Things are changing at Tri Training Harder

New partners, new faces and a moving on

The race season is now over and as 2014 gets ever closer everyone at Tri Training Harder is getting excited about the coming training season and the start of the season in Portugal. Come January we will all be leaving the dark skies of Britain and setting up base in the beautiful Residences, Vilamoura in the Algarve, ready to start training holidays on the 23rd January. 

There will be a few changes taking place in the Tri Training Harder office in preparation for this year's training holidays.

We are delighted to announce that Chantal Cummings and Fiona Hunter Johnston, two of Tri Training Harder's most influential and dedicated members of staff have been made Partners of the company. Chantal and Fiona were the first people to join founders Ed Brett and Philip Hatzis to build Tri Training Harder and both have been valuable assets to the business.  

Chantal Cummings 
Fiona Hunter Johnston
Chantal Cummings, Marketing Director, Race Team Manger and Assistant Head Coach: 

"It is great to become a Partner in a business which has such an exciting future ahead of it and Tri Training Harder almost certainly has that. I am very passionate about my work and I couldn't think of a better business to be a Partner of." 

Fiona Hunter Jonhston, Design and Sponsorship Manger, Assistant Head Coach:
'I am very excited about the prospect of becoming a partner and director in Tri Training Harder. I believe it has a very bright future, and I feel privileged to have a voice over the direction of the company in the next few years alongside Philip and Chantal.' 

Another major change for Tri Training Harder is that one of our founders, Ed Brett, will be taking a step back from the everyday running of the business and will not be out in Portugal with us over the next season.  We are so sad to be loosing Ed but are pleased that he will still be involved in the overall direction of the business and will be working with the business coaching line.  Ed's athletes will be pleased to know that Ed will continue to coach for us and nothing will change for his personal athletes.

Ed Brett: Head Coach, Founder and Partner of Tri Training Harder:

“It is with sadness that due to personal reasons external to the business and it’s running I am having to take a step back from my current roles within Tri Training Harder. This is not a decision that has been made lightly and I am sad to be leaving my current position.

Although I will be stepping down from my managerial roles I will still be involved with its overall direction. I am delighted to say I will still be highly involved in the coaching sector of our business and will continue to coach my personal athletes.

I have enjoyed every second of my time working with the staff, partners and customers that make this business run. I wish you all the best for the future.”

Ed Brett will be sadly missed in Portugal.
We are also sad to say that Training Holiday Manager Tim Butt is not returning to Portugal this year. However, we are delighted to say that he is still going to be coaching for us and will continue to work closely with his athletes.  We are also thrilled that after suffering from a heart attack earlier this year, Tim has recovered well and is starting to get back into competitive cycling racing again!

Tim Butt a valued coach for Tri Training Harder.
Taking over Tim's role as training holiday manager this year will be our wonderful chalet staff Max Tetlow and Natalie Bayliss.  Promoted to the roles of Holiday Hosts, Max and Natalie are now in charge of every element of our Training Holidays from booking, to ensuring that every guest has the perfect stay, right up until they wave good bye.

Natalie and Max Tri Training Harder's Holiday Hosts look forward to welcoming you to Portugal.
This year we have two new members of staff joining us. Hooray! 

Alan Ward as Assistant Coach and Guide will be whizzing around the Monchique mountains and running along the beach with clients who come to enjoy some warm weather training with us in Portugal.

Alan will be guiding clients through orange groves and up mountain roads this year in Portugal. 
We are very excited to announce that this year Tri Training Harder will have the privilege of having a full time physiotherapist living and working with us out in Portugal. Mike Primmett is a very experienced physiotherapist with a passion for sport. Having Mike working with us in Portugal will be great for those of you joining us on a training holiday in 2014 as Mike will be working to help clients prevent injury, manage pre-existing injuries and enjoy a faster recovery through sports massage.

Holidays this year look set to even bigger and better than last year. With weeks booking up fast you had better be quick to book yours now!