Your Coaches

Level 3 Coaches

We are always looking to add to our coaching team.
Sally Napthen
Level 3 Triathlon Coach

2nd Dan black belt in taekwondo
IM USA in 2002, also IM Lanzarote and IM Austria.

“Got into coaching because I knew how difficult it was when I first started.  It’s brilliant to see people achieve their goals and watch their confidence grow!”

Sally coaches the Tuesday night run group and technique swim sessions.

Kelly Crickmore
Level 3 Triathlon Coach

ASA Level 1 Swimming teacher since 2010
Qualified triathlon coach since 2009
Competitive runner since 1989
8th La Rochelle Marathon (debut) in 2hr 51

Coaches weekly swim sessions and at the track on Wednesdays.  She also coaches one to one and is part of the triathlon

Claire Sutcliffe
Claire Sutcliffe
Level 3 Triathlon Coach

Level 3 Advanced Instructor – Personal Training
Level 3 Sports Massage
Racing Triathlon since 2005.

Claire has been competing in triathlon since 2005 and coaching since 2009 and can be found coaching swim technique on a Saturday at City Baths. Claire is immersed in the sport of triathlon and coaching is her main profession. “I love coaching all levels of athletes and take great satisfaction from seeing the athletes learn and grow in the sport, it is incredibly rewarding to be part of an athletes triathlon journey and you never stop learning no matter how experienced you are.”


Level 2 Coaches

Diane Duret
Diane Duret
Level 2 Triathlon Coaches

Triathlete since 2007

“Helping other people achieve their goals is as awesome as racing. I want everyone to be able to join in.”

Coaches swim technique and track including newcomers to the Deva Divas.

Andy Hamilton
Level 2 Triathlon Coach

IRONMAN Certified Coach
10 years competing and racing triathlon, 4 years coaching.  After 20 years playing competitive level rugby in hometown of Leicester.

Coaches swim sessions on Mondays and Fridays.

Nania Mason
Level 2 Triathlon Coach & Juniors

Nania is part of the Junior Coaching Team and coaches the Swim Technique Classes.

Her coaching philosophy is to encourage participation and empower, endeavouring to motivate participants and seeing them grow in confidence and self-esteem.  Enjoy!

Dave Taylor
Level 2 Triathlon Coach

BTF Coach since 2009
also a Purple Sash Lau Gar Kung Fu and a Reiki Master.
World Triathlon Championships in Hamburg and European Championships in Portugal

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

Dave coaches the Tuesday night run group and at the track on Wednesdays

Aaron Riley
Level 2 Triathlon Coach
Andrew Howarth
Andy Howarth
Level 2 Triathlon Coach
Peter Brook
Peter Brook
Level 2 Triathlon Coach
Kate Linsley
Level 2 triathlon coach

British Triathlon Level 2 Coach

Training Peaks Certified Coach

Ironman University Certified Coach

UK Athletics Level 1 Run Leader

British Cycling Level 2 Ride Leader

Currently working towards:

Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy

Kate has been competing in Triathlon since 2007 across all distances. She coaches swim on Mondays, Fridays & sometimes swim technique on Saturday as well as Track on Wednesdays.

Neil Thomas
Level 2 triathlon coach

Level 1 Coaches

Simon Greenwood
Level 1 Triathlon Coach & Juniors

Simon coaches the Juniors on Saturdays.

His coaching philosophy is “make it fun”.

Daniel Craigen
Level 1 Triathlon Coach

Qualified swimming teacher since 1995
Qualified triathlon coach since 2009
Competitive swimmer since 1980
Been doing triathlons since 2007

Swam competitively for school, region and country. 1,500m Freestyle – Age group 1st at GB Nationals in 2010

Dan is assistant coach for Monday and Friday intermediate squad swim sessions and coaches the Wednesday morning swim.

Jan Rogers
Jan Rogers
Level 1 Triathlon Coach

+ 20 years triathlon – as elite, competitive age grouper and just for fun!

“The sport allows for such a diversity from the very good, those completing their first ever Tri to those who just enjoy competing for fun – all in the same race. Its great to be part of a club, everyone gets the same cheer when you finish and the support structure really makes it a good day out”

Alison Leavens
Level 1 Triathlon Coach
Iain Wood
Level One Triathlon Coach