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- Coaching for 11 years
- Coached over 300 beginner athletes to their first triathlon
- Six time Ironman finisher with Personal Best time of 10:07
- Coached athletes to all distances including Ironman events
- Owned and operated a triathlon squad of 100+ athletes
- Balances being a mum to 2 toddlers, business owner, wife and athlete.
- Coaching for 25+ years
- Coached 25 people to age group Ironman World Championship Kona qualifications
- Coached professional long course athletes to wins and podiums
- Coached hundreds of age group athletes to Ironman finishes, personal bests and age group wins
- Coached athletes to World Cup podiums
Mark did his first triathlon as an 18 year old in 1989. He was hooked straight away and still competes to this day some 30 years later. He has raced everything from sprint to Ironman and even did 3 Ironman in 3 days in 2008 to raise money for charity.
He has represented Australia placing top 10 in his age group at World Championship level and also run at a national level in Australia in cross country running representing his state Queensland.
However his true love his coaching. He first started coaching in the mid 1990’s at his community running club on a volunteer basis. At the same time he was a Police Officer in Queensland, Australia For 5 years as part of his 13 year career as a Police Officer he was a Physical Education Instructor at the Police Academy teaching Police Recruits on a daily basis.
After leaving the Police Service in 2003 to follow his passion of coaching he built and developed his own swim school teaching everyone from babies to adults how to swim as well as having a junior squad program. This swim school is still operating to this day having taught thousands of children the life saving skills of swimming.
Mark continued to coach runners of all abilities from juniors through to elite level national athletes in addition to swimming while competing as a triathlete. In 2007 he started his own triathlon squad in Brisbane with one athlete. With the help of his wife Suz who he met in 2008 they developed and built that squad into one of Australia’s largest and most successful triathlon squads, Tri Nation triathlon.
In the 12 years Mark and Suz owned and operated Tri Nation triathlon Mark coached everyone from raw beginners, junior athletes, age group athletes and elite paratriathlon and professional long course athletes. He was also a member of the Australian elite para triathlon coaching team from 2017-2019.
From 2019 -2020 Mark was the Head Coach for Triathlon Scotland. In that position he coached Scotland's best athletes as they competed across the World at the elite level . He worked on a daily basis with some of the best professionals across exercise physiology, strength and conditioning, nutrition, sports psychology, sports medicine and fellow coaches through out the Great Britian system. Mark also had the opportunity to lead training camps through out Europe which allowed him to collaborate with other World class coaches.
To take up that position Mark and Suz sold Tri Nation triathlon so they could move their young family to Scotland. Now back in Australia and based in Noosa on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, Mark wants to help athletes and coaches all over the World reach their potential.
Mark is one of the World’s most experienced triathlon coaches. Having coached swimming, running and triathlon for almost 30 years and athletes of all abilities he truly is an elite triathlon coach. This experience and expertise is now on offer to anyone across the World through World Multisport.
In addition to his coaching experience and successful business career, Mark has also held senior management positions in the Police Service, Corporate organisations and National Sporting bodies through out his professional career. Coaching is not just about swim, bike and run and Mark’s varied professional career gives him a great understanding of what people need from a coach.