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PERFORMANCE TRAINING

Performance is rarely at its best without passion; our commitment to outstanding one to one triathlon coaching will ensure you get your results. We will make sure you are ready for, excel during and recover from your race days. Over the many years IMTC has been established we have seen phenomenal performances from our athletes, many of them reaching a podium place or exceeding a personal target.

 
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results focussed coaching

Your coaching will start with a detailed consultation where we will find out about you, your goals and your lifestyle. This information becomes the foundation of your results focussed training programme and working closely with our coaches your performance increases and your dreams become a realistic, achievable result.

 
Ian has been a great help in providing a structured training plan which fits around work and family life. I’ve seen a significant improvement in my performance, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Ian to others
— Jonathan
 
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get to your goals

Our first priority is to coach you; we will work with you to help you set tough but achievable goals and when you reach them, we will review, test and go again for bigger achievements. Training ‘the IMTC way’ will include, individual and group training, gym / strength based work, stabilisation work and will be supported with regular reviews, testing and goal setting sessions.

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the secret to success - partnership

IMTC delivers results using input and feedback given by you; pre, post and during sessions we work together to achieve your goals, within a progressive and personal training plan. IMTC coaching is an effective investment in enhancing your potential and achieving your goals. We listen and build a strong partnership with you, that is what gets results.


training camps

 
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THE ATTENDANCE AT OUR TRAINING CAMPS SPEAKS FOR ITSELF

A highlight in many of our athletes calendar is our pre-season week away in Majorca; a stunning location that provides an unrivalled backdrop to season making training. As well as the IMTC camps we can also run bespoke group training in the UK, or abroad. If you are interested in booking on to a training camp or arranging one for your team, friends or workmates then contact us today.

 
 

personal goals

Be it completing the UK Ironman for the first time, smashing out 400m swim in a pool based sprint or putting in a personal best on your favourite course; we are waiting to hear about your personal goal. We specialise in helping people go further than they could go alone and help you realise the very best of achievements, the ones you set for yourself.

 
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professional approach to personal goals

Many people treat a personal goal like it’s ‘nice to have’ ; we don’t sign up to an approach that is anything less than the best, we know you will give your upmost and so will we. Some of our athletes have learnt to swim as part of our training plan and others have transitioned from another sport into triathlon. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach with IMTC coaching; we listen and then we plan, so you can deliver.

 
Well what can I say about IMTC, Ian and his famous training plans! – in a nutshell it works and I owe Ian a lot, I definitely could not have achieved my goals over the past 2 years without him!
— Heidi
 
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celebrating achievements

One to one training is an essential component in achieving your goal and when you do the IMTC Community of athletes will be ready to celebrate with you. They also play an essential part of your training programme through group sessions and being connected on our social media platforms.

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ongoing achievements

Being part of IMTC will help you keep on setting stretching targets for the future and ensure you keep on enjoying triathlon. Many of our athletes are booking next years races not long after reaching their personal goals and the majority of our athletes have been with us for multiple seasons.


Analysis & technique

When you reach race day we want you to have excellent technique from the moment you hit the water to the first steps past the finish line. Our ability to analyse your progression to race day will ensure that your technical skills are peaking when it really matters. Joining us for group coaching, or arranging a one to one session, will ensure that improvement areas are identified and a plan put in place to resolve these pre-race day.

 
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experienced coaching

Our team of coaches bring you many years of delivering advice and seeing results, often having an instant impact. As you are starting out it could be something as detailed as your bike set up is hindering you, a bad habit in your swim stroke or the wrong trainers are slowing you down. Once you’ve been competing for a while things progress and we will help you in areas like maximising transition times, how to improve your negative splits or using a power meter more effectively. There typically isn’t a problem we haven’t experienced already and if you have a unique challenge then we love solving problems, bring it on and contact us today.

 
The plans and support proved to be invaluable and gave me the discipline and structure to train in a methodical (and enjoyable) manner rather than doing to much or too little
— Darren
 
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using technology to advance

As well as years of ‘yoda-like’ wisdom our coaches fully embrace the benefits that technology can bring. With a plethora of analysis information and data coming from all levels of athlete we are well used to making sense of the output and adapting your coaching to measure improvements. We also include training techniques for when the technology fails you when it matters most; can you run without a watch? We will ensure your race day is set up for success.

