Our Coaches

RPG TRIATHLON COACHING

We offer a highly personalised coaching plan for athletes at all levels, from beginners to elites. We are determined to help our clients reach their athletic goals through a balanced and sustainable training plan, while also achieving the highest level of performance in every aspect of life.

A decade plus of coaching experience means we’ve made all the mistakes so you don’t have to!

Qualifications in brief:

Tim Reed

Personalised coaching positions Currently at capacity. Wait list available.

While studying to become PDHPE teacher Tim became fascinated by exercise physiology and endurance sports. Tim decided early on he was more interested in endurance sports coaching than becoming a teacher and so knuckled down on learning as much as he could about training for endurance sports while casually dipping his toe into triathlon to gain a very thorough understanding of what an athlete experiences as there is a limit to what a coach can learn form a text book.

This toe dipping transformed into a total belly flop immersion as Tim worked his way through the age group ranks and then turned professional at the relatively late age of 25. From there, Tim established himself as one of the more consistent performers on the world long course triathlon circuit collecting over 90 professional podium finishes, an Ironman Australia victory and multiple Australian and Asia Pacific titles. The highlight of his professional career collecting a World Championship title at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in 2016.

Unlike many pros who start coaching as their career earnings drop and they search for alternative revenue, Coaching has always been a part of Tim’s day to day life because he genuinely gets immense joy out of helping others achieve their athletic goals and through the continual pursuit of perpetual learning. Tim has learnt not just through the many athletes he’s coached and the success he’s achieved as an athlete but also from the many mistakes he’s made along the way. We’ve made most of the mistakes so you don’t have to!
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What’s Included?

Personalised Coaching
– Unlimited text and email support within business hours.
– Weekly phone call check in to discuss completed training, training to come and any other questions you might have.
– A fortnightly technique video analysis with whatever footage you have had filmed during training session.
– General dietary recommendations around particular training days.
– Big discounts on a range of triathlon related products including RPG apparel and training camps. 

Pricing: $500 direct debit per month. No lock in terms beyond 2 weeks notice before finishing up.

Separate Northern Rivers Locals Pricing available. Please email for further information. 

Personalised Plus Coaching: Limited to 4 Athletes

– Unlimited text and email support.
– Daily checking of training session data and comments in Training Peaks.
– Daily phone calls if required
– Unlimited video analysis 
– Huge discounts on a range of triathlon related products, RPG apparel and training camps. 

Pricing- $1000 direct debit per month. No lock in terms beyond 2 weeks notice before finishing up.

Clint Rowlings

Personalised coaching positions currently at capacity. Wait list available. Having spent his childhood being dragged to every triathlon event on the east coast of Australia watching his dad compete the triathlon and endurance sport lifestyle was almost a forgone destiny. The spectating soon progressed to competing in kids events and dabbling in endurance sport throughout his teens.

Races became a weekly occurrence. Late nights were replaced with early mornings and soon enough the hobby became a lifestyle.

Clint has competed in 70.3 and Ironman events throughout Asia, Oceania and North America.

Being exposed to the sport from an early age has helped build a broad depth of knowledge in endurance sports and exercise physiology.

After completing the Triathlon Australia coaching course in 2015 and Later on the USAT core coaching course Clint has worked with athletes with superb success at helping them reach their goals.

Guided by the RPG coaching philosophy, Clint’s aim is to build a well rounded athletes who achieve their realistic training goals but not at the expense of the other pursuits or relationships with loved ones.

What’s Included?

Personalised Coaching

– Unlimited text and email support within business hours.
– Weekly phone call check in to discuss completed training, training to come and any other questions you might have.
– A fortnightly technique video analysis with whatever footage you have had filmed during training session.
– General dietary recommendations around particular training days.
– Big discounts on a range of triathlon related products including RPG apparel and training camps.

Pricing: $400 direct debit per month. No lock in terms beyond 2 weeks notice before finishing up.

Personalised Plus Coaching: (Limited to 4 Athletes)

– Unlimited text and email support.
– Daily checking of training session data and comments in Training Peaks.
– Daily phone calls if required
– Unlimited video analysis
– Huge discounts on a range of triathlon related products, RPG apparel and training camps.

Pricing- $800 direct debit per month. No lock in terms beyond 2 weeks notice before finishing up.

Results along the way include:

Racing Career and coaching highlights:

Liz Blatchford

Personalised coaching positions currently at capacity. Wait list available.

Liz has the longest history in the sport of all the RPG coaches having been involved in triathlons since the age of 13.

