As head coach Jamie Blanchfield will be your first point of contact within Premier Endurance, find out a little more about Jamie below.
For as long as I can remember I’ve had a keen interest in sport and performance, from club right up to professional. I am a firm believer that hard work, dedication and effective individualized training can help people from every walk of life achieve their goals.
I have recently graduated with a first-class honours in BSc Sports Coaching and Performance. Through my studies I have gained vast amounts of academic and practical experience within Talent Development, Sports & Exercise Physiology, Strength and Conditioning, Coaching Practices and Sports Psychology. I am also a qualified Cycling Ireland coach working in a consultancy role with the organisation.
My primary role is an endurance coach for road cycling, time trial and track while providing support in multiple endurance sports from Triathlon to Athletics. I have worked with a wide variety of athletes from beginner right up to professional level and hope to have played a small part in their success along that journey.
With experience from both a practical and academic standpoint Thomas is a massive asset to the team here at Premier Endurance having both represented his country on the world stage and coached athletes themselves to excel on the world stage! Find out a little more about Thomas below.
My coaching career started in 2016 on the back of returning to university to complete my degree in sports science with exercise physiology. Previously I raced internationally as a junior and U23 on the track and road. I was a member of the Irish elite track team for 2 years senior before choosing the return to university.
I graduated in 2018 with first class honours degree in BSc (Hons) sports science with exercise physiology and also awarded student of the year. In January of 2019 I was inducted into the honours list for academic excellence over my time in undergraduate study. Currently I am in the final months of a masters in physiotherapy where I have particular interest in performance biomechanics, strength and condition and injury prevention for athletes and general populations.
I have been the cycling Ireland track coach for the junior programme for the past three years and I have enjoyed considerable success at European and World level. From a coaching perspective I am keen to have a feedback, feedforward relationship with all athletes to ensure that individual goals and performance markers are achieved. I bring aspects of the latest sports science to training programmes which are underpinned by the fundamental training principals. I am happy to be on board with Premier Endurance going forward and I look forward to working with further athletes and continued success.