• 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 designed by head coach John Lunn and 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 Tri 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 started running in 2000 and has been involved with Triathlon since moving to the Stirling area in 2006. Since rediscovering an active lifestyle at nearly 40 years old, Billy’s perspectives and priorities have been transformed and barriers that he...

    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...

    Dave Richards

    David did a bit of club swimming back in the days when swimming stars had moustaches and 7 gold medals at an Olympics was thought to be impressive. Around the age of 40 he decided to try to get fit...

    Doug Wood

    Doug has been a club member for a number of years and started coaching triathlon in 2008.  In student days he ran cross-country and on the track, but his main sport became orienteering at which he competed at international level. ...

    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...

    Gordon Crawford

    Gordon’s coaching profile speaks for itself. With a lifetime of experience in sports coaching at the very highest levels he is without doubt Stirling Triathlon Clubs most experienced coach. COACHING AND PERFORMANCE PROFILE Former Triathlon Scotland Director of Performance Scottish...

    Graham M Coull

    A VERY young man at heart looking no where near his 40 years! Graham has been involved in many sports being in 2 Commonwealth Games squads. Graham did his first triathlon in 1998 in the Isle of Man whilst on...

    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...

    John Lafferty

    John is one of Scotland’s original “Iron men” He started his triathlon career back in the late 80’s when the sport first touched these shores. John is one of the sports early pioneers and has completed many ironman, half ironman...

    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. As Head Coach at...

    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...
    30 Years, 300 members and counting