Phil Murphy, head coach
– Turned full time coach in 2018
– Triathlon coach since 2013 qualifying athletes to Kona and 70.3 World Champs
– To date 4 qualifiers for 2019 70.3 World Champs
– In 2018 2 AG wins and multiple podiums at Ironman and 70.3
– 4 Athletes qualification for 2018 and 2019 GB Age group Sprint and Olympic distance races
Personal Triathlon Achievements:
– Ironman PB time of 09:17 in 2017 Florida
– Kona finisher
– 4 x Ironman 70.3 Qualifier
– 2018 IM 70.3 World Champs, South Africa 15th 35-39 AG
– Multiple Ironman and Challenge podiums
Coming to triathlon from a strong cycling background, Phil found early success in the sport qualifying for the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii at his first attempt over the distance, self coached. He has since gone on to have more success over all distances from sprint to long course triathlon.
Phil’s race distance of choice is Half and Full Ironman having qualified to both world championships over the past few years and in 2018 coming top 15 at the 70.3 worlds in the 35-39 AG with a very strong swim and bike that put him in 2nd place overall in to T2. With experience in most of the UK’s big Triathlons as well as good finishes in Ironman races in Wales, the UK, France, Hawaii and South Africa, along with now being a full time Triathlon coach, he has the ability to help athletes from every level to realise their potential whatever the target event may be.
“I am 38 and live in a small village on the Welsh/English border 10 miles from Chester which is a great location for both cycling and running as you can access the quiet roads of North Wales within a few miles of home. I am a full time Triathlon coach and Bike fitter these days, allowing me to give 100% focus to my athletes. Outside of triathlon I love to ski during the winter months dotted around training camps that we run right across the globe
My background is cycling with 20 years experience having grown up mountain biking then I road raced at top domestic level with a brief spell in Europe during my late teens/early twenties. I have been swimming and running competitively for the past 9 years once I decided to get into triathlon. Even though I am heading towards my 40s I am still pushing myself to the limit being at the front of most big UK age group races as I still look for that one perfect day. Daily life revolves around Triathlon with athletes, my core training partners, coaches Chris Standidge and Andy Hamilton. We have a great balance of training and working all at the same time!!!
As a coach my big drive is to help athletes achieve their dreams. For most this is to get to a World Champs race and for some, to even get on the podium at this level – I encourage everyone to dare to dream big and then follow that dream”