What some of our athletes think
I was aware of the progress a friend had made working with Duncan and, with my preparations for Ironman Germany having stalled, thought I would try working under the guidance of a coach for the first time.
This proved to be a very wise move. In the limited training time available, I ended up setting a PB. But, of greater value, were the lessons in how to train and prepare for and then race an ironman (…I can’t say I always obeyed the lessons, but there was certainly no lack of guidance).
Carol Brown, Oxford
Right where to start. Being coached by Duncan over the last year has helped me grow as an athlete and as a person, because his ability to diagnose my physical and psychological limiters is in my opinion second to none!
His highly enthusiastic, focussed and driven nature provided me with a source of information and motivation which enabled me to follow the programme that Duncan had developed and resulted in multiple PB’s throughout the year, culminating in achieving a 5:09 70.3 which was right on target.
Take up the opportunity to be coached by Duncan (If there are any spaces left), you won’t regret it!”
Emily H, London
"When I was introduced to Duncan, the first thing he said to me was "I can give you a workout that's 40+ hours of training per week, but if you don't have the time to do it, you're wasting your money."
I knew right away that he understood the life of an age-grouper (ie, balancing family, work/travel, and training) and he was the coach for me! Living in a wired world, I always felt tightly connected to Duncan, and his ease of accessibility kept them right on top of my workouts, despite the 5,000 miles that separated us. All this is great, but working with a coach comes down to execution: after just three short months of working with Duncan, I raced at the USAT Olympic Distance Age Group National Championship and dropped over 5 minutes off my previous bike PR, while still having enough fitness to maintain a great run, despite 90 degree heat.
As I get "older" their structure of going very hard on the hard days while going very easy on the easy days has kept me injury free, and will hopefully add longevity to my sport.
Zoe Riddle, California
II've really enjoyed being coached by you,
I've never been an athlete before, and you made me feel like a proper sports person. I'm also very aware that my ironman would have been a much unhappier race without all of your support, advice and guidance, and I am very grateful for that.
Thanks for putting up with all of my complaining - and pretty much re-teaching me to swim! I've truly enjoyed it
He is never too busy to respond to my innumerable questions and always goes the extra mile to exceed his client’s expectations. I know it is a bit of a cliché but his passion for all things triathlon is hugely infectious and I would whole heartedly recommend his services to anybody who needs advice, assistance, or a full coaching service.
Natalie Brown, London
I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you properly for the amazing job you have done in the last 6 weeks. Even though this is a very short time to work your "magic" it is very clear just what a huge impact you have had on my training.
The truth is I was very much in the dark and had no real plan for my training and certainly no race plan. I am delighted to have successfully completed the Ironman and you have played a huge role in getting me to the finish line.
Matthew P, Hertfordshire
Since signing on with SISU Racing, I set PBs in my last two Ironman races and qualified for Kona. They took my performance to the next level. Duncan gives first hand insight into training and racing. His personal racing experiences have been invaluable in my race preparations. As CEO of my own company, I have a limited amount of time to train. Duncan has improved my performance with a program designed around my tight schedule and helped me qualify for Kona.
Jenny Morgan, Zurich