The Windrush coaching team look forwards to seeing you at a session soon. If you have any questions or feedback on coaching please contact Head Coach, Lucy Hurn
Head Coach / Lucy Hurn
After years of toying with the idea, Lucy finally got round to doing her first triathlon in 2012. She loved it so much that she packed in the day job and became a full time Personal Trainer (REPS Level 3) and triathlon coach with Windrush (currently training as a BTF level 3 coach). She specialises in run analysis and strength and conditioning to iron out any weaknesses. She’s passionate about helping people realise their goals and get the most of out their training.
She’s raced most distances, from sprint to Ironman. Whilst her favourite distance used to be Olympic distance, where she’s raced as a GB age group athlete, she has developed a rather worrying taste for Ironman, which is a pain because it takes a shed load of training!
A keen recreational swimmer since childhood, since 2010 Anna has become an avid open water distance swimmer, completing marathon and relay swims in the UK and Europe. Teaching & coaching children and adults since 2014 in individual, small group and full class environments, with particular focus on open water and triathlon swimming, she’s passionate about teaching good technique but making sessions enjoyable too.
Anna has been a personal trainer (REPs Level 3) for 7 years and has been coaching with Windrush (British Triathlon Federation Level 2 Coach) for the last 5 years. She has coached a range of abilities from complete beginners to GB Age Group athletes. Anna currently works as the Lead Running Coach for the running charity GoodGym and set up Athlete Lab in the UK - the state of the art cycling studio in Central London - and so has experience of coaching cycling in an elite environment. She currently coaches swimming, spin and strength & conditioning for Windrush and is happy to take on trainees for 1-2-1 coaching who want a personalised training plan.
Since 2006 Audrey has competed in over 80 events including triathlons/aquathlons/5k and 10k runs/half marathons and a number of sportives. Around the same time her career in fitness began as a Personal Trainer. She started Triathlon Coaching in 2008 and her work now includes Triathlon Coaching; Run Coaching; Personal Training; Exercise Referral/Cardiac Rehabilitation; Body Pump and RPM Instructor; Shadow Box Instructor.
In her spare time she is a Triathlon Race Official and volunteer on the London Region Triathlon Committee as the Coaching Co ordinator. Her experiences and background in health/fitness/strength and conditioning helps her understand the needs of the athlete at all levels. She is a qualified Level 3 Triathlon Coach / UK Athletics Run Coach / British Cycling Coach / Level 4 Personal Trainer.
Qualifications: BTF Level 2 Triathlon Coach
Background before Triathlon: Cycling, Sailing and Swimming.
What inspires me to coach: I love to see how through the disciplines of triathlon, a positive impact on lives and skills it brings athletes as they become better equipped to face the challenges that life inevitably bring. Helping athletes achieve their goals what ever their challenge and being a part of their journey to achieve it.
- 2017 British Champion 30–34
- 2017 ETU Championships 8th place 30–34
Northerner turned southerner, Ben moved to London in 2011 to progress his design career. A chance meeting that year with an old friend (and a couple of pints later) led him to entering his first triathlon.
Even though he couldn’t manage more than 50m front crawl, and rode a single speed bike around the course, he was hooked. Fast forward to today and he has completed 30+ races of varying distances across the country and is planning his first Ironman.
His energy and passion for the all things tri has helped introduce more friends to the sport with the focus of a healthier lifestyle not just quick times. This enthusiasm has led him into coaching and in 2016 he qualified as a BTF Level 1 coach with his sights set on level 2 in the near future.
Deborah qualified as a BTF Level 2 coach in March 2015 and regularly coaches the Tuesday morning swim session, as well as other sessions. Since 2016 she has joined the staff team at TriCamp in Majorca over the summer, working as an assistant coach, where she has learnt an enormous amount about coaching on a full time basis. She really enjoys the coaching experience and looks for any constructive feedback.
Emily was a competitive pool swimmer for 10 years before moving into open water swimming and has finally ended up in triathlon (plus short dabble in underwater hockey, which is a real thing!). Still not completely sure if running and cycling are fun she is enjoying the challenge of the new sports.
She started teaching swimming 2004 and has qualification in both NZ and Canadian swim teaching and coaching qualifications. Starting with being relaxed in the water is key for Emily and she teaches progressively from this point. Sessions are very much focused on technique and of course having fun.
Erica joined the triathlon world after years of just doing 'general' gym work. She has a background in track and field in her youth, but after some needed time out of the 'competitive world’ she did her first sprint Triathlon in Hyde Park and has never looked back. She loves it!
She was a Level 1 Athletics coach during Uni days and studied Physiology and Sports Science, but her career is Financial and desk based so she decided it was time to get back into part time coaching and giving something back, joining the Windrush Coaching Team (BTF Level 1) in 2017.
Lois mainly coaches the junior squad but can be seen covering for other coaches from time to time. She is very pleased to now be in the female vets age group. Her favourite training nutrition is cake.
Qualifications: BTF Level 2 Triathlon Coach
Background before Triathlon: Competitive swimming
What inspires me to coach: Having been the athlete for most of my life, I wanted to pass on some of my knowledge and become one of the coaches. Coaching has given me the opportunity to help others learn and develop as triathletes; I really love seeing the amazing improvements people are making in the club. I am interested in the performance side of coaching and also enjoy providing the team with some challenging swim sets ;-)
2017 British Championships 4th place 25–29
2017 ETU and ITU Championships 22nd place 25–29
2014 Relay team triathlon from London to Paris (basically lots of running, channel swimming and cycling within 48hrs)
Sam did her first triathlon as part of her ‘30 before 30’ list, and loved it so much she wanted to do more so joined her local club Windrush. She’s not looked back! She believes in giving everything (well most things) a go so has raced in every distance from sprint right up to Ironman.
She’s a psychologist by profession so it's all about healthy body and healthy mind, but most importantly enjoying what you do. Most people know she’s not the most competitive but she still believes in giving everything your best effort, that goes for training too!
Zec has been a Personal Trainer for 15 years and pilates teacher for 5 years. She’s the lead coach for the Windrush pilates class and really enjoys it. She loves seeing participants take on board the importance of being efficient in movements, as well as reaping the rewards of pilates and how it improves our functional movement.