I was born in Cape Town, South Africa and grew up in Zimbabwe. I developed a love for all sport growing up but was drawn to triathlon at the age of 15 in 1988. I raced my first Olympic distance a year later. After leaving high school I had a brief two years coaching sport at some local schools in Zimbabwe. I then went to the UK to join the Parachute Regiment. While in the British Army I was able to race triathlon and represent the Army and GB Age group teams. I returned to Zimbabwe for a brief period. I then decided to head down under to Australia. It was in Australia that I learned my trade! At the time Australia had the best athletes in the world. I was coached by Kieron Barry then Mark Newton. Both coaches took me to the next level. They both coached world champions. I gained my pro license and was able to race ITU races then moved up to 70.3 and IM distance. I then returned to the UK where I was lucky enough to meet Ben Bright. This was a big breakthrough for me! Under Ben’s expert guidance I was able to really up my game as an athlete. I began to really focus on my weaknesses and take my racing to the next level. I competed in Kona in 2007 and 2010. I travelled the world racing and gaining a few top ten finishes in Ironman and 70.3 races. I won two 70.3 races which was a highlight for me.

I retired from professional racing in 2011 and am married to Alexa, have to young boys, St John and Cameron and a Chocolate Labrador called Matopos. I now live in the Channel Islands.
I continue to race as an age grouper and love my job!

As a coach my philosophy is centered on athletes understanding their training and the process to achieve their goals. This is achieved through communication, consistency in training, enjoying the process and recovery.

 

 

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 2014 Commonwealth Games – Tom Perchard
  • Super League athletes – Ollie Turner and Siggi Ragnarsson
  • Jersey Academy Coach
  • Age Group GB World Champ qualifiers
  • Age Group National champions
  • Age Group World Championship Podium finishes
  • Age Group Hawaii Qualifiers

Some of my results as an athlete:

  • Two time Kona finisher 2007 and 2010
  • Canberra Half Ironman 1st
  • Rockhampton Half Ironman 1st 
  • Foster Half Ironman 2nd
  • Florida Ironman 2009 – 4th
  • Ironman UK 2011 – 3rd
  • Ironman New Zealand – 5th
  • Ironman Switzerland 2008 – 5th
  • Ironman Regensburg 2010 – 5th
  • Ironman South Africa 2008 – 6th