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“I just PR’d Ironman Florida, thanks to your plan. Whats the best way to show some love to y’all?!”
Brian Marinari 11th Nov 2020
“I bought your olympic programme and completed my olympic yesterday, in a PB of minus 14 mins, I felt great and was delighted.”
Owen Threadgold 2nd Nov 2020
“The 32-week plan (which I followed to a tee, minus a few swims) was truly phenomenal and was instrumental in helping me reach my goal of a sub-12hr (albeit “unofficial”) Ironman finish… (My friend and I mapped out the Ironman course and did it, along with a few other diehards, on the exact date the race would have taken place). The official entry was rolled into 2021 so I’m gearing up for what I hope will be another PR.”
Marc Z. 19th Oct 2020
Bryn Odermatt 17th Sept 2020
"The IM plan that I had previously was great - got me through IMNZ in March, taking over an hour off my previous time. This year I went for the intermediate plan rather than a beginner to use the additional swimming and riding to make up for the run. All in all, really happy with the outcome." Nick Berry 8th Sept 2020
Damian Morrison 20th July 2020
“Just a quick note… I am very happy with the plan and its workouts … [Advanced IRONMAN 44 week plan]”
Liam Gordan 7th July 2020
“Second time I have used the plan [Intermediate 70.3 12 week plan] and I really like the workout descriptions and guidance”
Chris Leat 6th July 2020
“I’m entering week 20 of your ADVANCED IRONMAN 32 week (50yrs+, HR based) program. Really enjoying the plan so far, making great progress, and—knock on wood—remain injury free.”
Marc Zeepat 26th June 2020
“I’ve bought/used yr plan for a 70.3 distance last year and really liked it!
Now would love one for this shorter distance.”
Susan DeLong 6th June 2020
“I purchased a 16 week marathon training
program from you with the intention of running Cork city marathon.
Sad as I was that the race was cancelled a few weeks into training I
decided to keep going with the intention of running the marathon
distance on the day of he race regardless.
I decided to run a marathon a week early on Sunday just passed. Having
never ran a marathon I wasnt sure what time I would be able to achieve
and set a goal of sub 3:15. Feeling good on the day I pushed on and
finished in a time of 3:06:35.
I followed your program never missing a session other than having to
cut a week out towards the end. I found it extremely helpful and
informative and would never have achieved my time or managed to stay
injury free without it. I would certainly recommend you to others and
hopefully will use more programs from you in the future.”
Aedan Birmingham 26th May 2020
“I am about 1/2 way through my 44 week Ironman triathlon training program and I have been really enjoying it. I am new to triathlon and a number of year past my life as a football player so the program has provided both good structure and easy to follow workouts that have helped me already make a lot of great strides. I have had a few questions along the way and Coach Moody has always been quick to respond and given me personally tailored responses, to which I am thankful for. Unfortunately, with COVID my races have been postponed/cancelled, but I have no doubt that the plan will get me there once races are back on as the plan has already helped increased my speed and endurance across the board.”
Bryce Hudson, 23rd May 2020
“I have your full-distance plan (24 weeks) and I love it, big fan!”
Anne C, 19th March 2020
“This is my first time using a Coach’s training plan, the plan is easy to understand and structured which helps a lot for my novice brain. Really enjoying it so far and quite surprised at how responsive Steve is to queries and resolving any issues. I have a feeling I will be coming back to Steve after my first 70.3 to work on my next one”.
Andrew Valette, 9th March 2020
“Hi Coach Steve
“I recently signed up for a half-ironman in November – and Coach Steve has helped me get together a plan for the entire training.
I am currently in China, and I can’t get to any pools at all, so he has also provided strength training exercises that I can do as a replacement.
So far, I’m very impressed with the quality of the workouts, the speed at which he gets back to me (if we’re both in waking hours, responses are really quick, if I message him at 2am there, he responds early morning), and the guidance Coach Steve has provided so far.
Thanks Coach – already looking forward to tomorrow’s training!”
Fred Williamson, 4th March 2020
“I purchased your 70.3 plan for beginners on training peaks and I have really been enjoying it! The workouts and structure seem awesome!”
