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Coach: Jack Maitland

Jack Maitland
As an athlete Jack competed internationally from 1976 when he first represented Scotland as a junior orienteer. He competed for Scotland and GB as a senior before switching to mountain-racing where he enjoyed further success. Highlights of his mountain-racing career were winning the British Fell-running Championships in 1986 and winning both the Everest marathon and the Mount Cameroon race in 1989. In 1990 he competed in the Commonwealth Games triathlon and he then represented GB 16 times at elite level and won 2 World age-group titles before retiring in 2002 to concentrate on coaching.
  • British Triathlon Level 3 Coach
  • Yoga Alliance UK certified Yoga Teacher
  • Carnegie Director of Triathlon at Leeds Metropolitan University
  • Coached extensively for Leeds and Bradford Triathlon club
  • Has worked full-time as a triathlon coach since 2002
Coach: Malcolm Brown
Malcolm Brown
Malcolm Brown is the former endurance running coach for UK Athletics and the current Olympic Performance Manager for British Triathlon. He has coached athletes to international appearances at Commonwealth, European, World and Olympic level.
His career started with a degree in Teaching Physical Education and English. He has worked at four different universities in academic and departmental roles, taking on the post at Leeds Metropolitan University in 2002. He was involved in coaching athletics until 2000 when he left his post at UK Athletics to spend more time with his young family. A few years later he was asked if he would help two young brothers imporve their run speed. Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee have worked with him, on and off, ever since then and Brown currently sets their run training and oversees their general programme. As British Triathlon Olympic Performance Manager Malcolm oversaw Britain's preparations and progress towards London 2012.
Coach: Louise Hanley
  • BTA Level 3 Coach
  • Level 2 Strength and Conditioning
  • Level 2 Normalise Biomechanics
  • Sports Massage Therapist
  • Mountain Biking Leaders Certificate
  • Started coaching for Leeds and Bradford Triathlon Club in 2004
  • Head Coach for Leeds and Bradford Juniors
  • Head coach for Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Talent Academy
Coach: Liam O'Neill

  • British Triathlon Level 2 Coach
  • British Swimming Level 2 Coach
  • British Athletics Level 3 Coach
  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science 
  • Former National Development Coach for Pentathlon GB, 2010-2013
  • Casual coach at the British Triathlon Performance Centre - Leeds, 2012-present
  • Coach for Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Talent Academy

Sports Scientist: Oliver Shannon 

Oli Shannon
  • British Triathlon Level 2 Coach
  • B.Sc. Sport & Exercise Science
  • M.Sc. Sport & Exercise Science (Physiology & Nutrition)
  • Recently qualified coach
  • Competed in triathlon for 5 years
  • Published research in scientific journals
  • Extensive laboratory experience  - physiological testing and study of exercise metabolism

Soft Tissue Therapist: Sophie Lewis

  • ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage. 
  • UKAD accredited anti-doping advisor.
  • Current undergraduate in BSc. Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Leeds.
  • British Gymnastics Level 2 Coach (Trampoline).
  • Soft tissue therapist 2013-present. Working with athletes from LTC, City of Leeds Swimming Club and Leeds Gryphons.
  • Sports Science intern at LTC 2014 - 2015.
  • Former GB and Welsh international in Trampoline.