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.
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional
1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Group Coaching, Local Coaching, Strength Training, Nutrition, Mental Skills, Training Camps, Run Analysis
Triathlon, Road Cycling, Running, Mountain Biking, Duathlon, IRONMAN, XTERRA, Swimming, Rowing, Adventure Racing, High School Cross Country
Athletes must be willing to learn and work hard. A background in swimming, gymnastics, athletics and/or dance are an advantage.