Charles Hodder, 27th Feb 2020
“When I asked Steve if I could use his logo for my blog he replied yes asked that I share my blog site with him. He had a look at some of my posts and replied his coach senses were tingling. After some coach and athlete banter we both agreed that based on my goals and this is my first IRONMAN I should move to the intermediate plan.
I have to say it is the best $139.00 I have spent!”
Tyson M 28th Jan 2020
“I started my first IM training plan with Coach Steve a few weeks ago. He provided helpful advice prior to my decision to sign up. Since then, he has been very responsive and helpful with troubleshooting and sorting our workout plan details. I look forward to continuing my plan under Coach Steve!”
Karin Avila 20th Jan 2020
“Coach Steve, Thank you for the awesome Advanced Ironman Training Plan. I am 10 plus weeks into the training and I feel very strong. The plan does a great job getting the most out of me while keeping me healthy and not overtrained. You have been very responsive via email and I appreciate that. I am extremely excited for the 2020 season.”
Ryan Davis 17th Jan 2020
“Delighted with the plan from Steve. Had a few issues I needed to run past him and feedback was very quick and clear. Would recommend him to anyone.”
Simon Jackson 11th Jan 2020
“Just started on a 70.3 training plan after 5 yrs of sprint and olympic distances. So far loving the plan but more than that within 48hrs of buying the plan already had a conversation with Steve to modify my plan to accommodate my cycling commute – so responsive and so reassuring to know I’m not over / under doing the training but can still cycle to work – Thanks Steve!”
Ben Smith 10th Jan 2020
“Just thought I’d drop you a message. I’m just over 2 weeks into my plan and really enjoying it. Odd day changed due to cold but managed the rest. PB, 3rd lady and 1st in my age group at the weekend park run, so all looking great.”
Ruth Chadwick, 18th Dec 2019
“Great instructions by coach Steve and I’m looking forward to smash my training for this Marathon. The training peak app is very straight forward once you get familiar and with Steve’s advice.”
Julia Massoti 5th Dec 2019
“I just wanted to let you know (I’m sorry its 7 weeks post ironman) that I finished!!! I cannot tell you how much I appreciate you answering my questions and for the training program that lead me to success and making me an Ironman!”
Kevin Drury 2nd Dec 2019
“Following a great training plan from smart endurance solutions, had a few queries about it and were answered extremely quickly and concisely with a friendly manner, highly recommended!!”
Malky Adam Cleghorn 20th Nov 2019
“Coach Steve Moody is a great Ironman Triathlon coach on Training Peaks. He is extremely accessible on email when I’m struggling. He takes the time to respond and adjust my workouts. I really appreciate the way he has tailored a training plan especially for 50+ year old athletes. Another thing that has helped me is the fact that Coach Steve has written a plan for 48 weeks compared to other plans that are only for 36 weeks or less. His plans use heart rate and power. I like how I can jump on my indoor bike and all I have to do is go to Zwift and Coach Steve’s Training Peaks workouts are automatically there for me! His plans are affordable, reusable and effective. “
Shirlee Finch 11th Nov 2019
“I purchased your plan [Adv 48 week Ironman] on Monday and wanted to let you know how pleased I am so far with the thought and detail that has gone into this plan”
Tyson McMurren 3rd Oct 2019
“Just short thoughts and memo at the other side of the incredible experience that was Ironman Emilia-Romagna.
“I’m a few weeks into your 44 week advanced training program and I’m really enjoying all of the training sessions.”
Adrien C. 30th Sept 2019
“I’m really enjoying your plan, exactly what I needed. From my previous 70.3s, I feel that a lack of volume in training was my down fall. I was just making it up as I went along so this is a good change.”
Micheal McGeever 16th Sept 2019
“Currently training using coach Steve beginner plan, I am founding his plan great and in line with my expectations and my time availability, also coach Steve was super helpful and responsive when answering queries. Highly recommended and if I am going to survive my first Ironman 70.3 will be down to his training plans.”
