I started coaching whilst working at UQ Sport where I regularly coached masters swimming squads and often took sessions for the UQ Triathlon Squad. Having been involved in triathlons since 2008, I found my love for racing and coaching blossomed when I moved from country NSW to the “Sunshine State”.
Having competed in triathlons since 2009, I have achieved some wonderful results and I am fortunate enough to have allowed triathlon and high level racing to take me to many beautiful places around the globe. My greatest achievement on the International Triathlon Circuit (ITU) was a 6th place in Beijing at the 2011 World Championships, a very memorable achievement and a place I hope to return to racing in the future. My results and continual improvement would not have been possible without the several knowledgeable and influential coaches I have worked with over the years.
After years of racing and training whilst studying, working fulltime and attempting to maintain some form of social life I have learnt many valuable lessons and acquired many skills which Im passionate about passing onto others in order to help them achieve their goals.
I am now privileged to have been given the opportunity to come on board with Richard and Scotty and the T Zero multisport team. I have had the pleasure of seeing first hand just how hard working and dedicated these two coaches are to their athletes and the results that they have helped produce are very high quality (not to mention the success these two share between them in the triathlon world).
Like many coaches I believe that nothing comes easily, that to succeed you need to go out and work for it. For us age groupers, training can often not be a priority as work, children, family commitments all come into play. This year I have learnt that first hand after having a baby boy in July 2015. Now, life isn’t as simple as get up, train, work, train go to bed, every day is a new rollercoaster and a continual learning curve. I now have a complete admiration for athletes who juggle children, training, competition and work.
During my years of study at the University of Queensland I was constantly involved with programming and coaching individuals from various scopes of life, from those just wanting to complete a local fun run, through to working closely with elite athletes in the sports of cycling, triathlon and netball, With smart and individualized programming, continual communication and of cause hard work, I am certain that together we can achieve your racing and training goals, whether this be training for your first triathlon, or gearing up to tackle the half ironman distance.
In 2015, I had the privilege of coaching an athlete towards his first Olympic distance triathlon. With very limited background in the sport of triathlon we worked together closely and developed a program that worked within his work and family commitments. Not only did he “finish” the race, which was the main goal, he laid down an incredible time to come 8th in a very competitive age group. Since then excellent results have continued to flow, coming 4th at the QLD State Aquathon and several top 10 finishes in the Queensland Triathlon Series, we are now preparing for a step up in 2016 to take on the 70.3 distance. I was so extremely proud of this athlete and all the hard work he put in with limited time. Watching athletes achieve results they never thought possible gives me such a buzz and why I love to coach. My passion and love for helping athletes achieve their goals has only grown since seeing an athlete whom I have coached produce such wonderful results.
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