I started triathlon in the fall of 2000 after being inspired by Simon Whitfield
’s victory at the Sydney Olympics & Peter Reid
’s win in @ The Kona Ironman World Championships a month later. I have been living & breathing triathlon ever since. I come from a strong swimming background, with The Island Swimming Club
in Victoria, British-Columbia. During this period, I trained regularly with eventual 2 X Olympic Medalist (1500m freestyle
) Ryan Cochrane
I was a resident athlete @ The PacificSport
Canadian National Triathlon Center for 4 years. As well to representing Canada @ 3 Junior Elite World Championships. I then spend 6 months training @ The High Altitude Training Center
in the Kenyan village of Iten, with some of the top runners/coaches in the world. Soon after, I turned pro with TeamTBB
& achieved top 5 performances in officially sanctioned ITU, 5i50, 70.3 & Ironman events. The highlights were winning an ITU Long Distance World Cup, being ranked 14th in the world in the ITU Long Distance rankings @ the end of 2008, & finishing 2nd @ the Laguna Phuket Triathlon (The Race of Legends
) to the then reigning Olympic Champion, as well to future Ironman World Champion, & world record holder, Jan Frodeno.
I started coaching in 2009, & have been doing it full-time since 2013. I've trained various corporate age group teams for on-going years, as well to an elite development team for 4 years that was sponsored by Alaska Milk Corporation
, & National Team athletes for the Philippines & Indonesia. Then over the years, I have organized, promote, hosted or co-hosted training camps in Spain, South Korea, The Philippines, & Malaysia.
Performance aside, I work with numerous age groupers who are simply looking to live a healthier lifestyle, stay injury free, enjoy the process/races or even follow a walk/run program. I believe that the greatest positive aspect of triathlon is that almost anybody can do it, and into very late adulthood!
I use the online training software Addaero
to organize my athlete's day-to-day schedule & Garmin Connect
to monitor their activities. I'm also a regular user of bio-feedback for swimming - cycling - running. As well to enjoying discussing a simple, healthy, & logical approach to general/sports nutrition.
-Qualified Elite athletes to The Asian Games, Asian Beach Games & South East Asian Games from The Philippines or Indonesia.
-2014 AsiaTri Coach of The Year.
-12 Kona IM World Championships Qualifications.
-11 Elite National Champions (Off road – Short Course – Long Course) from The Philippines or South Africa.
-Top 10 elite or junior elite athletes @ The Asian Games, Asian Triathlon Championships & Asian Duathlon Championships.
-3 Boston Marathon qualifiers.
I trained under head coach Brett Sutton as a pro triathlete between 2007 & 2013. His training philosophies are a major component of my coaching approach. As well to what I learned while training/living during multiple/extended training camps with top triathletes/duathletes, that included ITU, Ironman, World, & Olympic Champion athletes.