“Baz started coaching me in my first year of Triathlon (2009).  I wanted to qualify for the Worlds Triathlon Championships in Budapest in 2010 for the GB Age Group Team and the coaching helped me achieve this – I qualified for the World’s and the European’s.  Baz has coached me since then to qualify for other GB Triathlon events and Ironman 70.3s and trust me I have tested him with all sorts, from injuries to the challenge of fitting in training, work and a life!  Baz’s coaching style is very positive and he has given me lots of confidence to believe in my abilities.  He strikes a great balance between sharing his knowledge and skill in the sport to coaching you round to barefoot running, gaining speed on the bike and the technical intricacies of open water swimming; it’s truly transformed my performance.  I highly recommend Baz as a coach.” Nicola Fleming






“Baz is a highly effective, very knowledgeable and experienced coach who helped me achieve my seasons goal by racing Ironman UK (2012) in under 14:30.  He produced weekly training programmes, highlighting the key training events which greatly helped me with my work, life and training balance.  He throughly understood my individual circumstances and continually tailored my training to suit my ever changing work and family commitments.  An expert in barefoot / forefoot running coupled with his excellent communication style that transformed my performance in all three disciplines – I would not have completed Ironman without his expertise.  If you wish to achieve any sporting goal then Baz is your man – highly recommended.” Lee Rickard





“As part of my preparations for my first full distance Ironman race (the Nice Ironman in June 2014), I spent a week with Celtic Coaching near Nice, France, in March 2014.  The purpose of the trip was to familiarise myself with the bike and run courses, as well as the sea swim.  The trip was extremely well organised and provided excellent value for money: in addition to cycling the challenging bike course and running the run route, I was able to wander around the Nice seafront where transition would be based.  More than anything else, however, I was able to do so with the guidance of a coach who had himself competed in the Nice Ironman race only a couple of years previously.  The agenda of training for the week, together with detailed discussions around nutrition and other race related matters, was well-structured and race specific.  This meant that the whole week proved to be a very focused and beneficial exercise in practical race preparation.  It has taken out the fear-factor of my first Ironman race!” Pete Holt