- 3 times IM World championships finisher 2009/2012/2018
- 20 IM finishes including AG podium finishes at IMUK
- First Brit home Norseman Xtreme Tri 2005
- Completed 20 IM distance races. PB 9.22 at Barcelona.
Nick came into triathlon over 18 years ago and after finishing 3rd in his first race was hooked. A year later he completed his first iron distance race in the UK and has completed at least one per year since then only taking a break for the birth of his 2 daughters. Nick has been coached all of his triathlon career and knows the importance of a structure and consistent approach to training and ensuring the life/sport balance is maintained.
Highlights so far are 4 qualifications for the world championships in Hawaii and 3 races on the big island of Kona, most recently the 40th anniversary year in 2018. 2 podium finishes including the AG win at IMUK in 2016 in his home town race. Currently coaching a number of athletes from first timers to experienced triathletes his passion for ironman is put to good use over all distances.
I am 47 and live with my wife and 2 daughters in Warrington, Cheshire. A fantastic location to train and live, with a strong base of North West athletes in the area it’s certainly good for training in a group or individually. I love the sport of triathlon and how it provides the opportunity to travel whilst doing something active and share it with my family.
After 18 years in the sport I understand what it takes to fit the training and racing into family and work life. I’ve helped many athletes succeed in their goals over the years and I believe that triathlon is for all. It's more than just swim, bike and run. As a coach I relish helping athletes fulfil their goals but also seeing how much further they can push themselves in that quest.
A blog on competing and travelling with a young family- READ HERE
Being coached by Nick…
Read what our athletes have to say about being coached by TTT. Click on each testimonial to read the full story.
"I've been with TTT for about a year and have been enjoying triathlon racing for over 10 years but can honestly say that joining TTT is one of the best decisions I have made in that time. The coaching team has a huge depth of knowledge and experience across all disciplines and racing distances. They are genuinely passionate about athletes' progress and welfare, and this applies equally to everyone from novices to elite age groupers. The TTT principles are founded on coaches listening to their athletes. They are able them to think outside the box adapt when necessary (eg if an athlete is carrying an injury). They are open minded, provide constructive feedback after sessions and keep athletes motivated if they are experiencing difficulties. Weekly training plans are not set in stone and regular discussions with athletes take into consideration athletes' training loads and commitments.
This adaptability and positive philosophy is evidenced by their proactive stance during the Covid 19 lockdown. Although there has been no real world racing in recent months, the coaching team have kept athletes highly motivated by organising group sessions and events on virtual cycling platforms which have been hugely popular and have actually strengthened the sense of community
within TTT between coaches and athletes. They have put in extraordinary efforts to realise this and support their athletes. This imagination and ability to continually motivate and inspire athletes in unprecedented times highlights their passion and commitment to their athletes and the sport of triathlon as a whole."
I decided to find a triathlon coach as I had achieved all I thought was possible under my own steam and with the small Tri club I was with at the time. I had all distances from sprint to Ironman under my belt.
I happened upon TTT from a simple web search, and really liked the look of how varied and widespread the coaches experience was, so I attended one of their many training days in Chester. I was really keen to work with these guys even though I am based in Yorkshire and TTT are basically on the other side of the Pennines. I chose the coach that I thought best represented what I wanted to achieve, Nick Rose.
Firstly we had a meeting to discuss my goals, and then for the next few months we put the plan into action. The TTT guys know the athlete structure well enough to increase, decrease according to your feedback given. Believe me when I say it IS HARD work. But the results are the proof. Personally for me, I improved on every race, some of which I had done before coaching and saw significant time improvements, right up to taking an hour and half off my Ironman time.
During the past few months the corona virus has affected all elements of daily life, but as a TTT athlete and with the correct guidance and motivation from The coaches it’s been a lot of fun (brutal fun) training through lockdown also.
The TTT is a massive family of varied athletes. With no ego, and every ability taken into consideration. The results speak for themselves.
I have been with TTT and Nick Rose now since November 2019, so 7 months now. I'd seen Nick with his athletes in the gym doing FTP tests on the 'Wattbikes' encouraging every last watt out. As a fellow Ironman you know the club and a nod here and there recognises the effort and sacrifice you all put in to achieve that finish.
Over the last few years, I'd attempted 4 Ironman distance and several middle. It's fair to say that whilst I'd finished UK a couple of times and Lanza in 2018 that's exactly what I did, finish. I guess I never really thought I needed a coach as such given there's plenty of material out there and I'd always thought I was heavily self-motivated. To be honest what could Nick really teach me about being committed! So, I chatted with Nick here and there and decided he knew enough to convince me to sign up.
The biggest immediate change was the structure and consistency, whilst I hit the hard sessions hard, I didn't really do easy. The variety in the sessions also kept it fresh which when you're logging the miles, it can get a tad tedious. Whilst you get all the stuff you'd expect from a coach, the surprising thing was you also get a mentor with it which is not necessarily always the case. If I wasn't feeling a session and didn't understand some thing then Nick was always on hand, a quick message or chat and on I went. The plan set is my plan, they are my numbers and it's down to me to own those numbers with the coach there every step of the way.
Then there's the team spirit which during the lockdown has come into the fore. I can't say I'd ever tried or thought that virtual racing was for me or could be of any benefit. That has all changed having been training and racing on Zwift the last few months. We have a Zwift race bike/run run every 3 weeks, the banter and competition are brilliant, age grouped results show the reality of where you are and how you are improving. The knowledge and professionalism across TTT led by Chris and his coaches has never been more evident. Whether that be stretching with Claire, a team trial coached session with Phil E or a beasting interval set with Hammo.
Yes my numbers have improved no end, I'm becoming more consistent, stronger, faster…and that's all great but I feel part of a club with both the fellow athletes coached by Nick and with all the TTT athletes, yes the riding is virtual but we are there together, suffering and achieving, it hurts but it's so worth it.
Thanks Nick you are always there with the right level of encouragement and knowledge when required, it feels like you are my personal coach and you have no other athletes, a friend, coach and mentor. Thanks to all the other coaches whose encouragement on all the sessions make so much difference. If you want good lads and ladies who are top athletes in their own right, know what they are talking about having been there and done it themselves, who push you to your limits, motivate, encourage and have fun then I found that with Nick and TTT.
Big Bobby Schools (nearly 53)