Johanna Lovell (Jo)

Coaching Experience: Level 2 Triathlon Coaching Qualifiacation (TE) 2007, coached all levels of club members in swimming, cycling, running and transition.  I love helping athletes develop their skills and see real race day improvements.

Coaching Sessions: Currently take the track session on a Thursday evening at Mountbatten Centre.

Profile: Started training in 1992 as an unfit student and learnt to swim front crawl.  Fell into triathlon as a way to see more of my then boyfriend.  First sprint triathlon in May 1995 and since then have only had a break to have a baby.  Competed at all distances to Ironman. Big races and small.  I love cycle time trialling and particularly the team time trial.

Best Triathlon Experience: Finishing my first long distance race (Longest day, Wolverhampton, 2001) and finding that I had come third!

Worst Triathlon Experience: Being pulled out of the swim at Windsor Triathlon when I was winded by a buoy as it pinged back when a back marker from the previous wave let go of it.

Alex Campbell

Coaching Experience: Level 3 swim coach and level 2 triathlon coach.

Coaching Sessions:

Profile: Involved with triathlon for nearly 20 years, have competed in many triathlons from sprint up to Ironman. Have raced 2 1/2 Ironman registered races.

Best Triathlon Experience: crossing finishing line in Lanzarote Ironman in 2011 something I never thought I would do. Anything is possible!

Worst Triathlon Experience:


Lesley Quiney

Coaching Experience: Level Two Triathlon England Coaching Qualification (TE) 2014 (same course as Budgie and Sam). My job as a Sports Massage Practitioner means I am well versed in helping people recover from injury and return to exercise, what I really want to do is educate them so that they don’t get so many avoidable injuries.

Coaching Sessions: I have been helping out at the pool whilst Alex has been out of action.

Profile: I have been a keen cyclist (Mountain biking) for the last 15 years, when I couldn’t ride horses any more I took to cycling.  I used to race both short and long distance X country until having a fall in 2007 and dislocating my shoulder.  I was 50 last year and decided I needed to mark the occasion with a new challenge, that’s how I came to do my first Triathlon. (Waterlooville)

Best Triathlon Experience: coming 2nd in my age group at my first Tri (Waterlooville 2014).

Worst Triathlon Experience: the sound my shoulder made as it dislocated when I hit the ground at speed.

Emma Gueterbock
Coaching Experience: Level 2 triathlon coach. 2 seasons of Tristar and Youth coaching and now looking forward to getting started with the Portsmouth Triathletes juniors. Now really enjoying Wednesday mornings in Southsea with my run group.

Coaching Sessions: Wednesday run, 9am, Speaker’s Corner. Happy to set up more daytime sessions if there’s a call for it. Swim (pool or open water), run, transition or bike skills… please just ask.


Profile: BIKE RUN SWIM …in that order. Tri newbie in 2010, Half IM finisher’s medal and GB age-group kit in the drawer and an overall 3rd place at Powerman UK (no-one else turned up!). But now there’s also a 3rd-place Ironman age-group trophy on the shelf. Too thrilled to hide it away just yet!

Best Triathlon Experience: Pretty-Much-Every-Moment-of-my-Ironman-Debut
Worst Triathlon Experience: losing my memory after landing on my head in my ‘warm-up’ tri in 2013 and not being able to qualify that year (I had rather enjoyed the experience in 2012…see below).
Other important stuff: I’m hard of hearing so please tap me on the shoulder
if I don’t respond to you!
2 energetic kids, 2 noisy cats, 1 long-suffering husband…not necessarily in that order.
Love being outside. Love doing anything creative. Love the sea. Love Marmite.
Properly dislike soggy brown bananas.

Budgie Johnson

Coaching Experience: Coaching since December and now a Triathlon England Level 2 Coach.


Coaching Sessions: Beginner bike sessions and the post sea swims run/transition/brick session during season.


Profile: Cyclist than runs and also swims. Triathlete for three seasons, completed first iron distance in 2014 and enjoy the longer sessions. Bike nerd and loves open water swims. Desperately looking for non road locations to pick up the bike coaching again for 2017.


Best Triathlon Experience: having an off day and still finishing iron distance Forestman in 2014.


Worst Triathlon Experience: having an off day on a event that I trained for 6 months for.

Paul Smith

Matt Jolly
Coaching Experience: I have been a swimming teacher & fitness instructor for over 10 years, picking up various other bits along the way (spinning, circuits etc) I have been a personal trainer for 4 years and a triathlon coach (level 2) for 3.
Coaching Sessions: Cover as and when
Profile: Always enjoyed running and cycling through childhood. Then started working as a lifeguard whilst studying (which improved my swimming) so I entered a sprint triathlon in 2004 after a poster was sent to the pool I worked at. Been regularly racing triathlons, runs and rides since.
Best Triathlon Experience: winning Arundel Sprint Tri in 2007 (by 7 seconds),Finishing 70.3 Mallorca in horrendous conditions including jellyfish stings.
Worst Triathlon Experience: Cycling for 3 and a half hours around Mallorca 70.3 in horrendous conditions

Sam Hardcastle

Alex Higgins

  Dan Cooper
Coaching Experience: I have been a coach since 2015 initially focusing of gym, group fitness and indoor cycling, more recently I completed a level 2 in cycling coaching and a level 5 as an advance sports and exercise nutritional advisor
Coaching Sessions: No set sessions assist with and cover sessions were required.
Profile: After reality hit me in 2013 that I had become overweight and unhealthy I started on my personal journey, after losing 2 stone of fat primary through improved nutrition, cycling and fit club sessions, I wanted to help other who find themselves in the same position as I did to become the best version of themselves and decided to become a coach and nutritional advisor. I discovered triathlons initially in 2014 unfortunately due to an accident that resulted in a broken talus bone that left me needing an operation meant I was unable to train or compete for 18 months! Following the operation in 2016 I was back on my journey and completed my first triathlon my goal this year to complete the Ironman distance!
Best Triathlon Experience: Having only recently joined the triathlon scene my best triathlon experience has to be completing my first ever triathlon in 2016.
Worst Triathlon Experience: I don’t believe in bad experiences only learning experience, my biggest triathlon lesson to date is to know the course going the wrong way can really spoil your day!