Meet The Team

Mark Pearce (Head Coach)

Mark has a BSc in Sports Science and MSc in Applied Exercise Physiology and is a BTF Level 3 qualified coach.   After a stint as a physiologist for GB Sailing, he moved into the world of triathlon in 2002 where he was the Physiologist for the British Olympic Triathlon Team until 2010, supporting and attending both the Athens and Beijing Olympics.

In 2010 Mark moved from the science and management world to coaching, taking over the post of Head Coach at Loughborough High-Performance Triathlon Centre. This was one of two centres around the UK that catered for athletes with Olympic ambitions.

In 2012 he coached Lucy Hall for the 2012 Olympics.  During his time as a coach for the High-Performance Elite Programme, he guided Matt Sharp to a world U23 championship and Adam Bowden to numerous top 10 WTS finishes.

In 2014 he left to pursue his own coaching business, Intelligent Triathlon Training.  He now works with non-drafting Pro and AG group athletes, bringing a blend of higher performance coaching, applied sport science and experience to benefit all athletes.

Sam Proctor (Coach)

Sam entered the triathlon world relatively late at the grand old age of 21, debuting at Fritton Lake Olympic distance in June 2011. Before this, he had competed at an elite level in high-performance sailing. 

Having spent so much of his time on the water certainly didn’t help him very much when it came to swimming in it!!  However, like most people when they do their first triathlon - he was hooked!! After embarking on some training and some more Olympic distance races, he set his sights on qualifying for the GB ages group championships in Hyde Park in 2013. Racing on the same course as the greats at the London Olympics the year before was an incredibly inspiring experience and set him up for a new challenge - middle-distance racing. 

After a season of middle distance and 70.3 racing, he qualified for the 2015 70.3 World Championships in Austria.  In 2016 he started working with Intelligent Triathlon and Mark, who is still his coach to this day.  

In April 2019 he made his Ironman debut at the North American Championships in Texas,  finishing 8th with the second-fastest debut of all time by a British athlete with a time of 8 hours, 14 minutes and 16 seconds. 

His coaching approach looks to harness the metrics that are available with a personal relationship with his athletes which allows him to discover what makes an athlete tick and therefore tailor sessions to best test their strengths and develop their weaknesses. 

"Mark and I have enjoyed chewing over so many different ideas in how to adapt, approach and execute sessions so I am very excited to be working alongside him at Intelligent Triathlon Training".

Intelligent Triathlon Training

Our Philosophy: specific, informed and objective coaching in partnership with athletes to develop performance.

We fully embrace and deliver an intelligent holistic approach to coaching using an application of both science and common sense.

Our philosophy is to provide individualised tailored coaching to all athletes, using analytical tools, experience and two-way interaction to optimise an athlete’s performance and to develop their skill sets.

Communication is key to a successful coaching relationship and we strive to make this as easy for both parties as possible. Feedback and interpretation are completed seamlessly through our coaching platform: Training Peaks. We have both the experience and expertise you can trust in.