Its that time of year to be with those we are close too - start to look back on the year and see what we have done, achieved or in fact seen others achieve.
In my role as a coach, mentor and coach educator - I certainly am privileged to witness people achieve their goals, desires and challenges and there is nothing I like more then to remind people just how important it is to share those stories with others.
Its so important to celebrate your success tell people what you have done, be proud of your achievements, as not only it allows people to see whats possible, it also may inspire them to get out and try something new too.....
This year has been remarkable - So of course I am going to share just a few memories....
Floods hit the North and to raise money for the community the Active Blu Squad and 315 Health club members raised £2000 by swimming for 12 hours non stop over 4 lanes. Personally I have never swam in a pool for that long and many people covered distances never before achieved.
That was a special day - Well done to everyone involved.
Two week coach education programme: Heading out to Perth to meet and train the next group of coaches from around the world. They were truly fantastic and it was a great opportunity to be part of these coaches development. 13 coaches came to Perth - Australia. These coaches really highlighted what passion and love for the sport they have. Lucky Athletes.
Squads in the UK are showing a great improvement and over the 10 week programme everyone improves dramatically, with peoples focus on their challenges and events for the summer.
The British Triathlon Coach Educators head to South Africa to run an International development programme.
The coaches were fantastic and show real commitment and passion to develop Triathlon within their home environment - its great to see and hear about the projects they have created and been involved in 9 months on.
April 2016I am invited to go to Switzerland to be part of the International Triathlon Facilitation course....We had 2 days taking and delivering engaging coaching methods. ITU Faciliators course.
The open water season starts in the UK, athletes start braving the water prepping for the summer ahead. The Active Blu venue on Windermere attracts all swimmers and Triathletes from the first timers to the elite. All developing open water skills, race tactics and confidence.
The open water season is well on its way - The Great North swim attracts 1000s of swimmers across the 3 days.
The NEW British Triathlon open water CPD which piloted in the Lakes. Proved very successful and went live for coaches to get practical experience whilst coaching in the open water. Developing great coaches and safe practice.
ITU - Kids camp Greece - The first ever
Off to Greece to support the first ever ITU kids camp where we had 54 kids and 6 coaches running a week long training course. It was an excellent week and a lot of fun. Most importantly the kids had fun and learnt lots along the way.
After the re design of the NEW British Triathlon Level 1 and 2 qualifications, support the amazing tutors - exciting changes to coach education.
Working with the regional academies to help support and develop the Youth and Juniors. Camps, Video analysis and a few runs and cycle rides....
ITU Level 1, St Croix, Caribbean.
Amazing coaches, facilities and most importantly the future of Triathlon looks bright on the islands.
Video Analysis, Squads and clinics are busy with people pursuing their new goals and dreams for the following year. I am excited and fortunate to be part of this....Just a few folk to recognise.
John H - Coniston and Windermere Length - Swim
John W - Coniston Length / 5km Windermere - Swim
Charlotte - 10km Swim
Nicky - Ironman
Jane S - GBR Age Group - Tri
Patrick - GBR Age Group - Tri
Sue - Coniston Length - Swim
Kath - GBR Age Group - Tri
Kath - Coniston Length - Swim
Ian - First season of Tri
Andy - Pbs all season
Graeme - Pbs and triathlon season
Megan - Triathlon season
If you would like to be part of the squads or sign up for a session to help you or someone close to take a step towards their dream - sign up now:
Squads - 10 weeks - 8th Jan - 12th March: SQUADS
Well done to all the people and the many many more that have done so well this year. Its been great to be part of the journey and I look forward to hearing about whats next. Exciting times and make sure you celebrate well.
See you all in the New Year.