification.
Coach: Karl Hunt L2
I came to triathlon by way of a friend "encouraging me" back in 2013; "enter this triathlon" he said, "but I can't swim" I said. The rest is history. Since then I have represented Great Britain at Age Group level at Sprint distance 3 times from 2014 to 2016 at 2 World Champs and 1 European Champs, a proper highlight of my personal triathlon career. I have always loved cycling, have learned to love swimming and put up with running as a way to get to the finish line! Over the years I have seen the club grow from a handful of mates to the mighty BTC you see today, athletes of all ages, shapes and sizes coming together to support each other in their fitness goals and I love coaching people to help them reach these goals. I'm very excited to look to the future of BTC with the Junior section being my current passion. Sporting Qualifications: BTF Level 1 & 2 triathlon coach, DBS Enhanced certified.
Coach: Annthea Fryer. L1
Coach: Roz Grindey. L1
Coach: Marijke De Groot. L1
Coach: Wendi Carrington. L1
Run/Ride Leader: Sophie Davies
Ride Leader: Ove Andreseson