Heart surgery to ironman
I first got in touch with Martin when I was looking for guidance with my first ironman. This was an important goal for me to aim for after having open heart surgery aged 27. I was a real newbie to the sport and having only completed a couple of races, I was far from an average triathlete. Martin was nothing but supportive of my ambitions. I had a history of a heart problem which meant coaching me was never straight forward. Martin was strict about following medical advice, made me always listen to my body, but never shied away from pushing me when needed. His sense of humour and matter of fact style of coaching makes you feel reassured that you are safe in capable hands. I achieved results of completing my first half ironman, improving my confidence in each discipline and my ultimate goal of Ironman Austria. Having a coach meant that my training was structured, sensible but also pushed me to my limits. Regular contact and feedback on each training session gives you a feeling of having someone to answer to for everything! Martin has a way of making you see sense in any situation. He allows you to talk through your greatest aspirations, pushes you to achieve them, whilst keeping your feet firmly on the (injury-free) ground!