D.O.B 19.09.1978- Campsie, Australia
Nationality: New Zealand
Coach / Trainer since 2004
Strengths: Running, Cycling, and Triathlon Training, Biomechanic analysis, Personal Training, Technique Training, and rehabilitation training.
Half Marathon Personal Best: 1:08:48
Marathon Personal Best- 2:28:53
Marathon wins- 6 in total:
Lübeck Marathon (Course Record Holder) 2009,2010,2011
Kiel Marathon 2011
Trollinger Marathon 2010 (Course Record that has since been bettered), 2011
New Zealand Cycling Team member 1994-1997
New Zealand Duathlon Team Representative 2002, 2003 and 2005
Why Do I Train People?
There is nothing better than having a training session or a planning session with an athlete that has a lot of fire, determination, and passion for their goal. It does not matter what level that are at. Everyone that trains is an athlete in my mind.
However, when they really have a personal desire to better themselves, and you see the kick or joy that they get when they are going through the session or plan and things are falling into place.
It gives me more energy and joy when they find that they can do something for the first time whether it be a new exercise, a new distance, or that they find a new speed. When they start to believe in themselves, and in their ability to reach their goal. And when they achieve that goal can the emotion and pleasure that I feel be greater than when I have won some of my races.
That is why I train athletes.
I do not want a book full of people that are just numbers to me. I want to get to know them, to work on their stories with them, and be a part of the journey. When you are just going through the motions the end product is not going to be that great, but if you have a vested interest and you want to produce something that you are proud to be associated with then your product is going to be a lot better.
I prefer to have a lot of communication with my athletes not only so I know they are training ?? , but also so that they know that things are on track, and if not we can adjust things to provide a better result. And when things are going well the fire burns a bit more.
If you are finding it hard to get motivated or involved in your training maybe it isn’t right for you. Through an individualised training plan you can train effectively and also do things that make it a bit more interesting for you, as well as more motivating.
I have trained a whole range of people from the completely inactive, injured, those returning to sport, seeking a performance gain, or aiming to gain national selection or win a major race. The sports that I have trained for or people in include, gym based training, cycling, running, duathlon, triathlon, high mountain hiking, tramping, sprinting, hockey, rugby, surfing, golf, kayaking, basketball, touch rugby, and soccer. I do not claim to be an expert on every field and if I need external assistance I will seek it, but I do love to get people moving, and seeing their fire burn brightly.