Sean Riley   Mind Over Matter Endurance


Sunshine Coast



Sport Types

Triathlon, Running, Duathlon, Swimming, High School Cross Country

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate


Mind over Matter Endurance coaching was born from a shared goal of husband and wife triathletes. We provide multisport coaching for the 'everyman athlete', where our motto is Your goal, our journey.

We deliver a goal focused coaching service based on your unique training needs. We ensure support and accountability through positive encouragement and thoughtful two-way communication. This is provided through our holistic life experience approach, not simply a performance at all costs mentality.

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Sean has 25+ years as a biology teacher and school coach and understands the biomechanics of training and competition. Having a Master in Education, focusing of behavioural management, he understands how thought processes enhance athletic performance. Whilst working on student development he gained an understanding of uniqueness of the individual. These life skills, combined with effective communication, he will help you achieve your goals.
Sean was a journeyman as a young athlete, trying various sports and achieving success and failure along the way. In 2009, he decided to “have a go” at an Ironman, despite never having done a triathlon before. He trained on a mountain bike, bought a road bike a few weeks before race day and finished his first Ironman on a bag of lollies as nutrition. Six Ironman later, he successfully completed Ultraman Australia in 2016 and 2017. Along the way he has amassed an impressive knowledge bank that he wants to pass on to you to make your journey as memorable and fulfilling as his.

Brena began with minimal athletic background, dabbling in fun runs and cheering Sean on from the sideline. Inspired by his endeavours, in 2014 she stumbled through her first enticer triathlon. Two years later she has now completed a 70.3 Ironman and full Ironman. Being new to the sport, Brena understands the difficulties in establishing base fitness and lifestyle adaptation, which many veteran athletes have forgotten. She will help you reach your goals, however lofty.


1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Swim Analysis

Athlete Requirements

For the 'everyman athlete' and those wishing to try a unique husband and wife coaching team. We offer something for every athlete, from a 5km Parkrun to your first Ultraman!



Sunshine Coast