RnR TRI CAMPS Team

Ryan Bowd, Co-Founder and Head of Athlete Development, Coach and Partner 

Ryan one of the two original founders of RnR Sport (RnR TriCamps), and has been actively coaching for over 15 years at different levels.

He is motivated to coach individuals and groups who are goal orientated and continually pushing themselves to achieve their personal and individual best, enjoying their journey and developing a life long passion for sport.

He brings a mix of coaching, athletic and other professional and personal world experience to his coaching. He is a British Triathlon Federation Level 2, currently enrolled on the level 2 Diploma programme and a Trainingpeaks certified coach.

 

Coaching Experience

  • Has coached over 750 athletes at camps, corporate triathlon events, first timer days and on a prolonged 1-2-1 basis. 

  • Currently working with triathletes, cyclists, runners, adventure racers and channel swimmers.

  • Ryan has coached athletes;

    • Both male and female

    • From age 20 to 70

    • From a multitude of countries including; Great Britian, France, Spain, Italy, Jordan, United States of America, Qatar, Bahrain and more.

  • Individual coached athlete successes include;

    • Enduroman Arch to Arc Women's World  Record Holder

    • Bikingman World Champion 2018

    • Ironman World Championships participation

    • 70.3 World Championship participation/qualification

    • UCI Grand Fondo World Championship participation/qualification

    • Channel Swim – Relay Teams and Individual

    • Adventure Races

    • Ultra Runs

    • Ironman Triathlons

    • Marathons

    • Multi-day bike rides/Ultra Cycles

    • Ultra Swims

    • Triathons/Runs/Cycling events and more

 

Ryan focuses on a holistic approach to planning for one’s personal performance, which looks at; training, life balance, environmental factors and key skills development. Technical areas of focus are race skills and how to maximise efficiency of effort. Ryan believes that no one coach is perfect, or can complete service the needs of an athlete, as such he will often send athletes to work with other coaches to improve in certain technical areas or to gain race specific insights.

Ryan also brings to his coaching, insights gain through a twenty-year career in the sports management/marketing (including company ownership) and academic worlds. Often balancing multiple responsibilities professionally and personally at one time. This demanding lifestyle has helped Ryan develop a phenomenal insight into how to strike the balance between training, family/relationships and life to enable his fulltime professionals to achieve their sporting success.

Furthermore, his work with leading corporates, consumer brands, governments, federations, athletes and events has enabled him to learn significant lessons and gain great insights hat have impacted on his coaching from top leaders and performers, as well as leading international coaches, sports scientists, nutritionists, physiotherapists and professional athletes.

 

Ryan is an avid endurance athlete with experience in triathlon throught to Ironman, Ultra Running, Ultra Cycling and Ultra Swimming and competed in 100’s of triathlon’s, running, cycling and adventure race events whilst balancing part-time academic study, professional work, writing and company ownerships. As a result of ths Ryan has a strong insight into how to strike the balance between training, family/relationships and life.

  • 3-person Channel Relay Swim

  • Marathon Des Sables Finisher (~250km in 7 days across Sahara Desert) 

  • Past international age-group triathlete

  • Past member of the TRI UK race team

  • Rode across America in 2006 with Jane Tomlinson and helped her to her successful Ironman finish in Florida.

  • Experience includes 

    • Multiple multi day cycling events including;

      • Riding Across America (3704 miles)

      • 7 Day ride across from 

    • 24hr Mountain Bike races

    • Ultra-Marathons 

    • 20+ Marathons 

    • 15+ Ironman/Long Distance/70.3 Ironman

    • 50+ Triathlons and Multisport events

    • 145+ Competitive events

 

Ralph Hydes, Head Coach and Partner

 

Ralph has been involved in triathlon for over 15 years and has competed for Great Britain at 8 World Championships in both triathlon and duathlon also competing in ironman and cycle events such as the tour de Yorkshire and the Etape du tour to name just two!

 

He has been a triathlon coach for the past 15 years and runs his own very successful triathlon coaching business.  He has trained 18 individuals to represent Great Britain of which 2 became world champions, and 2 others represented Canada and South Africa.  He has been a regular contributor to Triathlon magazines including Triathlete's World, Triathlon Plus, Triathlon Plus South Africa, Multi-sport South Africa, Transition magazine and has had articles in Men’s Health, Zest and national newspapers. 

