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2015 Occupation
NZ National Academy Of Distance Running Technique and Conditioning Coach, Nelson, NZ
  Coaching high performance running technique to National and Elite level athletes. 

2015 Certifications
- Holistic Massage Therapy & Deep Tissue Techniques for Injury prevention and Rehabilitation
  Holistic Health Training, Mahana, NZ

2014 Events
- No events planned - Too busy studying!

2014 Certifications
- Post Graduate Diploma in Physical Conditioning (Graduated with Distinction and nominated for the   Otago Daily Times Award for personal achievement in studies at Otago Polytechnic, NZ) - Beach Surf Lifeguard Qualification,  Nelson SLSC, NZ

2013 Events
- Feb 9th: Exmouth Wild Night Run
- Feb 10th: Exeter Half Marathon
- March 23rd: Welsh Ultra Series 33mile
- May 19th: Marazion Half Ironman
- Nelson Sprint Triathlons NZ

2013 Certifications
- Triathlon Coaching Certificate Level 1
- Certificate in Nutrition and Health

- Jan 22nd: Stormforce 10 mile Run Race - 100th/545 - 1hr09 - 6min59 av
- Feb 5th: Marazion 10k road race - 72nd/474 - 41min04 - 6min36 av
- April 8th: Penzance Sprint Triathlon - 12th/120: 1hr22min45
- May 13th: Liskeard Sprint Triathlon - 11th/124: 1hr2min16
- May 20th: Marazion Standard Triathlon - 13th/58: 2hr54min13
- May 27th: Helston Sprint Triathlon - 15th/231: 1hr13min57
- May 30th: Laddock 10mile Time Trial - 8th/30: 24min28
- June 3rd: Penzance Aquathlon - DNS unwell
- June 9th: Blenheim Palace Sprint Triathlon - 2nd V45/39th overall of 4200: 1hr14min38
- June 12th: DAN 5k Hayle Beach Race - 19th/91: 20min55
- June 13th: Laddock 10mile Time Trial - 5th/26: 24min10
- June 17th: Falmouth Sprint Triathlon - 3rd V40/5th overall of 75: 1hr25min23
- June 27th: Penzance Aquathlon - 2nd V40/8th of 91: 14min38
- July 7th: St Ives Biathlon - 9th/67 Vets
- July 22nd: Stithians Standard Triathlon - 5th Vet 40/14th overall of 164 :2Hr09
- Aug 1st: Probus 10 mile Time Trial - 6th/40: 23min40
- Aug 29th: Laddock 10 Mile Time Trial - 23min48
- September 2nd: Perranporth Standard Triathlon - 13th Vet 40/29th overall of 183: 2hr12min27
- Sept 9th: Bodmin Sprint Triathlon - 4th Vet 40/8th overall of 158: 1hr30min27
- Sept 16th: Cornwall Festival of Sports Half Iron Man - 1st V45/7th Overall of 53: 5hr04min
- Sept 30th: Newquay Standard Triathlon - 10th Vet 40/18th overall of 114: 2hr17min08
- October 7th: Wadebridge Sprint Triathlon - 3rd Vet 40/9th overall of 250
- Cornwall Triathlon Series (10 events) - 3rd Vet 40/6th overall. Only competitor to complete all 10 races.
- Lands End 100 mile Cycle Race - 6hrs 54mins
- Nov 11th: Marazion Remembrance Run - 5th Vet 45/23rd overall of 133: 31min22

Planned Certification
- VIVOBAREFOOT Coaching Certificates in Performance & Injury

2011 - 2013

Vivobarefoot Technique Coach/Sales/Promotion Cornwall, UK
Coaching high performance running technique to elite and age group athletes and key influencers. Educating Vivobarefoot stockists, promoting sales through retailers and events, seminars and trade shows. Responsible for SW England. 

Certified as a VIVOBAREFOOT Technique Coach

October 10-14 2011 - Completed the VIVOBAREFOOT Coaching Course with Lee Saxby. Passed the theory exam covering Human Biomechanics and Evolutionary Biology. Compled the necessary case studies in order to be certified by VIVOBAREFOOT, Lee Saxby and Professor Dan Lieberman.

