Tony Clarke

Personal Achievements:

  • Kona Qualifier 2015
  • IM 70.3 World Champs Qualifier 2018 
  • ITU Long Course Worlds 2019 
  • Ironman PB 9:50

Tony did his first triathlon back in 2003 but after a few years it got put on the back burner due to the increasing pressure of family and work. Having got back into the sport in 2011, he went to Kona as a spectator and decided that he wanted to come back to the big island as a competitor. A true believer in the phrase that “anything is possible”, he made the necessary lifestyle changes and training commitments and was able to fulfil the ambition of qualifying for and racing in the 2105 Ironman world championships. 

Over the following years he has helped numerous athletes train and compete at all distances but mostly full ironman and half distance where his expertise is strongest. He completed the Ironman University coaching certification in 2016 and has very recently become one of a small number of TriSutto certified coaches in the UK, having worked with and been directly mentored by Brett Sutton on a number training camps. 

Coaching certifications

TriSutto certified coach 2019 

Completed Ironman University coaching program 2016 

Meet Tony

I’m based in Lymm in Cheshire, where I live with my wife and daughter. A salesman by trade, I spent 15 years building and leading an international software business and developing sales teams across the globe before being able to successfully exit and refocus my life around triathlon training and coaching a few years ago. 

A big part of my job was always people development, leadership and motivation which I have found to be instrumental as part of a successful coaching methodology. I like to get a real understanding and close working relationship with my athletes so that we can work together to constantly push boundaries and achieve new highs. As one of a very few Trisutto certified coaches in the U.K. I’m fully invested in the principles used to coach age groupers of all levels, all the way through to multiple world champions.

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