Ironman Certified Coach
Mick has been a competitive sportsman all his life and started triathlon in 2012 when he retired from full time employment as a Counter Terrorist Detective to concentrated on Ironman events. He has trained and raced with European and World class athletes over numerous distances but found he loved the long course. In the last 5 years he has raced 3 full distances Ironman and 7 half distance Ironman. Having completed his Certified Ironman Coaching qualifications in January 2018 he soon started coaching a young athlete who had never completed a triathlon. After 6 months 1-1 training this young athlete won his age group at Ironman Vichy and qualified for the worlds at Kona 2019. He loves the challenges of coaching and is extremely proud when his athletes achieve and even surpass their goals. He knows he could help you to do the same.
He is extremely thorough in planning and preparation for any race and knows the smallest details can make the biggest difference. He believes the most important element of coaching is a trusting relation with the athlete. He makes himself available whenever an athlete needs help or advice. He will wherever possible train with his athletes and always gives swift and accurate feedback to remote training sessions and data.
He does emphasize that the proper balance of training is as critical as the training itself and will always adapt sessions to accommodate people’s busy family and work schedules.
He likes to thoroughly test an athletes ability levels at regular intervals to establish accurate heart rate zones. He prefer heart rate zones as they reflect how the body is feeling and coping under stress.
He knows how important humour is within such a disciplined sport and how and when to use it. We all need to laugh even on our darkest days, right ?