Richard Murphy – from Beginner to Ironman Podium in Two Years

/Richard Murphy – from Beginner to Ironman Podium in Two Years

“It’s fair to say that these results have exceeded my expectations in less than two years. Thank you Alan, and A1 Coaching”


In less than two years I went from being a triathlon beginner to an Age-Group podium in an Ironman 70.3 race, and qualification for the World Championships.

Alan Ryan of A1 Coaching had a big role to play in this. He is practical, approachable, and has a great depth of knowledge and experience from which to draw.

He paid particular attention to my circumstances and helped identify the most practical and effective use of the limited time available. From this, he put together a training programme that would fit with my busy schedule of long commutes and a young family. All I needed to do was get out the door when I said I would, and do the hard work.

In the 2015 season I haven’t finished outside top-10 in any Irish Tri race and have been on the podium three times. Along the way I’ve knocked 2:20 off my 10-mile TT and 1:50 from my 10-k TT.

It’s fair to say that these results have exceeded my expectations in less than two years. Thank you Alan, and A1 Coaching.

Richard Murphy – from Beginner to Ironman Podium in Two Years