Alessandro Keno 10th Sept 2019
“Very happy with the program so far and will definitely benefit from the structured swim sessions”
Richard Brownhill 5th Sept 2019
“The plan is very useful and practical ,its my first time doing a training plan with training peak , and its very good.”
Raul Vieria 4th Sept 2019
“Just to say many thanks for the 12 week half IM training plan. I completed Dun Laoghaire in 5:54, albeit with the shorter swim. Delighted.”
Paul Walsh 3rd Sept 2019
“Coach Steve is phenomenal in providing efficient, detailed, and flexible training plans tailored to your goals. He is very responsive via email and is willing to help with any issue that you bring to his attention. I highly recommend!”
Cooper Bates 27th Aug 2019
“I am training for my 1st full Ironman using the 40 week advanced training plan and I love it. The flow, ease of use and durations fit into my work and family life perfectly without sacrificing training. Also helps that Coach Steve is super responsive to emails. Thank you!!”
William Garland 27th Aug 2019
“I would like to say thank you again for your support. I finished my #7 Ironman in personal best 10:05h. The bike course was 5km longer and the transition area was super long. So I believe i would have been sub 10 🙂 I’m very happy with my performance/results.”
Pitti Heerwagen 22nd Aug 2019
“Steve is a great coach, extremely responsive and sets a plan that will work for you! I seen my fitness increase way more during his plan than when I was creating my own. Would highly recommend!”
Owen Glennon 16th Aug 2019
“What a ride guys I m just over the moon with nearly 23mins improvement on the distance compared to my last 70.3 in Bahrain…
Smartendurancesolutions thank you! Coach Steven Moody perfect training plan”
Sean Chippy Farrugia 11th Aug 2019
“I just wanted to let you know my training has been going great so far and I’m shocked at what I’m able to accomplish with this training plan.”
Kevin Drury 5th Aug 2019
“Hi Coach Steve, first iam super happy with your training plan. It really helped me to be prepared for an Ironman.”
Benny Everts 5th Aug 2019
“Hi Coach Steve! I’m loving this plan you have developed. Thank you!”
Mary Kate Noble 31st July 2019
“ I am now enjoying my training plan which I purchased in June. And I
can feel the improvement from all the three sports.”
Vensent Wang 25th July 2019
“I completed my first 70.3 this week. Thank you so much for the beginner training plan! The event was a blast, and I surprisingly completed/finished feeling strong. I was actually amazed that I was not tired during the run and I owe a lot of that to your plan. I am already browsing what other plans you have out there!
Deborah Nussbaum 17th July 2019
“After self coaching for a few years I decided to put some purpose and organization into my Ironman training, signed up with a plan from Steve and am very impressed with the layout and attention to detail in the plan. Steve also responds to questions quickly and addresses the issues immediately. I also have a shift pattern work schedule which he helped me figure out.
Highly recommend, if you want to step it up a level!”
Kevin Beades 12th July 2019
“Coach Steve’s plan I purchased on training peaks has been wonderful and led to PBs in the run and bike in my Sprint and Olympic distance races. He has also been so responsive and helpful via email if I have needed to clarify a workout or adapt something. Highly recommended!”
Whitney May 19th June 2019
“I just wanted to reach out and let you know that your plan has been essential to some athletic gains that I never knew possible. The plan helps me organize and thus find time for the new baby, the wife, the blog, book and new business, not to mention recovery. My swim has become a new machine since learning how to measure my CSS and apply technique from the drills. I am much stronger and less fatigued in my stroke- all thanks to drills and the arduous back stroke you implement. I have come to love the training so much I have been referring everyone I know who doesn’t already have a coach to your site. I thank you, from the bottom of my heart. You are helping me reach a dream and by doing this I am able to help others more!”
Mark Turnipseed 13th May 2019
“As a beginner to both TrainingPeaks and using a coach, I was thoroughly impressed with how simple and (so far) effective Coach Steve’s plan is. I’m quite hot on hitting the right sessions at the right intensity to be able to be the best athlete I can come race day and Coach Steve’s method has allowed me to be rested for the hard sessions, and spent enough after to enable strong benefits through recovery. Steve has also been very helpful with answering any questions/suspicions I may have in using my data, planning for the race and choosing the right plan. I’m currently about halfway through my race plan, and already itching to get going!”
