PAUL DOE

Paul qualified as a BTF level 1 coach at the end of 2017. 
He started completing triathlons in 2014 when he wanted to step up from competing in his first half marathon. 


He started his first year completing sprint distances and caught the bug. 


He has now completed distances up to and including his biggest achievement so far, a full Ironman distance in Vichy in 2017.


Pauls speciality is swimming but is currently coaching the OLT turbo sessions. 


Paul also has a committee role in the club of Event team manager - any questions you have on events feel free to give him a shout.

STEVE HUNTER

Steve has come from a Judo sporting background where he has used his British Judo Level 3 Coaching qualification,  3rd Dan and Senior Examiner.  He has coached Judo novices to Dan Grades and developed 2x British Schools Champions and county and national level athletes.


Steve qualified as Level 2 British Triathlon Coach in 2014, he holds Sports First Aider and has been CRB accredited by the BTF.


Steve has raced Sprint to Ironman Distances in the UK and abroad. He qualified as a middle distance Age Group athlete in 2016.


Coaching specialisms are Open Water Swimming and Cycling, and current club record holder for the longest transition!

NICOLA WIGNALL

Nicola has been competing in triathlons since the late 1980s with a short break when her children were small. 


She returned to triathlon when her daughter expressed an interest in trying a triathlon aged 8. 


She and her family joined Ocean Lake Tri in 2011 and she has completed British Triathlon Federation Coaching courses Level 1 and 2.


She is passionate about keeping training predominantly enjoyable and inclusive.  

OUR COACHES

IZZY WIGNALL

Izzy has been competing in triathlon for over a decade, inspired by her mother. 


She has been a member of Ocean Lake Tri since 2011, and has had the privilege of training with athletes of all ages and abilities. 


She has a British Triathlon Federation Level 1 Coaching qualification, and enjoys coaching and participating in sessions when she is home from university.

BEN WARD

Ben has been involved in Triathlon since 2001 having completed 11 Ironman events including 2 at Kona. He is the Race Director for the Leeds Castle Triathlon Weekend.


Ben has a Level 3 BTF Coaching and a Level 3 Diploma Sports Therapy Qualification.

TREVOR WIGNALL

Trevor did his first triathlon in 1985 and joined OLT in 2011 with his family. 


As a BTF Level 2 coach, Trevor has developed the junior coaching programme at OLT with a focus on inclusivity, fun and with sport as a key element of a healthy lifestyle. 


Trevor currently leads the coaching team for OLT at Leybourne.

KEVIN BARNES

Kevin has covered pretty much every short distance in the build up to his first marathon in Berlin 2014, where he achieved 3 hrs 14 mins and has gone on to run a further 4 marathons including Brighton and Bournemouth.


Other events Kevin has competed in include the NDW 50 Miler, 10 Peaks Brecon Beacons challenge and twice entered the Red Bull Steeplechase.


For triathlon, Kevin has finished two Ironman 70.3 races, Wimbleball and Calella, Barcelona and more recently, his first full Ironman in Vichy, France.


Kevin is a qualified Level 1 BTF coach currently coaching the Wednesday club turbo sessions and some Saturday drill sessions at Leybourne Lakes.‚Äč

ROB WAITE

Rob is a qualified physiotherapist working with musculoskeletal injuries in the BMI Somerfield Hospital in Maidstone. 


Initially from a Run background, being Kent 400m Champion at school, Rob then moved up to run 4 London Marathons and has also cycled from John O'Groats to Land's End. 


However, Rob is now fully committed to triathlons and focuses on middle distance triathlons. 


Rob is a qualified Level 1 coach and will be doing his level 2 next year. He has a specialist interest in run biomechanics and also sporting injuries.