Coaches

We are very lucky to have a growing team of dedicated coaches at the Club. They are all volunteers and give up their time freely to provide well planned and structured training sessions. To help you identify the coaches, check out their pictures and short biographies.

matt-hustings
Matt Hutchings
Tri Surrey founder
BTF Level 1 (Level 2 pending)
SPORTS BACKGROUND
Inspired by the 2012 Olympics I co-founded Tri Surrey to welcome anyone to enjoy multisport whatever their ability and background. I’ve since completed triathlons from sprint to ironman distance. I‘m into anything pink and blue...and cargo pants
COACHING BACKGROUND
Coach of the year (Runners Weekly, 2015) I take great pleasure in watching new members get better than me very quickly. Anyone can do it, you just need to find the best way for you.
FAVOURITE FUEL
Katsu curry and dumplings
jolene
Jolene Wills
Tri Coach and Club Chair(wo)men
BTF 1
SPORTS BACKGROUND
Since competing in my first triathlon in 2012, I've been hooked ever since. I enjoy all aspect of training and racing in all distances. I have recently qualified to compete for GB in my age group for middle distance triathlon.
COACHING BACKGROUND
I enjoy coaching all aspects of triathlon, but there is nothing better than seeing a complete noviece triathlete complete their first ever triathlon after coaching them.
FAVOURITE FUEL
food.
luke-worthington
Luke Worthington
Assistant running coach and bike leader Personal triathlon coach
BTF Level 1 Completed Training Peaks University
SPORTS BACKGROUND
I came to triathlon via competitive cross country running, athletics (1500m), mountain biking and adventure racing. Completed individual non-stop LEJOG. I've raced all tri distances from sprint to Ironman (UK and Maryland). Sometimes making the podium. GB Age Group duathlon World and European Champs.
COACHING BACKGROUND
I love helping athletes from all backgrounds and abilities achieve their season goals and racing dreams. I look to find creative ways for busy folk to make the most of their training time...in balance with family, work and life commitments.
FAVOURITE FUEL
Chocolate milk, cheese and pickle sandwiches and monster munch
anna-fox
Anna Fox
Tri Coach, Womens XC and Reigate Hub Captain
BTF L1
SPORTS BACKGROUND
I have grown up running x-country, track and road and I got a taster for triathlon completing a couple of races at age 16. Since joining the friendly bunch at Tri Surrey in 2016 I've completed sprint- middle distance triathlons, and ran a few marathons in between.
COACHING BACKGROUND
I love to help people reach their goals however big or small....and most importantly enjoying the journey!
FAVOURITE FUEL
Coffee, cake and LOTS of chocolate!
John Brunswick
John Brunswick
Tri coach in training
BTF level 2 pending, BC Level 2 coach, BC road and off road ride leader, Swim coach level 2
SPORTS BACKGROUND
Still new to Tri but have raced at super sprint to Olympic distances and have done plenty of cycling sportives.
COACHING BACKGROUND
I've been coaching a range of sports for 16 years. My current role outside of the club involves running adaptive sports for people with disabilities. I love helping others and overcoming challenges along the way.
FAVOURITE FUEL
I should have something healthy but after training I can justify a cheat meal.
Sally Phillips
Tri Coach in training, Social Secretary
BTF Level 1 pending
SPORTS BACKGROUND
I came to the world of triathlon (and Tri Surrey specifically) in 2015 when I discovered by accident that triathlons weren’t always ridiculously long distances and that the shortest were short enough that maybe I could one day do one. I’ve now completed 4 full seasons of super sprint to half iron distance races, and in 2019 I’ll be taking on the ‘ridiculously long distance’ Ironman Austria, something I would never have believed a few short years ago
COACHING BACKGROUND
I firmly believe that you don’t know what you are capable of until you give it your best shot. I am new to coaching but looking forward to playing a small part in helping others reach and exceed their goals, and to give something back to this club that really has changed my life.
FAVOURITE FUEL
Scrambled egg and bagels
andy-cowen
Andy Cowen
Tri Coach in training
BTF Level 1 in progress (well you have to start somewhere!!)
SPORTS BACKGROUND
Came to triathlon from a running and mountain biking background of about 13 years. Decided I wanted to complete an Ironman and therefore would have to learn to swim! Started to learn in 2015, did my first tri at hever in Sep 2015 and never looked back. Competed at all tri distances (supersprint through to Ironman), and recently qualified as a GB Age Group Athlete for the World Championships.
