November 2, 2023

My Kona Qualification is a joint achievement by me working with Coach Steve. He took a chance on me almost 4 years ago when the only thing going for me was relentless consistency. I thought he would tell me what to do, to “train smarter” and if I did it to the letter, I would improve. What actually happened was much more collaborative, with us both listening to the other and sharing decisions together, modifying the plan as required, truly the difference between training and coaching

Marie Staunton 1-2-1 Coaching
October 15, 2023

Steve was my coach for the past year and I couldn’t recommend him highly enough. Steve’s prescribed daily sessions helped me achieve many of my personal goals. The varied training sessions always kept training fun and got me to raceday feeling ready to perform. I think one of Steve’s strengths is his daily feedback after each session as this was my first time working with a coach and I found this invaluable. Thanks Steve!

Michael Lynch 1-2-1 Coaching
October 4, 2023

I worked with Steve to train for my first full-distance FULL DISTANCE. I got tailored specific feedback on every session, which helped me ramp up my training volume, avoid injury and build fitness. I went into the race feeling confident about my plan, all three disciplines and the race itself. Steve’s coaching took the guesswork and stress of out competing in an FULL DISTANCE, and I plan to work with him again. Highly recommended!

Bryan Collins 1-2-1 Coaching
July 15, 2023

I started with SM by buying a HALF DISTANCE plan in Feb/22. I live in a rural area so few in person coaching options in my area. The plan worked so well for me that I joined the PBhitsquad which is a great way to feel connected with athletes from around the world. Coach Steve and Mark also provide insightful and helpful sessions covering all things Tri. I have since engaged Coach Steve for 1-2-1 coaching he keeps me focused, and is always encouraging. He has helped me finish two HALF DISTANCE this year. Thx

Gerry 1-2-1 Coaching
July 13, 2022

Had to start from scratch in my triathlon career andCS was recommended to me by a friend. He has been awesome from start to finish – "No such thing as a stupid question – unless you ask it too late" to quote the man himself … he is patient, detail-focused and seems to give a shit! I already have completed my first sprint and standard distances and am thinking long next year… all possible due to CS – thank you so much (p.s. I also beat the friend who recommended CS to me – first time ever)

Jason Kilroy 1-2-1 Coaching
June 5, 2022

Steve’s programmes were really easy to use and understand . I stuck rigidly with the plan and come race day was really well prepared and delighted with the outcome . I couldn’t have done it without Steves guidance . Thanks mate

Donal Galvin 1-2-1 Coaching
June 4, 2022

Steve’s attention to detail is impeccable! No stone unturned.I did an Olympic triathlon about 7 years ago and said it was my last! Here I am at 53 having just finished one and looking forward to the next one! It’s never too late!Steves coaching in all disciplines helped me more than achieve my goals. Would highly recommend you reach out to him.Always good to have a professional pushing you through to the next level!

Brendan Bane 1-2-1 Coaching
May 4, 2021

If you read one review read this!

Coach Steve is not for everyone! He’s not for you if you you need a pep talk every 5 mins!

He IS for you if you want detailed feedback, advice based on data, the facts! He is highly motivated and efficient, but he is also a sound listening board and a great mentor. What I found great is that he’s not afraid to stop the plan tailor the changes specifically for you!

Trust in the plan and the performance will follow! Everyone needs a ‘Coach Steve’!

Paul Mooney 1-2-1 Coaching
April 29, 2021

This is my 4th year using SMart Endurance ,
The attention to detail in feedback from all sessions is exceptional ,
Always at the end of a phone when advice or direction is needed,

Thomas Ennis 1-2-1 Coaching
April 29, 2021

Was Coached by Steve in 2019-2020 for FULL DISTANCE Cork. I started off with relatively little triathlon experience. From the get go I knew Steve was an excellent coach, his daily feedback and training progression over the months were unmatched. I went from feeling like an full-distance was an impossible task to aiming for times which I could only dream of before starting with Steve. One of the Best things about been coached by Steve, was his flexibility, which helped with my line of work. Highly recommend

Darragh 1-2-1 Coaching
April 25, 2021

Previously coached by Steve in 2016 when undertaking Full IM training. 5 years, 3 kids and a few stone later I'm back working with Steve, training towards FULL DISTANCE Cork HALF DISTANCE in August 2021. Steve has tailored my training excellently to allow for family and work commitments as well as dilligently managing my training load to reduce the risk of injury and allow consistent progress. As ever, Steve is personable, easy going and flexible, always putting the athlete first. Would highly recommend!

Paddy Beirne 1-2-1 Coaching
April 19, 2021

Steve is a great coach and a great guy. I was coached for my first full distance race with him in Barcelona. A real coach that cares for his athletes. When I do another full distance race Steve will be my first port of call.

James Picking 1-2-1 Coaching