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Simon has really helped me take my cycling to the next level. Before I didn’t have much structure to my training and I didn’t really know what I was doing – I just naively thought all training was time well spent, regardless of what I actually did.
Simon established and then guided me through a structured training programme that took into account my goals and changing availability. Together we’ve produced significantly improved results and I’m a lot better prepared. It’s not just about data analysis – Simon has also improved my approach to nutrition and my cycling technique.
Simon has been excellent in helping me move from being a runner into Triathlon. What is particularly good is that Simon has been there and done it despite his young age. Sessions are well planned and thought out with clear instructions of aim of the session – feedback is timely, relevant and encouraging. In particular Simon has helped me improve my cycling skills through riding with me and also given me great confidence in my open water swimming by helping me with me first session. I came away from the swim wanting to do another session immediately, despite me having zero confidence and fearing it at the start of the session. Simon always seems to find something positive and encouraging to say. He also has great technical knowledge of relevant kit so id always able to give good advice before purchasing the huge amount of kit Triathletes need!
After 5 years of triathlon and two Ironman races I decided to ask Simon to coach me. I have trained and worked with Simon for a few years, but the deciding factor was Simon’s flexible program, which he is happy to tailor and adjust to my unpredictable & often hectic lifestyle.
Like many small business owners it is hard to plan my week; and if a job comes in or an opportunity to take a client out for lunch presents itself, then training gets shelved, again. Meaning for the past 5 years I’ve not improved, and suffered numerous injures due my inconsistency.
Simon has bought some order. Cutting down the hours I send training, ensuring that I actually prioritise rather than just react – ‘wow I’ve got morning free, let’s ride/run/swim’ with no thought to structure.
Simon has focused me on easily measurable metrics that I can use to see real progress. It’s almost made the dreaded turbo fun. Or at least interesting.
Rather than riding along every weekend, looking down at the garmin and seeing some interesting numbers that mean nothing, I now see motivation.
Previously I wasted a lot of time getting the bike out, getting kitted up, and riding to Richmond Park, with no plan and no gain (except to overtake as many people as possible) now I’m down the garage, on the turbo and can see my FTP improvement immediately. All in under an hour.
I hired Simon to help me complete my first IRONMAN 70.3 From the very first moment Simon has been excellent. Advice on swimming which I find the hardest discipline and worked with me at building a plan for me to meet my goal of completing an IRONMAN 70.3 Great workouts that are posted on time with notes and each workout explained so I know what is expected of each time I Swim, Run or Cycle. Simon is also around for any questions or queries that I may have about my training and is also working with me on recommending which 70.3 I should be taking on and also planning when I should be doing some warm up Olympic triathlons. I highly recommend Simon for all levels of athlete and I am looking forward to working with Simon to reach my goals for many years to come.
I started with Simon once I’d made the decision to do my first Ironman. I’d been doing triathlons for a few seasons but after trawling through loads of different information on training plans realised I badly needed some help..especially as I’d really dropped myself in the deep end with Ironman Wales. It was a great decision, from the moment I started working with Simon he built a training plan around my needs, recognising all the challenges I had – busy work, and a busy family with three demanding kids! The training went well and so did the Ironman, despite the 40mph winds and lashing rain, I enjoyed it and it was great to know I’d been able to rely on Simon every step of the way. Even dealing with my last-minute panic having seen the weather forecast! Post-Ironman, I’ve continued to work with him and look forward to tackling many future challenges with his help!
I absolutely recommend Simon as a coach. His approach to training, knowledge and attention to detail made him the perfect fit to coach me round my first IRONMAN race. Simon got me to the start line, fit and injury-free with a solid race plan. I also had a smile on my face at the finish line..! I will be working with Simon again for IRONMAN number two and I can recommend his services to anyone that is looking for a coach