Head Coach and Director of Boost Coaching Ltd
Andrew Mackay is the head coach and founder of Boost Coaching. Individually he has supported hundreds of athletes toward goals both through specific coaching programs or 1:1 lessons or consultations.
Andrew's background is competitive swimming where he competed successfully at a National Level before moving into triathlons.
Andrew started triathlons in 2004 as an age group competitor and has worked and trained alongside some of New Zealand's top coaches and athletes. He competed professionally between 2006-2009 and raced in the pro field at the 2009 Ironman Champs in Hawaii.
Currently Andrew has his Triathlon NZ Level 2 coaching accreditation, Bike NZ Level 1 Coaching Accreditation and is a Training Peaks Certified Coach. There is obvious experience in previously competing in events himself which he is now able to apply this valuable experience to his athletes which have achieved their goals and more.
Career highlights include:
- 9:12:53 @ Ironman NZ
- Hawaii 70.3 4th Pro 2008
- 3 Top 10 finishes at Tauranga Half IM
- 4th Taupo Half IM
- 3rd Snap Half IM series Australia 06-07
- Ironman World Champs 2009 - Professional Field
- 2nd NZ Tri Nationals - Standard Distance 2010
What inspires you as a coach?
Developing an athlete's understanding of their training and then challenging them with events that lead toward their main race focus. Watching an athlete grow and seeing them achieve their goal is a great inspiration.
What types of triathletes do you coach?
I've worked with a range of athletes aging from 14 years old to late 50s. Many of the athletes I work with are training for Half and Ironman distance events but also a number that are training for sprint & standard distance triathlons as well as endurance running and cycling events.
What is the biggest challenge to coaching triathlon?
To find balance in life. Family/ work/ education/ sports all take lots of time but all are very important. Find that fine line where you can do it all successfully.
Meet Andrew's Boost Coaching Team
You will find an athlete that is just like you - Mum's and Dad's, Husbands and Wives, career oriented professionals that are leaders in the work they do, as well as students and aspiring professional athletes!