OUR COACHES

The Challenge Tri Camp coaching team has worked with athletes at every stage of their triathlon journey, from complete novices to professional triathletes across all distances. The coaches are proud to be part of each athletes journey and helping them achieve their sporting dreams, whether that be competing on the world stage to pushing through long distance racing or simply competing their first triathlon race. We want to share in your dreams and ambitions and so providing fully flexible bespoke training plans that suit your needs is just the start.  Coaching through the Challenge Tri Camp team means you become a part of the wider Challenge Tri Camp community, through our clinics, camps and training sessions you will likely meet other athletes to share your experiences with and to share in theirs; Challenge Tri Camp training offers you far more than just a training programme. Why not make this the year of setting new goals and let the Challenge Tri Camp Coaching Team help you get there. 

MEET THE COACHES

Brent Perkins
Joint Head Coach
Challenge Tri Camp

I began my sporting career as a runner before moving into triathlon, and haven’t looked back since. I have competed in races of all distances all over the world including multiple Ironmen and 70.3s I also hold age group titles and have raced at both ITU World and ETU European level. I have previously coached and delivered training camps for Team GB Age Group triathletes working towards team selection as well as athletes looking to achieve more varied goals, such as becoming a first time Ironman finisher. I have a natural empathy with Age Group athletes who are trying to balance the demands of our sport with a hectic work lifestyle and with limited amounts of time to train. Getting results is a key Challenge Tri Camp coaching principle so I work very closely with my athletes to prepare for the race. As a qualified coach, and a British Triathlon Team Manager, as well as a Certified Training Peaks Coach, I draw on lessons learnt and my experiences over two decades in running, multi-sports, cycling and swimming to help guide my athletes to achieving personal Swim, Bike, Run and Triathlon goals. I am a strong believer in communication with my athletes, so I do not limit contact. I look forward to working with you.

Nick Dunn
Joint Head Coach 
Challenge Tri Camp

After winning my second age group World Championship Gold medal in 2013 I knew I wanted to finish my racing days on a high and focus on coaching. I knew it was time as I was more interested in helping others than my own sessions towards the end of my training days and I have not looked back since. I get more from coaching and seeing others achieving their goals than I did when racing! I have been fortunate enough to have worked with some great people from complete beginners to professionals. I have helped guide people to their first events as well as recently in 2016 coaching two athletes to Age Group World Champion status. As well as coaching on Challenge Tri Camps triathlon training camps, I offer coaching on a one to one basis and online working closely with my athletes to make sure they have a bespoke programme. All of my bespoke coaching programmes are designed to the Challenge Tri Camp principles of coaching. These programmes although I plan them are a joint effort between me and the athlete and my job is to ensure it works for them, is realistic but also achievable and fun.  

Kat Berry
Lead Coach
Challenge Tri Camp
With a background in competitive swimming I took up triathlon after ‘retiring’ from swimming, quickly found a new passion and the move into coaching was a natural progression. I have British Triathlon Federation, IronMan and level 3 PT qualifications, and I am studying for a post-grad diploma in sports nutrition. I have competed at GB age group level for many years,  I have won medals at World and European Championships, on top of working full time, so. As a result I fit my plans to each individual’s available time, goals and circumstance, using the Challenge Tri Camp coaching process. I’ve been through it all myself wondering how to fit in training for 3 sports, working out what kit to buy when there are 10 makes of each item you want, the nerves before race day, the feeling of being like a fish out of water in transition the first time and the great feeling you get crossing the finish line. I have a great passion for helping people improve, set aspirational goals and achieve them.

Michael Hallas
Lead Coach
Challenge Tri Camp
Michael….has a lifelong passion for sport which began in running, achieving relay medals at regional and national level, specialising in cross country and fell running. “After being inspired by the UK Ironman I took up triathlon and loved it so much I decided to make triathlon a career. I train, race and coach full-time and compete at all distances including Ironman all over the world. Being part of the Challenge Tri Camp Family and working alongside expert coaches in Mallorca and in the UK has allowed my own knowledge to grow. I love passing on this expertise to my athletes who include world mountain racers, ITU and ETU age group triathletes and duathletes. Combining my level 3 status as a personal trainer with my BTF triathlon coaching qualifications gives me an added advantage in the strength and conditioning aspect of endurance sport which is becoming more and more crucial at the top level of performance.
I take great pride in sharing my athletes successes and hope to help you achieve whatever goals you have.

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