MARK PRESTON, L2 Coach
I've been interested in sport from an early age, competing in cross country, football and badminton competitions as a schoolboy then moving into Saturday and Sunday league football during my early adult years.
Whilst assisting with training and coaching at my daughters football club I qualified as a Football Association level 1 Coach and also qualified as a level 7 Football Association Referee and presided over youth team games for the Durham Sunday league.
I've been Involved in triathlon for nearly 8 years, competing in everything from sprint up to long distance. I've had experience of writing and coaching swimming sessions for both adults and juniors and i've also written and coached turbo sessions at Freemans Quay.
Having been a coached athlete I have a good appreciation of the Coach / Athlete relationships and have a good understanding of planning sessions for long term goals.
My role for Durham Tri Club is to assist the more experienced coaches in delivering the weekly sessions, mentor athletes who are interested in doing middle distance triathlons and I have a particular interest in becoming a more accomplished swim coach.