“I’m really loving the plan and it’s been a help confidence wise in my training. Thanks again!”
Wes Baerga 22nd April 2019
“Great coach Steve!! I’m following your plan for the Ironman and I’m improving very well!! Very fast in email reply with his advice and assistance!! Highly recommended”
Andrea Parolin 16th April 2019
“Yesterday I did the 1/2 IM Liuzhou and came second in my age group (65-69) in a great time(for me) of 5.39. I missed a Kona spot by 7 minutes but got the spot of 1/2 Nice world championships in September. I am thrilled!!!
Anyway, you deserve a lot of the credit for a training plan that got me to Nice and Kona isn’t dead yet so THANK YOU.”
Dan Kelly 15th April 2019
“Thank you for all your Support. I’m training for Ironman #7. First time that I use a online Coach. Now I wish I had started or found Steve = smartendurancesolution earlier. He is really smart, helpful and structured.”
Andreas Pitti Heerwagen 10th April 2019
“Coach Steve is great! He is extremely responsive and was able to come up with an excellent plan to fit my needs and my goal to complete my first Ironman later this year. I can’t recommend him enough!”
Micheal Pettibone 21st March 2019
“Steve knows how to get results, he helped me get back on track after taking a bit of time out of Tri. He’s always there with a supportive word or kick up the ass as and when needed. Couldn’t recommend coach Steve more, knows his stuff and is an all-around nice guy!”
James Northridge 6th March 2019
“What a fantastic service. Coach Steve is very responsive and clearly knows his stuff. I purchased a 70.3 training programme which Coach Steve personalised specifically for my training time restrictions, Wattbike and strengths. The program uploaded to training peaks is detailed enough to have some clearly thought out science behind it, yet explained simple enough for me to understand and implement it! Highly recommended – 5 out of 5!”
Antony Wilson 4th March 2019
“Both me and my wife are using 36 weeks ironman training program from smartendurancesolution, this will be her first full ironman and my third full ironman. This program we use now is specially made for ironman Italy / emilia – romania by smartendurancesolution. So i have good comperance on other programs, I highly recommend smartendurancesolution ironman training plan.”
Gudmundur Jenson 26th Feb 2019
“Training with Coach Steve is fantastic. He gives clear information and cuts through the jargon (vital for a first timer like myself). He’s very responsive, supportive and genuinely interested in how to help achieve goals and make progress!”
David McFarlane 25th Feb 2019
“Great help, and very quick responses to specific problems and issues. Really good service, that I would highly recommend!”
Thorhallur Agustsson 22nd Feb 2019
“I can’t say enough about Coach Steve and his training plans!
I’m only 5 weeks in to my 32 week beginner Ironman training plan and
have already seen huge improvements in my fitness…especially my
running! At the start, 4 km seemed like a hurdle but now I’m easily
running 7-12 km 3+ times a week. It took me months to reach those kind
of distances when I was training for a half several years back.
On top of the great plans, Coach Steve has been incredibly accessible
and has helped to move around my workouts to work with my crazy
schedule and my fitness level…it’s been super helpful knowing that
there’s someone there to help and build a bit flexibility into the
program, rather than just skipping workouts all together.
I’m really just getting started and already have a ton of confidence
in my ability to make it across the finish line. I would highly
recommend SMart Endurance Solutions and Coach Steve!”
Katie Losenno 12th Feb 2019
“Steve has helped reeducate me with the benefits of technology hoping to PB in Switzerland this year . Great coach and always there to help 5/5”
Gary Smith 9th Feb 2019
“I recently decided after completing a few marathons and the odd triathlon that I wanted to take on the challenge of a full Ironman. Knowing I needed a structured training programme I began to research the many training programmes available online and spoke to others who have previously done these events. The name that kept coming up was Steve Moody and Training Peaks. The variety of programmes, designed for all levels are second to none. Given the commitment and discipline required the programmes are not mundane, sessions are varied and really well constructed. However, above all else, having Steve’s input and help is the biggest benefit, along with his encouragement and reassurance he’s always just an email away and he always responds swiftly. Overall, although slightly daunted by the prospect of tackling my first Ironman I couldn’t be happier having Steve and Training Peaks helping me along the way. In a nutshell I couldn’t recommend Steve and Training Peaks highly enough.”
