The Coaches

Despite the club being in it’s infancy we take great pride in having already amassed 7 coaches.   All of our coaches are British Triathlon Federation certified to various levels and are contributing their own time to coaching and developing others in the sport of triathlon.   Lets meet them:

 

HEAD COACH – KENNY RAMSAY

As our only BTF Level 2 coach, Kenny works with the coaching team to deliver as many sessions as possible to help all members achieve their goals, however large or small.  Kenny has a swimming background and almost 10 years of multi sports experience.  When he’s not coaching you’ll find him training either in the pool or on his bike (you’ll very rarely see him pounding the pavements!!)

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ASST HEAD COACH – MARC SMITH

Marc (the RC) Smith is one of our ‘runners turned triathletes’ and spends a great deal of time sharing his international running experience with the members.  Marc has raced at various levels of the sport from sprint to Ironman distance and is aiming to squeeze in as much racing as possible this year.   Marc has always got advice – usually in the form of a humorous personal experience.   (If you get a chance, ask Marc about the all over body wetsuit waxing……)

 

 

COACH – DOUGAL ADAMSON

As well as finding the time to coach here at M3, Dougal is also one of our current resident international athletes.  As a very strong runner and cyclist, Dougal represented GBR in the 2011 World Duathlon Age Group Championships in Gijon, Spain.  As well as fitting in his own training Dougal has been instrumental in the development of the coaching team here at M3 and is one of the first to offer advice and assistance to any club member.  (Though he’s certainly no slouch in the water, we’re all secretly hoping his swimming doesn’t get to the same standards as his running and biking!)

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COACH – JENNI STEWART

Amongst her many attributes as a triathlete and a coach, Jenni has a very rare skill.   When Jenni talks, people listen!   This could perhaps have something to do with her ‘day job’ but none the less, Jenni has a wonderful way with her athletes and a teaching style that is the envy of many.   Jenni believes in living an active life to keep her out of trouble. A swimmer from birth, she has spent hours laboriously staring at the bottom of a swimming pool. In pursuit of a more sociable and stimulating sport she turned to triathlon 10 years ago.

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COACH – JANE GRANT

Jane is one of our latest members to ‘cross over to the dark side’ and join the coaching team.   We’re really glad she did as she comes with some amazing sporting acumen: By day, Jane is Lead Physiotherapist at a well known private hospital and worked as Scottish Swim Team physio for many years.  Add to that she was the physio to the Scottish Commonwealth Team in Kuala Lumpar in 1998 and in 2002 for the games in Manchester (oh – and did I forget to mention she represented Scotland from 1984-1987?)  Jane is a self confessed open water swimmer (although mainly in the warmer waters of the southern hemisphere!)  As far as her own aims & ambitions go, Jane hopes to continue to focus on open water triathlons and complete a half iron man – one day!!

 

COACH – GRAEME MERRY

As an accomplished PE Teacher by day, Graeme is used to putting his pupils through their paces and his coaching style at M3 is no different.   Graeme is one of those coaches who manages to push you to your absolute limits but always does it with a wink and a smile.   Having progressed from the shorter distances, Graeme has decided he needs more of a challenge so he has decided to take part in a race this year that will see him Swim a mile in the cool waters of Loch Tay; Run  – up and down seven Munros (approx 15 miles); Kayak – 7 miles; Cycle – 34 miles and finally slice a melon in two with a sword to stop the clock!  If he’s still standing after all that he can use the lemon to garnish a very well deserved drink!

COACH – JOHN SMITH

After 15 years competing  on the international hockey stage, John was looking for something – other than golf – to fill the void and luckily for us, he chose triathlon.   He may be a ‘few years older’ but the enthusiasm John showed in his hockey career has followed him into triathlon.   With 5 years of triathlon competition already under his belt John has raced at all distances from sprint to Ironman and armed with the knowledge gained along the way, John has joined the coaching team here at M3 as a fully qualified British Triathlon Federation level 2 coach.