​Kate and Mel have years of experience helping athletes of all abilities to maintain a healthy balance between their training and performance goals and the challenges of everyday life.

Whether you own your own business, work full time or are a busy mum, our background enables us to tune into your individual challenges and understand how difficult these challenges might be when you are trying to perform to your best. We have been there, done it, and Mel has got the T-shirt!

Kate set up Smiling Tri Coach in 2015 after spending several years working with many types of athlete at Manchester Triathlon Club. Her aim was to provide a personal coaching experience that wasn't just about the physical plan and the data, but that was about the whole athlete.

Smiling Tri Coach is for everyone. If your goal is important to you then it is important to us. We empower our athletes to reach and surpass their goals every day.

In 2018 Kate invited Long Distance Duathlon World Age Group Champion (50-54) Mel Hayes to join the business, and Smiling Tri Coach in its current form was born.

We are based in South Manchester, but we coach people from a range of places – from Barnsley UK to Auckland NZ!

We specialise in swim, bike and run – and everything else that comes with our wonderful sport of triathlon. We offer personalised monthly coaching including a Training Peaks account, detailed feedback, meetings, and text, phone and email contact. We also offer 16 week training plans and one off meeting to discuss what training you might need to do to meet your goals. We provide health and well-being advice and can put you in contact with dieticians and sports nutrition specialists who can help you optimise your training nutrition.

We are able to help you with run and swim technique, via video analysis and one to one sessions. We work closely with Paul Savage at Physio-Coach

www.physio-coach.co.uk for bike fitting services.

We very much value the importance of Strength and Conditioning and are pleased to partner with  Scott Pearson from Fast Fit Strong www.fastfitstrong.com to deliver meaningful strength programmes which will complement your endurance training.

We are the Approved Coaching Supplier for OP Events www.opevents.co.uk who deliver Wilmslow Triathlon, South Manchester Triathlon and the Oulton Park Duathlons.

We organise triathlon workshops for community groups, clubs and schools and we also offer small group or one to one coaching for Junior athletes who wish to excel in swim, bike, run or triathlon.

Join our tribe, there is room for everyone!


If you have any queries then Kate and Mel would love to hear from you. 


Please e-mail smilingtricoach@yahoo.com or get in touch using the form below.

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