APB...COACHING WORKS

Triathlon and running coaching for all abilities

tHE apb...team

TREVOR SIMMONS & LUCY Herbert - sports massage, lanzarote

Trevor qualified at the London School of Sports Massage (LSSM) in 1992 and returns to Regents Park, London to tutor at the school when required. Trevor has been involved in a number of sports, semi pro footballer, AAA Championship marathon runner, and now Ironman. Trevor has completed over 35 marathons, 21 of these were the London marathon where Trevor obtained his PB of 2hr 33mins. His last competitive full marathon was in 2002 in Stockholm, 20 years after his first. Since then Trevor took swimming lessons, brought a bike and took up Triathlon.

Lucy qualified at the LSSM in 2004. Before relocating to La Santa in 2011, Lucy was based at Virgin Active Health Club in Bromley where she was one of the elite level personal trainers. Lucy is qualified in many areas of Personal Training and rehabilitation training and also a range of class instruction from Body Pump and RPM (spin classes) to individual TRX sessions and group circuits. Lucy has participated in some of the toughest triathlons and loves a challenge. However, her real passion for training has always been in the gym.

colin Norris - professional triathlete & COACH

Colin came 2nd in his first ever triathlon (the London triathlon) in 2011. Since that time he has represented Great Britain as an Age Grouper, finishing 3rd in the amateur World Championships in 2013. More recently, he moved up to middle distance racing and finished 3rd in the British Elite Middle Distance Triathlon in August 2014. Colin now races as a Professional at the 70.3 distance. In 2015 Colin finished on the podium 3 times at the elite level and placed 2nd overall in the Castle Series (the UK's largest triathlon series).  In the 2016 season Colin finished 2nd at the British Elite Middle Distance Championships, 7th PRO at Staffordshire 70.3 8th PRO at Weymouth 70.3 and 10th at the Lanzarote 70.3 in September 2016. Colin is recognised as one of the fastest runners in 70.3 racing recently posting a 1.10.48 run spit at France 70.3 and finishing 7th in Edinburgh 70.3 with the fastest run of the day beating Andreas Raelert's run spit by 5 seconds. Prior to triathlon Colin was a middle - long distance runner and his claim to fame is finishing 2nd to Mo Farah on a couple of occasions. 

Since turning professional, Colin has been coaching age-group triathletes and runners to maximise their potential and achieve their goals. Colin's approach to coaching draws on the invaluable coaching and mentorship he has received from Trevor Simmons, Mike Trees, and more recently his current coach 2 x Ironman World Champion, Luc Van Lierde.

MIKE TREES - FORMER PROFESSIONAL & OLYMPIC COACH

Sports has been a central part of Mike's life for over 25-years and he never tires of discovering just how much we can achieve when focused on our goals. Whether you are looking to improve a personal best time or gain world ranking qualification, Mike can help you meet and exceed your goals and perform at your peak.

As an ex-professional athlete and a coach to olympic teams and athletes, he has a comprehensive knowledge of sports coaching and athletic physiology that will help you learn from his many experiences, be it in competition or recovering from injury (and avoiding injuries!).

Mike's sporting achievements include: 5 Masters World Championship titles (WMG 1,500m 2013 and WMA 10,000m 2004, ITU Sprint Triathlon 2012, ITU Aquathlon 2012 & 2013,). He is also the current British Masters all time mile record holder (M50). Previously Mike held the British record for Ironman (1994 Ironman Japan 8hours 52mins) and has 9 National Triathlon and Duathlon Championships (Britain and Japan 1991-2002).

Mike was Assistant Manager of the British Elite Triathlon Team 2005, he was also the Manager of the British Elite Duathlon Team 2008. Personal Coaching and Sports Consulting and University Lecturing, 1996-2001. Head coach of Triathlon Team Teikei, Japan, coaching many professional athletes including, Kiyomi Niwata (Olympian), Hirokatsu Tayama (Olympian), Chiharu Chiba, Masahiro Matsumaru (Japanese long distance triathlon champions). 1991-1996 Head coach of Triathlon Team Nicos (Coaching 3 national Champions).

RAFFAELE ZACCARIELLO - SOFT TISSUE THERAPIST & LECTURER

Raffaele started working in the health industry in 1999 and formed Body Practice in 2004. Body Practice provides education and bespoke standards of massage therapy.

Raffaele is a renowned soft tissue therapist and lectures at the prestigious London School of Sports Massage, where he thrives on sharing his expertise with pupils. He enjoys directing his passion and energy into helping clients achieve optimum health and performance.

Raffaele is a registered member of the institute of Sports and Remedial Massage and his clinic is based near Southfields, Wimbledon.

JAMIE LAST - OSTE0PATH, Lanzarote

Jamie is a UK qualified Osteopath and myofascial acupuncturist with over 20 years of experience and a member of the General Osteopathic Council (GOC) and Osteopathic Sports Care Association (OSCA). Since 2014, Jamie has been living and working in Lanzarote to further his interest in treating amateur to professional level athletes and surfers on the island. He has had an active roll with APB... over the last year, working in the clinic in La Santa.