Dave Stapleton, 8th Feb 2019
“Awesome service, with creation of a plan for the Swedish weather, a pile of encouragement and humour to calm my first IM nerves. Kalmar 2019 here I come. Thank coach Steve.”
Jeremy Hamill-Keays 6th Jan 2019
“I recently bought a program from Steve through training peaks to start my training with the goal of finishing my first ironman this coming October. I have been super impressed with the support and sound, clear advice Steve passes on. Wouldn’t have any problem recommending his services, its superb! Great work Steve! “
Brendon Joost 4th Jan 2019
“Coach Steve’s training package helped me to perform better than I ever thought possible in the 2017 West Australian 70.3 ironman. I went from being a middle of the pack finisher to finishing in the top 20% in my age group by following his intermediate 12 week plan on Training Peaks. I actually enjoyed the whole training period and went into the event feeling confident and strong. The plan was easy to follow with full detailed sets and is incredible value for money. The swim sets are particularly great with enough variety to keep it interesting. I’ve come back for another training program this year and Steve has been awesome answering my emails, almost in real time conversation. Highly recommended!”
Kylie Nettleton 17th Dec 2018
“I recently purchased Coach Steve’s Ironman training plan from Training peaks. Steve was very quick to respond and extremely helpful getting up and running. So far, It has been a great experience working with Steve and following his plan.”
Gayle Rosewell 10th Dec 2018
“Excellent person and professional coach, always available to the needs of athletes, at any time of the day. Well structured and easy to follow workout.”
Cristiano Canali 4th Dec 2018
“I used a Training Plan from Coach Steve to finish my first 140.6 IRONMAN in Zurich Switzerland this year and it worked out perfectly. Despite some heavy GI issues during the swim and halfway through the bike split I was able to finish, also thanks to the prep I did following his plan. Easy written, structured, clever, and with less time effort but better results… would always come back. Thank you so much Steve!”
Philipp Buis, 2nd Dec 2018
“I approached Coach Steve from Smartendurancesolutions back in September, as I wanted to have a second opinion on how structured marathon training would work for me – so I bought his advanced marathon plan. From the beginning Coach Steve was very friendly and answered lightning fast all the questions I had- although I’m a decent runner with a pb of 2:51 on the marathon – regardless the question, he was there with a good advice or a joke . Truth is that for those 35 usd paid on the plan you just get more then that – so once this marathon plan is completed, I’ll continue working with Steve on my next goal – sub 10h IM (currently sitting at 10h, with a pb of 10:01 and several other around 10:15). Bottom line – I’m very happy with the choice I made and can’t recommend Smartendurancesolutions enough.”
Tudor Sofron, 28th Nov 2018
“I used Smartendurancesolutions for my 1st full Ironman this year, I can’t recommend Smartendurancesolutions enough, Steven took me from very low levels of fitness to completing an Ironman in a time I had only dreamed of. There is great feedback on all sessions. It is easy to see all sessions have a purpose and tie into the overall plan. Heart-rate controlled sessions, which make it all easier on race day to stay on target in zone and in control. The added advantage of having a coach who is very experienced and accomplished long distance racer, is great for bringing a calming effect, for those times of pre-race panic.”
Declan Cunningham, 27th Nov 2018
“Got an excellent (beginners) IM programme off (Coach Steve) via Training Peaks: Easy to follow prescriptions for endurance, threshold and higher intensity sessions across all three disciplines. It’s got comprehensive instructions for swim drills, stretching for before/after the bike and how much (by duration) S+C work to thrown into the plan which is really useful as a novice.
The plan progressively banks up fitness and strength over the months – I can see my fitness improving gradually week on week and the built-in step-back weeks are helping stave off injury and fatigue. The plan has taken the guess-work out of my training so I’m getting consistently stronger and faster.
