York Triathlon Club Coaches

Nicky Proctor


Level 2 Triathlon Coach (BTF)
Triathlon England Coach Education Tutor
Level 2 Open Water Swimming Coach (ASA/BTF/Swim Smooth)
Level 2 Cycling Coach (British Cycling)


Triathlon Swimming York - I also coach pool and open water swimming to individuals and in small groups through my personal coaching business. My approach is to teach you the understanding you need to be your own coach, enabling you to drive your own development. More details are available at http://www.triathlonswimmingyork.com and discounts are offered for York Triathlon Club members.


I like coaching because I love helping people to improve their enjoyment of the sport, and to feel good about themselves. I also like the intellectual challenge of understanding the technical side of triathlon skills and how to help athletes to develop. Your goals in triathlon might be around personal achievement, to be competitive in your age group, or to justify those few drinks at the weekend. Whatever your aims, make sure you enjoy it, and use the resources of the Club to support you! Being part of the Club means you have a ready supply of like-minded people to learn from and be encouraged by!


My background is in Marketing and Consumer Research, where I learnt 3 lessons that apply in most areas of life, triathlon included:


1. Know your aim! Why are you doing it? This applies to the sport as a whole, an event and to each and every training session!
2. There are no short cuts! You have to do the work to get there! Be realistic about what time and effort you can invest.
3. Trust your instincts! They are probably right, and no-one knows you better than yourself. Reflect on why and you'll learn and grow.

Danny Sampson - Bike Lead


Reps spin instructor 
NPLQ lifeguard qualification
First aid at work
YTC Vice Chair
Swim facilitator 


Started in triathlon in 2008 which lead to iron distance race Cotswolds 226. My main love is time trialling and encourage YTC members to give it ago. It's like a triathlon without the inconvenience of running or swimming.


Just enjoy what you are doing. Don't worry about what other people are doing.

Lisa Fenwick - Head Coach


Level 2 Coach
Welfare Officer


Yorkshire born and bred and still living in beautiful York. Triathlon is not something I have always done and as a school girl was a sprinter and played in the school netball team. I like many girls dropped out of school sport, was uninspired by my PE teachers but continued to remain fit at the gym. Ironic given I now work in sport and education and I couldn't be more different from my own PE and school sport experience. I came back to my first race, a 10 mile road running race in Eccup, Leeds in 2008. It was slow and hard but I continued to get better at running, with a few Marathons in there too and this was the start of my journey into Triathlon....


Fast forward to 2014...I am a York Triathlon Club coach and pretty much loving every minute as a GBR AG Giant Bikes, York Sponsored Duathlete.


5 words that describe me: mum, smiler, dynamic, go-getter, creative

Kerry Archer


Level 1 Coach (Assistant)

ASA assistant coach


I started competing in Triathlon in 2013 having been inspired by my older brother. It's turned into a bit of a family affair now with my dad also a member of YTC!!


I've given most distances a go from sprint to half iron distance and am set to represent GBR at age group sprint triathlon and duathlon in 2017.


I completed my level 1 BTF assistant coach in 2014 and have been part of the coaching team ever since spending most of my time on poolside. I love being a coach to see the achievements each athlete makes. 
My motto...fail to prepare, prepare to fail

Shaun Owen


Level 1 Triathlon coach since Nov 2012. Also a qualified Sports Therapist.


I've been doing tri since 2007 started at Olympic distance before moving to Middle distance and Ironman.


What I love about coaching - seeing people improve and achieve their goals.


3 words to describe me - laid back man...


Wise words - There are no limits except those you impose on yourself...

Pauline Foot


Triathlon Coach Level 2 (April 2016)
ASA Swimming Teacher Level 2
ASA Coach Level 1
I competed my first at the end of 2014. Until that point, it was a sport that other people did.
The best moments in coaching are when people conquer a fear or achieve more long-term goals, reaping the rewards of months and sometimes years of hard work.
Before children: I learnt to swim, bike and run in Wigan, Lancashire. There, I represented my school at swimming and running and took my bike to university, where I learnt how to row. After that, I ran to keep fit, dipped my foot in the pool from time to time, coxed a couple of novice fours and rowed in the company inter-departmental regatta.
After helping out at my children’s swimming club, and competing in a small number of Masters swims, I joined York Triathlon Club to tackle open water and find out more about coaching; then joined the coaching team. As the club tagline is “run by triathletes for triathletes”, I had to tri. As a coach, I’d like to help other athletes to be the best they can be.
Favourite quote: “For you, the laws of physics are merely a suggestion...”


Rise and Shine (Welcome to the Grind)

Chris Statham

Ian Anderson

Mandy Clarke


Level 1 Coach (Assistant)

Allan Wood

Andrew (Drew) Fuller

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