NC&TC Coaching Co-Ordinator – Paul Heselwood
Paul is a multiple Ironman finisher and in 2013 finished 8th in the Slovenia double ultra (double iron distance) World Cup race.
As a coach he is on the BTF High Performance Coaching Programme, a Sports Science graduate, professional member of the British Association of Sports and Exercise Scientists (BASES) and a Chartered Institute for the Management of Sports and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) Practitioner in Exercise and Fitness.
Paul has completed the BTF Head Coach and Strength & Conditioning modules, and is an Accredited Advisor with UK Anti-Doping. He has a successful training business and has coached a number of endurance athletes and private clients over the years. He also founded and runs Monster Racing with his wife.
(Most impressive of all, he survived a Tim Wilson S&C session without a single complaint!!)
Paul has agreed to join NCTC for a year initially to get involved in the delivery of coaching at the Club. The first steps are to get to know our Coaches and attend some sessions to meet more members and get to know what makes us and the Club tick. Once he has had a chance to do that, I have asked Paul to bring a plan to the Committee in February.
I think you will agree this is a very exciting development – and I know you will make Paul feel very welcome. Watch this space for more info but in the mean time, as a member, do feel free to contact Paul yourself about what he can offer and discuss your own plans for 2018!
Message from the coach
As I get familiar with my new role and responsibilities I have a few bits of information that I wanted to introduce early – apologies for the numerous posts in one sitting!!
The first one is about a local race, the Mud & Mayhem cross country duathlon ,5km run – 18km MTB – 5km run, takes place on the 18th March 2018 (http://gobeyondsport.co.uk/…/mud_and_mayhem_thetford_Duathl…)
It is a very well organised and fun event. The interesting aspect is that you can use a result from this event to qualify for GB (subject to the qualification criteria). Cross duathlon is definitely a minority discipline within British Triathlon and there are 20 places for each age group up for grabs, usually they fill 4 or 5. If you qualified the European Championships are in Ibiza in October 2018. I have already managed to get some of my athletes interested in entering. I know there are a lot of guys in the club with a strong MTB background.
If you want to know more please get in touch. I will be having a go at qualifying (I missed it by 28 seconds this year…..)
If there is interest we could do a course recce on a weekend.