Despite the club being in it’s infancy we take great pride in having already amassed 12 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 a BTF Level 3 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!!)
ASSISTANT HEAD 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.
ASSISTANT HEAD COACH – MARK MCINTOSH
COACH – DOUGAL ADAMSON
Dougal represented Great Britain in Duathlon for the Age Group competitions in the European Championships in Limerick in 2011 (coming seventh in category) and in Gijon, Spain the same year in the World Sprint Championships (again seventh). He qualified for the Age Group team for the European Triathlon Championships in Antalya, Turkey in 2013, by having the skill to pick a qualifying event in which the swim was cancelled and replaced by a short run. He is always happy to chat about triathlon, and in particular, about mistakes to avoid: he is particularly well-placed to do this, having made most of them himself.
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.
COACH – ALAN ROSE
With no real background in any of the disciplines and very little training Alan had a very slow, cold, painful but somehow extremely enjoyable introduction to the sport at Edinburgh’s 2010 New Year’s Day tri. Since then he has gone onto compete in most of the well established Scottish sprint and standard tris. He now tends to focus on some of the biggest and best 70.3 & IM events at home and abroad. Now a BTF level 2 coach Alan is happy to offer help and advice to all.
COACH – ERIC BLYTH
Eric came to triathlon from an Army Martial Arts background; his speciality being Shotokan Karate, where he reached 4th Dan and competed for both the British Army and Combined Service teams. He was looking for something different to challenge him and found it in Triathlon. He enjoys the inclusive nature of the sport and the training variety it offers. Eric enjoys coaching and working with people of all abilities and is always willing to listen, advise and help.
COACH – SIMONE MOCCI – UKCC Level 2 Coach
With a crazy passion for bikes all types, coming from a Mountain Bike Background. I have been around bikes and cycling all my life as far as I remember. Involved in Triathlon since 2010 with my biggest race so far Xterra World Tour in 2012. Always open to new ideas and happy to give advice and suggestion
COACH – MICHELLE MACKAY
With a background in sprinting, and a love for all things running, Michelle switched to Triathlons in 2014. When not suffering from self inflicted Bike malfunctions Michelle enjoys racing all forms of triathlons and running events. Michelle has been a Gym Instructor and Metafit coach since 2012, regularly putting M3ers through their paces at Thursday night Metafit/ Foam Roller sessions
COACH – BARBARA SWEENEY