If you are interested in receiving triathlon coaching, please call one of our friendly (but of course very strict) club coaches below:
Brad Dixon (Club Coach; Tri NZ Level 2 coach; Physiotherapist)
Ph: 07 574 6116 or 0275605888
I started competing in triathlons in the late 1980’s at high-school, and was part of Dr. John Hellemen’s triathlon academy in Christchurch in the early 1990’s during my high school years. While studying physiotherapy at Otago I competed at the World Long Distance Champs (half IM) in 1996 placing 6th in my age group. My greatest triathlon buzz was qualifying and competing at the Hawaiian Ironman in 1999. I’ve also competed in several half I.M’s (PB 4hrs 11min, Tauranga Half, 2000), and marathon’s (PB 2hrs 47min, Hastings, 1999). Recently I’ve started trail running, and contributing articles to magazines promoting wellness. I walk my talk by mixing many efficient strategies to achieve balance, while striving to be the best I can be, in all facets of life. I love assisting athletes blend training in around real life so it’s enhancing not draining. Life is exciting with balancing my sports physiotherapy and coaching career with the ultimate coaching role – bringing up my two beautiful daughters (Eva 8 years and Stella 6 years) alongside my wife Coral. My coaching goal is to provide individual service to help athletes move towards their potential with long term wellness in mind.
Carolynn Margan (Triathlon Coaching, Tri NZ)
Ph: 07 574 7062 or 021 248 7059
Persona Health Studio - Carolynn Margan
We offer sports & remedial massage therapy. 10% off all massages for Tri club members
Coaching for Triathlon & Endurance sports – Carolynn has been coaching for 24 years & helped many athletes achieve their goals, including reaching world championships
Persona Premium Pilates:
Reformer sessions are designed specifically for individual needs & we tailor specific exercises for triathletes, small private room with 3 reformers. Contact Carolynn for costs & availability
We run spin classes both early morning & evening classes as well as Saturday AM & have 2 spin/core classes available
Studio is open Monday – Friday 6am-6.30pm / Saturday 7am - 2pm Ph 021 2487059 for an appointment / Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Willett (Tri NZ and Bike NZ accredited coach)
Ph: 021 188 1286
Chris is a physiology geek at heart. He aims to de-bunk a lot of the myths surrounding endurance sports to truly provide an individualised training plan to meet your goals for the season. With a high level of face to face contact with all his athletes in a group setting, training is never boring - and the coffee afterwards always entertaining.
Chris is working with TriNZ in delivering the Regional Youth Academy for the Central North Island and is working with the National Talent Squad to bring on the next generation of elite athletes in NZ. He also presents coach education workshops for BikeNZ to ensure he is at the forefront of content within this discipline.
All levels of athlete are welcome, the only per-requisites are a thirst for knowledge and a big smile!
Lyndy Wickham (Certificate in Fitness Management through Otago University - (6 papers); Level 2 Tri NZ coach; Triathlon and Multisport coach)
Ph: 07 543 3496 or 027 634 5156
I've been doing the sports of Triathlon, Multisport and running for over 20 years. I have competed successfully in such iconic events as Ironman Taupo x4, Kona x3 and the Norseman extreme triathlon, as well as Coast to Coast longest day and The Kepler Challenge. I have also competed successfully in numerous Half Ironman, standard distance, sprint distance, Xterra Triathlon, multisport, off road running and adventure race events. Lots of people asked my advice, so I started coaching. I can coach for most events and I tailor the programs for a wide variety of ages and abilities ranging from first timers to more experienced people, including those that just want to be fit and healthy. Each plan is suited to the individual around 'life' so they can make the best of their training and really enjoy the journey to achieve their goals, I coach the 'person', which to me is what it is all about; it is good to love what you do and be proud that what you achieve is your own Personal Best.
740 Belk Road
027 634 5156
Shane & Sandi Kaio (Tri NZ & Bike NZ accredited coaches)
Phone: Sandi 021 846255 or Shane 021 2743066
Body Mechanics Coaching - Sandi and Shane Kaio, provide a unique personal and balanced approach to their Coaching.
Triathlon & Cycling Training Schedules - for recreation and racing.
Strength Training Programmes - for increased strength, power, core conditioning and injury prevention.
Nutrition Strategies - for health, recovery and performance. Supplements for pre, during and post training nutrition.
Posture, Flexibility Assessment and Correction - for optimal swim, ride and run efficiency and injury prevention.
Body Mechanics: a balanced approach to Coaching
Craig Kirkwood (Bsc Health and Exercise Science; Athletics NZ & Triathlon NZ accredited coach)
Ph: 022 125 9695
I have been an endurance athlete for more 20yrs now, I spent the first 18yrs as a runner, but in 2008 I took up the challenge of doing an Ironman. The highlight of my running career was running 2:13.17 at the 2001 Chicago Marathon, and qualifying for the 2002 Commonwealth Games.
My background in coaching probably started 20 years ago when I started running. Like most Kiwi kids of that era I had all of Arthur Lydiard's books, and growing up in Timaru with no coach I used Arthur's books (and a lot of trial and error). After school I took up an athletics scholarship in the States at the University of Oklahoma. There I continued to improve my performances as an athlete. In 1999 I moved to London and this is where my own running improved and my interest in coaching was sparked. I worked for the legendary athlete manager & coach Kim McDonald and with some of the world’s best runners - Daniel Komen (3000m & 2mile WR holder), Noah Ngeny (2000 Olympic 1500m Champion) - to name a couple. My time with Kim saw me manage the training bases in London, California, and Melbourne. I also spent time training in Kenya's legendary Rift Valley.
In 2008 I decided to take up the challenge from my brother in law and do Ironman NZ in 2009 (where I finished 1st age grouper in 9h09min). Time to buy a bike and a pair of speedos! 5 years on and I have done 8 Ironman races including 3 in Kona, Hawaii, and a ton of half Ironman races. Now I want to give back and help pass on the lessons I have learned over my many years in endurance sport.