Phil Murphy

(COACH)

Qualification and raced at the Ironman World Championships, Kona, Hawaii 2012
2nd 35-39 AG – Qualification for Ironman 70.3 World Championships at IM Staffs 70.3 2017 (2nd AG, top 25 overall)
3rd Overall Challenge Lisbon (non-pro Race) 2017
5th Place Overall Lanzarote Tri 122 2017
2nd AG Challenge Mallorca 2016
Qualification for Ironman 70.3 World Championships at IM 70.3 UK Exmoor 2015 (top 20 overall)
Qualification for Ironman 70.3 World Championships at IM 70.3 UK Exmoor 2014 (top 20 overall)

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. 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. 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 Spain, he has the ability to help athletes from every level to realise their potential whatever the target event may be.

Meet Phil….

“I am 37 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 the owner of snow and watersports shop and website, ‘Sail and Ski’ based in the city centre. As you can imagine outside of triathlon I love to ski and snowboard during the winter months dotted around the obligatory training camp, usually in Spain over the winter and spring time. Whilst totally dedicated to the sport for most of the year, I do love the off season for the more relaxed approach to training and time to enjoy a couple of beers…….

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 5 years once I decided to get into triathlon. Back before I started cycling on the road in 1997 I entered my first triathlon, ‘Cheshire Triathlon’, in Nantwich, I managed to win the novice category. That was my only triathlon for 14 years til I decided to give it another go, and then I was hooked! My favourite distance is Ironman because I love the huge learning curve that goes with long course racing.  I have completed five Ironman races now with my favourite having to be Kona in 2012, it was just the most amazing experience to race amongst the very best in the world. However I would have to say that France (Nice) was also a great race for the course and the terrain.”

Contact Phil direct: phil@sailandski.co.uk