Coastal Sports Tours is a group of endurance athletes who live and train in Wilmington, NC. With our passion for the promotion and continual growth of sports in the Wilmington area. We eliminate the question of ‘where do the locals stay, train and eat’. Southeastern North Carolina is a beautiful place and should not be missed with the hustle and bustle of prerace anxiety that at some level we all experience. Our experienced team consist of seasoned triathletes, USAT certified coaches, professional bike mechanics, Kona finisher, 70.3 Worlds finisher, to working full time with children participating in team sports. We are geared to providing traveling athletes a Southern hometown experience. We take the worry out of pre-race planning and allow you to really experience and enjoy the events.
As an endurance athlete with a family. Traveling to events has been an event in itself. Not only having to prepare yourself nutritionally, physically, and mentally. There is the entire other end of the lead up that is typically neglected until the last minute. From hotel choice, it’s amenities and it’s location. To dining choices, what to eat, where to eat, and how long till we are seated. You have to consider arrival time, timing of packet pickup, pre-race bike check-in, and don’t forget about visiting the expo. To planning on how family and friends will get to the event, where to park, and places on the course they will be able to see you during the race. Sometimes the logistics are overwhelming and the enjoyment of the event is lost. Yes, your family or spouse can help you, but do they truly know your specific needs, and thought process to pre-race planning. You have put a lot of time and effort into training, your race is the reward. So, reward your hard work and truly enjoy your experience. Enjoy your taper and the City of Wilmington. Hope you can join us.
After all the training and hard work to get to the race....
Reward yourself with truly enjoying your experience.
Lawrence is a father, husband, and member of the healthcare community. He is a practicing Physician Assistant in Wilmington, NC. He came into the sport of triathlon at the age of 30 for the health benefits of physical activity. Participating in his first local sprint triathlon in 2010, sparked a wildfire. Half and Full Ironman finisher. With both personal best at that Beach 2 Battleship. Half 4:41 and Full 9:48. His empathy to collaboration with others to seek their full potential spills over into his athletic endeavors. Ambassador for health promotion, sport of triathlon, and team sports. Providing a local's perspective to traveling athletes to Wilmington, NC.
Degree in Hospitality and Sports Management from the University of South Carolina. In his third year of triathlons. Completed Beach 2 Battleship as his first 70.3. He enjoys the challenge of balancing life with his wife and three children and training for his first 140.6, Ironman Maryland.
USAT Level II Triathlon Coach
USA Cycling Level III
USAT Youth and Junior Certified Coach
Completed 72 Triathlons
13 time Ironman Finisher! Personal best is sub 11:30
2015 Qualified for the Double!!
70.3 World Championships in Zell Am See, Austria
Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Coached 61 Ironman athletes to finish line!
Completed 25 1/2 iron distance with multiple 5:30 finishes and a personal best of 5:18
6 Time Boston Marathon qualifier and I have had the honor to run Boston 3X with a PR of 3:37.
Professional Bike Mechanic
He is an Ironman triathlete who has competed in many events. His favorite race is the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco. As an accomplished bicycle technician. Shimano certified technician and Slowtwitch FIST certified. Charlie has been the bicycle coordinator for Beach 2 Battleship 140.6 and 70.3 triathlon for three years.
Professional Bike Coach
Brandon has been an exceptional professional bicycle mechanic for over ten years. He has experience at retail shops along the eastern seaboard and as a professional race mechanic in both road and cyclocross at the International level. He has worked for teams/athletes at the World Cup, World Championships, Tour of Utah, and for USA Cycling's Junior and U23 development programs. In addition he has provided technical support within the bicycle industry. He has years of experience in racing, training, and holds a degree in Exercise Science and Performance Physiology. As well as being a professional mechanic he is a qualified bike fitter and owner of Wattage Cottage Coaching (www.wattagecottage.cc). Brandon can get you and/or your bike dialed so you can focus on your event!