Until arriving in Lanzarote, Jamie had worked for 12 years as one of only three Osteopaths directly employed by BUPA as part of their multidisciplinary musculoskeletal teams working alongside leading physiotherapists and sports physicians. Jamie has lectured and taught Osteopathic technique courses to BUPA therapists across the UK as well as giving talks to the general population and consulting for BUPA to formulate treatment protocols for Osteopaths throughout the UK.

Jamie is also an enthusiastic if ungifted surfer….

LESLEY HIBBERD - SPORTS Performance coach, uk

In the world of sport and exercise the mental aspect of performance is often overlooked and traditionally no thought has been given to the cognitive effect the mind plays in relation to an individual’s performance.  How many times has an athlete or coach put a bad performance down to ‘not being focused’, ‘my head was just not in the game’ or ‘I was not hungry enough’. Likewise, when you are ‘in the zone’ you feel like there is nothing you can’t achieve?   You spend countless hours training your body, improving your fitness getting everything physically right, but are you ‘missing’ something. Do you feel that sometimes you are getting in your own way? You cannot escape the mind-body connection, they are intrinsically linked. It does not matter if you are a world class athlete or waiting to run your first 5k, our achievements are important to us. This is where Lesley can help.

Lesley is a fully qualified and accredited cognitive hypnotherapist, having trained with the highly respected and renowned Quest Institute in London. Lesley is also a member of the National Council of Hypnotherapy, which is the governing body that oversees the profession. They have a strict code of ethics and if you have any fears please feel free to visit their web site.  

DR TAMSIN LEWIS - HEALTH & PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

Dr Tamsin Lewis was one of the top ranked Ironman 70.3 athletes in the world and raced as a professional triathlete. Tamsin studied Medicine & Surgery at Kings College London and also has a Bachelor of Science degree in NeuroScience and Anatomy. Post graduation she worked as hospital doctor in Medicine and Anaesthetics for two years before pursuing a post-graduate Royal College of Psychiatrists qualification and a career in psychiatry.

During this time of racing and training as a professional athlete, Tamsin experienced first hand, injury, overtraining, anaemia, mineral depletion and misdiagnosis by NHS services which fuelled a desire to help others overcome what she learnt the hard way. Studying for a Masters in Sports Medicine gave the opportunity to research what is required to perform at your best. 2013 was Tamsin’s most successful racing season which she attributes to close management of a variety of blood markers to monitor fatigue and recovery in conjunction with a strong coaching relationship.

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DAVID GRIFFIN - NUTRITIONIST, uk

Davidis one of the UK’s highest qualified sports nutritionists having recently completed the Olympic Committee Sports Nutrition Diploma. Since graduating from Westminster University in 2008, with a first in sport and exercise nutrition, David has worked with athletes across the board, from the recreational to the elite in a variety of different sports and disciplines. David combines his sports nutrition career with personal training and wellness coaching, which enables him to have an in depth understanding of exercise physiology as well as nutrition intervention, making him unique in the industry. Further details of David's service can be found at www.griffinfitnessandnutrition.com

SAM WATTIE - SPORTS MASSAGE, UK

Sam has been working as a sports massage therapist for over 12 years, qualifying with I.T.E.C.

Coming from a sporting background of motocross, skiing and rugby, and having competed at national level, Sam takes his passion for sport into treating sports people of all abilities. Sam has his own practice in the south east of the UK and also works at the Crystal Palace Sports Injury Centre, based at the national sports centre.

Sam has been lucky to work on multiple Tour of Briton cycling events for one of the UK’s pro cycling teams. He has also worked on numerous London to Paris cycling events, as well as cycling tours in South Africa and Spain. Having treated Tour de France winners and first time athletes Sam has a wide range of experience to pass onto his clients. Sam has also spent time working at the APB... Clinic in Lanzarote treating professional triathletes and runners over the last couple of years. 

Sam is now a keen cyclist and understands what it takes to compete and train hard. 

sam patterson - Sports therapist | Masseur | personal trainer 

Sam qualified from the University of Kent in 2007, starting in semi professional football at Bromley FC for several years, where he was then approached  by Millwall FC to work as the assistant therapist alongside the first team. After a couple of seasons Sam jetted off  to Australia where he was approached by a sports injury clinic in Queensland working on a multitude of injuries on a wide array of athletes from Olympic swimmers to professional rugby league, union and AFL stars.

18 months later Sam returned to the UK, opening a sports injury clinic (Thera-p massage & sports injury clinic) offering recovery, injury prevention and peak performance advicein South East London. Since the clinic opened 3 years ago Sam has welcomed world champion body builders, GB power lifters, former boxing champions to professional triathletes through the door.

BEN COCKBURN - WORLD DUATHLON CHAMPION

Ben started Duathlon in 2011. Since that time he has made his way to the British Age Group team, and in 2014 was crowned World Duathlon Champion in the 20-24 AG. His 2015 goal is to win the British Elite Duathlon. Long term, he hopes to race as a professional.