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What do the athletes themselves think of C3Triathlon ??

Check out some of our testimonials below.  Please note, no athletes were harmed in the process of obtaining these testimonials….no blackmail, bullying or bribery.  Our athletes are our best advert and the centre of our coaching ethos, the comments below give you an idea of what we do and what you can expect.

I have been competing in triathlon for 7 years.First 5 years doing sprints standards and duathlons and I had got myself to a decent level by doing my own training but then seemed to stop improving. I had completed my first middle distance triathlon at the Scottish championships where I came 3rd, I realised then that was the distance that seemed to suit me and decided to get a coach.I heard a few names around the triathlon circuit so I took my time and done a bit of research to find the coach that was right for me. I had heard good things of Alan Cardwell and decided to give him a try and see if it made a difference. Over the last two years we have worked really well as a team, I find him very professional and encouraging. When Ive had self doubt he is there to make me believe in myself and my ability and I find this very important. Since training with Alan, I have been top 3 in almost every race. In 2016 I won a silver medal at the European championship long course in Copenhagen and became Scottish middle distance vet champion, I have also won my first ever 70.3 ironman event in Poland in 2017 and have qualified for the European sprint championships and world championship 70.3 in South Africa 1018. I think it is safe to say being coached with Alan Cardwell has made a big difference to my mindset, belief in myself and my overall race ability. I know when I arrive on that start line he will have me ready to race to the very best of my ability. If you want to improve your swim/bike /run skills I highly recommend Alan Cardwell to bring out the very best in you.
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Deborah Comer
Age Group Medalist
I came to Alan as an unfit amputee, unable to run, a poor swimmer and barely able to cycle up hills. Alan delivered a balanced programme on a weekly basis with achievable small goals and a weekly review. I committed to my part, following the programme religiously and slowly but surely the improvements came. Alan has the ability to cut through the nonsense and tell you what you need to hear. Over time my form became better, my fitness improved and my mind set changed. These changes spilled over into other areas of my life and I can genuinely say working with Alan has improved my life
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Andy Hollingdale
Triathlete
I am currently being coached by Alan Cardwell (C3Triathlon), I came to Alan as I needed guidance in my training as I was training solo. Since being coached by Alan I have taken a big jump in my swim bike and run. He has guided me through my mental black days and gave me the confidence in myself to go on and win. My Ironman time came down by an hour, I have managed sub 5 and been guided to the ironman 70.3 World Championships in South Africa next year. I know that if I do as suggested in my daily diaries coached by Alan that it will bring the best out for me in my training, and my mental well being gains Tenfold. #livingthedream
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Gerry Seenan
World Champs Qualifier
I came to Alan last year with what at the time was a dream, to win CXTRI. Alan backed me and showed me the way and helped me believe it was possible. I honestly don’t know who was more excited the day before the race. 100% individually tailored training, he’s a master at quickly working out what makes you tick, the demands of your specific goals and putting together the pieces of the puzzle. I’m pretty sure he also has a crystal ball!
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Chris Stirling
Celtman Winner
If you had told me when I first started being coached by Alan Cardwell that I would go on to represent the GB Age Group Team I would have said that you were mad. The fact that I have gone on to achieve top 20 finishes in World and European Duathlon Championships is a testament to the support, encouragement and expert coaching that I have received from Alan. His knowledge and enthusiasm for all things multi-sport have been an inspiration. His training programmes are structured, varied and challenging. The most important factor, however, has been Alan's ability to understand and balance the competing demands of work and family with the ambitions and aspirations of an older athlete. If you want to be the best athlete that you can be I would recommend Alan Cardwell's coaching without hesitation.
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John Taylor
GB Age Group Athlete
I came to C3Triathlon ( Alan Cardwell) after a year or so dabbling in multisport including an epic Cxtri finishing in 18 hours. After only 4 short months of being coached by the captain (Alan) and not being able to do any serious running due to injury, which Alan worked around, we shaved over 3 hours from my initial Celtman time and got a very respectable finish in the Glencoe skyline race and even a 10k PB. A very knowledgeable coach that I cannot recommend highly enough, just leave your ego at the door, follow the programme and you will not be disappointed.
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Robert Fergusson
Celtman Triathlete
Alan was my coach during 2014/15 and I can’t think of anyone better to have supported me during that time. I was just about to take a nose dive into the world of elite sport and Alan was there every step of the way helping to adapt my training program to me. As a guide on the British Para-triathlon program we had a lot of things to juggle including time down in Loughborough, my work, training with my athlete and making sure I was doing the training and getting the recovery I needed. Alan was also on the phone whenever I needed him and always had a positive view on things when my mind was taking me to negative places. Alan managed by constantly adapting my program to fit in with what any given week would throw at us. Most importantly Alan’s fun positive attitude has a tendency to rub off on the people he’s around making those hard sessions bearable.
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Hazel MacLeod
Elite Traithlete
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