Hi I’m Sam, a busy mum of 2 and I’m totally addicted to running! I first got into running when I was 6 years old and competed at school and the the county across 800m, 1500m and cross country. I’ve done many other sports growing up but always come back to running as my first love! In my mid twenties I discovered triathlon and raced all over the world winning European and National Titles.
I took a break from running in 2015 to have my son and put on 5 stone in the pregnancy so making a comeback was tough; but not impossible. With a bit of hard work I topped the podium of my first triathlon back. In 2018 I had my second child and have started the journey back to fitness again. My lifetime 5k PB (18:43) seems a distant memory but I’d like to be that fast again one day and I am constantly inspired by the drive and motivation of those people who I coach.
My professional qualifications include: A PGCE (Post-Graduate Certificate in Education), a 1st class honours degree in Sports & Exercise Science from Loughborough University, a Certificate in Post Natal Exercise and a British Triathlon Level 3 Coaching Qualification. I have also won 3 coaching awards: Wyre Forest Coach of the Year Award (2016); Triathlon England West Midlands Coach of the Year Award (2017) and Triathlon England National Coach of the Year Award (2017).
I have coached a wide range of athletes over the years ranging from those new to running, to those competing in a national GB vest. I thoroughly enjoy working with groups and individuals to help them to reach their potential – as a coach there’s no better feeling! What you can expect from me is to have my full attention, commitment and dedication to your goal – it really is a team effort.
Facts about Sam Anderson -
Wyre Forest Coach of the Year 2016
Triathlon England West Midlands Coach of the Year 2017
Triathlon England National Coach of the Year 2017
British Triathlon Champion 2013
European Triathlon Champion 2013
3 European Medals
Breca SwimRun Endurance Athlete Runner Up
Over 60 podiums in multi-sports events