Coaches

ROB MOORE

Level III BTF Coach
Level II SE Open water coach
BTF and SE Mentor
BTF Tutor
BTF Assessor
BTF Coach Of The Year 2009
British Triathlon Development Coach

Rob has been a member of the Exeter Triathlon Club for 15 years and is the club’s President. He has competed in sport for 35 years, including at National level in Cross Country Skiing whilst serving in the Royal Marines, and 30 years in Triathlon.

Rob has also represented the UK at several World Championships including Skiing, Duathlon, Triathlon, Xterra and Mountain Biking.

He coaches the Tuesday sea swims and Friday track sessions.

Rob also undertakes personal coaching within individual one to one specific programmes in Cycling and Triathlon for those who want a personalised session plan incorporating personal tuition and training sessions.

In 2009 Rob was awarded the title of Leigh Day & Co. British Triathlon Coach Of The Year. The coaches nominated from all the regions and Wales and Scotland and were put forward to a national panel.

PETER WILBY

BSc Exercise and Sport Science
BTF level III Triathlon Coach
IOS level II Open Water Swimming Coach
RLSS, RNLI & SLSGB Lifeguard

Pete has a passion for outdoor action and adventure.  He is currently the Club Junior Officer and works as a Club Coach. He began coaching at the Club in 2010 whilst studying Exercise and Sports Science at Exeter University.

Among other prestigious races, in 2013 Pete won the World Triathlon Championships in the 30-34 age group. In 2014 he went on to competed in some elite Ironman events before taking some time off training to focus on work.

You will find Pete coaching for the Club on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Pete also brings skills from his work, outside of the Club, as an RNLI beach lifeguard and RLSS pool lifeguard.  Outside of the Club Pete provides personal coaching in Triathlon and Open Water Swimming and he facilitates safe, training adventures, for those wanting to do long distances in the sea.

Wai Ming Loh

Level II BTF Coach

Wai completed his first triathlon in 2009 and has since competed in numerous races, including three at iron-distance. He moved to Exeter in 2015 and was soon keen to join the coaching team.

He coaches at the track, pool, and sea-swims, and also runs the indoor bike training sessions. Wai is also an experienced musculoskeletal sports physiotherapist, which he has found to be very helpful in his coaching for movement analysis, biomechanics, and injuries.

RICHARD PARKER

Level II BTF Coach
Level I British Cycling Coach
BSc Applied Biology

A swimmer and RLSS Lifeguard in his youth Rich joined Exeter Tri Club in 2008.  His passion is Open Water Swimming and he competes regularly – his best achievements being 1st Place in the 2km Seahorse Swim (Dorset) and swimming the entire length of lake Windermere (18km).  He also competes (although rather less successfully) in triathlons, cycle sportives and the odd running event!

He focuses his coaching on the Junior section and the adult Sea Swims.  He is enthusiastic about how sport can contribute to personal development regardless of ability.

Outside of the club Rich juggles his time between two small businesses, his family and other interests including cooking, skiing and travel.

Rob Libby

Level II BTF Coach
BTF Mentor

Rob has been involved in triathlon and Exeter Triathlon Club for 9 years, started off with a bucket list idea that developed into an obsession. Rob has participated in all Tri distances from Sprint to Iron with varying degrees of failure. Having started coaching due to the help received by coaches when he started and wanting to repay, coaching has now taken over and this year he is on the BFT Level 3 High Performance Coaching Programme. He is also Exeter Triathlon Club’s coaching co-ordinator. You will see him pretty much everywhere but particularly at both Monday swim sessions, Sea Swims and Track sessions

Charlie Sumner

Level II BTF Coach

Charlie has been a triathlete and coach for the last 10 years – a mid life crisis turned to a lifestyle ! He has competed and completed all distances from sprint to Ironman and been part of the GB Age Group team at standard distance. Charlie’s coaching philosophy is all about inclusion, encouragement and enjoyment. He currently coaches junior and senior track and open water swimming.

Gavin Coleman

Level I BTF Coach

Gavin first started his journey into triathlon in 2016 after taking part in the Exe Valley Tri, He immediately became addicted and joined Exeter Tri Club. The following year he took part in his first half ironman distance event and the hunger for long distance triathlons was born. For 2018 the natural progression was a full Ironman, in Nice. This was an acieivement that was beyond his wildest dreams but thanks to the Exeter Tri Club he was given the backing to succeed. Gavin felt he wanted to give something back to the club and became a Level 1 coach in late 2018. He has now started his training to become a Local Technical Official to allow him to officiate triathlons for BTF.

Louise Raymond

Level I BTF Coach
ASA Level II

Louise is a Level 2 British Swim coach and Level 1 BTF Coach, with around 12 years swim coaching experience and 6 years coaching with Exeter Tri Club, mainly in the junior section. I also coach at Exeter Water Polo club.

I’m an enthusiastic but amateur cyclist, runner and swimmer and have taken part in a number of events including the Tour of Britain Devon stage ride, Dartmoor Classic and Great West Run as well as a couple of sprint distance triathlons, but am now training for my first half iron man distance event in June.

Simon Parke

Level I BTF Coach

Simon has been competing in triathlon since 2008. He moved to Exeter in 2009 and immediately joined Exeter Tri Club as his knees were too wrecked to keep playing hockey. Simon has competed at triathlon at all distances and has been Race Director of the Exe Valley Triathlon since 2016. He first became interested in coaching when his daughter took up triathlon and pointed out that he wasn’t qualified to give her any swimming tips. He is particularly interested in encouraging kids to participate in sport regardless of ability. Simon coaches track, senior and junior swimming, and often co-ordinates the uncoached Sunday cycles.

Other coaches
Tyna Crow level 1 BTF Assistant Coach
Steve Price level 1 BTF Assistant Coach
Steph Girard ASA level 2 Swimming Teacher
Jenny Elliott ASA level 2 Swimming Teacher

Elliot Snow

Level I BTF Coach

Elliott has been a club member since 2016 and lived in Exeter all his life, after competing in his first triathlon in 2015 he was completely hooked. Competing in seven or eight races a year, he is often in the top three of his age group. Now as a level one coach he is keen to help others progress and enjoy triathlon.

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