Tom Davis 

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I've played sports since as long as I can remember. Initially I was a runner when I was around 10 years old, at an athletics club, racing on the track and cross country, before i moved to senior school. It was there that I discovered swimming and Water polo, which would shape the next years of my life. Throughout my teenage years, I fully immersed myself into playing water polo, and was part of the GB junior team for a good number of years, from my early teens right up until my first year of uni. It was there that things met a crossroads and I had to make a decision - I had reached a point with my polo that it wasn't going to reach much further, so I started looking for a new challenge.

 

In the summer of 2014 I did my first Olympic distance triathlon, - ‘the big east’ and from there I was hooked. A couple of months later, I won my first race at the Leeds Castle triathlon in Kent, and I was lucky that the organizer there was an ex-pro triathlete, and took me under his wing with some guidance and coaching for the rest of that summer. I was lucky at that time to be based at Loughborough University, and fortunately managed to make it onto the high performance squad, where I spent the next 4 years training alongside some of the best athletes in the country - and racing the ITU style Olympic and sprint draft legal races, all whilst completing my degree in sport and exercise science.

 

I always knew my future lay in long distance racing however and that was when I started working with Matt in 2017, and from there, focussing on the 70.3 and ironman distance races really started to pay off, with the new style of training under his guidance.

 

Some of my best results to date include

- 2nd Ironman 70.3 Poland 2020

- 2nd Outlaw x 2020

- 12th at the PTO champs in Daytona

- 1st at the PTO supported Eton Dorney in 2021

My coaching journey started back in 2015, when a couple of friends asked me to help them out, and with my knowledge from my degree, and also the world class coaches that I have been around, I have enjoyed taking athletes to age group success, winning local races, or just getting Pb’s. I love being able to use my skills, experience, and knowledge and making them fit each individual's skills, lifestyle, and goals. I try to get athletes to understand the journey we are going on, as I truly believe that helps them to find that extra percent in the middle of a hard session, or hold back in the training when needed. Each athlete is a puzzle, and the enjoyment i get out of coaching is finding the right pieces to put together to deliver you to your goals in the best possible shape.