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Dave Taylor

Level 2 Triathlon Coach

Dave coaches the Tuesday evening run group from Total Fitness in Chester and at the track on Wednesday evening.

He is also involved in the training events for runners preparing for the Chester Half Marathon and the Chester Marathon.

I came into Tri from a running background having started in 1982.  I joined Tattenhall Runners initially and have fond memories of our regular runs on and around the Sandstone Trail.  I moved on to CEPAC which is now West Cheshire AC and, after a few years in the wilderness, followed my wife Jan into Chester Tri.

The Half Marathon is my favourite event but I do enjoy training up for and competing in marathons.

My one claim to fame is that I used to script for comics and this included writing for the Alf Tupper, Tough of the Track series.  One year I was asked to write a Tupper story for the Hotspur Annual and got away with casting myself as the dastardly rival runner who would stop at nothing to nobble our hero.

I am also a Purple Sash Lau Gar Kung Fu and a Reiki Master.


Top tips: You only get out what you put in!


Coaching philosophy: I coach because it’s fun and very satisfying.  If someone gets some benefit from what I’m doing then that’s great!

Coaching qualifications

BTF Level 2 Coach – 2009

Finest sporting moments

Representing my country at the  World Triathlon Championships in Hamburg and the European Championships in Portugal