Training - Coaches
Good coaching lies at the heart of CPT's training programme and we have an excellent coaching team headed by Jon Horsman. The Club invests in Coach development and is continually looking to improve the training content of our sessions. Each of our coaches brings particular expertise to the Club and several are qualified to give 1:1 training and individual training schedules which can be arranged privately if you wish.
If you are interested in becoming a Coach the BTF have a Coach Training Scheme and a limited number of bursaries are sometimes available. Do not hesitate to discuss this with one of the coaches and or the Coach Coordinators.
Read a short biography for each of our Club coaches.
Find out about our coaches
Our regular coaching team
Jon Horsman - Head Coach - British Triathlon Level 3 Coach
Jon Horsman started his coaching career nearly 20 years ago in the swimming world, coaching swimmers to County and National finals. During this time Jon progressed into triathlon both as a competitor and coach, attaining BTA Level 3 Club Coach.
His first triathlon was in London in 1998 and has since raced up to Half Distance IM and achieved GB age group qualification for Sprint and Olympic distances.
Jon has been Head Coach of CPT for 12 years for both the adult and junior sections of the Club and has seen membership rise from 40 members in 2000 to well over 200 currently. He is happy coaching novices through to GB age groupers and one of his major strengths is making sure everyone gets the best out of the training session, whatever their ability.
Jon was awarded London Region Triathlon Junior Coach of the year in 2010 and 2011 and is currently lead coach for the junior London Talent Squad.
Jon also works for the London Region as a Club Mentor, Tutor and Assessor for the BTF in Level 1 and 2 coaching awards.
QualificationsASA Teacher Certificate for Swimming
NVQ Sport & Recreation Level 2; Coaching & Activity Delivery (Adult & Children)
ASA Water polo Coaches Certificate
ASA Club Coaches Certificate for Swimming
Fitness Instruction & Personal Training
Fitness Assessment & Health Appraisal
BTA Level 3 Club Coach
1st 4sport Level 3 award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong learning sector
1st 4sport Level 3 award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement
RLSS Rescue Test for Teachers 2012
St John Ambulance Sports First Aid 2011 - 2014
Audrey Livingston - British Triathlon Level 3 Coach
Audrey's career in fitness began in 2006 as a Personal Trainer and now her work includes Triathlon Coaching; Cardiac Rehabilitation; Body Pump and RPM Instructor; Shadow Box Instructor and in her spare time she is a Triathlon Race Official.
Sports - Audrey has competed in over 80 events including triathlons/ aquathlons/ 5k/ 10k/ ½ marathons/ sportives, this helps her understand the needs of the athlete which she applies to her coaching. She has also worked with individual age group triathletes and helped them achieve their goals to qualify for world championships
Health - Working with cardiac rehabilitation patients within Croydon University Hospital, Audrey understands the needs of those who are new to or returning to exercise for health reasons and what considerations have to be taken.
Fitness - Working as a personal trainer with clients within a gym/home or outdoors has helped enhance Audrey’s understanding of the wide variety of equipment and alternative environments that are available to use and also runs a weekly local exercise session.
Qualifications - British Triathlon Level 3 Triathlon Coach and a Regional Technical Official / Level 2 British Cycling Coach / UK Athletics Leadership in Running Fitness Coach / The Wright Foundation Exercise Referral Consultant / BACPR Phase IV Exercise Instructor / CYQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training / YMCA Personal Trainer Award / First Aid at Work Certificate / Les Mills RPM and Body Bump Instructor / Serious Fitness Shadow Box Instructor
Memberships - REPs / British Triathlon / British Cycling / England Athletics / Fitpro / BACPR / ACPICR
Brian Morris - British Triathlon Level 2 Coach
Having competed in the first London Triathlon in 1984 and been a member of the club almost since its inception I thought it was a good time to take a step into the world of coaching. I hope I can pass on some of my skills and experience to members of both senior and junior sections of the club.
I have taken part in various events including Ironman and my daughter Abi is an active member of the junior section.
Scott Wise - British Triathlon Level 2 Coach
I have been participating in triathlons since 2007 over sprint, standard and Ironman distances.
I have learnt a great deal from the coaches and fellow athletes at the Club and would like to pass this on.
Our other coaches
Mark Brown - British Cycling Level 2 Coach
My background is in cycle racing which I really enjoyed until a couple of accidents in quick succession left me feeling a bit ‘edgy’. However the competitive urge and love of cycling remained so I decided to join CPT (my son was already a member) and give duathlon a go. It’s been great – don’t know why I didn’t think of it earlier!
I gained my BC Level 2 qualification in 2011 via a connection with the Herne Hill Velodrome. I already help out on some junior road rides and CPT Tuesday evening road bike sessions at the Velodrome and am looking forward to developing my coaching input further during 2013 and beyond.
Grant Georgiades - British Cycling Level 2
Grant Georgiades is a British Cycling Level 2 coach.
I came to Crystal Palace Tri in 2008 having been training on my on for six months. I immediately found it to be a fantastically friendly club run by wonderful volunteers and coaches. Their expertise brought both my own enjoyment and performance levels on no end. Having got so much out of CPT I decided in 2013 that I wanted to give something back. Completing my level 2 British Cycling course has enabled me to contribute to the running of the Club’s Tuesday night session at the Herne Hill Velodrome. It's a brilliant facility and one I’m very passionate about preserving for future generations of cyclists (but that's another story.) I’m keen to encourage cyclists of all abilities to get out on the road.
Elkie Mace - Running Coach - England Athletics Level 2
I have always had a passion for running and in the last two years formalised this by quitting my office job and qualifying as a running coach and personal trainer.
I have participated in races from 1 mile to marathon distance plus sprint and Olympic distance triathlons. In 2016 I represented my county (Kent) at cross country. I joined CPT in 2014 and have personally benefitted greatly from the Club’s excellent swimming coaching.
I have my own running coaching business which caters for all runners from complete beginners to club runners looking to make performance gains. I work collaboratively with my clients offering a personalised service. I place emphasis on the importance of good running technique in order that runners can reach their potential.
Greg Lewis - British Triathlon Level 2 Coach
I have been a member of Crystal Palace Triathletes since 1997 and have raced every season since joining. In autumn 2008, following the establishment of the Junior Section of the Club, I undertook my Level I triathlon qualification in order to help assist in its running. Since then I have worked with the Head Coach and the other assistant coaches to ensure that our Junior athletes have sufficient coaching resource to allow them to develop to their full potential.
I have recently completed my Level 2 qualification and look forward to having greater involvement in the coaching of both the adult and junior sections of the Club.
Dean Thurlow - British Triathlon Level 2 Coach
Dean Thurlow is BTF Level 2 coach.
As a break from marathon training I started competing in triathlons in the mid 1980s including the first London Triathlons. I have completed over 80 events over varying distances and formats as triathlon tried to establish itself as a mainstream sport. Over the last few years injuries and consequent increase in "body mass" have led to less participation, so to remain involved in triathlon and the lovely people of this Club I have turned to coaching and hopefully passing on my 25 years of experience in the sport.
Ron Yee - British Triathlon Level 1 Coach
Ron is a BTF Level 1 coach and mainly assists with the junior section bike and run sessions on Tuesday and Saturday. Ron has represented Great Britain at both the European and World Duathlon Age Group Championships.