Head Coach JT Multisport
Hi, i'm James. I am a Professional Triathlete and Coach based in Canberra Australia. I have grown up immersed in sports and competed as a division one college athlete in the US while earning a Masters' Degree in Exercise Physiology with a focus on cycling performance.
'You're doing WHAT?"
‘A Half Ironman, Grant,' I replied.
'You, a Half Ironman? That's like a 2 km swim and a bloody long ride & what's the distance you run?' asked Grant; staring at me incredulously.
'21 km,' I replied and then corrected his distances.
'This I got to see!'
Naturally, training for triathlon in Australia is often linked to cities such as the Gold Coast, Cronulla or Brisbane but one city that is often overlooked has played as large a role in the success of triathlon in Australia as any other… the nation’s capital - Canberra.
Returning to Australia in 2015 I was shocked at the lack of TT bikes in the racks at non-draft races. How an elite junior or age group athlete vying for a world championship spot would line up on a road bike with a road helmet was beyond me. The fact these athletes were spending upwards of $7k on shiny new road bikes with a calendar full of non-draft races baffled me.
With the EOFY rolling around the time to join or renew Triathlon Australia memberships is here. This year brings with it the opportunity you have all been waiting for. You can now join JT Multisport as a club member! Simply follow our step by step guide
…once I started, I loved every single second – well maybe not loved, but certainly enjoyed. I followed my race plan and did far better than I had hoped.
I was well prepared; the training I’d done was the right type, at the right time, in the right amount for me.
This week we're kicking off JT Multisport's tip of the week. Join us every Monday for our tip of the week to help you navigate through the often complex world of triathlon.
This week we talk winter cycling essentials.
Online triathlon coaches cop a bad rap in Australia. It seems the idea of an online coach being able to help an athlete achieve their triathlon goals is laughable to some. The reality is this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Use these tips to ensure your body is fully recovered so you can perform at your best day in, day out.
make sure you are aware of what you are signing up for. Not sure how long a marathon is? Make sure you know before you sign up!