Liz’s eighteen year professional career included twelve years on the ITU / World Triathlon circuit achieving multiple World Cup victories and podiums. During her short course career, Liz represented both Australia and Great Britain in the Commonwealth Games and in over 10 elite World Championships.

For the final six years of Liz’s racing career Liz switched to long course racing with just as much success quickly establishing herself as one of the best in the world.

Liz won on debut at both the 70.3 and Ironman distance, and went on to finish 3rd in Kona in her rookie year. Liz accumulated numerous Ironman and 70.3 wins and podiums from 2012-2018 with the highlights being three times back to back Ironman Cairns titles and two podiums in Kona (2013, 2015).

Importantly, from a coaching perspective Liz also has an understanding of balancing racing with other demands competing as a professional and a mum achieving an incredible 2 Ironman titles while while balancing the intense demands of motherhood.

Liz began coaching in 2014 and since now retiring from the race course, gets her race thrills from helping her athletes achieve their goals (and beyond)

What’s Included?

Personalised Coaching

– Unlimited text and email support within business hours.
– Weekly phone call check in to discuss completed training, training to come and any other questions you might have.
– A fortnightly technique video analysis with whatever footage you have had filmed during training session.
– General dietary recommendations around particular training days.
– Big discounts on a range of triathlon related products including RPG apparel and training camps.

Pricing: $500 direct debit per month. No lock in terms beyond 2 weeks notice before finishing up.

Personalised Plus Coaching: (Limited to 4 Athletes)

– Unlimited text and email support.
– Daily checking of training session data and comments in Training Peaks.
– Daily phone calls if required
– Unlimited video analysis
– Huge discounts on a range of triathlon related products, RPG apparel and training camps.

Pricing- $1000 direct debit per month. No lock in terms beyond 2 weeks notice before finishing up.

Steve ‘Lizard’ McKenna

Personalised coaching positions currently at capacity. Wait list available.

Steve McKenna has been passionate about and heavily involved in endurance sports for 18 years. From running at a national level since he was 12yo to taking up triathlon in 2015 after retiring from drinking too many beers between 2009 and 2014.   Steve has had the terrific combination of an innate curiosity along with experienced mentors throughout his triathlon career Steve has trained under Matty White (highly experienced Professional long course triathlete), before moving across to the Australian ITU Head Coach based in Wollongong and Canberra (Australian Institute of Sport) throughout 2018. In 2019 the RPG Head Coach (Tim Reed) begun guiding Steve and it was no coincidence that Steve‘s results as an athlete improved out of sight since teaming up. Steve has learned from each coach while also now having several years of practical coaching experience behind him to understand that two athletes are the same and to get the most out of each athlete takes an individualised approach.

Steve is limiting his coaching  numbers to make sure he can still continue his progression and goals of becoming one of the best in the sport but for the limited few that are under the McKenna wing they will a truly receive a one on one coaching service alongside additional support from Reedy and Clint. 

What’s Included?

Personalised Coaching

– Unlimited text and email support within business hours.
– Weekly phone call check in to discuss completed training, training to come and any other questions you might have.
– A fortnightly technique video analysis with whatever footage you have had filmed during training session.
– Big discounts on a range of triathlon related products including RPG apparel and training camps.

 

The McKenna Highlight Reel

Racing Career and coaching highlights:

Dr Sam Tebeck

Coaching Positions Available

Sam is an accredited sport and exercise scientist with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA). He is heavily nested in the field of sport science, having finished his Doctor of Philosophy whilst based within Australian High Performance Sport. Sam’s research focused on the physiological adaptations following heat training in cyclists, with a broader focus on how to optimise training adaptation to increase performance on race day. During this time, he provided sport science services to Olympic and Commonwealth Games medalists across multiple sports, including swimming, cycling and athletics. In addition to his practical experience, Sam has recently been providing sport science lecturing at The University of South Australia. It is the combination of both knowledge and practical application of scientific theory, that Sam uses to inform his coaching philosophy, making him a highly effective coach.

From an athletic perspective, Sam has competed within endurance sport for the past 10 years, with 5 of these years as a professional triathlete. While he no longer competes professionally, you may still see his name pop up on a marathon result list as he endeavours to beat the 2:30 barrier!

What’s Included?

Personalised Coaching
– Unlimited text and email support within business hours.
– Weekly phone call check in to discuss completed training, training to come and any other questions you might have.
– A fortnightly technique video analysis with whatever footage you have had filmed during training session.
– Big discounts on a range of triathlon related products including RPG apparel and training camps.

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