Our Coaches

We have a friendly set of coaches who ensure that club training sessions run smoothly and that the sessions work for all of our members.


Kristin – Founder & Head Coach

Role: I started the club and regularly coach sessions.

Why I joined: I founded the Willesden Triathlon Club to bring triathlon to an area in London that didn’t have a club, and more importantly, to
get other aspiring triathletes of ALL levels to the finish line. I love coaching beginners all the way through to Team GB athletes and Iron-People. I personally started doing triathlon after running (and partially walking!) my first 5k. I hated anything sporty growing up, but once I got the triathlon bug, I
was hooked! Five Ironman-distance races, multiple marathons and more triathlons and running races than I can count later…
I’m a BTF Level 2 Coach, a certified Leader in Running Fitness and a Spinning® instructor, and when I’m not coaching or training, I’m an actor, producer and podcaster.

Contact: headcoachwillesdentri@gmail.com


Lucy – Coach

Role: I regularly coach swimming and running sessions at Willesden Tri Club.

Why I joined: I joined the club in 2013 after entering the ballot and winning a place in the Hyde Park ITU triathlon. As I needed to learn to swim front crawl better (I could only manage about 50m and seemed to swallow half the pool!) I decided I needed to join a club to help me. I found I loved triathlon and the club, so stayed and I’m now a BTF level 2 Coach.


Helen – Coach

Role: I regularly coach swimming and running sessions at Willesden Tri Club.

Why I joined: I loved swimming from a young age, love cycling from A to B and am a determined person so thought I would combine this into triathlon. I have completed a few sprint distances races and an Olympic distance. This club has a great mix of local people, which makes for good fun and friends to train with. I trained to be a coach in 2019 to develop my skills and give back to the club.


Des – Coach

Role: I regularly coach swimming and running sessions at Willesden Tri Club.

Why I joined: I grew up playing rugby (and every sport I could try). I had watched and admired triathlon but couldn’t swim so never considered it. I did my first triathlon in 2013 when my friends peer pressured me into doing London Triathlon with them. When I crossed the finish line I was hooked and went on to do Olympic distance, Half Iron and Ironman in successive years after that. I learned to swim pretty much from scratch, hadn’t been on a bike in years and wasn’t fond of running anything over 400 metres so there is hope for us all!


Graham – Coach

Role: I regularly coach swimming and running sessions at Willesden Tri Club.

Why I joined: I always loved swimming and while I had done a number of sprint triathlons, my running wasn’t very good and motivation for training was a struggle. WTC has changed this and has been a great way to make new friends and be part of the community.