A GREAT investment and better value for $ than any of the tri gear/gadgets I’ve bought! . Experience counts.
Stephen Moffat, 26th Nov 2018
“I recently bought a half ironman plan and had some questions in relation to testing etc. The feedback I got was so swift and any query ive relation to the training set, were answered so quickly. Its my first time training on my runs with HR and im loving it. A more structured approach is really working for me and having a coach to answer any questions is superb. an investment I should have done years go”
Sinead Bracken 15th Nov 2018
“Thanks @SMendursolns for your fantastic help with my Ironman Nice 70.3 Personal Best this year – with your help I exceeded my goals and I’m on track for another PB in 2019.”
Sean MacMahon 15th Nov 2018
“I purchased a plan on TrainingPeaks from Steve for my first Ironman race coming up later this year and so far am very impressed with its structure, variety, and detail.
Steve has also been very quick to respond to any queries or questions I have.
I will definitely be recommending him to friends looking for good quality, structured coaching”
Conor Gaul 15th Nov 2018
“Started with Steve on September 2018, training for Triathlon. I have seen tremendous improvements on my time and physical condition. Training are well designed and well monitored by Steve, how most of the times provides feedback to improve. Thank you!”
Peter Archer 15th Nov 2018
“Gearing up for my first 70.3 in Feb and am enjoying Steve’s program. Very easy to understand and follow and he’s happy to chip in and give in some guidance along the way too! Money well spent.”
Neil Tuohy 14th Nov 2018
“I purchased a triathlon 70.3 training plan off Smart Endurance Solutions. It has been a well laid out plan that challenges me yet isn’t so challenging as to deter me from training. It also provided a good balance of swim, cycle and run training. “
Craig Wilson 14th Nov 2018
“Smart Endurance Solutions Made me an Ironman 2018!!!
Didn’t have to think about a thing! Followed the plan and the rest follows! QED”
Steven Long 12th Nov 2018
“Steve I’ve just completed Dublin City Marathon and the 16 week plan I got from you for it more than delivered. It was my first marathon and hit 3:35 which for someone who wouldn’t class themselves as a runner isn’t s bad start! The plan was very easy to follow and I know with my new targets in my head the plan will help to (hopefully) hit those too.”
G. McAllister – 11th Nov 2018
“Hi Steve, just a note to say thanks for all your assistance over the past year. I feel that I have improved since we started working together and am looking forward to working with next year in achieving my goals.”
Ken Hughes 31st Oct 2018
“Thank you so much for all your support and advice while I have been training. The fact you replied so quickly to all my emails with great advice was a huge factor in me successfully completing my first Ironman. I could definitely have done better on my run but I was delighted with my time and really just the fact I finished! The fact I feel great this week and am only in pain due to losing 2 toe nails shows how well my training worked”
C. Natschowny – 8th Oct 2018
“Very impressed with the level of detail and guidance in each workout, easy to get to grips with bits of TP functionality is didn’t know were there, enjoying the work so far”
D. Robertson – 11th Sept 2018
“Hi Steven! I have done yours 36week beginner ironman plan and reached some good results that I am happy about. 2 months ago i finished 70.3 in 5h8min and two days ago my first Ironman Copenhagen in 11h19min. It has been hard at the beginning to stick to the plan, but then i worked very well and I had better understanding what and why I am doing that”
A. Kazaritski, 23rd Aug 2018
“I crushed the race! Placed 3rd in my age group! First time I’ve made the podium in any race. Huge confidence boost, and it was nice to see my hard work reflected.”
E. Spaudling, 22nd Aug 2018
“For me, a triathlon coach is somebody who not only produces training plans and feedback, but one who encourages one to be your best, to reach your true potential, and treats you equally no matter where you are at in the sport be it a beginner or category 1 triathlete. Steven Moody, definitely ticks those boxes. It has been such a great 11 months, that the journey will continue into 2019 to achieve some more goals!”
