Paul first started racing in Triathlon in 2008. At the time he was a very keen golfer and was trying to improve his game by getting fitter, when a friend had talked him into entering something called a sprint triathlon. The rest, as we say, is history. He has since gone on to race triathlon at all distances up to and including Ironman, but no longer plays golf. In 2013 Paul joined Team True Spirit Triathlon Club, which subsequently became Invictus Triathlon Club and in 2015 he was asked whether he’d consider taking his British Triathlon Coaching qualifications. Paul has been in the role of Head Coach since early 2017 and he is currently studying for his British Triathlon Level 3 HPCP qualification, as well as being a qualified level 1 fitness instructor.
Paul also served in the British Army for 4 years.
In Paul’s words;
Drawing from my experience of competing in many different sports over the years, for example, Golf, Karate, Rugby League and Union, competition hiking, white water kayaking etc, I felt that I was in a position to help other people who take part in triathlon, a sport that I love with a passion. I feel that my years of experience in other sports, my professional career and areas of experience outside sport can be used in a positive way and there are many facets of each that can be transferred to coaching triathlon and the sense of pride that I feel when seeing people surpass their expectations is huge, seeing them progress with their own individual journeys. As I’ve developed as a Coach I’ve become more and more acutely aware of how important it is to engage with and have a good rapport with the people who I coach. As such I take a hollistic view of the coaching that I do and I coach with empathy and humility.