Coach Big Sexy
I came from a very early sporting background of playing field hockey as a youngster. I played hockey at State Level before learning what it was like to party. From my late teens to early 20′s I blew out to 240 pounds, before I realized how much I missed sport.
I took-up triathlon in late 2001 and kicked-it-off with a 70.3 race in Forster Australia. From there, the rest is history. Since my first race in 2001, I’ve now completed 30+ Ironman races. I competed as an age grouper in 5 of the races whilst I was running my construction business. My personal best is 8:17 over the IM distance and 3:48 over 70.3 distance.
In my athletic career, I’ve had the chance to work along side some of the great coaches and athletes in the sport of triathlon: Scott Molina, Dave Scott, and Brett Sutton, to name a few.
I offer a very personal based coaching package and like to work with motivated and driven people. I have athletes from all ranges of ability and age. But, we all have one thing in common: we are driven to achieve our goals. That may be to achieve that midnight-hour cut-off, get a Hawaii slot, or for some to dip under that magical nine-hour barrier.
If you would like some more information about how I work, please send me a message below to touch base. I will let you know the details, costs.
Working with your personality to develop your program – Each person has there personality and habits. I feel it’s my job to find your blind spots to help you become aware to improve and find your good habits to help you continue to grow with them. Usually this lies within our entire life habits and rolls over into our athletics.
Triathlon is a start to finish line complete sport – Too many people speak about their fast bike or run, all to often to fall short of their actual triathlon goal. I like to focus on triathlon as a sport in itself and develop an athlete to reach their goals in a complete package from start line to finish line.
Keeping an athlete’s strength strong and develop their weakness – Each of us have our strengths. Often we know our weakness and focus solely on improving it. I like to find a person’s strength and continue to make it their weapon. Then build their weakness towards being stronger.
Clear goal setting – Mapping out what YOUR goals are. Short term, long term and dream goals. It’s important to clearly state to yourself and to someone else what your goals are. That is the first step in setting up your life to achieve them.
Consistency - cumulative volume over time. I believe in a program that is consistent. Fitness builds over days, weeks, months and years. The ability to “back it up” is one of the most valuable lessons I learned over the years and is the key to success.
Clear honest communication between coach and athlete – I need you to be honest with yourself and share that honesty with me.
Here are the key components of the program that I’d like to deliver for you:
- Answering of e-mails and questions within 48hrs (unless notified traveling).
- Schedule with personalized sessions outlined.
- Race planning and post race feedback.
- Clear goal setting- short term and long term.
- Weekly feedback on training
- Nutrition planning upon request.
- Communication is through e-mail /phone and text msg
“I’ve worked with Chris for over two years and in that time have developed immensely as an athlete. When I began I was a middle of the pack athlete, with an IM best of just over 11 hours and a HIM best of 5:08. Over the previous two years we’ve worked together and had a lot of fun, but also had some great results. I’ve been able to take my IM time to under 9 hours and record a HIM PB of 4:15 on a hilly course! I’ve developed in all 3 disciplines, but have taken my cycling to the next level, able to record one of the fastest AG bike splits at long course races. I’ve also finished 3rd at the Australian Long Course Titles in my age group! Chris is great to work with and he definitely knows what it takes to be successful at long course racing.” Brett Hill