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 will race at the highest level of the sport – Ironman racing. 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 and Mike Trees, and his personal experience as a runner, GB age-grouper, and now professional triathlete. Colin is also influenced by the training philosophies of Arthur Lychard, Percy Cerutty, Renato Canova, Matt Dixon and Brett Sutton.