Tuesday, November 01, 2011

About Steve Lumley

Simon says: -

I had the pleasure of meeting Steve a few months ago in Kuala Lumpur, he has become a firm friend whose training advice I embrace and value highly. I firmly believe that anyone who has the desire and drive to improve their athletic performance with the aid of a coach need look no further than Steve.

I have added an overview of Steve's background below, not because he asked me to, quite the contrary, I asked him. In my experience, Steve is unassuming, humble and highly knowledgeable, by spending ten minutes chatting to him about what he can do for you, an immediate trust and confidence will likely be established.

Of course I might be wrong, so engage him in a conversation (he's very approachable) and make up your own mind

Steve's website can be found at http://www.steve-lumley.com

Steve has been a triathlete since 1989, an ‘Ironman’ since 1991 and a coach since 1994 during which time he has coached national youth, junior, student, elite and age group medal winners. He is the UK’s most experienced and knowledgeable ‘Ironman’ triathlon coach having competed in 32 outings over the distance himself (with four trips to Hawaii) and coached athletes to over 300 IM finishes, ranging from novice to elite and including several Hawaii world championship qualifications.

Steve was the University of Birmingham’s Triathlon Head Coach from 2000 to 2011. In this time he has overseen huge growth in the club and sustained success in the British University and College Sport (BUCS) Championships, helping Birmingham reach 2nd in the BUCS rankings in 2010-11. Recognised by the University as Coach of the Year in 2005, Steve has shown that he is equally adept at turning complete beginners into triathlon regulars or helping talented athletes reach their potential and light up the world stage as he has with the likes of GBR athletes Jodie Stimpson and Non Stanford.

Steve’s set up a regional ‘World Class’ talent ID and development programme and satellite centre in the Midlands in 2001, helping to establish elite, youth, junior, and student athletes, many of whom have made national team selection. He has a focus on athletes’ long term development pathways. This ethos of long-term athlete development and understanding that the successful coaching of athletes is based on building lasting relationships, hard work and attention to detail has been the reason for Steve’s considerable success over his career to date.

After more than two decades of competing and coaching in triathlon Steve has recently left the UK to put down new roots in Malaysia. Steve travels to South East Asia hoping to replicate his considerable success in developing and improving both age group and elite triathletes. The triathlon community in South East Asia is still very much in its infancy presenting Steve an opportunity to bring his talent for athlete development to a new and enthusiastic market. Steve’s portfolio will continue to include individual coaching and warm weather training camps in Majorca and Asia. Please feel free to contact Steve at tricoach.lum@gmail.com

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