“The real secret of life – to be completely engaged in what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realise it is play.” – Alan Watts
It’s a special day when you realise your job is to help others fulfil their goals and dreams. Fortunately for me, I have pathed a course where coaching endurance athletes and leading our coaches, has become my life and I am super grateful to be where I am right now. I love what I do and everything that comes with it.
I have been coaching various sports throughout my life and from an early age. From as young as I can remember I was always that kid getting things organised and helping others to form a special bond with their chosen sport – as I did. Playing almost every sport under the sun – from Water polo to surfing to rock climbing to my eventual passion and now career, in endurance coaching.
I began coaching triathlon around 12 years ago with regional school age athletes (Wide Bay) to attend the state champs and even worked with and alongside a couple of junior national champion athletes and coaches. Coaching part-time alongside my main job as a primary school teacher for many years allowed me to fine tune my skills through study, trial and error and a lot of n=1 trials on myself across the various distances of triathlon and endurance sports. After leaving teaching in 2012 to pursue Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Sunshine Coast, I became much more involved with coaching and shortly after finishing my Nutrition Degree, decided to dive in 100% and make coaching endurance athletes my full-time job from 2014 onwards.
Combined with a very active role in parenting my two young boys and managing my coaching team at T:Zero, my main role is as a proud Head Coach to a group of committed, hard-working, humble athletes – who are all in the process of becoming masters of the process and chipping away at some super inspiring goals. My philosophy and that of T:Zero, is to keep our programs highly customised to the individual athlete and give that athlete the support and guidance they need to grow their endurance skillset. The type of athletes we work with, are chosen selectively to ensure we maintain the high standards we have set – we want to work with athletes who embody what T:Zero stands for (long term commitment to the process; who love the journey; who have humility and honesty; good communication; who work hard consistently and who love what they do). I am constantly learning and evolving as a coach / mentor and growing in confidence every year. As you can see below from the 100s of athletes I have coached to Ironman finishes, World Championship Qualifications, Ultra Marathons, Personal Bests and best of all – achieving the goals we set out to accomplish (and sometimes more).
I’m a coach because I love it, I get inspired on a daily basis and I want nothing more than to provide the athletes I work with, the skills, resources and opportunity to best achieve their goals and dreams – to ‘live their potential’.
Who is my ideal athlete?
I am interested in working with athletes with big goals and a positive growth mindset. Going after big goals requires a long term focus and the ability to stay consistent and apply yourself is essential. A growth mindset means you see and tackle any obstacles as opportunities to learn and grow. It’s easy to get caught up in the weeds, so a long term approach to developing your athlete self is crucial to skill and fitness growth.
My areas of particular interest within coaching lie in working with experienced athletes in long course triathlon (Ironman Distance), ultra endurance (ultra marathons, multi day mtb stage racing, and adventure racing). So, if you have a long term, growth minded approach, and some big goals to chase in the endurance realm, I would love to work with you.
1st Ironman New Zealand (M30-34) (3rd Overall Age Group Champion)
Overall Age Group Champion Hervey Bay 100
Overall Age Group Champion Hell of the West
2nd Ironman Australia (M50-54)
2nd Ironman New Zealand (M50-54)
3rd Ironman Cairns (F50-54)
4th Ironman Busselton (F30-34) on debut
3 x Ironman World Championship Qualifier
Multiple Overall and Age Group Wins across all distances
100k Ultra Marathon finisher
2 x 50km Ultra Marathon Overall Champion (course record holder)
Lana Casey – Debut Ironman at Cairns 2018 – 11.13! “My second round of gratitude goes to coach @scotty.farrell and the @tzeromultisport crew. Scotty got me to the start line injury free, and completely prepared to take on my first Ironman, mentally and physically. I went in feeling ready, and I executed my perfect race day - enjoying every moment. My bike race plan was to power and after a slight panic when I hopped on the bike and neither power nor heart rate was connecting, I took a deep breathe thought WWSD (what would Scotty do?) and rode to feel remembering all the advice and days out on the M7. I literally had the best day and smiled through the run powered by hi fives from anyone who would give me one 👏🏻 Thank you Scotty - I would not have been able to do that without you. I have met so many awesome #tzeromultisport athletes and love being part of the family. The cheers from the crew at the tent was awesome and sweaty hi fives from other athletes out there were the best! Thanks team!
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