UK-based coaching firm Precision Coaching has confirmed that husband and wife team Helen & Marc Jenkins are now on board with the company as coaches. The Jenkins need little introduction as one of the most prolific triathlon couples in the UK. Marc Jenkins is an Olympian who has coached his wife Helen to a notable three Olympic Games and two World Championship titles.
The Jenkins are opening up their doors to a wider audience by working with Precision Coaching… ‘and signing up athletes that want to learn from some of the very best in the business and take their triathlon performance to the next level.’
Precision Coaching notes that all its coaches and specialists communicate regularly in order that athletes can achieve the best training, plan having considered their needs and aims. Athletes are allocated a lead coach who is then supported by the rest of the team’s knowledge and experience.
Precision’s view is that no one coach or specialist has all the answers; but, together, sharing knowledge and methodology the athlete gets the best outcome. An example of this is on the injury front. The coaching firm notes that if an athlete has an injury prior to starting with Precision or indeed has an accident whilst training – the relevant coach and Precision’s Dr John Allen will work together to build a program around the injury so that training is as efficient as possible.
Precision adds that this avoids details being missed, which is ‘critical as a professional athlete; and a unique approach of the Precision team that replicates the collaborative team approach the Jenkins’ have.’
Helen Jenkins said, “Being an elite athlete myself, I’m really lucky that I have access to brilliant physios, nutritionists, strength and conditioning coaches; and all these people work as team together to make me better. I’ve never seen that set up anywhere else for an age group triathlete. To be able to access all those things make you a better athlete and get to the finish line faster.”
Will Usher, Coach and Founder at Precision Coaching, said “Over the years we managed to establish some exceptionally strong relationships in the industry not least with Marc and Helen. Six of our coaches or specialists can list the Olympics in their resumes. It’s a real pleasure to be able to offer this level of service to our athletes and watch them grow to achieve and surpass their goals.”
Precision notes that it also offers 1:1 sessions on Zwift, riding together whilst coaching on FaceTime or Skype. This takes the form of a pure coaching role talking the athlete through a session, taking times, encouraging etc.
Precision notes that Zwift has the capability to allow the coach to switch screens with the coached athlete. This enables the coach to see all performance data in real time, which ‘when combined with FaceTime or Skype puts the coach in the room wherever you are in the world.’
For the more adventurous, the coached athlete can get the coach’s avatar working alongside in a Zwift race as a domestique. Precision adds ‘Imagine riding and talking with Marc or Helen Jenkins or both in the bunch and getting a lead out for the final sprint onto The Mall.’