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“We are delighted to welcome Nadeem Shaikh from SMART Way Forward onto the National Coach Development Programme. We hope that the opportunities that the programme offers to further enhance his already substantial knowledge, together with his enthusiasm and experience, will be very useful to other athletes & coaches around the country.”
Jenny Harris
National Coach Mentor Youth Development (Endurance), England Athletics

7 June 2013

Steve Trew

STEVETREWSteve Trew’s company, Personal Best Fitness Consultancy, provides and manages the fitness facilities for Centrica PLC. Steve is also a facilitator/presenter for Johnson and Johnson. He has vast experience of seminars and presentations for balancing lifestyle and dealing with stress in the workplace. He taught for nineteen years in London Comprehensive schools before setting up his company.

Steve is one of the best-known names in World triathlon as a coach, race commentator, journalist and novelist. He has coached medallists at European and World Championships and has been at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games since Sydney 2000 as coach, team manager, and/or commentator for triathlon and swimming. Steve also provides live commentary at the London Marathon, the Great Swim series, and the Big City 10k and 5k runs. Steve has commentated on Olympic and World, Commonwealth and European major events both on-site and for television for 20 years.

Steve has coached and presented all over the world including Mexico, India, Yugoslavia, Canada, Israel, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Northern and Southern Ireland, Hong Kong, Malta, Italy, Bermuda and Australia. He has worked with National Federations, and the IOC and ITU on Olympic solidarity camps. Steve is an advisory coach for Speedo. He has a special interest in social and group dynamics.

At the 2012 London Olympic Games Steve was commentator and broadcaster for the sports of triathlon, marathon swimming and race walking. At the 2012 London Paralympic Games, Steve was stadium announcer and commentator for track and field athletics. He also provided commentary for blind spectators via the radio ‘in ear’ facility..

This unique combination of experience in World level sport and the Corporate World has given Steve an insight into the similarities of dealing with stress and developing the coping strategies required in both areas at this level. He has worked with British Gas, Centrica, PriceWaterhouseCooper, IBM, Reuters, the Metropolitan Police, and Teachers, Deputy Heads and Head Teachers in Primary and Secondary schools, amongst others.


Triathlon, skills of the gam. (publishers Crowood Press)
Triathlon; A training manual (publishers Crowood press)
Triathlon; A Long Day’s Dying (publishers W publishing)
Triathlon; A Moment of Suffering (publishers Wednesday press)
Skills of Triathlon DVD (publishers Crowood Press)
Teach yourself Triathlon (publishers Hodder Stoughton)
Be Your Best at Triathlon (publishers Hodder Stoughton)
Triathlon: Skills, Techniques, tactics (publishers Crowood Press)
Marathon and Half Marathon Running (publishers Crowood Press)
Triathlon; 100 essential training sessions (publishers Crowood Press)



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