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Tri-1st Coaching - The Ultimate Triathlon Training Programme.

Redefine your limits.

Tri-1st Coaching Triathlon Training Plans Tailored To You

Achieve More. Push Beyond. Redefine Your Limits.

Whether you’re aiming to set a new personal best in an Ironman, qualify for the 70.3 World Championships, or achieve a more balanced and efficient training regime which keeps you injury free, your triathlon journey starts here. I’m Coach Damo, and I truly believe that with the right guidance, anything is possible. My approach blends the latest sports science with invaluable real-world experience, ensuring your training is as unique as you are.

The Tri-1st Approach, Tailored to You

My philosophy centres around

  • Consistency: The cornerstone of success.
  • Zone 2 Mastery: Your foundation for endurance.
  • Strategic Progression: Knowing when to push harder and when to hold back ensures growth without setbacks. 
  • Event-Specific Training: Tailoring your workouts to the demands of your target event for maximum performance.
  • Balanced Intensity: To enjoy the sport without burnout.
  • Injury Prevention: Especially crucial for masters athletes.
Real Success, Real Athletes

With a proven track record of coaching athletes to achieve exceptional results in long course racing, I am proud to have coached Kat Matthews for three years, guiding her transition from an age grouper to one of the top professional triathletes in the world. Additionally, I have successfully helped numerous age group athletes qualify for the Ironman and 70.3 World Championships.

“Damo has helped me reach the next level of triathlon performance. I started working with him to help ’step up’ and qualify for the IM World Champs in Hawaii. His methodical, progressive and no fuss approach to coaching and programming suited me well and his deep understanding of endurance training has helped me to identify how to get the best out of myself. He is adaptive and responsive depending on how I react to his coaching plan and knows how to balance a program around other commitments. Damo’s honesty is a big strength, knowing when to offer support but also when to voice home truths that need to be said! Since working with Damo, I have reached my goal of qualifying and racing at the IM World Champs and continue to set new goals moving forward. Achieving these goals has not been by chance, but rather a product of Damo’s deliberate planning and progressions. I can’t recommend Damo highly enough!” Guy Evans (Ironman Age-Group Athlete & Kona Qualifier)

Let’s Get Started

I am committed to helping athletes reach their full potential and achieve their goals, and I promise you, with me, you gain more than a coach; you gain a partner dedicated to turning you into the best athlete you can be. Get in touch, let’s start a conversation.

Triathlon Training Plans

No cookie cutter approach, no one size fits all. A triathlon training plan tailored to you, your schedule, your fitness levels. We take the guesswork out of the equitation, allowing you to focus on matters most.

Personal Triathlon Coaching

A 1:1 coached experience including a monthly training plan tailored to your daily schedule, unlimited communication, expert guidance.

Athlete Services

1:1 swim sessions, bike fits, bespoke skills sessions, lactate testing, video analysis and more.

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What our friends say about Tri-1st Coaching

… Damo takes on board and fully empathises with your other life priorities and is able to plan your training around it whilst also nudging you just the right amount into what would be most beneficial for your sporting development… His sessions follow the key fundamentals of training science, the perfect balance of progressive overload….click here to view all testimonials.

Kat Mathews - Pro Athlete

Damo has helped me reach the next level of triathlon performance. I started working with him to help ’step up’ and qualify for the IM World Champs in Hawaii. His methodical, progressive and no fuss approach to coaching and programming suited me well and his deep understanding of endurance has helped me get the best out of myself…..click here to view all testimonials.

Guy Evans - IM Athlete

Damo coached me in triathlon initially and then specifically in cycling. Damo has been instrumental to my progression in competing in cycling at an international level providing not only excellent, structured advise but also encouragement and the confident to pursue my goals. As an athlete himself, completing multiple Ironman triathlons, Damo is well aware of the challenges involved in competing…..click here to view all testimonials.

Lydia Gurley - Pro Cyclist

Mission Impossible were the first words I ever said to Damo. I told him I was looking for a coach, as I had just signed up to compete in Ironman Lanzarote which was in 8 months time, but there was a catch. I had never competed in a triathlon and I couldn’t swim…He smiled at me and told me straight that it was possible, but only with consistent training and hard work. Damo was second to none….click here to view all testimonials.

Lee Renshaw - IM Athlete

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