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Paratriathlon Support Team

Head Coach: Jonathon Riall

Home Town: Whitley Bay

When did you start working with British Triathlon: 2005

What does your job entail? I am responsible for British Triathlon’s paratriathlon programme.  I coach some athletes on the programme and then work with the other athletes and their coaches to ensure that they have exactly what they need to deliver their best performances when it matters most.  In tandem with this I also coordinate the support staff to ensure that their roles are fully aligned to what the athletes need to produce their best.

As part of my role I lead the team at all competitions and will be the team leader for the team at the Rio Paralympic Games.

Talent & Development Manager: Alasdair Donaldson

Home Town: Edinburgh

When Did you start working with British Triathlon:  April 2013

What does your job entail? It is my job to find new athletes who could go on to represent Great Britain at future Paralympic Games. I run the Talent Squad and work with the athletes in it to try and develop and help them progress towards the Performance Programme; I have a great team of coaches who work on the Talent Programme to help me out with this task.

Alongside this I also work with the Performance squad on a number of different things, from team management to run coaching.

Programme Coordinator: Kirsty Hillier

Home Town: Loughborough

When Did you start working with British Triathlon:  April 2013

What does your job entail? My job is to ensure that the logistical and organisational needs of the programme are met. My role primarily supports the running of the Loughborough training centre and organisation of camps, national and international competitions.

Lead Paratriathlon Performance Coach at LTPC: Bex Milnes

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Wheelchair Coach: Ian Thompson

Home Town: Hull
When did you start working with British Triathlon: Formally 2013 (on a part-time basis), intermittently from 2010

What does your job entail? My original role was to lead the technical coaching, planning and performance ‘wheelchair racing’ input into the PT1 (wheelchair) triathletes on the Performance Squad – ie only the third discipline of the triathlon for a section of the squad.

I now coordinate the overall programme for the PTWC athletes on the squad, working with the support team and coaches at Loughborough to deliver the balance of physical workload, skill development and health. I am home based in the North East based but am regularly at the LTPC, and with the athletes at the home training bases, to understand how the their programme is delivered and what support needs to be provided.

Strength & Conditioning Coach: Steve Pledger

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Physiotherapist: Daniel Atkinson

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Physiologist: Ben Stephenson

Home Town: Middlesbrough

When did you start working with British Triathlon: November 2014

What does your job entail? I provide physiology support to the Performance squad. This role includes the provision of lab-based screening to show current physical fitness and permit prescription of training intensities; monitoring of athletes’ training loads for proactive adjustments; and running projects such as heat acclimation prior to competition in warm environments. 

Performance Lifestyle Advisor: Matt Jefferson

Home Town: Stoke-on-Trent

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Performance Nutritionist: Lucy Wainwright

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