I’ve been involved in sport for as long as I can remember - from swimming, tennis to soccer and cycling, you name it, I’ve probably tried it. So, it was only natural that I eventually found the sport of triathlon. I started in triathlon over 10 years ago and like most triathletes, I began with the Sprint distance and from the moment I crossed that first finish line I was hooked. But being someone who thrives on consistent improvement and challenge, I soon progressed to Olympic distance to Half Ironman and inevitably onto the full Ironman distance. Throughout this journey, I discovered that my passion is for long course triathlon racing and I haven’t looked back since.
I strongly believe that if you’re new to triathlon, having a coach and the guidance that relationship provides is invaluable and possibly the most important investment you should make, however when I first started in the sport, I was self-coached. I decided to take the task on myself and through that process learnt a range of training techniques and recovery methods, which led me to various levels of success. But despite that, I knew that if I wanted to improve further and reach that next level in my performance, I had to find a coach that had the experience and knowledge to take me to the next level.
In 2014 I discovered T:Zero Multisport and reached out to head coach, Richard Thompson to help me towards the goal of my first Ironman finish. Successfully crossing the line of that Ironman showed me that anything really is possible in this sport under the right guidance and if you’re willing to put the work in. Throughout the process of working with a coach I was able to further enhance and finetune my knowledge in training and recovery methods, and I found out what the body is really capable of.
The successful coach-athlete relationship with Rich continued, and I went from mid-pack racer to winning events and standing on the top step of the podium - one of the highlights of my triathlon career so far is winning my age group at Ironman Malaysia in 2017. This win got me a coveted spot at the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii – a spot I once never thought would have been possible. With Rich and the team at T:Zero behind me I was able to fulfil a lifelong dream of crossing that truly inspiring finish line in Kona.
Having been there myself and having gone through the process, I know what it takes to go from the athlete who is finishing mid-pack to the one being chased. I’ve learnt a lot over the years and have achieved some great results, so my aim now is to help other athletes achieve success they never thought possible. I have a big passion for helping athletes with huge goals and aspirations, who are looking to take their training and racing to that next level.
One of my unique strengths is understanding how to balance a busy corporate career with triathlon training and racing. I know how to make it work and am passionate about helping other athletes in similar situations achieve those big goals in triathlon, be that a first-time Ironman finish, achieving that elusive PB or even a long-term goal of qualifying for a World Championship.
As a coach, I want athletes to enjoy the process and the journey – the inevitable results that come out of this are secondary. I genuinely believe there are no limits to what any athlete can achieve in triathlon given the right guidance, commitment, dedication and most importantly, patience. With the right mindset and drive, anyone can progress and perform at a level that’s far beyond what they ever thought was possible.
If you’re someone with big dreams who wants to take their training and racing to that next level, I’d love to chat and see how I can help you achieve what you once thought was impossible.
Personal athletic achievements:
Ironman Age Group Champion – IM Malaysia 2017
Ironman Runner Up Overall Age Group Champion
Ironman World Championship, Kona Hawaii Finisher 2018
Ironman bike leg PB (4:36 hrs) - Ironman World Championship, Kona Hawaii, 2018
Overall Age Group Champion - Hervey Bay 100, 2016
Multiple top 10 Ironman/Ironman 70.3 age group results
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