Triathlon, Road Cycling, Running, Mountain Biking, Duathlon, IRONMAN, XTERRA, Swimming, Rowing, Adventure Racing, High School Cross Country
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional
PhD (Exercise Physiology)
Coached Sports: Triathlon, Sprint Canoe, Surf Lifesaving, Multisport, Swimming, Cycling, Running.
Experience: 12 years in New Zealand high performance sport (2008 Beijing Olympics, 2012 London Olympics, 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games), 12 years research, 3 years military.
Athlete Experience: 3 x ITU Age Group Triathlon World Champion, 3rd 70.3 World Championships, 5th GODZone Adventure Race, NZ Universities Rowing 2001-2, Kona Finisher 2011, 2014.
My primary interest is optimizing athletic performance, particularly for endurance athletes in challenging or adverse environments. I take pride in my workmanship and am inquisitive, honest and determined.
I have trained as a Navy Diver with the Royal New Zealand Navy whilst completing a PhD in exercise and environmental physiology. Previously I worked with the Triathlon New Zealand high performance programme from 2007-14, specifically the Beijing 2008 Olympics, London 2012 Olympics, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and every World Championships event from 2009-14. Prior to 2007 I worked with New Zealand high performance programmes in the South Island Academy of Sport.
I have coached since 2001, with stints with Otago U19 Surf Lifesaving, Otago Triathlon Academy, Canterbury Triathlon Academy, and Arawa Canoe Racing.
1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Group Coaching, Local Coaching, Strength Training, Nutrition, Mental Skills, Training Camps, Run Analysis
Athletes must be willing to learn and work hard. A background in swimming, gymnastics, athletics and/or dance are an advantage.