Matt Keogh

COACH-Central London

Triathlon and Personal highlights

  • BSc Sport and Exercise Science Graduate
  • MSc Health and Wellbeing
  • Level 2 BTF Triathlon coach
  • National Duathlon AG podium
  • Multiple GB age group appearances

Matt has been involved in sport for as long as he can remember. Growing up as one of five siblings there was plenty of competition and a focus on team sports, with football being the main passion. Matt played football to a decent level representing county team’s right up until he went to university. At University, Matt started coaching a range of sports including tennis, football and athletics, which is where the passion for coaching began to shine through. While studying a sport science degree, Matt also became incredibly passionate about triathlons. Matt completed his first triathlon in 2013 and instantly got the bug for racing and training. Matt completed his first sprint triathlon in 1 hour 40 minutes and with his competitive nature beat this time year on year, recently completing it in less than 1 hour.

Meet Matt:

I am incredibly passionate about health and fitness and regularly train across London, Berkshire, Surrey and Hampshire; making the most of the excellent lake swimming, cycling and running routes these areas have to offer. I am a Health and Wellbeing Physiologist, which involves delivering health assessments to a range of clients with a focus of improving fitness, nutrition and sleep. I have seen first-hand that in order to train well, race well and improve, you need to have an all-round healthy lifestyle. Therefore, I focus heavily on showcasing the benefits and educating people on nutrition, recovery and sleep. I have experience in working with athletes who have very little time to train and have successfully coached these people to high levels of success.

I regularly conduct sport science testing at work, such as lactate and VO2 max testing. This coupled with my sport science degree gives me an excellent understanding of the physical demands of endurance sport and how this can be improved. With this and my practical endurance sports coaching and racing, I am well equipped to work with athletes on all areas of training and development.

Since completing my first triathlon in 2013, I have progressed from a beginner and a novice into an experienced triathlete, competing in sprints up to middle distance and multiple GB age group appearances. Now as a coach, I know the work and commitment required to go from a beginner to an experienced triathlete. I have been coaching triathletes of all ages and abilities since 2016 in club settings and on a 1-2-1 basis. Helping these athletes progress physically and mentally has been extremely rewarding.

Swimming, cycling and running has improved my life dramatically both physically and mentally, reducing my weight from over 100kg to my racing weight of 80Kg. I have thrived mentally as a result of triathlon, with an increase in self-esteem, motivation and happiness. I now have a huge passion for helping others achieve their goals and helping them get the same satisfaction I get from being fit, healthy and a competitive triathlete.

Published work

Staying On Track. READ HERE