Sports has been a central part of Mike’s life for over 30 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 national teams and international athlete’s, he has a comprehensive knowledge of sports coaching and athletic physiology that will help you learn from his many experiences, be it in competition, training or recovering from injury (and avoiding injuries!).
Mike’s sporting achievements include: being a 5 time World Champion, 2004 Masters World Champion (10,000m running). Age Group Triathlon World Champion 2012, Aquathlon World Champion 2012 & 2013. In 2013 he was World Maters Games 1,500m Champion. Mike also has the British Masters Mile record and was part of a 4x800M European record breaking team in the M50 category in 2015.
He understands what is involved to succeed at many distances and in various sports.
As a Pro triathlete in the 1994, he competed Ironman Japan in 8hours 52mins, at that time a British record. He is also a multiple National Triathlon and Duathlon Champion (Britain and Japan), 1991-2002. His best world ranking as a pro was aged 41, when he was ranked 2nd in the ITU World Duathlon Series He was 1983 British Universities 1,500m Track Champion,as well as taking Bronze in Cross Country skiing at the University Ski Championships in 1982.
Mike established B2P triathlon team in Windsor, UK 2010 and before that Mike was the Manager of the British Duathlon Team in 2008, getting a Gold and Silver in the World championships. We was also assistant manager of the elite triathlon team the same year. Before that 2001-2005: Personal Coaching, 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, and Masahiro Matsumaru(Japanese long distance triathlon champions); From 1991-1996- Head coach of Triathlon Team Nicos ( Coaching 3 national Champions).
Currently Mike lives in Tokyo, with his family, and coaches, advises and motivates triathletes and runners of all levels and ages.
Claire Donald, 2015 European 10,000m (W55), British elite middle distance triathlete Colin Norris, and Japanese U23 elite triathlete Tommy Trees and British U20 Age Group Triathlon Champion Oscar Ancliff are a few of the current crop of athletes he advices.