I have been immersed in sport my entire life, so it was only natural that I eventually found triathlon. I started in triathlon more than 10 years ago – initially struggling to finish an enticer triathlon. Since then I’ve gone on to compete in races of all distances – enticer through to Ironman.
I started with the T:Zero family as an athlete more than five years ago, under Head Coach, Richard Thompson. He initially helped me towards the goal of finishing my first Ironman and eventually to become an Ironman age group champion. A highlight for me was realising the lifelong dream of qualifying for, and competing at, the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.
I’m passionate about endurance sport and love helping other athletes achieve their goals and push their boundaries. I believe that having a coach, and the guidance that relationship provides, is one of the secrets to success in this sport – it’s one of the most important investments you could make.
My coaching philosophy is based around athletes enjoying the process and the journey while giving each athlete the structure and foundation to enable the best chance of succeeding. It is through developing an understanding of the athlete as a person, that I can tailor my approach specifically to each athlete and ensure a healthy balance of training – among everything else athletes might have going on in life.
Over the years I have been exposed to, and learned firsthand, a wide range of training, coaching and recovery principles, with varying levels of success through different methods. It is from the ups and downs of this process that I have developed my knowledge and understanding of what the body is capable of. Every athlete is different – so too is the approach I take, individually.
What drives my passion for endurance sport and coaching, in particular, is the continual challenge of seeking out that next best performance. Coaching for me is an opportunity to help athletes achieve something special – performances their proud of, both in training and racing.
Given the right guidance, commitment, dedication and patience, there are no limits to what you can achieve in triathlon. With the right mindset and drive you can progress and achieve performances well beyond what you thought were possible.
I have a unique knack for balancing and achieving success in both work and sport. Balancing a busy career with triathlon goals can be difficult. I have developed an understanding of these stressors and how to make it work. Now I am passionate about helping other athletes do the same.
As an athlete who has gone from mid-pack racing to winning my age group and qualifying for a world championship event, I understand what it takes to work hard, train smart and achieve success I never thought possible.
As a coach I’m here to help you achieve those big goals in triathlon – be that a first-time Ironman finish, that elusive PB or even a long-term goal of qualifying for a world championship.
If you’re someone with big dreams who wants to progress their training and racing, I’d love to chat.
Personal athletic achievements:
Ironman Age Group Champion – Ironman Malaysia 2017
Ironman Runner Up Overall Age Group Champion
Ironman World Championship, Kona Hawaii Finisher 2018
Ironman bike leg PB (4:36hours) – Hawaii Ironman World Championship 2018
Overall Age Group Champion - Hervey Bay 100, 2016
Multiple top 10 Ironman/Ironman 70.3 age group results
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