Competition Results:
April 3rd: Penzance Sprint Triathlon - 14th overall
May 15th: Roadford Lake Sprint Triathlon - 8th overall/2nd V40
May 21st: Marazion Standard Triathlon -12th overall/5th V40
May 28th: Penzance Aquathlon - 1st V40/11th overall
June 5th: Blenheim Palace Sprint Triathlon -12th V40/85th overall of 4000
June 26th: Bude Sprint Triathlon - 11th V40/49th overall of 260
June 29th: Penzance Aquathlon - 5th V40/20th overall
July 2nd: St Ives Biathlon -  37th
July 27th: Penzance Aquathlon - 2nd Vet/12th overall
July 30th: Charlestown Sprint Triathlon -  1st Vet/2nd Overall
August 6th: ITU World Champs Olympic Triathlon Hyde Park - 18th  V40/93rd/1000
August 17th: Cape Cornwall Cross Country 5k - 20th of 108
August 19th: Yacht Inn 1300m Sea Swim - 18th V40 and 96th 0f 440
August 24th: Hayle 5K Beach Run - 20th out of 151
August 31st: Penzance Aquathlon - 3rd Vet/14th overall
Summer 2011 PZ Aquathlon Series Results - 2nd Vet
Sept 4th: Bodmin Sprint Triathlon - 3rd Vet 40/10th overall
Sept 11th: Padstow Sprint Triathlon (Duathlon) - 2nd Vet 40/6th overall
Sept 18th: Fowey Sprint Triathlon - DNS due to injury
Sept 25th: St Mawes Sprint Triathlon - 4th vet 40/12th overall
Oct 2nd: Wadebridge Sprint Triathlon - 2nd Vet 40/14th Overall
Nov 27th: Falmouth 5 mile Run Mob Match - 102nd/498 - 33min34 - 6min42 av
Dec 26th: Leedstown 10 mile TT - 12th

Now officially a Triathlete. Competed in the Penzance, Helston, West Cornwall, Bodmin, Wadebridge and St Mawes Sprint Triathlons. Best placing was 16th.

Qualified as a Level Three Master Trainer with:
Diploma in Personal Training;
Certificate in Weight Management;
Certificate in Rehabilitation; Exercise Referral;
Certificate in Strength and Sports Conditioning.

2007 - 2013

Self Employed - Karve Fit, Master Personal Trainer, Cornwall, UK
All aspects of training relative to clients' needs, coaching for performance, weight loss and optimum health. Nutrition and lifestyle advice. 

Began training and studying to become a personal trainer with The Australian Institute of Fitness

My son Freddie was born, my wife Nicola became very ill and died and life abruptly changed.


Snowboard UK Magazine, Editor in Chief, France & UK
Yearly planning of layouts and content, monthly editing, producing articles, commissioning words and photos, budgeting, liaising with industry, organising and performing summer snowboard tests.

Published instructional book, "Snowboarding". First print run 200,000. Now published in many languages and sold worldwide.
1st Place USASA Boardercross Event, Boreal USA

Spent winters and summers in Lake Tahoe, USA.
Started "Go West Inc", specialists in Snowboard Holidays to Lake Tahoe. Taught and guided snowboarding in the winter and coaching/playing Football and mountain biking in the summer. Photo Journalist UK snowboard magazines. Played for The Reno Rattlers Pro Soccer Team.

Spent seasons snowboarding in the French Alps. Training and competing.
Sponsors included: Nidecker, Burton, Level, Quiksilver, Style Eyes, Oakley, Ugg, Hot, Northwave, Weider...

1st Place British Slalom Championships
2nd Place British Giant Slalom
3rd Place British Freestyle
British Slalom Champion Champion; Overall British Snowboard Champion
First Sponsor - Sims Snowboards

5th Place British Snowboard Championships

First season snowboarding in French Alps

Traveled to Australia for a year.
Started Snowboarding.
13th place in Australian National Snowboard Championships

Bronze Medallion in Life Saving - worked as Life Guard at Weston Pool.

Represented School at all levels for Football, Rugby, Athletics and Basketball receiving school colours and the Victor Ludorum Cup.
School Long Jump Record Holder and School Table Tennis Champion.
Outside of school played County and Local Football, Surfed, Windsurfed and cycled.

Captain of School Football, Rugby and Cricket Teams
School High Jump Record Holder
School Athletics team
House Sports Captain
Represented Mid-Somerset at Football

Won my first Trophy - 5-a-side Football Tournament Winners