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Find Out More About Coach Peter Lloyd

Peter has been involved in sports since a child, playing rugby in school /county teams then adult teams like Haverfordwest, Tenby, Swansea and even Welsh Colleges.  When Peter started teaching he passed on his love for sport to his pupils, some of whom he now coaches. He's been a member of  Pembrokeshire Triathlon Club since the 1990s entering short-distance and cycling races until 2013 when he entered Ironman Lanzarote.  Supposed to be 'just the one IM' ,  he got hooked and did Ironman Wales that same year!  A month later, Peter was knocked off his bike and was badly hurt.  As part of his rehab and needing a  goal, he entered Mallorca 70.3 after which his passion grew - along with his race entries!  Over the next few years, he started coaching alongside racing. Then, after 27 years teaching  he left to focus solely on training and  coaching #trilloydy athletes, to help them achieve their goals, whatever their level.  

What got you into triathlon (and when)? 

Sitting on Newgale beach in 1995 with a mate I said that I’d like to do a triathlon but couldn’t swim. He asked if I learned to swim in school, I said 'yes' and six weeks later I was on the beach in Port Eynon with my best mate Barney Griffiths starting our triathlon journey!!!

What’s been your favourite race? World 70.3 Champs in St George. (And all 3 of the IM I've done  in Lanzarote!)

What is your ultimate triathlon ambition / Dream Race?

It has to be to race Kona but I’ll have to ‘go long’ again!!

Best triathlon moment so far?

There are two. Floating down the red carpet in IM Lanzarote 2013, crossing the finishing line in what was going to be my only IM and also, standing waiting to start the World Champs at Sand Hollow, Utah. Little did I know the first best moment would lead to the second one 9 years later!!!

Which triathlete would you like to meet / triathlon hero?

Got to be Lionel Sanders!! I’ve raced in same race as him but never met him.

One bit of advice for a newbie….

Keep at it - because triathlon, especially running down the carpet at the end of an Ironman, is so special. Oh, if you go IM distance, be prepared, the Ironman Blues are very, very real!!!!!!!!

Non-triathlon sporting hero? Roy Keane, Kelly Slater and locally,Peter Morgan. All three had a such commitment to their sport/teams!!


What quote keeps you going in the tough times? “You can quit if you want, and no one will care. But you will know the rest of your life.” – John Collins

What are your top one / two motivational songs?

Hall of Fame and On Top of the World

Pre- Race Ritual ? Always give my wife a big smacker on the lips!!!!! The bigger the race the bigger the smacker!!!! 

Peter's Race Experience

2024  The Volcano Triathlon, Lanzarote (olympic)

            The Championship - Samorin

               (Middle Distance World Champs)

2023   IM Lanzarote 70.3

            The Championship - Samorin

               (Middle Distance World Champs)

            Challenge Wales Middle Distance 

               AG Winner and  AG Welsh Champion

            IM Swansea 70.3

               AG Winner and WC qualifying slot 

            IM Portugal 70.3

2022   IM Lanzarote 70.3

            Challenge Lisbon Middle Distance 

            Challenge Wales Middle Distance 

                 AG Winner and 2nd Welsh Champs

            IM Swansea 70.3

             IM World Champs - Utah

2021   Wales Triathlon Middle Distance (Fishguard)

            Outlaw Bowood Middle Distance 

            IM Lanzarote 70.3

2019    IM Gdynia 70.3

2018    IM Marbella 70.3

             Ironman Lanzarote 

             IM Gdynia 70.3

             Ocean Lava Lanzarote - Middle Distance      

                   AG Winner

2017   The Championship - Samorin                                              (Middle Distance World Champs)

            Cardiff Triathlon Olympic Distance

                 Welsh Age Group Champion

            IM Gdynia 70.3

             IM Dublin 70.3

             IM Weymouth 70.3

2016    122 Triathlon Lanzarote Olympic Distance                          Age Group Winner

             IM Mallorca 70.3   

             IM Dublin 70.3

             IM Lanzarote 70.3

             Challenge Salou Middle Distance 

2015    IM Stafford 70.3

             Ironman Lanzarote

              IM Dublin 70.3. 4th in AG

              Ironman Wales

2014    IM Mallorca 70.3

             Costwolds 113 Middle Distance 

             Ocean Lava Fishguard Middle Distance 

             Ocean Lava Lanzarote Olympic Distance

2013    Ironman Lanzarote

             Ironman Wales

1997    Cosmeston Triathlon Middle Distance

1995 – Port Eynon Excalibur (My 1st ever triathlon)



  • Pembrokeshire Triathlon – relay winner x 3 

  • Broadhaven/Pembrokeshire Triathlon many, many times

  • Cotswold Sprint Triathlon

  • LCW (Tenby) Cycle and half Marathon on several occasions

Peter's Qualifications

Ironman Certified Coach since 2017

Certified Stryd Coach


Training Peaks Certificates:

Science of Endurance Hydration;

The Physiology of Endurance;

Introduction to HRV;  

Planning with TSS ; 

2017 Endurance Coaching Summit - Science Track

Endure IQ Certs:

Long Distance Triathlon 101:

The practical application of Low Carbohydrates for Long Distance Triathlon; 

Giant trained Bike Fitter

Turbo Class Leader at The Omnium and Narberth Dynamos


Qualified Primary Teacher 

Qualified School Swim Coach

School Football Coach 

What was the last book/magazine you read?  

Matthew Syed  - Rebel Ideas 

What was your first single/CD?  

Mull of Kintyre by Wings

What’s your favourite food?    Pizzzzzzzzaaaaaaaa

What’s the one thing you can’t live without? 

A flight to Lanzarote!!  🤣

Fun Fact (s) about you - 

I filled in when someone dropped out of the school play, I had one line, “Do you happen to want a sewing machine?” said in an Irish accent.  I still say it on occasions - can’t be accused of forgetting my line!

Also, when I was 8 I refused to go to school on Monday mornings telling my mum I had a bad belly but it was really because we had recorder lessons and I hated it.  Roll on to age 35 and I married a music teacher.  Karma! 😂

Ironman AWA

AWA Silver   2023

AWA Silver   2022

AWA   Silver   2018/19

AWA Gold  2017 /18

AWA Gold 2016 /17

AWA Siver 2015/16

AWA Bronze 2013

Cycling Achievements

  • Winner of 12 hour Team Track Race 2018

  • TT Age Group Welsh Champion 10m 2012

  • BRONZE Welsh Circuit Time Trail Championship 2012

  • 2nd Place & 1st Vet – WCA Time Trial Series – 2010

  • 6th Place WCA – All Distance  Championship from 10 miles to 12 hours 2009

  • 8th British Road Time Trial Championship in 2009

  • Experienced 4-up racer including a win in several Time Trial races

  • Completed the Welsh 12 hour time trial 2009

  • Won up to Road Race Category 3 Rider 

  • Experienced time trial racer with several wins at age group



Quick Fire Facts 🔥 


Pool or sea  - Pool

Wine or beer -  Beer 

Pizza or pasta - Pizza, every day if possible!!

Fish or meat -  Fish

Rugby or Football  - Both

Gym or Pain Cave  -   Pain cave

Sands Beach or Haverfordwest Leisure Centre  -

Are you serious??? Gotta be Sands Beach

One-piece or two-piece  - One

IM Lanzarote or IMWales -   Lanza

Full or half  -  Half

Bake off or Strictly  -  Bake Off

Cats or Dogs?  - Dogs



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