Nick Pilling

Role with TTH

Nick joined Tri Training Harder back in 2015 as a guide on our training camps in the Algarve, Portugal. Having lived in London for a while and decided the city life wasn’t for him he decided to seek out a different career path. One thing led to another and all these years later Nick is the man behind the marketing, website, operations, accounting and business development for TTH.

With the rest of his time, Nick is also an accountant working within a family accountancy practice in the North of the UK.

As an Athlete

Nick has always been involved in sport: growing up he played golf and football to a competitive level before taking up rowing at university. On the back of the fitness he’d gained from rowing he decided to give triathlon a go and has never looked back!

He can usually be found running around the hills of the North of England with his dog or seeking out the hilliest route possible on his bike.

Q&A with Nick

When did you get into triathlon? 2014

How did you first get involved in triathlon? After retiring from rowing at university

What is your favourite discipline?  It’s a difficult one between cycling and running - usually depends on the weather!

How did you get involved with Tri Training Harder? I decided that the city life wasn’t for me very early on after moving to London in 2013 and through a friend ended up guiding with TTH in Portugal for 3 months. Things have developed since then to the point where I’m responsible for most of the business activities these days.

What is your greatest athletic achievement? There are lots from golf, football and rowing over the years. However, I’d have to say it’s executing my first Ironman (IMUK) exactly to plan in 10 hrs 59 mins and 57 secs is the triathlon achievement I’m most proud of.

What is your greatest coaching achievement? I’m not yet a triathlon coach however have every intention of becoming a coach when time allows!

What one piece of advice would you give someone new to triathlon? Enjoy the process and don’t take yourself too serious! (maybe that’s actually two…)

Favourite quote: “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”