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Will Usher

Experience

Will is a full time coach and has been coaching multisport for 18 years now and over this time as both a coach and athlete he has had the good fortune to work with and learn from some legendary coaches.  The lessons learnt he has implemented into his coaching guiding over 80 athletes to Great Britain Age Group success with numerous Top 10, podiums and champions across the whole range of ITU World, European, IRONMAN and Challenge Family races along the way.  Will has had further success with the team he created in October 2010, ONE Triathlon RDS.  The team now boasts over 100 Great Britain Age Group international athletes as well as several World and European medallists.  The team was awarded Runner Up at the 220 Team of the Year awards 2013 and then in 2014 won the title.  Will too was awarded Runner Up Coach of the Year at the same awards ceremony and then again in 2016. As well as individual Age Group athletes of all abilities, OTRDS and skill work with some elite athletes Will is notably coach to:

Gordon Ramsay

GTR100

Team Ramsay

HUUB Design

Speedo

Method

The truth is every athlete is different and deserves an individual approach.   Will offers strong guidance and entirely individualised targets.  However feedback is vital.  Coaching is a relationship and as with any relationship communication is key.  Will encourages as much feedback and contact as an athlete can give but will also work with the athlete to educate them as to the really important information to feedback on from a performance perspective as well as the information important to them as an individual.

Personal

Will has competed in over 200 triathlons and duathlons across all distances ranging from local races to multiple World and European Age Group Championships from sprint to long distance generally placing in the Top 10.

Originally a swimmer and runner, Will competed to a National level and then moved over to Triathlon whilst at university. He quickly established himself in the sport and has now been competing to a high level for over 19 years.

Formerly a Captain in the Royal Military Elite Close Protection Unit, Will works to a very high standard with meticulous attention to detail.

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Raya Hubbell

Experience

Raya is an Ironman certified coach assisting athletes competing in ITU and longer distances. Having been a former Canadian International Alpine ski racer, Raya understands the intensities, pressures and physiological demands that are placed on athletes no matter what level they are competing. Raya capitalizes on her international sporting background to help push but at the same time support her athletes to their desired levels, whatever those goals may be.

Method

Raya truly believes in the "Precision Way". Our approach is very much athlete focused and driven. Every decision made is centered around each individual athlete. Raya takes the time to develop strong relationship with each of her athletes so they feel they can communicate openly and get the best feedback possible to help structure an athletes training.

Personal

Following a long break from sport due to injury Raya went into business and has her own consulting firm outside the sport of triathlon. She can therefore relate to the everyday pressures and strains places on athletes trying to deal with work, life, balance and sport! Raya has been competing in triathlon for 5 seasons and has competed in all distances from Sprint to full Ironman distances and is World Champion qualified athlete in the 70.3 distance.

 

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Cassie Patten

Experience

Cassie is a full time coach and speaker.  As an Olympic medalist & international swimmer over 200, 400, 800 1500 & 10k across 3 disciplines, Cassie is uniquely qualified to help any level of swimmer. An ASA level 2 coach, Cassie coaches junior competitive swimmers, masters and Triathletes across the full spectrum of ability as well as Open Water swimmers who want to focus on their technique.

Cassie has had some outstanding results since starting full time coaching in 2011

Method

Cassie draws on her vast experience of coaching and competing across all levels.  Evidence based training is very important to her keeping up to date with the latest developments in swim coaching she is able to cut through attempts to reinvent the wheel and focus on what really works.

She is flexible and personable which is extremely important as no one athlete is the same.  She utilises her experience to adapt her coaching to ensure results with whomever she is working with.

One area that Cassie is particularly strong at (unsurprisingly) is helping athletes get comfortable in Open Water.  This is something that many athletes struggle with be they confident swimmers or not.

Personal

Where to start?  Probably with her Olympic Bronze Medal in the 10,000m Open Water Swim.  Backed up nicely with two World Championship Silvers, a World and European Cup win.  Cassie also made history as the first swimmer in the world to both final in the pool and medal in the open water events at an Olympics.  She represented Great Britain at an elite level for over 10 years. Cassie is simply one of the best swimmers that Great Britain has ever produced.

Her passion for swimming is unsurpassed and in particular swimming outdoors.  The only thing she is more passionate about is her lovely dog Daisy and maybe her partner Martin. ;)

 

Dr. John Allen

Experience

John started the first Sports Council injury clinic at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, and subsequently three British Olympic Association accredited clinics. 

John’s experience is extraordinary.  A three times Olympic athletics coach he has since been the lead consultant physiotherapist for Team GB athletics at a further six Olympics.

Further to this he is:

-       Lecturer and clinical tutor to post-graduate doctors, MSc in Sports Medicine, London University.

-       Clinical tutor and examiner, Physiotherapy MSc, Sports Rehabilitation BSc, London Universities.

-       Doctorate in musculo-skeletal screening; incorporating implementation of musculo-skeletal assessment for elite UK athletes.

-       Senior Clinical Fellow Hertfordshire University.

-       Fellow of the Royal College of Medicine.

-       Neurology Specialist.

Further to this John provides:

Coaching education to senior coaching level in all track and field events including coaching to achieve athlete’s Olympic selection.

Expert witness for physiotherapy medico-legal reporting.

Method

John is very strictly evidence based.  Not much more to say here.  If it isn't proven it isn't on John's radar.  He is driven by the cause of a pathology or injury and not distracted by treating symptoms.

Personal

John has represented Great Britain at elite level in Athletics being ranked No. 1 in the UK at the height of his career.  More recently John has represented Great Britain at an Age Group level in triathlon multiple times and is currently qualified for Europeans and Worlds for both 2018 and 2019.