 

Ralph was one of the London Triathlon’s official coaches for 10 years and involved with their training days at Dulwich training over 400 athletes on their training weekends. 

 

In addition Ralph was the official coach for Triforlife and Fun2tri events and has been the official coach for HSBC and Curry’s.  

 

Ralph is also the author of the award winning “Flexibility for triathletes and runners – injury free sport” DVD available at www.ralph-hydes.com

 

He holds qualifications with/in;

 

  • British Triathlon

  • Ironman Triathlon

  • ASA swimming 

  • Circuit training

  • Sports massage

  • Sports therapy and rehabilitation

  • Body massage

  • Personal training

  • Advanced personal training

  • Fitness assessment and health appraisal 

  • Sports nutrition

  • Exercise for special populations

  • Exercise to music

 

Mary Twitchett, Coach, Strength & Condition and Yoga Instructor and Partner

 

Mary is an ex-elite international marathon runner (marathon pb 2.42.16). Mary's passion for sport, mental tenacity and cross-training regime, have allowed her to excel at many endurance sports including running, rowing, duathlons and triathlons.

 

Mary completed a masters degree in Health and Exercise Behaviour which included  sports science and sports nutrition within the  modules . Mary now combines her extensive personal experience, academic knowledge and coaching qualifications to help both novice and experienced athletes achieve their goals.

 

Mary leads some of the Strength and Conditioning and Yoga sessions, as well as provides technical 1-2-1’s in running and strength and condition technique.

 

Mary’s achievements include the current age-group gold medals at the World Rowing Championships; silver and bronze medal at World Duathlon.

 

She is the current British Standard distance Duathlon Champion and 2014 Middle Distance Triathlon champion in 2014 (Graffman 70.3 4hrs 54min 38secs)in her age group.

 

Qualifications;

 

  • Masters degree in Health and Exercise Behaviour

  • UK Athletics Level 3 endurance running coach

  • Strength and conditioning coach

  • Active IQ level 3 personal trainer

  • Fitness yoga teacher

  • Kettle bell instructor

  • TRX instructor

  • Aerobics instructor

 

Robbie MacNab, Coach and Partner

 

Robbie actually started out as a complete novice on one of the first RnR tri camps and knows what it takes to go from beginner to five time Ironman finisher through participating in the camps. He has represented Great Britain several times for his age group in the sprint distance and is British Triathlon level 1 qualified coach.

 

Robbie helps with all sessions and focusses on helping beginners on the camp.

 

Clare Hydes, Sports Massage

 

After attaining her degree in Sports science, Clare spent a number of years working in the fitness industry, latterly in corporate fitness centre management.

 

Clare has also worked as a swimming teacher and coach but more recently works as a nutritional therapist and sports massage practitioner.

 

Clare has many years' experience in triathlon and has competed at international age group level. She has held both British and World Champion titles for age group Aquathlon.

 

Qualifications:

  • Amateur Swimming Association (swimming teacher & assistant coach)

  • Royal Life Saving Society (teacher)

  • BSc sports science 

  • Diploma in nutritional therapy 

  • Sports massage practitioner 

  

Past coaches/team members have included;
  • Alison Rose, Sports Physiotherapist, Coach House Physiotherapy – Physiotherapist to Jessica Ennis, Dame Kelly Holmes and countless professional and amateur athletes www.cspc.co.uk

  • Richard Allen, Co-founder of RnR TRI CAMPS, A 9 times national triathlon champion in the UK with multiple Ironman event and ITU event podiums, Now residing in the US www.richallenapro.com

  • Robert MacNab, Great Britain Age Group Triathlete and Multiple Ironman Finisher

  • Steve Worthington, retired professional triathlete , Windsor Triathlon winner and past Brownlee training partner 

  • Tonya Allen, having gone from novice triathlete in 2008 to 2 x Ironman finisher in 2011, Tonya is a certified ASCA swim stroke technician, ASCA Level 2 swim coach, and a certified World Open Water Swim Associating coach.

  • Vicki Annis, Sports Physiotherapist – Currently working with the British Triathlon Federation at World Championship Series events

 

*Please note that not all coaches and staff attend each camp

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