Coach Profile: Head Coach Jason Shields
Coaching Philosophy: Over the 10 years I have been involved in triathlon, I have seen many athletes come and go due to injury and burn out, all with plenty of motivation and big dreams. My philosophy is to work with the athlete and teach them that the old school NO PAIN NO GAIN training is a thing of the past.
My mission is to help athletes learn how to become fit as well as staying healthy for a sustainable future in the sport. There is no quick fix or short cuts to success. You will only get out of the sport what you put in. Take the time, set the foundation from the start and reap the rewards in the future years to come.
Ultraman Australia 2018 2nd overall
Hawaii Ironman World Championships 2013,2014,2016
ITU World Championship Olympic Distance 2018
ITU World CHampionship Sprint Distance 2018
Cairns IM 2014 winner
Gatorade Series winner 35-39 5th A/G
Victorian State Series winner 2015/16 35-39
35-39 3 x IM podium finishes Multiple 70.3 podium finishes
UM fastest time 21:48:00
IM fastest time 8:57:00
70.3 fastest time 4:13:00
OD fastest time 2:00:35
Sprint distance fastest time 59:20
What do you Love about the Sport? Ever since the day I retired from footy and entered my first team in triathlon I have fallen in love with the sport. I love the challenges the sport brings in racing and training. I can’t imagine ever doing anything different and now I’m lucky enough as a coach to see the same passion and love for the sport in my athletes.
What inspires you? Ever since starting the sport, I have had the motto, if your dreams don’t scare you they’re not big enough. This is what inspires me every day to do what I do, no matter how big the goal or challenge I set is. Anything really is possible if you can just convince your mind to believe it.
Coach: Chris Pye
Coaching Philosophy: I believe that nothing separates us from our dreams but work, sometimes hard work, sometimes smart work. The personal challenge is what drew me into endurance sport.
Everyone can find their own personal challenge at their own level. With patience and guidance the journey for beginner to experienced athlete or from middle pack to the front can be an enjoyable and satisfying experience. During my time in the sport I have travelled down the wrong
road at times and now share some of my hard learnt lessons with others. To allow athletes of all fitness levels to progress and work with their specific training needs.
Athletic Achievements: I once did a flip.
Echuca Sprint Tri 2nd overall/ 1st 30-34 2014
Rural Tri Series winner 2014 30-39
70.3 AG World Championships 2015
Warrnambool Sufferfest 3rd 30-34 2014
Geelong 5150 3rd 30-34 2015
Challenge Batemans Bay 4th 30-34 2015
Sprint fastest time 1.03
OD fastest time 2:12
70.3 fastest time 4:38
What do you love about the sport? The fastest pro to the slowest ager grouper all have same the battle, maybe on different scales but everyone out there competing shares a common pain, a common motivation and satisfaction.
What inspires you? Usually Brunch, sometimes muffins.