I first got into triathlon after being injured from running, and being invited down to Derby Tri from someone at the running club. That was nearly 10 years ago and I immediately got the bug for triathlon. I love the variety of the sport but there's not enough hours in the day to fit it all in.
I've only ever done sprint distance triathlons after my only Olympic distance was turned into an aquathlon because of fog. I'm now more interested in the coaching and social side of triathlon.
I've always been a runner from school age, and represented Derbyshire and Derby AC in many events.
I started working in the leisure industry over 20 years ago, gaining gym qualifications, training lifeguards in CPR , first aid etc. I then got into swim teaching and in which I currently work full time at Moorways. I enjoy teaching all ages and abilities and seeing people get engaged in the learning process and as a result watching them improve. I enjoy my job that much I have additionally set up my own swim business teaching and coaching adults and juniors in groups or 121s.
I've been coaching triathlon about 3 years, and coach adult and juniors. I like seeing the novices come into the sport and how much enthusiasm they have when they get bit by thetriathlon bug, like I was all those years ago.