Stuart is Head Coach Leybourne. Stuart Started triathlon in 2017 after deciding to change his lifestyle. In a short space of time he has gone on to represent GBR in both Middle Distance Triathlon and Duathlon, competing at the World and European championships.
To give back to the sport Stuart started to take his BTF qualifications. Having passed the level 2 BTF coaching course he actively supports the club through running the coaching programme at Leybourne. If any new or existing members have any questions about the coaching please feel free to contact him.
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!
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.