Rhys Jones

rhysjonesnewName: Rhys Jones

Discipline: Triathlon, Time Trailing & Swimming

Coaching Philosophy: Well-planned consistent progression, backed up with a strong testing protocol. Every minute counts so why waste it! Quality over quantity!

Coaching qualification/Education

  • Currently studying a Masters in Coach Education
  • BSc(Hons) Sports and Exercise Science and in Coach Education and Sports Performance
  • UKCC level 2 Triathlon Coach
  • NSCA, CSCC (Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach)
  • ASA swim teacher
  • Cardiff-Met University triathlon/cycling performance director 

Sporting Achievements

  • 7 times Welsh Triathlon champion at sprint, Olympic, Duathlon, and Aquathlon
  • Represented Wales at home nations Triathlon championships
  • Raced as an elite at British elite series races and at Ironman 70.3 events

Sporting Goals: Sub 9hr Ironman while holding down a full-time job and balancing family life.

Bucket list event: Hawaii world championships 

Favourite Athlete: Patrick Lange, how can you not like him when he runs that fast!

Favourite food: Pizza all the way!

On a day off I like to: Escape to cycle to any and every mountain. And a cafe stop with my wife and daughter

One thing you couldn’t live without: Chocolate cake, I have a sweet tooth 

Dislikes: Wasting talent! 

Favourite Quote: Tough at the top!

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