Diane Chaney

Diane1Andy has been my coach for 4 years & has played a major role in my triathlon development – I’m now 50 so he didn’t take on any “spring chicken”! Name: Diane Chaney How long have you been in Triathlon:  Did first Tri in 2003 – so 12 years! Greatest achievement in Triathlon:  Qualified for (& competed in) the Age Group World Standard Distance Triathlon Champs in London 2013 – my first ever GB vest & after a year of injury! Greatest achievement outside of Triathlon:  Got back into sport (swimming at the time) after a major operation in 1997 to remove an acoustic neuroma (benign tumour on the acoustic nerve). Lost my left side hearing completely & suffered long term headaches. What you love about F4L Triathlon Coaching and what attracted you to us in the first place: I love the kit – it’s bright & vibrant! I also love the F4L Mallorca training camp, the camaraderie there & throughout the world group!  I joined when F4L was very new & knew Paul, who was living in the North East of England at the time. I knew especially how good he was as a swim coach. Andy Stevens was my coach before he joined Paul at F4L & it was only natural for me to join up too! Andy has been my coach for 6 years & brought me through Ironman completion & GB qualification. He also lives near enough to be a training buddy, bike mechanic & general all round advisor & good friend! What are your targets in Triathlon over next two years: They were to have a really good go at 70.3 next year aiming for GB qualification the year after. At the minute I have back issues so my main target is to get healthy & then take stock! I have entered The Outlaw Half May 2016 already, so I do have a focus. In one line sum up F4L Triathlon Coaching: A group of like minded triathletes all aiming for the same thing – to make the best of everything they have to achieve their goals!