Marauder Advisory Panel for Triathlon
Guiding us to organise Triathlon in Yorkshire, our advisory panel has been established to guide us to deliver professionally run, high quality and enjoyable events.
Richard Mostyn-Jones – Chair of Triathlon England (Yorkshire). Triathlon in Yorkshire
Richard has been passionate about Triathlon for over 12 years, having raced across Sprint, Olympic and Ironman distances. Richard has 6 starts for the GB age group team and latterly Aqua Bike race, holding the European title in 2019 and 2020.
With three daughters being involved in Triathlon, Richard believes that being involved as a competitor, a parent and an age grouper, he can utilise that experience to work on delivering a more inclusive sport with enhanced experiences.
Paul Whitehurst – Vice-Chair Triathlon England (Yorkshire). Triathlon in Yorkshire
As well as being voted in as the vice-chair for Triathlon England- Yorkshire, Paul also sits on the Triathlon England Council.
Paul took up Triathlon around 8 years ago to help with his mental health. Having lived with anxiety and depression for a decade or so, Paul took up Triathlon to help, it wasn’t long before he became hooked. As well as being a qualified level 2 British Triathlon Coach and is currently studying for a diploma level coach award, Paul is a GOTRI Coach and Ambassador. He is passionate about grassroots sport.
Phill Ellison – Qualified BTF Triathlon Coach
Age Group Winner (40-44) Ironman UK 2019 – Kona qualifier 2019
Age group Ironman 70.3 podiums at Staffordshire 2017 and Dubai 2018
GB Age Group Team at Sprint and Standard distance (2010, 2014, 2017)
“I live with my wife and daughter in St. Helens, Merseyside. In addition to my coaching practice, I work as a Lower Limb Extended Scope Physiotherapist. I have competed in triathlon for over 15 years and have 20 years of experience in injury prevention and rehabilitation. I feel I have a unique perspective on the athlete journey from this background.
My coaching style revolves around 2 core principles; a strong scientific base and building even stronger personal relationships with my athletes. I have a passion for both self-learning and for teaching and coaching others. I feel it is as important to facilitate athlete learning, understanding and to empower them to make training and lifestyle changes to meet their goals. I am equally happy seeing novice athletes conquer their fears and achieve personal goals as I am seeing more experienced athletes take to the podium.
Personally, I achieved greater levels of performance and personal success through employing a triathlon coach and in 2019 achieved my personal dream of qualifying for the Ironman World Championships in Kona. I would not have achieved this dream without a coach guiding me and closely monitoring my personal performance progression. With both a medical and sporting background as well as a busy personal life over the years I have learnt how to find the balance to reach my potential and achieve my goals in all aspects of my life.
Finally, I believe that the vast majority of us have huge potential beyond what we think and that through the “application of consistent intelligent effort” we can reach new heights and enjoy our training and racing more”.