Nathan Ford

Head Coach

Level 2 Triathlon Coach

4 Years Triathlon Coaching Experience
Elite Racing Experience


Catrin Ford


Level 2 Triathlon Coach

2 Years Triathlon Coaching Experience
BSc Sport Science
MSc Public Health & Health Promotion


Mark Rabaiotti


Level 1 Triathlon Coach

Elite Racing Experience


Nathan Ford.......what a bloody legend. The best overall coach I've ever had.

I reached out to Nathan 3 years ago after seeing his amazing result at IMW 2017. I raced it myself that year and was so inspired and motivated by his result. I wanted to become a better athlete so I signed up with him. The following year we knocked off 90 minutes from my previous years time.

He has always been there for me 24/7. I truly feel and believe he has always given me 110%. Nathan is an amazing athlete and a truly amazing coach. I have great expectations of myself and I know with Nathan's coaching and guidance I will achieve my goals.

Nick Morris

Before I joined NFT my training had no structure and I hit a wall and I was not seeing any progress in my times.

Having Nathan as a coach has made a huge impact on my fitness.

My personalised training plan ensures that I get the most out of my training whilst working around my work and family life. I continue to break my PB's

Nathan continues to be a supportive coach, he is always on hand to offer me guidance.

I look forward to progressing with NFT to accomplish my goals

Anthony Williams

Since being with NFT my training has been more structured and every discipline has seen huge improvements.

NFT is so flexible and fits the training around my busy shift work, with no hassle, clear communication and always answering my questions.

Cannot thank NFT for the support and improvements I’ve seen over the past year.

Jamie Davies

I have been coached by Nathan for almost a year. After an initial phone call, my training has been structured around my shifts.

I can honestly say it's the best thing I have done. I am fitter now than I have been for a long time and my FTP has increased by 50 watts.

Nathan is very responsive to any messages regarding any queries or help. Would highly recommend.

Kelvyn Davies

After watching a close friend achieve his goal of completing an Ironman I had the urge to set myself the same challenge.

Not knowing the first thing about triathlons or how to get fit I was completely oblivious to what it takes to achieve this. I was put in touch with Nathan and as the saying goes, the rest is history.

Within 6 months I have completed my first 70.3 and on the road to completing my main goal, all thanks to Nathan and his brilliant service 110% top class!

Dan Shinton

Can’t rate Nathan enough. When I started I didn’t have any self confidence, yet alone believe I could achieve what I did. He believed in me, which made me believe in myself again.

Having four boys, 2 of which were babies, meant he had his work cut out, but he fitted the plan around this, so didn’t impact too much, which definitely kept me in the good books with the Mrs!

Always happy to help with my questions no matter how small. He knows his stuff and the results speak for themselves. I also managed to get my PB at Ironman Wales, which was my main goal ...legend he is!!


James 'Jamo' Davies



TEAM NFT have three coaches, Nathan, Mark and Catrin. They are passionate about triathlon and would like to assist others in achieving their goals, no matter how big or small that goal may be.

You can join TEAM NFT without a coaching package by joining as a Squad member.

Head Coach Package Nathan Ford

£ 90

per month
  • Consultation
  • Bespoke weekly training plan built around your commitments
  • Weekly adjustments to training plan
  • Training Peaks Account
  • Unlimited contact via Training Peaks and/or WhatsApp
  • Inclusion of strength & conditioning
  • Nutrition advice
  • Individual advice for race day including nutrition, strategy & equipment
  • Level 2 Triathlon Coach
  • 4 years experience
  • Elite Racing Experience

Coaching Package Catrin Ford & Mark Rabaiotti

£ 70

per month
  • Consultation
  • Bespoke weekly training plan built around your commitments
  • Weekly adjustments to training plan
  • Training Peaks Account
  • Unlimited contact via Training Peaks and/or WhatsApp
  • Inclusion of strength & conditioning
  • Nutrition advice
  • Individual advice for race day including nutrition, strategy & equipment
  • Qualified British Triathlon Coach
  • 12+ Months experience