M. Duignan, 10th June 2018
“I just completed my first Ironman after buying your training program. I didn’t really hit most of the training on the days but hit what I could week to week. Had a few mechanical issues on the 140.6 so easily could have gone faster but with my minimal training I’m pretty happy with the results and still have lots of room to improve.
Jason Misurka 8th Aug 2018
“Coach Steve has been coaching me this year, he has delivered a quality personalised training and recovery program that allows me to maintain a healthy work, life AND training balance. Steven is by far the most attentive coach I know. Feedback on sessions can be almost instant, there are times when there are comments coming in via TrainingPeaks or WhatsApp before I have realised a session has been uploaded. Most of all Steven’s enthusiasm and love for the sport comes through to his athletes, this makes all of the hardship fun.
“I emailed Steve prior to purchasing the training plan and he responded quickly with really sensible advice based on my triathlon history and current training volume. Of course being an 45 going on 12 year old age grouper I ignored all sensible advice an purchased the only plan that gives me any remote, long shot of getting to Kona….I’ve just finished my first month of the base phase and despite pushing through a couple of those weird one-day training head-colds due to the increased volume, I’ve loved every minute so far.
“I’m thrilled to start my Ironman journey with you. My training partner fell in love with your plan and will be buying one too”
Claudia C 2017 testimonial
“Since day one taking up triathlon in 2008 Stephen has been a massive reason why I’ve stuck with triathlon and enjoyed it to the extent that I have. He couldn’t do more to encourage and help those around him and is incredibly generous with both his time and knowledge. I’ve benefitted greatly from his technical knowledge and expertise, but it’s his absolute love of the sport and the passion that he brings to coaching that in my mind allows him to stand out as a coach. I can’t recommend him highly enough.”
David K, 70.3 PB 2017 testimonial
“I have seen many different types of leaders in my day – be that soldiers on the front line when I was serving with the United Nations Peacekeeping forces or business owners pulling their people through our recent economic turmoil – some bluff there way and some even falter but then there are those like Steve who just have it, who walk the talk and lead by example. His hard work and dedication forces you to raise your standards and when you are too tired to see this, he inspires you directly with daily and positive encouragement to stay the course and keep on keeping on. He reminds you of that ever so important WHY!! The WHY that gets you out of the bed at 5am to bike in the rain for endless hours. See, he to has that WHY and thats what drives his dedication, to better his craft, to learn more so he can do more and most importantly, give more.
When I first met Steve – yes, I could technically swim and yes, I owned a bike but I had NO business asking someone to get me injury free to the start and finish line of Ironman Barcelona – and in just four months!!”
Seamus R – 1st time Ironman finisher 2017 testimonial
“Steven has been coaching me this year and I’ve had a great season – completing the NS for the first time in 4 years, injury free. My performance has improved and he has delivered a quality personalised training and recovery program that allows me to maintain a healthy work, life AND training balance.Looking forward to working with Steven again next year.”
Paul D – National series PBs at Olympic and sprint distance 2017 testimonial
Thanks again for this plan! You rock.”
Cheyenne M – Elite Development Athlete – 2016 testimonial
Dave Cullen – PBs at Olympic and Sprint distance – 2016 testimonial
“I presented Coach Steven with a unique challenge of being time deficient and only had limited opportunities to train each week. And those times changed often. He worked to constantly adapt to my timings while also getting the most out of the time available. I found this adaptability and ability to these challenges a commendable skill. Coach Steven also had an excellent ability to keep me focused on either the week ahead or on the Ironman process, as required.”
Gavin McAllister – 1st time Ironman finisher – 2016 testimonial
“I felt your coaching skills combined with your knowledge of when to push and when to accept my excuses (!) was such a help to me. Our partnership was key in getting me across the finish line in the race with a PB too…. I definitely did more brick sessions than in previous years and that stood to me on race day”
Jane Nolan – PB 70.3 race distance – 2016 testimonial
“Since we teamed up your coaching and advice has made a major difference & improvement to my training. Your analysis has highlighted instances where I was overtraining, brought a focus and rationale to training in the correct HR zones which has developed my endurance. Your coaching has also introduced proper periodization to my training. Crucially having you coaching me has taken away the usual second guessing that goes with setting one’s own training schedule. On the journey I have found that you listened well to my particular circumstances and been flexible and adaptive to suit my busy worklife. TrainingPeaks played a key role here also allowing me to lay out my work commitments in advance and you could tailor the training load and schedule to fit.