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technique pays off

At IMTC we believe that significant improvement is a series of marginal gains. For example, how you cycle round a corner can impact your fatigue levels in the run. Our athletes will tell you how the instructions given during coaching are invaluable on your most important race days. The group sessions also give you a new set of skills to improve faster and maintain your motivation by working with others. Our athletes give great feedback on ‘chain gang’ rides and group running sessions.


group training

It takes a certain kind of athlete to exclusively train alone and get the best results; for the rest of us the pack is our friend. Everyone knows that extra kick that comes from being part of a team training session that goes well and the boost from those around you on that day when every swim stroke, rotation of the crank or heel strike is a chore. Group training is an essential part of the IMTC way, it’s also a big reason many of our athlete’s recommend us to others.

 
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we support local triathlon clubs

Many of our athletes also belong to local clubs and we are actively supporting their participation by building club rides into coaching plans; IMTC also leads club sessions. So if you are a member of a local club our coaching plans will take account of that and build around your current commitment.

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groups that work

Our process for group training ensures that you don’t finish the session having underworked waiting for others or overworked trying to keep up! We build events that accommodate all abilities and find that athletes often inspire and celebrate each others achievements during the session.

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challenges that are unique

IMTC recognise that regular team sessions can seem repetitive and so have spent many hours developing unique challenges to fit within a group session. Our athletes respond really well to a change of location, target, technique and the feedback we receive on group sessions is amazing.


training plans

The training plan is your ‘bottled up’ guide to success and our speciality at IMTC. Personalised to you, the training plan is your step by step guide to incremental improvements that make a huge difference to your triathlon performance. We cater for athletes of all abilities, from novice to advanced athletes, and incorporate all levels of racing distances ie. Sprint to Ironman and beyond. Every training plan is goal based and gives you the opportunity to succeed.

 
I contacted Ian after playing about with several plans before entering my first Tri. He came to meet me, did a Watt bike test and provided a plan that i can follow. He even jumped in pool a couple of times to help out with my swimming that was very poor before his training. Would recommend 100% and will continue to use
— Phil
 
 
 
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your plan, on any device, anywhere

Once you’ve signed up to IMTC, you will be added to our amazing training plan platform ‘Training Peaks’. It’s available on any internet connected device so it easily travels with you and connects to well over 100 devices, like Garmin, Suunto, Polar, fitbit, WattBike and many more.

All of your training sessions will be laid out in calendar format for you to see within the app and no matter if you are away with work, keeping the family logistics running or grabbing some holiday time you can see what’s next and feedback to your coach on the last session.

Colour coding is used to motivate you to complete sessions, ‘Green’ for completed, ‘Amber’ for under or over and ‘Red’ for non completion.

How many boxes will you manage to turn green?


your plan, based on your ability

You will regularly see testing sessions planned into your Training Plan and these take the form of Swim - Critical Swim Speed (CSS) test, Wattbike Functional Threshold Power (FTP) test and a 5km Speed Run test; a highlight in our athletes calendar, they are tough but very rewarding.

They form the basis of your training plan intensity and help to translate your goals into the sessions you need to achieve them. Our coach led plans are not one size fits all because we listen and then plan, so you can deliver.

The results of your tests will give you:

  • Optimal swimming pace

  • Threshold heart rate (HR) and power zones for cycling, and

  • Pavings for running sessions

We do offer some non-coach led plans in our shop if you are looking for a ‘light’ option; each plan comes with an initial phone call with one of our coaches to make sure it’s right for you. We will always recommend a coach led training plan as it’s the best route to meeting your goals; however we do recognise that some people just want some training guides.

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kit advice

What kit do I need? It’s possibly our most asked question!

With online shops taking over where high street shops are struggling the ability to chat to someone about what kit will work for you is sadly disappearing. Triathlon is a key target for companies trying to sell you the latest gadget, clothing, bike and many of them marketing success as a result of having their product. At IMTC we have keep up to date on what’s great in the world of kit and better still we have our own range of quality triathlon and training gear.

 
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triathlon kit

We can help you make the most of the kit you have and advise on your priorities to expand your collection without upsetting the bank manger. We offer kit advice as part of our coach led training plans or we also do one off consultations that you can buy in our shop. When you’re part of the IMTC community then you can also ask questions on the forum and 9 times out of 10 someone will know the answer or point you in the right direction.

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imtc gear

We are proud of the IMTC athlete’s, their achievements and dedication to reaching goals so we created a set of kit to celebrate their success. We have our ‘original’ brand, pictured above and we will soon be bringing out our ‘performance’ brand which will have the new logo design. In 2019 we will also be launching our training and relaxing range of IMTC gear, we think you’ll really like the striking designs.