Intelligent Triathlon Training
Intelligent Triathlon Training was set up in 2011 by us, Mark and Rhona Pearce
We both have a background in sport science with Mark being the physiologist for the British Olympic Triathlon team from 2002 - 2010 (supporting and attending Athens and Beijing Olympics), and Rhona heading up Loughborough University's Sport Science Service , working with a variety of sports and athletes but mainly runners, triathletes and cyclists, from recreational to elite.
In 2010 Mark moved from the science and management world to coaching, taking over the post of Head Coach at Loughborough High Performance Triathlon Centre. This was one of two centres around the UK that catered for athletes with Olympic ambitions.
Based in the centre were athletes such as Adam Bowden (ranked 3rd in the UK behind the Bronwlee brothers and multiple top 10 in World Series races), Aaron Harris (Commonwealth Games 2014 team member), Matt Sharp (world U23 Champion 2011), Lucy Hall (2012 Olympian), Mark Buckingham (duathlon World medalist, regular on the World Series circuit) and several other development athletes. However at this time we knew that at some point in the future Mark would be moving to independent coaching, and the business was born.
Have a look at our original website, which is full of informative content on training, including some example plans. You'll really get a feel here for the detail and level of thought that goes into our coaching. In 2014 the time was right to finally commit fully to working with age group athletes and pros who are not pursuing the Olympic dream (non drafting athletes mainly). Part of this change came around because the family was growing with the birth of our first daughter in 2013. Coaching a squad of full time athletes chasing an Olympic dream is very time consuming and having spent several months away from home each year it was time to devote more time to family as well as provide the benefit of experience and knowledge to a new area of triathlon.
If you require more information about any of the services we provide or have any questions please feel free to get in touch