Nick earned his Level 2 coaching qualification with British Triathlon in March 2017, stepping up from the Level 1 achieved in 2016. As a coach, I lead swimming, cycling and running sessions in London with the Fulham -based triathlon club Ful-on Tri (300+ members). In January 2017, he also completed, with a final score of 93/100, the Ironman coaching certification, which is focused on preparing and training athletes for long distance triathlon — namely the Ironman 70.3 events (half Ironman) and the Ironman full distance (3.9 km swim, 180 km bike, 42 km run). He is currently coaching several athletes competing in one or more long -distance events this season (including Ironman Australia and Ironman Vichy).
He started to train and compete in triathlons in 2012 with with the Turin-based triathlon team Aquatica (Italy) and received private coaching from former Olympian athlete Vladimir Polikarpenko, who raced in three Olympic games for the Ukraine. In 2016, he raced in 12 different events (both running and triathlons) and finished the London Marathonin 3 hours 13 minutes (his first attempt on a marathon), a half distance triathlonin 4 hours 48 minutes and the KMD Ironman Copenhagenin 10 hours 29 minutes despite an injury that kept him out of training for two months before the event. These results earned him place in the GB team, which he will represent at the 2017 long-distance triathlon World Championships held in Pentincton (BC, Canada) at the end of August. Before tackling triathlons, he raced for 15 years in alpine skiing (competing internationally in Italy, France and Switzerland) and later taught and coached ski for other 10 years.
Previously a staff tech writer for the UK’s largest cycling magazine, Cycling Weekly, he wrote for the online and the print version of the magazine as well as for their sister monthly magazine Cycling Active before it was shut. As a freelancer, he also contribute to the world’s most-read cycling website Bike Radar, the UK triathlon magazine 220 Triathlon, Australia’s Triathlon and Multi Sport Magazine and Italy’s Triathlete.