Olympic Triathlon Duo Marc And Helen Jenkins Launch Coaching Super Team

Wales’ Olympic triathlon couple Marc and Helen Jenkins have launched a new coaching experience aimed at helping athletes train like a World Champion.

The pair have teamed up with Rhys Jones, an ex-pro athlete and , physiologist to found, Jinx Sport,  drawing on all their 25-years experience in elite level sport.

They have created an online coaching tool that allows them to design training plans to help athletes reach their potential while tailoring it around their lives.

“Not only do we draw on our experience at the top of the sport, but as parents of young children ourselves and with busy working lives we understand how to set realistic goals and create training plans to achieve them whilst working alongside the rest of our busy lives,“ says Marc Jenkins, who has two children with his wife Helen.

“We are here for our athletes from start to finish. Whether helping to layout their training or make sure our athletes have the best bike setup.”

Helen and Marc Jenkins with their two young children.

Jenkins, who competed for Britain at the 2004 Olympics, added: “Whatever it takes to help them achieve their goals.

“As well as all of the science, experience and knowledge that we will bring, we have also been there and understand what it takes to make that commitment to your sport and see it through.

“We’ve been through the bad times, and the best of times, and want to use that experience to help athletes take their swimming, cycling and running to a new level.”

The trio will use applied Physiological tests to understand what the athlete’s body is doing during training and racing, identifying current limits and how best to target specific areas of improvement.

Helen Jenkins is a two-time ITU world champion

Testing can be done through a portable blood lactate test which can be tracked over a full training year, as a block or as a one-off.

The trio can run one-to-one personal sessions covering anything from swim stroke analysis, run technique, bike handling or even strength and conditioning gym sessions and can even turn up on the day of competition to provide extra motivation.

Wales’ two-time world champ Helen plans on competing at elite level for the next few years but will back husband Marc and Jones before taking up coaching full-time.

Jenkins, who competed at two Olympics, said: “Through our 25 years in the sport we have worked with some of the best sporting minds in the world.”

Helen Jenkins on a training run with her children

“Whether our athletes are aiming for the top of elite sport, or simply to reach their potential at an event, we want them to be the best athlete they can be. With their commitment and our experience – we believe anything is possible.”

“Whilst I continue to race the next few years, I will be providing athletes with advice and insight supporting Marc and Rhys’ programme development and helping push athletes in face to face sessions and on ca.

“In the future at the end of my career will join the day to day coaching team.”

Jones, who also works as a swim and strength and conditioning coach,  said: “We haven’t just done a few triathlons thinking that qualifies us to coach, we have coached and planned our way to being the best, and this is something we really want to pass on to others.”

To find out more and speak to Marc, Helen and Rhys about improving as an athlete , visit www.jinxsport.com or email Jinxperformancesport@gmail.com for more information.

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