• Coaching

    Stirling Triathlon Club has one of the most developed sports coaching programmes in the UK with sessions for people of all abilities from eager beginners to full time pro athletes.

    The club has been recognised for its commitment to promoting sport and athletic development at both local and national level. Many of the coaches have received awards recognising their commitment and expertise.

    The coaching programme is delivered weekly by volunteer coaches who are all qualified, registered with Triathlon Scotland and disclosure checked to work with children. The wider coaching team includes session leaders and other volunteers. This committed team all work to help you achieve your triathlon goals.

    The clubs coaching programme all comes as part of your membership at Stirling Triathlon Club and sessions are available in all disciplines with variations depending on the time of year.

    The coaches are here to support your athletic goals and have vast knowledge and experience. Whether you are a complete beginner, returning to sport or new to the area Stirling Triathlon Club prides itself in creating a friendly environment that we hope you will find both stimulating and rewarding.

    our Coaches

    Barbara Thomson

    Barbara has been coaching with STC since around 2002. As a qualified Level 2 triathlon coach she has been a stalwart of the Saturday morning swimming and run sessions for many years. Her background is mainly in masters swimming, which...

    Billy Mitchell

    Billy has been coaching in various capacities for over 15 years, including a spell as junior section lead at Stirling Triathlon Club. While supporting STC in this voluntary role, his “day job” was Head of jogscotland at Scottish Athletics. Billy...

    Bob Hanson

    Back in 2005, at the ripe old age of 39, This one time reluctant athlete decided that his girth was greater than his age and started doing circuit training at Stirling Triathlon Club. Having Joined Stirling Triathlon Club and reaping...

    Cliona Ferguson

    Cliona has been part of the club since the age of 14, where she was introduced to Triathlon through Jan Sword who coached at her swimming club. After starting triathlon, she was quickly picked up by the Triathlon Scotland youth development team and competed...

    Craig Coull

    Craig has been a part of the club from the age of 7, now in his 20’s he has shown enormous commitment and enthusiasm to STC. Having now raced over a range of distances & disciplines – 10years of competitive swimming to...

    David Richards

    David took up triathlon with the aim of getting fit in 2005. He has now raced from try a tri all the way up to ironman distance as well as taking part in swim run races and long distance swim...

    Doug Wood

    Doug brings a broad experience to the coaching role and enjoys helping others make their own journey towards achieving their goals whatever the level of ambition may be.   He is equally at ease coaching and supporting complete beginners as well...

    Ester Coma

    Ester started swimming in her native Catalunya when she was 4 years old and she participated in her first swimming race at the age of 6 at her local swimming club, Club Natacio Vic-ETB. She spent 11 years at this...

    Gillian Stokes

    Gillian joined the club in 2012 after moving into the area and wanting a new challenge. With a enthusiasm for all sport and having spent most of her childhood in a swimming pool, triathlon seemed the obvious choice. Over the...

    Graham M Coull

    Graham is a qualified Level 2 and Certified Ironman Coach he is an experienced triathlete, ultra runner and adventure racer being involved in triathlon since 1998. A 24 time Ironman finisher, Kona World Championships competitor and qualified coach since 2002....

    Gregor Bruce

    Gregor has been a member of the club for many years and is an enthusiastic competitor at events.  Where not competing he is often found supporting others. Gregor volunteers as a support for the junior Saturday sessions Gregor is so...

    Helen Winton

    Helen is particularly interesting in supporting and encouraging adults new to the sport. She offers a number of inclusive beginner level sessions that help get new triathletes training effectively and race ready....

    John Lunn

    John has been involved with Stirling Tri Club since the early days in the late 80’s and has seen the club grow from around 20 enthusiastic triathlon geeks to the large, organised club you see today. With over 30 years...

    Keith Wilkinson

    Keith has always been the active type, being involved in many sports during his school years including kayaking, swimming, cycling, climbing, golf and running and completed his first triathlon in 1989. Keith focused on kayaking during his student years in...

    Laura Thomas

    Over the years Laura has been inspired by her friends who have taken part in triathlon but it wasn’t until she moved to Stirling in 2012 that she was finally persuaded to get involved and actually participate. As a teenager...

    Shaun O’Donnell

    Ask anyone who knows him and they’ll be sure to mention Shaun’s love of cycling, be it, road, off road or a bit of Danny Macaskill style trials, he loves it all. His background started with a love of XC Mountain Biking in...

    Stephen Kynaston

    Stephen joined the club in 2014 and qualified as a Level 1 coach in 2017. Over the years Stephen has a participated in various competitive sports from swimming to skydiving so has a good understanding of the need for the...
    30 Years, 300 members and counting