British Triathlon Federation Triathlon Coach
Julie began coaching with Absolute Tri Coaching in November 2013, having coached for the junior section of the club several years previously. Julie is now a full time coach for both junior club athletes, academy athletes and all abilities of adult athletes from non-swimmers to Age- Groupers.
Julie's coaching philosophy is centred around promoting lifelong participation in triathlon through athlete empowerment and engagement. This philosophy also encompasses a strong passion towards process goals rather than simply focussing on outcome goals, stating that "If you're not enjoying your training on a regular basis, how can you expect to sustain it in order to make sufficient progress and deliver good results at your key race".
Julie prides herself with high levels of communication with all her athletes which enables her to build strong, working relationships with them. Julie's main aim is to prepare all her athletes, young of age and young at heart, to turn up on race day and deliver the best race they are capable of.
Qualifications, Experience & Awards
- Level 2 BTF Triathlon Coach
- Junior Head Triathlon Coach and Club Coordinator
- First Class Honours Degree in Education and Sport
- Level 3 Exercise Referral
- Level 2 Exercise to Music
- Level 2 Gym Instructor
- Level 1 Athletics Coach
- Coach of the Year – Absolute Triathlon Club 2012
- Provost and Governors Prize for Academic Achievement: July 2011
- The Lincolnshire Sports Partnership Award for Contribution to Sport: July 2011
- GB Age Grouper Triathlete
- Long and Middle Distance Triathlon expert
- Publications: Whaley, J. A. (2012) Sustainable Development 2: Games. Journal of the Earth Science Teachers’ Association. Issue 77.
- Mum of two