Rob Brackstone

MedwayTri Assistant Head Coach

In attempts to fill the void left by giving up football, I stumbled across MedwayTri towards the end of 2013, and couldn’t resist the opportunity to try (and fail unless it is over 1500m in a lake!) to learn to swim as well as my daughter. I think I’ve filled the void and more; triathlon is ever so slightly addictive and everyone at the club is so welcoming.

With any slow-forming competitive ambitions now on hold, I had always wanted to teach and feel passionate about helping anyone who wants to improve, whether that is just their general fitness through training in any of the three disciplines, or their ability to compete at whatever level in triathlon. Thanks to our other coaches, I have been thrilled with how much I have improved both my fitness and my ability in all three disciplines over the last three years.

As I have developed my technical understanding of how and why, I hope this will enable me to help others at the club, at whatever age or level, on their journey to experience the same, as they take up or continue to develop as athletes in our growing sport.