Paul Holdaway started the ‘TL’ brand in 2001 when he opened a small Personal Training gym in his home town of Bexhill-on-sea. The TL stands for ‘Team Lifestyle’ and this ‘lifestyle’ ethos has always been one of the core values, as we believe fitness and good health at any level of performance, ability or age should be incorporated into everyone’s lifestyle.

Family is another core value, and since 2001 all the races and clubs have been built off a passion for sport from Paul, Lee (Dad!), Tom (brother!), and Jo (wife) plus many many more!

Over the years TL started and coached the towns first running club, Bexhill Runners and Triathlon club, Team Lifestyle. TL also hosted the first sports events in Bexhill, The Bexhill 5k Series (still going strong!) and the towns first triathlon (Bexhill Triathlon).   Paul and his wife Jo now run TL Sports, with multiple events around Sussex and Kent, still with the great support of many friends and family for race days.

Paul has been coaching runners and triathletes for the past 20 years now, plus helping people off all ages and backgrounds lead a fitter lifestyle. The latest TL Sports PT Studio is unique in the area, offering people a totally private environment and personal 1-2-1 top class coaching.  This has proved to suit the total beginner of any age from 18yrs – 80 yrs young, to committed athletes aiming for performance based goals within endurance sport.

Paul’s personal racing career in running and triathlon has coincided alongside the business side. Paul has achieved many things in sport including AG win and fastest non-pro athlete at Ireland 70.3 half ironman (4 hrs 21), qualification for 70.3 World Champs in Las Vegas, competed in the inaugural British Elite Duathlon Championship, competed in the National 50m TT Champs, silver medal U23 lightweight British Indoor Rowing Champs (6:32), multiple amateur triathlon wins, and some strong pbs in running (5k 16:02 / 10km 33:21 / Half Marathon 1 hr 14 mins / marathon 2:56), Time Trial 25 miles (54 mins), 50 miles TT (1:54). More recently, following rehabilitating from some illness and operations, Paul has used challenges to aid recovery, regain fitness and raise money for charity. Such as, a 100km Indoor row in 7hrs 14 mins, and 22kg Bergen carry half marathon. Paul is now focused to return to competitive cycling in 2020, in his 40th year!

Paul continues to learn and build his knowledge and qualification base, and is currently studying his final academic year in Sports and Exercise Bsc, a distance degree from MMU.


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