Time with Boost Coaching: 4 years
Sporting background prior to starting:
Before taking on triathlon my sporting background was primarily in rugby and yachting, racing at a national level. Following that I participated in the odd half marathon and road/mountain bike race.
Initial goal/s & events when I started with Boost:
I only had one goal when joining boost and that was to complete and Ironman. In doing so however, I would need to learn (re-learn) how to swim, string a brick session together and perhaps complete a shorter distance triathlon.
Did you achieve these goals &/or what were the outcomes?
Unfortunately my first Ironman attempt in 2012 was weather shortened but with Andrews guidance through a relatively short turn around I finished Cairns Ironman a few months later in a time of 10:13.
How did Boost Coaching help you to achieve these goals?
Being a complete newbie to triathlon, I really had no clue. Andrew has been able impart years of racing and coaching experience upon me. Through goal setting, open and honest conversations about strengths and weaknesses Andrew designed a personalised training programme that ensures consistency, an element of accountability and variability to keep it fresh and fun. Andrew has created a team environment where we can support, learn from and challenge each other. Having buddies out there both in training and racing is key!!!
What are your goals & events as you move forward?
- Compete at the Ironman World Championships 2015
- Qualify for 70.3 world champs in 2016
- Continue to progress in all three disciplines
Three of my greatest achievements so far while working with Boost are
- 3rd in age group 2015 IMNZ 9:24
- Backing up 2 weeks post IMNZ with a PB 9:14 at IM Melbourne
- Ironman World Champs qualifier 2015
Other comments regarding working with Boost Coaching
Triathlon can be a pretty tough and lonely sport at times. I have no doubt that without Andrews support and guidance I wouldn't be able to enjoy it as much as I do now.