We are extremely proud to announce that our head coach James Beckinsale has been shortlisted for the 220 Triathlon Coach of the Year Award.
220 Triathlon is the largest UK Triathlon magazine – its twitter readership is in excess of 13,000 followers. 220 hold an annual awards ceremony at the Triathlon Show at Sandown Park. There are various categories of awards and the public are asked each year in late November to cast their votes. 3 coaches in the whole of the UK have been shortlisted for this award and we are extremely excited that James is one of them.
James had an incredible 2012. Amongst his achievements were the following: Having 3 athletes selected onto the Triathlon England Olympic Talent Squad; having 6 athletes selected onto the Triathlon London Academy; being the regional coach for the Triathlon England London Academy; coaching age group athletes to PB’s in Ironman events; coaching leading age group triathlete Tim Bishop to Kona. James also managed to coach his first athlete to the London 2012 Olympic Games. Gillian Sanders finished a credible 19th place at the Olympic Games after only 18 months as a full time athlete under James.
Being shortlisted is in itself an amazing achievement and we wish James all the very best of luck when the winner is announced at Sandown Park in March.