I began my career in fitness as a Personal Trainer in 2006 and has since competed in over 80 events ranging from super sprint to middle distance triathlons, aquathlons, 5k up to half marathons and a number of sportives in England Scotland and Wales. I started Triathlon Coaching in 2008 and currently coach at two local triathlon clubs as well as running local junior after school triathlon club. I work with athletes of all abilities from novice to age grouper.
I have recently been awarded the London Region Children’s Coach of the Year 2017, an award I also received in 2015. I am a Triathlon Race Official and volunteer on the London Region Triathlon Committee as the Coaching Coordinator.
I feel that my experiences and background in health/fitness/strength and conditioning helps me to understand the needs of the athlete at all levels. I am a qualified Level 3 Triathlon Coach / UK Athletics Run Coach / British Cycling Coach / Level 4 Personal Trainer.
I enjoy riding with the club as well as coaching sessions at Herne Hill Velodrome, Turbo Beat classes and training camps. Feedback suggests that I’m particularly good with new riders – either individuals or groups – who want to know how to ride safely and efficiently on the road or track.
I’ve helped to fit out the Performance Centre where I do 1-1 coaching, bike analysis sessions and advise on bike builds. I am a qualified Level 2 Cycle Coach (Track) / Certified Training Peaks Coach / Derny Driver.
I am passionate about getting women into cycling, especially in our local area. I liaise with the London Women’s Racing League and charity groups to provide support and bespoke training. I’ve coached youth groups at Herne Hill Velodrome, trained group leaders for Penge CC and coached Turbo Beat classes.
I love riding with my club mates – and getting us to the Tour of the Borders! I am a qualified Level 2 Cycle Coach / hold a Cat 2 racing licence.
Strength & Conditioning Trainer
I have worked in fitness for a long time, both as a head of fitness programmes and as a freelance trainer. With a degree in Physiology and Sports Science I work as a freelance personal trainer around my training and racing commitments. I began focusing on cycling in 2012 and started racing in 2014. In 2016 I rode my first year as a UCI professional placing 5th at the National Road Race Championships and 7th at the UCI Tour of Yorkshire.
I’m focusing on selection for the Scottish team for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
I qualified with a Masters in Osteopathy in 2016. Prior to this, I worked as a sports therapist for nearly 10 years, which enabled me to work with athletes at all levels. I’ve also taught semi-private and private Pilates and Yoga classes for 8 years, and the principles and exercises from these disciplines form an integral part of my treatment and management plan.
The first appointment includes a full medical history and assessment. Based on this information, I will discuss and formulate a treatment plan you are happy with, to give you the best possible outcome.
I am a sports scientist, with over 10 years’ experience in elite level sport, specialising in exercise physiology. I’ve worked for the British Olympic Association, the FA, UK Sport and Nuffield Health as well as research projects for companies such as Polar. My PhD is researching diagnosis and treatment of exercise induced asthma.
I’m also a keen triathlete, competing at all distances – from sprint to Ironman.
I run one-to-one sessions and group seminars for elitecycling club and clients to advise on how nutrition can help performance. You will have a much better understanding of cycling and triathlon nutrition and how to tailor a nutrition strategy to improve your performance.