Richard Allen was 5 times British champion (Olympic distance) and a world class triathlete & duathlete. He has decided to retire on 2006 due to an injury. Following the sad passing of a young girl call Ellis Harriet Clark, he was inspired to make a comeback. His comeback is very successful with excellent results at 70.3 races.
Richard is also a excellent coach and organizes triathlon camps all around the world. It’s worth mentioning that he organizes a training camp every May in Sivotta.
In order to train under the supervision of Richard or to participate at his training camp visit his coaching services web-site or/and read his exclusive interview at the 7th issue of our digital magazine in February (3rd issue of the English version)
Richard Allen in brief
Rich began his pro career in 1994 following a Silver medal at the World Junior Elite Championships. He went on to win 9 British Pro Championship titles, races such as Ironman UK 70.3 & was part of the British Sydney Olympic Games squad. At the end of 2006, following injury & burn-out, Rich retired from triathlon & launched the coaching business RichardAllenFitness. However this was not the end of his Pro racing career & in 2009, following the sad passing of a young girl call Ellis Harriet Clark, he was inspired to make a comeback. Having taken over 2 years off training & racing, Rich began a comeback journey to raise awareness for the fight against cancer & the Ellis Harriet Clark Cancer Foundation. He is now an Ironman 70.3 distance specialist. Alongside racing Rich still coaches, enjoys consultancy work, mentoring, writing & event speaking. He lives in Lake Norman, North Carolina, US, & Yorkshire, UK, with his Wife Tonya. Follow his training & racing live on the twitter link & check out his blog link. Please contact Rich with any questions >
2011 ACHIEVEMENTS >
2nd- REV3 70.3 South Carolina, US.
3rd- Ironman 70.3 Muncie, US.
5th- Ironman 70.3 Miami, US.
5th- Ironman 70.3 Syracuse, US.
7th- REV3 70.3 Quassy, US.
1994-2006 ACHIEVEMENTS >
Winner- 5 x British Olympic Distance Triathlon Championships, UK.
Winner- Ironman 70.3 UK.
Winner- London Olympic Distance Triathlon, UK.
Winner- Windsor Olympic Distance Triathlon, UK.
Winner- British Long Distance Triathlon Championships, UK.
Winner- British Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships, UK.
Winner- 2 x British Duathlon Championships, UK.
British Sydney Olympic Games Squad.
Scottish Manchester Commonwealth Games Squad.
4th- St Croix Middle Distance Triathlon, US Virgin Islands.
4th- St Anthony’s Olympic Distance Triathlon, US.
4th- Chicago Olympic Distance Triathlon, US.
4th- Derry ITU World Cup Triathlon, N. Ireland.
5th- St Croix Middle Distance Triathlon, US Virgin Islands.
5th- St Anthony’s Olympic Distance Triathlon, US.
8th- European Olympic Distance Triathlon Championships, NED.
9th- European Olympic Distance Triathlon Championships, CZE.
ITU Triathlon World Ranking Best of 9th.
Silver- World Junior Elite Triathlon Championships, NZ.
Silver- World Junior Elite Duathlon Championships, AUS.
Gold- European Junior Elite Duathlon Championships.
Silver- European Junior Elite Duathlon Championships.