BTF Level 3 Coach | BTF Level 2 Referee | ASA Level 3 | NOWCA Coach | NSCR Spin Instructor
Jo has been privileged enough for her enjoyment of sport to be her livelihood. While her two sons were growing up she set up a very successful swimming business in the Reading area, Ducklings to Dolphins, teaching babies through to adults.
Jo then furthered her qualifications in aquafit and diving and diversified in different teaching, before expanding her knowledge with running and triathlon qualifications
National Aquathlon Champion, Leeds, June 2016
European Aquathlon Champion, Cologne, July 2015
National Sprint Distance Aquathlon Champion 2014
220 Woman’s Age Group Triathlete of the Year 2012
British Sprint Distance Champion 55-59 Years, 2011
European Sprint Distance Champion 55-59 Years, Pontevedra 2011
Silver Medalist World Age Group Aquathlon Championships, Beijing 2011
Bronze Medalist World Age Group Sprint Triathlon, Beijing 2011
Having swum from an early age, Jo began running at the tender age of 39, going on to achieve her fastest 10k and half marathon times age 47. Jo took up triathlon in 1998, relishing the new challenge of the cycling discipline.
Jo has set up two very successful swimming clubs in the Berkshire area, a women’s only triathlon club in Bucks, and two very active triathlon clubs in Bucks and Berks.
Jo appreciates the vital importance of a versatile approach to training, particularly for ageing athletes, and manages to sustain the energy levels of athletes 30 years her junior. Jo is skilled at encouraging less able or nervous athletes and excels in those situations where individuals require a personal touch.
Whether breaking performance barriers or discovering self-belief, Jo’s aim is to help athletes to achieve things in triathlon that they would not have thought possible.
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BTF Level 1 Coach / L3 Personal Trainer / Leader in Running (LiRF)
Ted was an engineer in the RAF until 2010. He comes from a running background having completed 23 London marathons.
Ted turned to triathlon in the late 1980s and has represented GB as an age grouper from 1994 until the present. A seasoned competitor Ted has won many medals at World and European Championships at Triathlon and Aquathlon. Ted has been proud to compete for Great Britain as an age-group athlete at 10+ World Championships, and is still a highly motivated competitor.
Ted puts his longevity at the highest level down to smart training that incorporates high intensity sessions and functional strength and conditioning training. As a mature athlete this sensible approach to ‘adapting his training whilst getting older’ has enabled Ted to remain robust and minimise injury. Ted now brings that vast experience to Tri50 and willingly dispenses his wisdom as a successful runner and triathlete.
Away from the competition Ted enjoys teaching spin classes, circuits and has a weekly run group. Ted lives with partner Jo in Bucks and is a member of Hillingdon Triathletes and Hillingdon Athletic Club.