Meet the Coaches

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Mike Trees - Head Coach

Mike Trees was a professional athlete for over 20 years, winning multiple international titles. He now works as a performance consultant, where he has offered his expertise in training and physiology to numerous Olympians and World Champions. He has a comprehensive knowledge of racing, training and coaching. He is happy to advise athletes of all ages and abilities,
whether you are looking to improve a personal best time or get to the Olympics, Mike can help you meet and exceed your goals and perform at your peak.



Coaching Achievements: 

  • Currently Head Coach at Planet Sports, Indonesia 

  • Previous manager of British and Japanese National Duathlon teams

  • Coaching experience of 25+ years

  • University Lecture of Sport Science

  • Coached Olympic Triathletes

Sporting Achievements:

  • 7 times masters world champion 

  • British record holder for Ironman 1994 ( 8:52) 

  • Best ITU Duathlon World Ranking #2 

  • British University 1,500m Champion 

  • 9 times British and Japanese triathlon and Duathlon champion.

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Tommy Trees - Assistant Coach

Sports have been a central part of Tommy’s life for over 15 years. He competed for the Japanese National Triathlon Team on several occasions and has over a decade’s experience of training and competing at the highest level. Tommy has helped coach athletes of all abilities to victories, personal bests and achieving their goals.



Coaching Qualifications:

  • BSc University of Leeds

  • Ironman Certified Triathlon Coach

  • Level 3 Qualified Personal Trainer

  • Level 3 Qualified Sports Massage Therapist

  • 5+ Years of Coaching Experience


Sporting Achievements:

  • Japanese National Triathlon Team: 2014-2016

  • Marathon: 2 hour 39mins

  • Half Marathon: 1 hour 16mins

  • 10km: 33.41

  • 5km: 15.41

  • Completed Ultra Marathons 50 miles+

  • Sprint Distance Triathlon: 56mins

  • Olympic Distance Triathlon: Sub 2 hours

  • Ironman Swim Distance PB: 48mins