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David Cole - Head coach at DC Triathlon.

  • Ironman World Championships Kona, Hawaii 2022 – Time 9.54.

  • 4 x Ironman Wales Finisher – Best Time – 10.10

  • Ironman 70.3 World Championships Nice 2019

  • Ironman 70.3 World Championships Finland 2023 

  • Ironman World Championships Nice 2023 

  • London Marathon 2023 – 2hrs 34mins

  • Bath Half Marathon 2024 - 71 mins

  • Welsh Age Group Duathlon Champion

  • European Age Group Duathlon Champion

  • Level 2 British Triathlon Certified Coach

  • 11 years experience of racing

  • 6 years experience of coaching

​David has a wealth of experience in competing whether that be in running, duathlon, or triathlon events globally. He has over 20 years experience in racing and 10 years experience of triathlon racing. He has raced at the Ironman World Championships in Kona 2023 and achieved a time of 9hrs 54mins. He calls this is biggest achievement in triathlon, adapting to the heat and preparing thoroughly for the biggest stage in Ironman triathlon. He uses his years of knowledge and experience, and his own successful methods in training, to develop all his athletes, whether beginners or experienced, in achieving their goals. He has trained multiple athletes to PBs and Ironman 70.3 and Ironman World Championship qualifications. David is a fluent Welsh speaker and prides himself on building a strong relationship with his athlete, building a strong rapport, and communicating on a regular basis. 

For more information on coaching, one to one sessions or anything else please send us an email, Instagram or twitter message and follow David on Instagram (@dctriathlon) (@dctriathloncoaching) and twitter (@David88Cole).

Our Coaches: About

Nia Cole

  • London Marathon 2018

  • Ironman Wales 2018

  • Ironman 70.3 Majorca 2019

  • Ironman Ireland 2019

  • Ironman 70.3 Weymouth 2019

  • Half Marathon PB 1.45

  • Ironman Swansea 70.3 2022

Nia was introduced to triathlon when she met David back in 2013. Since then she has completed numerous half marathons, a marathon, open water events, duathlons, sprint, olympic, middle distance and two full distance triathlons! It is safe to say she is now hooked.

David and Nia host the welsh triathlon podcast, Nawr Yw'r Awr together. Nia is a commentator on the Tour de France and Giro D'Italia for S4C.

Nia has been coaching athletes since 2020 and has successfully assisted them on their journeys towards their first triathlon, first 70.3 and first Ironman.

Nia became a mother in 2021 and a year later was back, hitting PBs and competing in triathlons including Ironman Swansea 70.3. She knows what it takes to recover after pregnancy and also understands the demands of training around family life.

Our Coaches: About Me
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