Ricky Bevan


After watching my wife compete in several triathlons I got inspired to compete in one. Not being able to swim very well early this year, I could only do a lap before needing a rest. My wife went ahead and entered me in the quarter IronMaori. I told her I couldn’t swim but she booked me in for lessons.

Getting concerned a few week out she saw Tom’s post re: wanting someone to coach. I’ve never followed a training schedule before in my life, fortunately Tom to the rescue a nice simple schedule to follow.

Some hands on swim coaching from Tom gave me confidence to be able to swim lengths non-stop and the run and biking training kept me honest and got me to the start line. Race day was nerve racking but Tom’s belief in me kept me focused and I finished my first long distance triathlon in 3:02. I’m now looking forward to my next one.