Director and Elite Athletics Squad Coach
Hometown: Enfield, London
Tony is one of the all time greats of British Athletics. In a stellar career, Tony won medals at many championships including World, European and Commonwealths, most notably his silvers at 1993 and 1995 world championships and a gold at the 1998 Commonwealth games. But we must include that Tony competed at four Olympic Games, making the final in Seoul 1988 at the age of 20 and only narrowly missing out on a medal when he finished 4th at the 1992 olympics in Barcelona. His personal best time of 13.00s from 1993 is still an English record for the 110m hurdles.
Tony became a coach with his first athlete Gianni and since then has nurtured many athletes to represent internationally using his vast knowledge and experience of the physical, technical and psychological demands of the sport. Tony prides his group on a high work ethic and a good attitude on and off the track, seeing these qualities as the best way for athletes to reach their full potential.
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Instagram = @tonyjarrett110
Director and Youth Athletics Squad Coach
Hometown: Basildon, Essex
Gianni is a former GB International in the 110m hurdles. With Tony Jarrett as his coach, he rose quickly through the ranks breaking British youth and junior records along the way and winning medals at various World and European age group levels. Most notably his World Youth Bronze in 2005, European junior bronze in 2007 and silver in the European u23 championships in 2009.
At 18, he went on to the funding programs led by the governing body and first represented at senior level in 2009 world championships in Berlin. Gianni would stay one of the leading British hurdlers throughout his 20s competing in the European Championships and the diamond leagues until a switch of allegiance to Italy in 2015.
After Injury setback Gianni is now focused on working with his former coach Tony to nurture the next generation of sprinters and hurdlers.
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Instagram = @gfrancomilano
Rob Thickpenny Performance Coaching
Discounted Strength and Conditioning sessions and Massage when you Pay Monthly with 110BYL
Rob brings more than 15 years’ experience as a strength and conditioning coach to the 110% Beyond Your Limits squad. For 6 years Rob was the England Athletics National Coach Mentor for Physical Preparation where he coached and supported athletes through the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. Rob is experienced at working with speed athletes and especially hurdlers, having led the S&C programme for Seb Rodger who competed in the 400m hurdles at the 2016 Olympics, and he also supported Gianni Frankis for 4 years, working very closely with Tony Jarrett to ensure the programme fitted with the technical demands.
Rob has also worked with professional rugby players, professional squash players and international dressage riders to provide performance solutions and reduce the potential for injury.
Rob gained his degree in Sports Science at Brunel University where he focused on applied biomechanics and exercise physiology.
Rob works collaboratively with physiotherapists and osteopaths to provide rehabilitation solutions; in part this comes out of his skills in sports massage therapy where he holds a level 3.
A discount offer for S&C sessions and massage therapy sessions is available for 110% Beyond Your Limits members who pay monthly.
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“When Maia started hurdling with Tony and Gianni she gained so much confidence in her approach and visibly improved her technique within just a few months.
She absolutely loves training with the squad at 110BYL and comes away saying she’s had so much fun as well as working hard.
Tony and Gianni give helpful and constructive advice as well as being incredibly kind, inspiring and generous with their time. We’re looking forward to seeing Maia develop as an athlete, under the guidance of the team at 110BYL. Thank you both.”
“After having a few 1:1 sessions, I joined the elite Squad and since training with 110BYL, not only do I feel I have progressed in all technical aspects due to their extensive knowledge, but also in my psychological preparation ready for races.
Despite the commute to training from Cambridgeshire, the warm atmosphere and drive from within the group makes the commitment worth it.”
“Isabelle started training with Tony and Gianni in the summer and we have found their enthusiasm, technical knowhow and great humour is unrivalled.
Isabelle’s hurdling has improved immensely, not just in her speed and technique but more importantly her confidence. She has learnt to smile when things are going well but also to laugh when they are not and that is a testimony to Tony and Gianni’s coaching.
Isabelle always looks forwards to hurdle training and loves training with the wonderful group of talented young athletes at 110BYL.”
“Sienna had lost a lot of confidence since breaking her arm but after joining the 110BYL Squad, they have been fantastic in re-building and improving her as an athlete.
Her hurdle technique has improved massively due to the excellent coaching from Tony and Gianni. Her dream is to follow in their footsteps and compete for GB one day. We can’t thank them enough for all their hard work and dedication.”
“Training with Tony and Gianni at 110% Beyond Your Limits has helped Patricia to become a better athlete physically and mentally . The coaches are personable, approachable and their knowledge and attention to details are amazing.
Every session is well thought out and coaches always push you to do better and making you constantly engaged in every session by giving you feedback on your technique. The visual difference in Patricia is huge.
Best part for me as a parent is seeing her grow in confidence by having the support both as an athlete and as a person. Patricia always looks forward to training as there is a nice atmosphere within the squad. Training with other athletes had a positive impact on Patricia and it’s a great place to support and challenge one another.”
“A big thank you to 110BYL for the work you have done with my daughter. Not only on improving her hurdling technique, but also on significantly improving her sprint speed.
Tony and Gianni are truly passionate coaches and strive to get the best out of the athletes they train. There is a good rapport within the Youth squad which has been nurtured by them.
My daughter really looks forward to her training sessions knowing that they will be challenging but also fun and that the training will be provided in a positive and collaborative environment, whilst at the same time pushing her to achieve her best.”
“In only a couple of months, the progession was incredible. Tony and Gianni will find exactly where your strengths and weaknesses are and push you to that next level.
Coming from another sport with no experience in athletics, I was apprehensive about joining a squad of top athletes. That went away after my first session; they immediately made me feel like I was part of the team.
Everyone get’s on super well with the coaches and each other. The sessions are challenging but not intimidating and I always leave with a morale boost.”
“I just wanted to say how pleased myself and Ben are with the his hurdling and all round fitness improvement since joining 110BYL. He loves the training and enjoys the fun atmosphere the Coaches provide.
As well as in Athletics, the improvement in his football I have seen since training with 110byl is really noticeable. Big thanks Tony and Gianni”
“I have nothing but good things to say about 110% beyond your limits.
My daughter started September/October 2020 and was very apprehensive. Tony, Gianni and the other members of the Youth Squad have made her feel so welcome. I am very impressed with standard of coaching, it is just the right mixture of work and play and already my daughter’s technique has improved.
The fact that you can choose how many sessions a week you can attend is great and I find it value for money. 110% Beyond Your Limits has my 110% buy in”
“Prior to training with Tony, I was a collegiate hurdler in the U.S and struggled to improve my hurdle time for several years. In one short season, I shaved 0.3 of a second off of my indoor time and PB’d both indoor and outdoor.
Tony is an “Athlete’s Coach”. He is knowledgeable, provides constructive feedback, has high profile competition experience, listens and communicates well with his athletes, and is an overall great person.
I found the training group very competitive, yet supportive and cohesive. The group genuinely wanted everyone to succeed and I think that made living and competing in a new country easier.
I am so appreciative of Tony, my training group, and this experience. I will never forget it.”
“Working with two great coaches who are aware of your feelings and are very understanding, they are 110% committed to improving you and making sure that you get the best out of yourself.
The improvements I have achieved are phenomenal and I can’t wait to start racing again. The members of the group are warm and friendly, at times it feels like I am with family.”
“Considering I’ve only been here for a few months I can already see a massive improvement in my training! Tony and Gianni are so enthusiastic when coaching and they have given me so much confidence.”