"In 2014 after a couple of years of amateur triathlon racing with some average results, I believed I had the potential to podium and so decided to take on a coach. I was introduced to Joel Jameson by a friend and after dropping Joel an initial message he called me, 45 minuets later after an initial consultation I knew that Joel was going to be the coach for me and I signed up to his monthly coaching subscription.
With only a couple of months left of the 2014 season and having already qualified for the standard age group championships in Canada, Joel worked hard to offer me in the little time that we had the structured training, race advice and guidance It help me towards a 6th place finish which I was delighted with.
Before I had a coach, like most, l used to set my own sessions that were very basic; literally just a swim, a bike or a run with no specific training goals. Over the last 3 years Joel has worked closely with me, his vast knowledge and experience of the sport is evident in his coaching style, making the sessions purposeful and productive. There is a key target to every session and I benefit massively from the measurable structure that Joel’s training offers.
Joel’s coaching style works perfectly for me, particularly as Joel uses training peaks with easy to follow online plans. After my first full winter of training with Joel, in 2015 I achieved my first category win at Ironman Staffs and a 13th overall finish. Later that season I won the London open age group triathlon and took on my first 70.3 world championship in Austria.
My second full season with Joel led me to category wins in 2016 at Challenge Fuerteventura, Ironman staffs 70.3 and Challenge Peguera as well as a whole host of top results throughout the year in UK events.
Another massive benefit to Jameson coaching for me are the training camps that Joel organises in some of the most amazing locations in Europe. The camps are always cost effective, well structured and bring the most out of myself as an individual. Joel leads the camps and from this we all learn from his example.
Joel understands what I get out this sport and that I want to be a world champ but he also takes into consideration the fact that I have a family, a business and day to day commitments. Im lucky to have found not just a great coach but a good friend. If anyone is looking for the kind of results I have achieved since taking on a coach, Joel Jameson is your man"
-- Ian Dempsey - AG Overall Winner London Triathlon, 13th Staffs 70.3 (AG overall win), AG win Challenge Fuerteventura