If you are reading this then it’s likely you are considering taking on a coach. My advice after the last 18 months of having Simon’s coaching is simply ‘Do It’!
In 2015 I entered my first Ironman and approached Simon to help me with a training plan. Being a 44 year old recreational triathlete, business owner and mum of 2 teen boys, Simon produced a plan around my lifestyle which aimed to get me to the Ironman start line strong, with a goal of simply finishing. With Simon’s training plan and support, I achieved this dream and jumped straight back into the Ironman queue with a thirst for improvement.
Simon was attentive to my goals and concerns and placed me on a more challenging programme aimed at competing rather than simply completing. The PBs soon followed in all distances, 5km, half marathon, marathon, standard distance tri, middle distance and ultimately Ironman where I won my age group, qualifying for the IM World Champs in Hawaii 2016. It doesn’t get much better than that for an ageing age grouper.
There is no doubt that Simon’s varied and adaptable training programme, personable mentoring and immense knowledge of triathlon and performance, has been hugely instrumental in helping me achieve so many personal goals and I am incredibly grateful for his help! I would highly recommend Simon, who is an accomplished athlete himself, to anyone wanting a coach who is passionate about triathlon, listens and adapts, has a great sense of humour and is focussed on getting the absolute best out of you.
Some achievements whilst being coached by SB (not intended to be seen as showboating but rather as a reflection of Simon’s coaching) :
• Won AG at IM 70.3 Staffordshire 2015 Qualified for IM 70.3 World Champs 2015 in Zell am See
• 1st lady at Diss Duathlon 2016
• Sub 1:30 half marathon at Norwich half.
• Brighton Marathon PB of 10 minutes – 3:17 hrs
• Won AG at ‘St Neots/Grafham’ standard tri – Triathlon England National AG champion.
• 2nd in AG at Grafman Middle (TE National championship)
• Competed in European middle distance AG Champs at Challenge Walschee 2016. 7th
• Won AG Ironman Switzerland
• Completed 😌 IRONMAN World Champs Kona Hawaii 2016.
-Alli Carter – UK (2016)
Following Alli Carter post a few weeks back about Simon Brierley I never thought in a million years I would hit sub 1:30 for 400m let alone a 1km TT, I’ve knocked 45 seconds off my 10k pb in the space of a few months and I’m at the stage where I’m averaging faster than my 10 mile TT pb in races on the bike! On the podium of at least 3 races too! His coaching and guidance has opened my eyes to the different aspects of Tri, creating goals and smashing them. Don’t spend your money on flash gear and get yourself a coach because it’s a game changer. After 2 years of being self-coached and “just getting round” multi-sport events I wanted to be more competitive and began being coached by Paradise Tri in 2013.
Wouldn’t be hitting all these kind of times if it wasn’t for the guidance and coaching of Simon Brierley. Taken me a long way in the space of three months.
-Marcus Sladden – UK (2015)
Had a great 1500m Time Trial swim today and wanted to give Simon Brierley Paradise Triathlon Training some publicity. He’s helped me achieve bigger things than I thought I could do given that I’m just an old fart! Worth getting a coach Tri friends. Simon is now in Cyprus running training camps – looks stunning!
-Alli Carter – UK (2015)
I had an initial consultation to set out my goals for the year and to establish a training programme. The training programme whilst structured, has flexibility so I can move sessions around to fit in with my hectic lifestyle. That summer, I knocked 50 mins off Norfolk Superhero quadrathlon race, to win the mixed pairs and fastest bike split. A middle distance triathlon race a month later saw me cross the line 30 mins quicker than the previous year. Clearly being bitten by the triathlon bug there was one distance still to conquer ….. Ironman, an event not to be underestimated. My training programme was endurance focused and gave me great confidence that whilst being a bit nervous on the start line, I knew I could do it. The result was success at Ironman Austria 2014. I look forward to doing more middle and long distance events and being coached by Paradise Tri as Simon’s guidance has made great improvements to my race performance.
-Renata – UK
I’ve been pleased with the coaching plan on the whole. I like how I don’t really have to think what type if sessions I should be doing. It’s also got me out the door when I would have stayed in sometimes. It’s also made me stay out on the bike a bit longer when I usually would have stayed in. I like simple programmes which are easy to follow like yours.
As for my next goal, I’m already signed up for IM Lanza next year. I’m hoping for around 12 hours. I will also probably be doing a middle or full distance in the UK around July time.
I would definitely be interested in some sort of training programme in the lead up to these events.
-Rhys – London / Dubai
-Mark Dixon – UK
-Ray Kirby – UK
In just three months under his guidance I’ve shaved several minutes off my 10k time, two and a half minutes per mile from my marathon pace – I’m achieving Personal Bests right, left and centre. I’m running faster than ever before; finishing in times I thought were out of my reach; and it’s all down to his planning, training and advice.
His training plans are flexible and easy to follow, and he is always quick to respond if I have a question. My confidence for my first Ironman later in the year is increasing, and it feels so good to have measurable progress in each of the three disciplines. Well worth the money.
-Hannah Redding – UK