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Athlete Testimonials 2008

Carolyn Hewett

I made the drastic decision to change coaches mid season and spent quite a lot of time interviewing and researching coaches. Terry came highly recommended from several people and after an initial phone call and then meeting I decided to hire him. He demonstrated to me a passion for triathlon backed up with solid scientific knowledge and recognition of the importance of the physiological aspect of the sport. The most important criteria for me was that he was someone I could build a coach - athlete relationship with and feel like I have his support, guidance and commitment to helping me achieve my goals. My A race is in the US at the end of 2008 which we are building towards and as part of this I have recently completed Ironman Austria 2008. In the short time that we have been working together I have wiped over 10 mins off my IM swim time and more than 30 mins off my IM bike time culminating in a new sub 10:50 IM PB. I believe this has only been possible by having a clear and concise weekly training plan with structured sessions specific to me, addressing my weaknesses with a view to making them a strength. I can't recommend Terry highly enough to any level of athlete wanting to push through to the next level.

To read more about Carolyn you can visit her website and blog here

Richard Legge

I have been working with Terry since very early on in my triathlon career when Terry spotted that I had an aptitude for the sport. Over the past two seasons he has taken me from a complete novice in the sport to the 2006 World Age Group Champs in Lausanne in my first season of competing in triathlons - something I never even dreamed of. Along the way I was also able to notch up a number of other achievements, most notably, winning my age group at the London Triathlon and the Thames Turbo Triathlon Series in 2006. In 2007 I came 4th in the European Championships and returned to the World Champs for a second year. Throughout my time with Terry, he has always been on hand to deliver concise and professional guidance in relation to my training and has also been assisting with the, much too often neglected, psychological attributes of competitive racing. Terry constantly stays abreast of new thinking and concepts regarding training methodologies and science and is always able to translate this into making a better athlete of me.

Sarah Yates

Being coached and receiving weekly structured training sessions has definitely paid off. My times have fallen and I have had a string of PBs and podium places. Represent GB in the World Long Distance Triathlon Championships was the highlight the year.

Josie Perry

Terry coached me towards World and European Duathlon Age Group Competitions and enabled me to improve my times in running, triathlon and duathlon.


Chris Ball

I've been racing triathlon for 3 years and have had a mixed bag of results. Busy work commitments and a limited understanding for any training that doesn't involve a bike has led to a rather unstructured approach to my training! Terry was initially recommended to me by a good friend, and since working with him on a plan for Ironman Switzerland 2008, my running and swimming have come on leaps and bounds (or should that be strokes). Professional in his approach whilst still managing to retain the fun of the sport, I'd recommend him to anyone (except those competing in Zurich :)

Alistair Griffiths

I have been coached by Terry for just under 2 years. Upon our first encounter I struggled to make 100 metres front crawl without feeling like I was going to expire. Further to many patient hours spent by Terry writing my training regimes and 1 to 1 sessions in the pool I have successfully completed a season of Olympic Distance Triathlon. Without Terry's coaching I would not have been able to achieve a PB of sub 2h 10 for the olympic distance and could never never dreamt of heading for an Ironman. Terry's coaching has allowed me to greatly improve in all aspects of the sport, mentally as well as physically.

Richard Fulchrion

I'm a first year triathlete who had wanted to do a triathlon for years but never new how to put all the different disciplines together. Terry was coaching a swim course that I took and I found out that he competes and coached triathletes as well. He has been coaching me for the last 7 months and every month I have been making huge progress. I finished an Olympic distance race in sub 2:30 this season and next year am expecting much better results with some hard training in the off season.

Liz Whiting

At my club’s training camp in March 2007, I arrived injured and unable to run as much as I had planned for the London Marathon, therefore I decided take up a new challenge to compliment my run training and learning to swim freestyle seemed to be ideal, since it is also considered a very good cross training discipline for running. Terry, who coached the swim sessions at the training camp, set me on the right path. Since March I have been coached by Terry and through his professional guidance and expertise, my swimming has improved significantly and I am now considering racing in at least one or two acquathlons and triathlons next season.

Martin Potter

Terence provides the full range of technical training required for the successful execution of triathlons. He has improved my swimming by over 10%, made me more comfortable and effective on the bike, improved my nutrition and given advice on race day planning.

However, one of Terence’s real strengths is the ability to enthuse his athletes and to give them real confidence in their ability. Without his help I would never have had self-belief in my own skills as a triathlete let alone have the conviction to undertake an Ironman event. With Terence’s motivation and inspiration anything is possible in the triathlon realm.


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