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Comet Coach profiles

Profile Of The Latest Comet Coaching Kid On The Block!

 
I'm really pleased to welcome Anthony Anderson, as our latest coach recruited by  the Comets to an already impressive list of coaches.
 Anthony (or Ant as he's affectionally known) has a great profile and makes a wonderful role model for the children of everything that we stand for at the club.
Anthony is currently a chosen rider for Great Britains Olympic Development Programme. 
He won the national circuit series round in Wales in both the prologue and stage 2 and overall in 2014 
Represented Central region in the 2014 Sainsbury's school games and inter regional champs  in which Anthony won the road race.
Presently riding for team GB for 1 year and has raced in 2 world championships and 12 world cups for road and track. 
Anthony was National champion for road as an under 10 and under 12. 
National MTB and Cyclo cross champion as under 10.
National record holder for flying 200m with a time of 11.167
Ant's been riding since he was 2!  

Anthony is currently very kindly sponsored by Sigma Sport
I'm so lucky I've got the most caring, professional and effective group of coaches I could wish for.

General Club Info

Comets have five coaches who are committing themselves to providing an excellent development structure in Junior coaching.

Michael Holden.  Founder & Head Coach

Triathlon England level 3 Qualified Coach 
Amateur Swimming Association Level 2 coach
Six years Head coach Thames Turbo Triathlon Track run coaching specialist
Group coaching

One-to-one swim coaching

Coaching Mentor               
Rescue test for swim teachers qualified
British Triathlon insurance cover

Institute of Swimming Teachers & Coaches Insured  
Current Triathlon England Barring & Disclosure checked 


Ian Johnson. Specialist Run Coach


Ian’s has been running competitively since 1991
Here are some of his past Pb's
5K         15:30  parkrun Pb is 16:34.
5M         26:23

10K       32:03
10M       53:36 
HALF  1:11.34      
20M    1:52.17
21M    1:59.20
MARATHON   2:33.25
Ian has won numerous other races but is too modest to mention.

Two of his most recent road races were:
Oxshott 10k Oct 2012 34:40 2nd 
Frimley Park 10k Apr 2011 34:32 1st.
Current Barring & Disclosure checked 

 


Jenny Derham. Specialist Bike Coach


Jenny started originally as a track & cross country runner competing for both school and Surrey County. 
Progressed  into road running for Stragglers Running Club and then to Triathlon in the late eighties early nineties.

Competed for GB in both Triathlon World champs in 1990 and Duathlon European champs in 1992 (finishing 9th overall and claiming Bronze for the team prize). 
Cycling was Jenny's best discipline. She started time trialling and in 1996 won the Best British All Rounder (BBAR) consisting of a combination of
 25, 50 and 100 mile Time Trialling.   
During this year Jenny achieved a British record at 50 miles in 1:49:31 and broke Beryl Burton's 20 year old 100 mile record completing it in 3:53:04s.
Following these results Jenny was selected to represent GB in the Cycling World Championships in the Time Trial and Road Race in Lugano, Switzerland.
Jenny spent the next 10 years cycle racing both nationally and internationally.
 
Current Triathlon England Barring & Disclosure checked 


Bea Downey.  Level 2 Triathlon England Coach. 

  • Bea at school was a County standard runner representing Sussex in Cross Country and on the track in 800m and 1500m.
  • Bea participated in her first triathlon in 1988. A break ensued until the mid 1990's, when she qualified for 6 consecutive Age Group World Championships. 
  • Best result was 3rd in Montreal in 1999.
  • Other results:
  • 1999  1st - age group  - British Duathlon Championships 
  • 1999  1st - age group  - British Olympic Distance Championships
  • 1999 - 1st - Elite British Sprint Distance Championships
  • 1998 - 4th - age group  Olympic Distance World Championships, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • 1999 - 3rd - Age Group Olympic Distance World Championships,Montreal, Canada. 
  • Bea achieved a high standard up to Olympic distance Triathlon so is ideally placed to fit into the Comet Jigsaw of coaches. Another valuable coach on the team.
  • Qualified PE teacher
  • Triathlon England Level 2 Coach
  • ASA Swim Teacher
  • British Cycling "Go Ride" Coach
  • Current Triathlon England Barring & Disclosure checked