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ATHLETE PROGRESS

Becky Jones - 

running PBs



I have had many coaches over the years and none of them have got me and listened like Dan. I came to Dan off the back of another coach who just didn’t listen at all, and ended with a hideous calf injury.
I am not someone who always runs or rides for speed but usually it is to make sure my mind is ok.  Dan gets this and manages my volume and load super well so that when I do actually want to try it comes pretty easily.  He has also ensured that the days of me over training and getting injured are long gone.
Being part of the club is also an ace part of the process and the ladies and gents of Coaction are truly amazing, everyone supports each other and there is no sense of anyone being “better” than each other just healthy competition at times.
Who knows whats next for me… this year I have taken over 30 mins off my marathon time, 10 off my half time and a few mins off my 10km and 5km time… I am looking forward to trying a little more next year and seeing what I can do… and maybe even finally sticking running and biking together in an event and finally entering a duathlon.
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Mike Bake - Aspiring London

marathon finisher and 70.3

Triathlete 




I’ve been with club coaction since around the middle of May. That’s around 5 months, and 5 months of massive improvements to be made in all swimming , cycling and running.

I’ve enjoyed the whole process so far , I’ve enjoyed doing new sessions , smashing pbs & also recognising my mind & moods decline massively.

Dans taught me many things physically but more importantly to try keep relaxed , positive & also not to worry so much.

I have completed my 2nd ever but first half marathon , 2 sprint tris , 2 7 mile hill races ( 1 beacon race , 1 eastnor obelisk race) and I’m sure many more to come to close the year out.

My focus is now purely on Stafford 70.3 next year and to improve in all 3 disciplines as much as physically possible with the great coach we have here at @club_coaction.
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Christopher Grubb - 3rd Bolton UK Ironman - Ironman World Champion Qualifier 

 

 I first spoke to Dan about coaching me at the Worcester lake side duathlon which he won with great ease, I have never thought about getting a coach before as yes I love to train and yes I thought I was training right, how wrong I was!
Over the last few years I have been training for Ironmen but although I have trained hard for these events there has always been things that have gone wrong during the events, and I ended each race by walking most of the run.
So after speaking to Dan about coaching me he set me some structured work outs which was all very new to me! I am used to training at a 100 mph, so when I was told to slow down it came as quite a shock and difficult, but I was keen to try it out!

My first race was Ironman Bolton, after a long phone call with Dan a plan was set, nutrition was checked and i was ready to face the race,
Race day went well and followed Dan’s plan to the word and I came off the bike feeling very fresh and managed to run the run as I wanted to, fast feeling strong! Ended the race 30th overal and 3rd in age group, (40-44) happy days,
Structured training had paid off.

Since Ironman Bolton I have continued to train and improve,  I have won my first race, I have improved my 5k, 10k pb times by some distance.

My aim in the future is to get stronger and faster, improve my marathon time, I know if I listen to Dan and follow his coaching plans these will improve by some margin.

Georgie Ormandy - Ironman Weymouth and multiple 70.3 finisher. Aspiring Age group athlete

I have been working with Dan as my coach since Spring 2021. Over this time he has helped me complete my first season of racing and prepare for Ironman Weymouth 70.3, gaining a GB Age Group World Championships long distance aqua bike place in the process. Dan understands that it is a fine balance to juggle a busy professional life with training and staying fit, and healthy in both mind and body.

 

Through personalized workouts, nutrition plans and bike fits I have seen improvements in all 3 sports, particularly my running where I lack the most confidence.

 

He takes a holistic approach to coaching and has excellent contacts who he works with closely, particularly Ryan at Worcester Physiotherapy who has helped me enormously to get where I am today having broken my leg at the end of 2018.

I have really enjoyed training with other athletes who are at the top of their game and inspire and encourage me to keep improving and striving for more. 

 

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