ABOUT FRANCISCO CAMPANA
In 1992 Fran joined the Spanish Army Green Berets and served for two years, gaining a new found discipline and focus not only in sports activities but also in university studies.
He first qualified as a fitness instructor in 1997 and personal trainer in 2000 followed by exercise to music and spinning instructor in 2001. Finally, he completed personal training advanced studies in 2008. Through those years Fran also become a Les Mills professional instructor for the Body Combat and Body Pump disciplines.
In 2008 Fran qualified as a British Triathlon Federation coach and in 2016 an Ironman University coach, including sports nutrition. He also holds a JC Santana qualification as a kick boxing and MMA coach.
He started competing in the martial art discipline of kick boxing in 1995 and fought as both amateur and semi pro between 1996 and 2000 in Spain and Holland. He also learnt self-defence techniques and tactics during his military service. Late in 2011 Fran started practicing the Shen Chi Do discipline which combines Hap Ki Do, Tae Kwon Do and Kuk Sool Won (weapons). He is a black belt qualified and continuing studying the discipline.
Fran has always loved sports, competing in both team and individual disciplines. Early on he discovered a particular passion for running which he put into good use playing football and basketball, he also participated in track and field events.
Such was Fran’s passion and his desire to improve that his then mentor, a master in Karate and ex-European kick boxing champion, suggested the idea of becoming a professional coach, which he did. His new found mental strength he gained from his army service also helped him complete the endurance events he competed in.
He is proud of his accomplishments and experience he has gained though his life and wants to be able to pass these skills onto his clients to help them achieve their dreams and goals.
British Triathlon Federation Level 2 Coach
Ironman University Coach
12 time Ironman triathlon finisher (swim 3.8k/bike 180k/run 42.2k)
Black belt in Shen Chi Do martial art
Top 10 age group and 18th overall finisher at Anglesey marathon, Wales, 2010
3h 5min Berlin marathon finisher 2008
Thames Path Challenge 50k Ultramarathon finisher September 2021
Thames Path Ultramarathon 50km, London, UK, September 2021
Royal Parks London Half Marathon, October 2019
Ironman Hamburg, Germany, August 2018
Half Ironman Edinbrugh, Scotland, UK, July 2017
Half Ironman Budapest, Hungary, June 2016
Half Ironman Salamanca, Spain, June 2015; Ironman Mallorca, Spain, September 2015
Ironman Lanzarote, Spain, May 2014
Ironman Klagenfurt, Austria, July 2013
Ironman Penticton, Canada, August 2012
Half Ironman Pescara, Italy, July 2011; Ironman Penticton, Canada, August 2011
Half Challenge Calella, Barcelona, Spain, May 2010; Ironman Nice, France, June 2010; Anglesey Marathon, Wales, UK, September 2010
Half Challenge Calella, Barcelona, Spain, May 2009; Ironman Nice, France, June 2009; Inverness Marathon, Scotland, UK, October 2009
Half Ironman Marazion, Penzance, UK, May 2008; Ironman Zurich, Switzerland, July 2008; Berlin Marathon, Germany, September 2008
Ironman Taupo, New Zealand, March 2007; Ironman Klagenfurt, Austria, June 2007; Olympic triathlon Eton, Dorney Lake, UK, September 2007
Ironman Klagenfurt, Austria, July 2006
Sprint triathlon Eton, Dorney Lake, UK, May 2005