In the past seven years Matt has gone from a novice Triathlete to BTF level 3 coach and Great Britain Age Group athlete.

 

Matt is a fully insured BTF level three coach as well as qualified PE at a local Canterbury School. 

Currently studying for a MSc in Sports Science for Optimal Performance at University of Kent (www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/147/sport-science-for-optimal-performance) and a member of BASES (www.bases.org.uk).

With a Sport Science Degree and over twenty years Coaching and Teaching experience he comes with a wealth of knowledge about Training, Physiology, Bio Mechanics and the Psychology of sports and performers. As well the ability to deal with groups of all ages and abilities.

 

He is currently head coach of the Canterbury Institute of Sport Triathlon Academy.

 

The Triathlon Academy has been built on the high level of performance shown by the students at Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys over a sustained period. This has included National Schools U14 champions in 2012, Kent U13,14,14 biathlon team champions over 2012, 2013 & 2014 as well as six different students being selected for Great Britain Age Group in 2013, 2014,2015 & 2016. Joey Davies was 2nd at the National Aquathlon Championships and Hester Hill won the European Middle Distance Championships in 2014. 

I really enjoy the training plans I get through from Matt, they follow a logical pattern and are achievable.  Matt is good at accommodating my fixed activities such as swim club sessions and gym classes as well as flexing the plan to allow for the races and sportives I wish to do.  This allows me to be on an individualised plan to achieve my chosen goal of Ironman Austria 2015, but still enjoy and be motivated by training with other people.  Finally Matt has been an excellent source of support and reassurance during periods of illness and injury and this has helped me to recuperate properly, whilst still confident I can compete at my A race. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emma E, Maidstone.