NFT Squad Package NFT Team Member

£ 10

per month
  • Training Peaks Account
  • Inclusion of strength & conditioning
  • Race for TEAM NFT
  • Individual advice for race day including nutrition, strategy & equipment
  • Weekly group structured sessions on Zwift
  • Access to private social media accounts
  • Access to company discounts
  • Support and advice from other NFT members and coaches
  • Ironman Wales training days with Ironman Wales Age group champion & Head Coach
  • Group swim sessions
  • Race in NFT Kit
  • Be part of a friendly and supportive triathlon community


Race Reports

Outlaw Half Nottingham

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Richard Jellyman  Piecing the pie together This race was my “A” race for the year until I got the GB AG call up. A big motivation through winter training. A…

Snowman Legend

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John Collier  It’s 72 hours since the Snowman Legend Middle Distance Triathlon and I’m still struggling to walk (mainly due to the DOMS)! After making the decision to not participate…

Wild Boar 70.3

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Anthony Williams  This race was definitely an eye opener, the event was held in the national diving centre just outside Chepstow. The swim was in a big quarry, one of…

Outlaw Half Nottingham

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Lee Thomas  This year for me is all about benchmarking. I have big dreams over the next few years and I want to be sure that I’m on the right…

Wales Middle Distance Triathlon – Rhys Jones & John Collier

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Rhys Jones After almost 2 years since my last triathlon due to the pandemic, the wait was finally over to pin a number on and give the Wales Middle Triathlon…

Cotswold 113 Middle Distance – Emyr Evans

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NFT Athlete – Emyr Evans Luckily I decided to travel down on the Friday for this one, I’m glad I did as it took 6+ hours of driving due to…

Marlow Middle Distance

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  What I thought was going to be my first triathlon since Ironman Cozumel 2019, in fact became a duathlon, due to weather conditions. That being said, I still wanted…

Cycling – Lake Como

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I’m embarrassed to admit that the Italy trip only came about because it was one of the few European countries not on the UK quarantine list. A trip to Majorca and Portugal…

Ironman Cozumel – My best season to date

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  Cozumel would be my third Ironman of the season and although I have felt good all year, I did have reservations as to whether 3 ironman races within 5…

Ironman Wales 2019

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Coming off the back of a good race at Challenge Roth and not really knowing if I was going to compete at Ironman Wales, the decision eventually came around to…

Challenge Roth – The Perfect Race???

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Challenge Roth – The Perfect Race???    I was lucky enough to get a space at Challenge Roth, due to a number of athletes not taking their slot. This race…

The Boskman Triathlon

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This year I decided to reduce the number of events I was going to enter and concentrate on 3 main races for 2019. The first event was The Boskman triathlon…

The 2019 Triathlon Season

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2019 and turning 35! This week I’m kicking off 2019, a little late, but I didn’t count last week as it was my birthday, I used that as an excuse…

Kona, Ironman World Championships 🌺🏊🚴🏃🌺

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We arrived in Kailua Kona just under 2 weeks before race day and I must say, I am very glad we did. I had heard a lot about the conditions…

Cardiff Tri, Bala Tri, LCW Swim and The Monster Middle Distance

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It has been a while since I have written a blog but here I am, I’m back. It has been a busy Summer, fair few races and getting some decent...

IRONMAN LANZAROTE ‘The Toughest Ironman in the World’

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IRONMAN LANZAROTE ‘The Toughest Ironman in the World’ After a 3 hour delay leaving Bristol and the announcement that our cases and bikes would not be on the flight, Ironman...

Llanelli Sprint Triathlon (3rd) and Sospan Swim (1st)

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Before getting onto the Llanelli Sprint tri, I competed in the Sospan 3km swim on the Friday evening. This was my first open water swim of 2018 and a chance…

Amman Valley Sprint Triathlon 2018 – 1st Place

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Onto the second race of the season and another pool swim triathlon. A local triathlon this time and one that I managed to win last year. I was back to…

Nathan takes 2nd Place at the Harlech Sprint Tri 2018

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First triathlon of 2018 and a race I had wanted to do for a while. I had heard a lot of good things about Harlech triathlon, the scenic course and…

2018 season

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Since Ironman Wales I have been knuckling down with my training and planning my race season for 2018. I decided at the end of last year to embark on a...

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