It’s been an unbelievable start to the year for Entire athletes; in fact, the best start to a season to date! We couldn’t be prouder of what our athletes have achieved collectively, and how far they’ve come in their performance journeys.
We’re just scratching the surface of what promises to be an epic year ahead, so I wanted to celebrate of few of these early triumphs before more results start rolling in. There’s a lot going on behind closed doors – hours of training, programming, catch-ups and consultations – so it’s safe to say, this is just the beginning.
I’m in awe of what we’ve achieved together so far, and that encompasses both athletes and the coaches themselves - who have pulled some epic performances out of the bag early on.
So, in no particular order:
Running Away With It
Kate Hutchinson put in an early season shift to achieve a 1-minute personal best and placed third in the Harewood House 10km Trail Run. Thierry Le Cheminant put himself in contention throughout his stint in Hampshire, placing second in the U20 Men category and winning the U20 team medal at the Hampshire Cross Country Championships. Meanwhile, Dean Boote completed his first 70.3 Iron Man of the season in 5 hours, 33 minutes, and 43 seconds. Gavin Medlin, who ran in the Great Bentley Half Marathon, pushed himself to the limit with his fantastic performance and a great time and pb.
Charlie Rogers (above), who came from a running background, has seen great improvement since starting triathlon training with Entire. He recently won the Hampton Court HM and placed third in the Brighton 10K (69:55 and 31.24 respectively), achieving a personal best in both events. Megan Chapple, who has been training with Iestyn Harrett for years, recently achieved a fourth-place finish in the Paddock Wood 1/2 Marathon and won the Kew Gardens 10K, which was only the beginning of her season, having recently competed in the London Marathon placing in the top 50 Women. Chloe Truffitt also made a great start to the season with a win in her 5K race around Victoria Park and a solid first duathlon win of the season. Rachel Longstaff started her year returning to her running roots to set a new personal best of 35:42 in the Hanamaki 10km, proving once again, triathlon training isn't just for triathletes.
Everyone had a particularly impressive day out in the London Marathon. Megan and Joseph went sub 3 for the first time, each pacing their races to perfection, under the tutelage of Iestyn and Matt. Sebastian Reyes had an enormous 40-minute PB after working with Josh for just 3 months and Laurelle and Richard had a great day’s out completing their Marathon Majors, with Laurelle doing particularly well considering she had surgery on her foot and started from scratch in January.
The success of these athletes demonstrates the effectiveness of Entire’s tailored training programs, but that’s not the only benefit. One of the biggest differences between Entire and other coaching outfits is that each of the coaches wants it as much as their athletes do. They are all full-time professionals, living and breathing the sport in the upper tiers, sharing their knowledge with their athletes.
Co-founder and coach Josh Lewis (above), who placed seventh in the Pro field of Ironman Lanzarote 70.3, Coach Ollie Turner (Below), who recently placed sixth in the Nelson Mandela Bay African Cup, and Coach Matthew Wright who podiumed for the second time in his career in the pro race at the Swakopmund African Cup, demonstrate how they practice what they preach, and it works!
Phoebe Weaver (below), who started triathlon last year, achieved an impressive 9-minute improvement in her recent Duathlon, thanks to Fred's coaching. Nicky Bennett and Phillip Macedo are two more athletes whose personal achievements Ollie is proud to celebrate, having had their best Olympic distance and 70.3’s to date, Nicky being the second female across the line in her Olympic distance in 2h32mins.
More notable mentions are Alex Peralta, Dana Ujhazyova, and Daniel Roche Breahut. Alex started her race season in East Fortune Duathlon with a solid 6th place with her eyes set on the Island games in Guernsey later this season. Dana smashed her half marathon PB by 2 minutes and Dan had a course PB of over 3 minutes in the Easter Running Festival in Guernsey! Additionally, Andrea Nightingale performed exceptionally well in the Dubai Grand Fondo and qualified for the World Championships!!
Speaking about these impressive results, Co-Founder Iestyn (above) said, "I am thrilled to see all of the Entire athletes achieve such great results. It is an honour to help them reach their goals and fulfil their potential. These results show that with tailored training programs and individualised coaching, anything is possible. I'm excited to see what we can all achieve together in the future.”
And I second his thoughts… Whilst having my own achievements, I get a thrill over seeing these results roll in. It’s only after collating these results that we’ve had over the past few months that it really hits home how well everyone has done. I think when I zoom out and look at everything as a whole, I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve been able to achieve together, and there's much more to come with the full triathlon season ahead!
Chloe Truffitt competing in the Ibiza WC
And on that note, if you are or have been thinking about getting a coach, we have a few spaces left for the rest of the season. Entire offers a wide range of coaching services to help athletes reach their full potential in triathlon, from beginners to elite-level athletes. We offer customised training plans, performance testing, and nutrition advice, all tailored to an individual athlete's needs, and as such we limit the number of athletes that each coach will work with, to ensure that every athlete has the time and attention that they require.
So, if we can be of service, don't wait around… drop us a message and let’s see how we can help.