Dan Benton   The Barnyard

The Barnyard is a fitness group of people who train as a squad. We do all sports including general fitness, cycling, swimming, running and triathlon.

Coach: Dan Benton

All shapes
All sizes
All levels
All equal!
That's our motto.


Head Coach at The Barnyard.

  • Proven ability to deliver results to age group triathletes of all ages and abilities.

  • Australia Triathlon Performance Coach

  • Multiple Ironman and over 15 Ironman 70.3 and long course races

  • Represented Australia in age group events

  • Background in endurance and trail runs

My goal as a coach is to make people believe in themselves, ensure longevity for every athlete and to make triathlon a lifestyle rather than a sport.

Coaching Highlights

  • World Duathlon Championship, Adelaide World Champion, two bronze medallists

  • IM Australia, the fastest female Age Grouper and 5th woman overall

  • 5 National age group champions in triathlon, duathlon and cross triathlon.

  • Wins in countless age group

  • Coached over 50 age groupers to successful Ironman races.

  • Representatives in AG World Championships including:

  • Ironman World Championship Kona, Ironman 70.3 World Championship at Nevada 2013, Mont-Tremblant 2014. World Triathlon Age Group Championships at Auckland 2012, London 2013, Edmonton 2014, Chicago 2015 and Mexico 2016

In other sports my athletes have won:

  • Cycling Australian and NSW Masters Individual Time trial champion. Done with 2 separate athletes.

  • Female winner in the 255km ultra race Big Red Run.

  • Wins in ultra and trail runs.

  • Wins in Endurance Mountain Biking

My athletes have completed races in iconic races such as:

  • Rottnest Challenge Open Water Swim.
  • Challenge Roth.
  • The North Face 100.
  • Escape from Alcatraz



Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional


1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Group Coaching, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Strength Training, Mental Skills, Training Camps, Run Analysis

Sport Types

Triathlon, Road Cycling, Running, Mountain Biking, Duathlon, IRONMAN, XTERRA, Swimming, Personal Training, Corporate Wellness




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