Kit Walker

COACH-South West

Personal highlights…

  • 2015 Ironman 70.3 Dublin AG Winner
  • 2015 Challenge Weymouth Overall AG Champion and European Long Course Champion
  • 2016 Outlaw Triathlon Full Winner
  • 2017 Outlaw Triathlon Full Winner (Course record 8.39.37)
  • 2017 Ironman 70.3 Weymouth 7th Overall

Kit took up triathlon in 2011, moving over from a background as a regional swimmer and water polo player. He was also a keen mountain biker, enjoying MTB 12 hour endurance races. He completed his 1st Full Distance at Challenge Copenhagen in 2012 and then onto his 2nd at Challenge Barcelona. 2013 saw qualification for the GBR Age Group Team, representing them at the ITU Long Distance World Championships where he finished 3rd in his Age Group. From there he progressed into long course racing, resulting in an overall Age Group win and European Champion title at Challenge Weymouth 2015. In 2016 Kit took his pro licence and has since won the Outlaw Triathlon Full in Nottingham twice with a course record time in 2017 of 8.39.37 and multiple top 10’s at Ironman 70.3 Events. With race cancellations in recent months Kit has turned to Trail and Ultra running to get his competitive fix. His 2020 highlight being 3rd place at the CTS Dorset 56km Ultra marathon in a very competitive race. He has learned a lot from this and the time spent on the trails that he is successfully applying to triathlon training for 2021 and beyond.

Coming from a swimming background Kit has a vast amount of swimming knowledge both in the pool and open water. With Event wins over 6km Open Water swims and P.B’s in the pool of 58 seconds for 100 metres and 2.05 for 200 metres he has swam competitively across a range of distances. He has experience coaching a swim squad and specialises in swim video analysis and working on individual stroke technique. Having progressed through the Age Group ranks, balancing high level training with a family and full time job he fully understands what it takes to juggle all of this and that a focussed and tailored training programme can be vital in achieving triathlon success. Kit has been Coaching since 2014 and has helped athletes of all abilities from finishing their 1st sprint triathlon to full Ironman distance, World championship and GBR Age Group Team qualifications.

Now working with his partner Kirsty they bring a team that is there to help you reach the next goal in your triathlon journey whatever that may be. Based in the South West they work closely with the individual to provide a programme that fits in with the athletes time availability, goals and lifestyle demands. They work on a philosophy that training has to be a positive addition to your life and not a cause of extra pressure and stress. Whilst hard work and commitment is definitely required, long term consistency is vital and honest and open communication in the coach/athlete relationship is paramount.

When they are not triathlon training they like to get out for long walks in the country side, sample multiple varieties of cake and are currently running the whole 630 miles of the South West Coast Path as an extra challenge to keep them busy.