Cathriona Farrell

I began training with Tom French in September 2013 as part of an athletics group from Craughwell AC. I was extremely fortunate that Tom had enough time out of his very busy schedule to train me one on one as he knew I was ambitious to achieve certain goals in 2014. Previous to training with Tom I had no experience with strength and conditioning training.

The training made a massive impact on my performance as he incorporated certain aspects to improve my strength and power which directly related to high jump. Under Toms guidance for five months I had increased my personal best in the high jump to 1.81m, set a stadium record in Athlone IT and set a new University Record.

 

I'm very grateful to Tom as these achievements wouldn't have been possible without his expertise. With continued training I was selected to represent Ireland in the European Team Cup in Estonia and collected 3 national senior gold medals since. I have learned a lot from Tom as he is willing to pass on his knowledge and advice. What I value most is Tom’s commitment, dedication and loyalty which I believe is the most important aspect in a coach. I highly recommend Tom French as he is just as committed as the team/athlete he is training.

Cathriona Farrell

National High Jump Champion