The Team

Ailbhe Carroll (Alva)

After receiving a BSc in Sports and exercise Sciences from The University of Limerick Alva made the decision to commit fully to Triathlon and enrolled on a Masters coaching course at Loughborough University and joined the High Performance group there. She has recently reevaluated her set-up and has made the bold move to reach out to a hero of her’s, Irleand’s first Olympic triathlete Gavin Noble of https://www.huphup.ie/about. Learning and developing as an athlete and coach from a man who’s been there and done it.

Achievements:

Qualifications in Triathlon, Swimming, Athletics, Gaelic Athletic Association and an active Professional Sport Massage Therapist. Experience of working as a sports scientist for Swim Ireland performance center and currently employed a Lifestyle Performance Mentor/Assessor for the Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence program which helps talented sportsmen and women balance study/training/life balance.

Top 3 Race Performances -

1. Super Series Cat 1 Overall winner 2017 

2. Women’s 2018 National Aquathlon Champion 

3. U23 national TT champion 2013

Why I want to coach in triathlon:

Triathlon is such an interesting sport and if I can help people fall in love with the sport in the same way I have, then I will be a very happy girl. Helping others achieve and find a sense of self belief is a very rewarding thing and I would love to be a part of someone’s journey. Triathlon is not all about winning. People do it for so many different reasons from couch to 5km to national champion into Olympic champion. The variety is what keeps it fresh and exciting and encapsulates exactly why I love the sport.

Interesting fact:

I currently hold a level 1 coaching qualification in Tschoukball and I can play 7 different instruments.

Richard Horton

Competed at national level as a junior in running and then road cycling before combining to find duathlon and then triathlon. Passion for understanding the human body’s adaptation to exercise drives Rich to be proactive about staying informed on new training approaches to ensure that he and his athletes can maximize their training and racing performance.

 

Achievements:

Human Biology BSC
Academic background in Sports and Exercise Science and Psychology
BTF Triathlon Level 2 coach
University Athletic Union Triathlon Head Club coach
5 years+ experience of World Class Performance training environment at Loughborough University
Elite/Professional international competition experience at both drafting and non-drafting triathlon

 

Top 3 Race Performances -

1. World, European and National duathlon champion

2. 3 x podium at British University Championship Triathlon

3. Sub 30min 10km runner

 

Why I want to coach in triathlon:

I have really valued the input that I have received so far in my athletic journey and want to utilise my experience to enable enthusiastic guys and girls to feel inspired to get the most out of their swim, bike, run and general fitness!

 

Interesting fact:

My first endurance hero was David Blain, I used to dream of replicating his endurance feats.

Jack Hall

Continually enhancing his coaching ability by regularly taking on opportunities for professional development. Jack has been involved in Triathlon from a very young age and has grown up training, racing and learning alongside big sister and 2012 Olympic triathlete Lucy.

 

Achievements:

To name a few Jack has qualifications in Sport and Exercise Science BSC, Personal Trainer Level 3, Gym Instructor Level 2, British Triathlon Coaching Level 3, Swim Teaching Level 2, British Cycling Coach level 2, Sports Massage Therapist among others!

Jack also has 5 years+ of triathlon coaching experience including work with the British Triathlon Lottery Funded athletes. Furthermore works as a PTI at Welbeck sixth form Defence College. Also 3 years leading junior and senior triathlon sessions at Charnwood Triathlon club and 4 years coaching at swim clubs Lutterworth and Leicester sharks SC add to his expansive coaching background.

 

Top 3 Race Performances -

1. 6th overall in British Elite Triathlon Super Series 2013

2. 8th Blenheim Elite race 2014

3. 12th Pan American Elite cup Barbados 2014

2013- 13th Elite Junior European Cup Istanbul2013- 6th overall in British Elite Triathlon Super Series2013— 12th British Triathlon Sprint Champs2015- 15th British Triathlon Elite National Champs

 

Interesting fact:

I am the best triathlete in my family, closely followed by my older sister Lucy (Olympian 2012, European Sprint Champ 2016, WTS regular, Commonwealth Games 2014)……. I hope she doesn’t read this!
Being in the sport from age 8, competing from tri-start to representing GB at European elite cup level, I feel I’m at the right time to pass my knowledge on to other up and coming athletes. Triathlon over the recent years has grown monumentally as a sport, I am very keen to help in its growth through coaching all abilities and experience to achieve their goals and aspirations in triathlon.

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