So thank you very much for the 2016 season and I look forward to working together again in 2017”
Pat Linehan – PB Ironman race distance – 2016 testimonial
“Just by way of saying thank for being my coach during my time leading up to the Ironman Triathlon in Barcelona in Oct 2016.
During this time I found you very knowledgeable and helpful on providing advice and structure on the training plan you set for me. The detail was very helpful in understanding what was required both from each of the training session as well as the delivery of the race day performance. Your knowledge experience and understanding of the requirements showcased your knowledge of the sport and Ironman distance racing.”
Ger Vowles – 1st time Ironman finisher – 2016 testimonial
“I just wish to take this opportunity to thank you for being my personal coach over the last thirteen months . The effort and detailed analysis and feed back using training peaks greatly helped me prepared for my best Olympic triathlon last August 2015. But then to have faith and commitment to train me to achieve my first Ironman race in Majorca this September was mind boggling. The great detailed and personal plans created and adjusted for my success lies in the Training peaks app that we used constantly. I would have no hesitation in directing others to your coaching in the future. Thanks for a great journey”
Paul Smith – 1st time Ironman finisher – 2016 testimonial
“I enlisted the help of Coach Steven to provide a comprehensive and structured training plan and improve my overall performance, he exceeded all my expectations! Coach Steven used Training Peaks to plan my sessions and monitor my progress, I found this hugely beneficial as it allowed me to track my improvement on-line. In addition, Coach Steven was very responsive to any queries I had. His experience of competing at multiple Ironman events proved invaluable. Within six months of enlisting Coach Steven’s services, I recorded PB’s at Sprint, Olympic and Half Ironman distances. I’m delighted to be working with Steven for another season, I cannot recommend him highly enough.”
Ian Allen – PB 70.3 race distance – 2016 testimonial
“I have known Steven for a number of years and have been deeply impressed by his enthusiasm and effective efforts to promote the appreciation and understanding of the sport of Triathlon. Combined with his own experiences, interest in technology and new up to date training techniques & ideas, I decided to engage with Steven as my coach 2 years ago. Given my own experiences and while doubting the methods/sessions at times, “trust the plan”, his focus and commitment has kept me in check to successfully achieve my personal goals. As a partnership, it works and can only recommend anybody thinking about being successful in triathlon, to take on Steven as a coach!”
Roger– PBs at Ironman and and 70.3 distances – 2015 testimonial
“I hired Steven to bring more structure and direction to my training, as I had been racing for a few year but not achieving the results I wanted. After a meeting with Steven to discuss my goals for the year, he created a clear plan focusing on the races I wanted to do. I got a detailed plan allowing me to see what was ahead in the next few weeks taking into account personal and work commitments. Steven even managed to update my plan on the fly to accommodate my unpredictable working environment. Steven zoned in on and focused on my run weaknesses and without letting my biking or swimming slide, Steven pushed me to achieve multiple PB’s. I enjoyed the constant monitoring my workouts and commenting with support or a kick start when needed. Steven is a pleasure to work with and makes the whole training planning seem so easy.”
“I’ve been working with Coach Steven as my coach since late 2015. He’s has a great flexibility to his approach which really suits any Athlete’s personal circumstances. Since he has been my coach I have achieved a number of personal bests at various distances, also I’ve learn’t a lot about the sport outside of the day to day training, understanding what to eat prior to a race, also how to prepare myself physically & mentally on race day.
TrainingPeaks is ideal for our Coach / Athlete relationship having a young family & busy job it allows us to plan ahead but move sessions easily if required. The rich data the platform provides also allows us to agree small changes to ensure we maximize the benefits of every session. The e-mail alerts when Steve comments or changes a session really helps me plan my day according to what I need to achieve as an athlete, employee & Father.“