Danny Sampson - Bike Lead
Reps spin instructor
NPLQ lifeguard qualification
First aid at work
YTC Vice Chair
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.
Level 2 Coach
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
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
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...”