Ed Beech

Coach

In 2010 I (Ed Beech) was somewhere between 17 & 18 stone in weight and I decided things needed to change when it was a struggle to put my socks on in the morning.

So I cut out the junk food and started walking and swimming before work (breast stroke only), I always enjoyed cycling when I was younger so I decided to add cycling into my new regime. As the weight continued to drop off a friend of mine suggested I joined a local running club where he was a member of, this was about the time of the London Olympics where I saw triathlon on the TV for the first time. Realising I was doing all three disciplines I decided I was going to enter my first tri (Hereford Sprint 2013) and I have not looked back.

Since that first Triathlon in 2013 I have succesfully completed many Triathlons from Sprint all the way through to Iron distance. The highlights being 5 half ironman finishing in sub 5 hours, and this year adding Ironman Nice to the list.

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Ironman 70.3 Majorca 2015

With my interest and knowledge growing in Triathlon the next obvious step was to become a coach. Being a active member of Shrewsbury Triathlon Club (SYtri) I decided to dip my toe into coaching when i completed my British Triathlon Level 1 qualification and started regularly assisting at club sessions.

Since then I have also completed my Level 2 qualification and am now currently heading up the run side of the club with Toni Sheen who is also member of the Amphibian Coaching Team.

The last few months I have been working towards my next coaching qualification and I am pleased to say I have qualified as a IRONMAN Certified Coach, the course was a lot tougher and more in depth than I was expecting.

Modules included.

  • IRONMAN History & Coaching Philosophy.
  • Principles of Exercise Science.
  • The Science of Swimming.
  • The Science of Cycling.
  • The Science of Running.
  • Sport Nutrition.
  • Strength & Conditioning.
  • Developing Training Plans.
  • The Art of Coaching.
  • Event Preparation & Execution.
  • Coaching Business.

Having been a coached athlete myself I know how important the Athlete / Coach relationship is and how being coached can help take you to the next level so you can be your very best.

Qualifications:
  • IRONMAN Certified Coach
  • TrainingPeaks Level 1 Certified Coach.
  • TrainingPeaks Power Certification.
  • British Triathlon Federation: Level 1 Coach.
  • British Triathlon Federation: Level 2 Coach (Including Open Water).
CPD:
  • IRONMAN Freestyle Stroke Analysis
  • Swim Smooth Workshop.
  • BTF Static Bike Module.

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