COACHING BACKGROUND
New to sports coaching, but my motivation is to give something back to this awesome club, and to have the pleasure of seeing athletes of all abilities progress whilst enjoying themselves - after all, we have to enjoy it don't we?
FAVOURITE FUEL
Toasted cinnamon and raisin bagel with raspberry jam and a glass of whole milk (living the dream)
Sophie Hodge
Tri Coach and Welfare Officer
BTF Level 2 Coach
SPORTS BACKGROUND
I took up triathlon and joined Tri Surrey in the January of 2016 after 2 knee reconstructions left me unable to play Netball and Rugby any longer. Since then I have raced all triathlon distances from super sprint up to Ironman which is something I never ever thought possible after my injuries.
COACHING BACKGROUND
I am a secondary school PE teacher by trade, and have always had a love for sharing my knowledge and love for sport. So being able to do that in my spare time as well as for my job is pretty amazing. Seeing and helping people acheive things they never dreamt possible is why we all do this and love it so much.
FAVOURITE FUEL
Chocolate milk, cake and coffee
gavin-fox
Gavin Fox
Tri Coach, Mens XC Captain
BTF L1
SPORTS BACKGROUND
I come from a MTB background and had got into road cycling when I moved to England, I ran a little and thought why not get back into swimming and enter a triathlon. My first Tri was an open water sprint in 2016 and i've been hooked ever since. I have competed in sprints to 70.3 and love the short fast races. I have qualified for the Irish AG team in 2019 sprint world champs and am training hard and looking forward to the challenge.
COACHING BACKGROUND
Tri surrey coach for the past year. I really enjoy coaching and see the progression made by members training for their big race whatever that may be.
FAVOURITE FUEL
Bacon Sandwich or coffee and cake
graham-mead
Gray Mead
Membership Secretary
BTF L1 Exercise to Music L2
SPORTS BACKGROUND
Watching F1 was my only sporting background until I did my first tri just over ten years ago. I wore a surf wetsuit and had a very secondhand bike, the chain fell off as I tied to make it around the course; twice! Since then I have come to love the sport and the never ending challenges it gives me, both physically and mentally.
COACHING BACKGROUND
Seeing people take on the challenge of triathlon is both rewarding and humbling; especially if a they are new to sport. There's nothing better than being part of their journey and being able to call them a triathlete when they complete their first race!
FAVOURITE FUEL
Mug of tea. Beans on toast, then add a little cheddar cheese and top it off with a fried egg.
Peter Starnes
Tri Coach
BTF Level 2 Coach
SPORTS BACKGROUND
After marathon training nearly broke me I needed something to change the routine and 3 different sports of triathlon seemed to fit the bill. I literally couldn't walk after my first race but have since competed at all distances and am happily ticking off bucket list races including Challenge Roth long distance, Alpe d'Huez Long course, running London to Brighton and Otillo swimrun.
COACHING BACKGROUND
Running is my first love so helping people improve their efficiency and stamina has always been something I enjoy. I'm always amazed by the big benefits that a small change in swim techique can achieve, so coaching poolside is great fun. Cycling however is something that I'm still learning!
FAVOURITE FUEL
Noodles, cake, beer
Steve Clancey
Tri Coach
BTF Level 1 Coach England Athletics Coaching Assistant
SPORTS BACKGROUND
Football was my thing. Decided to run the London Marathon in 2009 on a whim, loved running so much i took that up too. With a school 25m swimming badge the peak of my aquatic abilities, Triathlon was the next sport to conquer. Raced two 70.3 races. Second male 40-45 in 2015 London Triathlon League.
COACHING BACKGROUND
I organised two years of Go Tri Aquathlons and discovered how satisfying it was helping those new to multisport. I've loved sport all my adult life, hoping my enthusiasm can rub off.
FAVOURITE FUEL
Lasagne and Hop House 13.
chris-stanton
Chris Stanton
Tri Coach & Head swim coach
BTF level 2 .PT level 3 .Wattbike Master Trainer .Modern Pregnancy & Exercise .Fitness testing & health screening Keiser indoor studio cycling
SPORTS BACKGROUND
Silver medals at both the World & European Age Group Championships. A once in a lifetime solo double Ironman, hence the nickname ‘Enduro’
COACHING BACKGROUND
Chris’ passion for triathlon developed from the love of indoor cycling and has fuelled his development in the fitness industry as a professional Trainer. He created Virgin Actives signature cycle class ‘The Pack’ and is currently ‘Performance’ Master Trainer at Third space specialising in group training and programming. His unique skill set includes Technique Analysis, Functional Movement, Strength & Conditioning and individual programming.
FAVOURITE FUEL
Cocopro