Triathlon Coaching Testimonials
“In 2012 I raced my sixth ironman in Busselton hoping for a Kona slot. I had a good day, but only finished third in my age group getting smashed by two athletes racing their first ironman (one of whom was an Endurence Team member). I knew I’d put in the work and shouldn’t have been beaten in the way I had. At the time I had a coach here in Perth who was very good and helped me fall in love with triathlon. For that, Im truly thankful. However, I had limited contact with him in terms of my training and preparation. I felt in order to improve I needed a coach with more involvement. Jarrod reviews all my training files daily and we correspond on a daily and make change and improvement on a daily basis. It is a continually evolving partnership. Together this year we have made improvements i never would have thought possible. He has coached 14 world age group champions and his athletes results speak for themselves. I’m eternally grateful to endurance team for helping me fulfill my dream of being an ironman world age group champion and I’m excited about what we can accomplish in the future”.
Amos Gollach – Ironman Age Group World Champion
“I contacted Jarrod Evans because I needed a change to my training approach. I was sick of coming top 10 in my age group at local triathlons. He taught me about hard work as well as what it takes to be a perfect athlete. It only took 2 1/2 years of his guidance and support to for me to become Age Group Ironman World Champion. He is a wealth of knowledge and I am truly grateful for what his has helped me to achieve.”
Richard Thompson – Ironman Age Group World Champion
“As an online athlete, the choice of online coaches is vast to say the least. Without restriction of location and with communication made simple via email, the choice isn’t even limited to Australia.My initial decision to join Enduranceteam.net was based on their proven track record and also through a couple of friend’s recommendations.I can now say, that with over 2 years with Jarrod Evans and Enduranceteam.net, I choose to stay based on the confidence and success I have had with the program and the relationship I have developed with Jarrod as coach.Important to me is the assurance that the coach is one step ahead, in terms of new methodologies and training techniques. My program is tailored to my specific goals and abilities and I know that if I stick to and follow the program, I’ll achieve success. My results in the past two years are testimonial to this.Of added value is having Jarrod Evans attending many of my interstate and international races, offering the opportunity for race day support and timely, relevant technique appraisal.”
Linda O’Connor – World & Australian Age Group Champion
“After taking up triathlon four years ago to keep fit in the off season for soccer, I quickly realized that my new pass time was about to change forever. Especially when I learnt that even at amateur level triathletes had the chance to represent their country and race fellow competitors from all over the world within each age group. This was a chance for me to experience something that I’d always dreamed about. I knew it would take a few years for me to learn the basics well and be able to participate at a level which i’d truly be content with. Having a swimming background and being able to improve my running each season, I found the bike most frustrating as it never seemed to correlate to my training like the other two, racing in a competitive age group domestically where the top guys could really ride a bike I knew things had to improve. After setting my sights on London when it was first announced, I quickly decided to set about updating my equipment and focusing on improving my weaknesses, I spent the season prior focusing on running and then cramming in my cycling seasons, which meant id burned myself out half through that season by not understanding how to balance my training sessions, but this was a fantastic break through and gave me confidence, knowing that in my best form I could mix it with the top guys here in Melbourne, I needed guidance on how to train on the bike so I could gain form and peak for a big race. After racing Mr Evans serval times in sessions past, he was always the one guy you knew that when he put himself on the start line for a big event, he was READY, no bull and no excuses, if you was going to beat this guy you better not have a weakness as he never did…!!! I knew Jarrod was the one person that could point me in the right direction and would get me where I needed to be for race day in London, of course I had to find out if he had the time to help me out and write a program that I could use In prep for worlds. Luckily for me he obliged, with consistent hard work and now knowing that the key sessions i was completing each week was now 100% building my bike fitness the right way. When I got to London I truly felt excited but not nervous, I knew I’d done as much as I could to prepare myself (within reason), I felt that a podium was possible if I’d had a great day in both the Aquathlon and Sprint, it’s a feeling I’ve never experienced before as in the past I’ve always felt I should have done more in my prep. I came 4th in the Aquathlon, considering the traveling etc, I raced well and it was great to just get a race under my belt and made me feel ready for my target race two days after. For the Sprint triathlon i knew that my age group had two waves, so if I wanted to think about making the podium I had to realistically win my wave to stand a chance, race morning was cold and very wet, but I was still just excited with no nerves, the race for my wave finally started and with the water temp being close to 15 degrees I found it hard not to feel cold and then be able to pick up my stroke after the initial sprint for the first can, I was 3rd out of the water but was happy enough, as the front two where only 5secs in front, I felt light headed from the cold while running the 300m to transition, but as I headed for the exit with my bike in t1 I was leading, that was until a TA told me to run back and collect my race belt which I forgot to put on, my race number needed to be worn when riding, and I had now slipped to around 5th when I finally jumped on my bike, I was so angry for being careless and initial thoughts where that my chances of making the podium had gone, I decided to use my anger and trust my training, so i could go as hard as I possible and not blow up. The bike course was very slippy & technical, so I just said to myself you never know whats going to happen don’t give up, I rode the first lap like a crazy person and nearly went too wide on a couple of early corners, I soon settled into a rhythm and got used to the fact that my carbon breaks are not going to work so well in the pouring rain, the anger helped and I started picking riders off very quickly, by the end of the bike I was joint second and could see first place just up the road, in t2 I fell over as transition was like a mud bath, but I bounced up as quickly as I went down. The run was the hardest part of the race, and for me a like a dream come true, almost like something you might see on tv, their was three of us all running for 1st spot in our wave knowing that even if we came first it might not be enough, I’ve never felt so strong running off the bike I was able to surge and recover quickly, as I tried like hell to break the other guys I was racing side by side with, with 1k to go I could hear that their breathing was heavier than mine so I surged and took a quick recovery and made a break for home with about 300m to go, I was running so scared, but the excitement was awesome, I gained a gap of around 4secs, and then heard my name being announced in the finishing straight that I might have won my age group. It took a while for the results to come through, and it still doesn’t seem real even though I now have the medal to prove it.
Big Big thanks to Jarrod as his knowledge on what is needed to prepare for such an event is literally like gold (I now have the medal to prove it) with out his insight and help I never would of got close to even making the podium…!!!!!!
Being World Champion doesn’t mean jack, as I know theirs plenty of guy that can kick my butt any given Sunday in Melbourne, hopefully not so often now..!!!”
Carl Fannon – World Sprint Distance Champion
“I started off doing triathlon, training under another coach other than Jarrod and was doing ok but I wanted to get over my plateau in performance and everyone was telling me how good of a coach Jarrod was, so I made the tough decision to leave the coach and team I was training with at the time to get Jarrod’s help obtaining my goals which I have exceeded to date. In just a year and a half Jarrod has trained me up to do my first Ironman and I completed it, in 9hours and 7 mins. Jarrod’s program makes training interesting and challenging but at the same time you don’t realise how much work you have actually put in. But what makes Jarrod such a successful coach is his passion for coaching. It is clear Jarrod is the hardest working and most dedicated coach I have ever met, he is worth far more than the fee charged. If you are willing to put in the work Jarrod will guide you to achieve and exceed your goals. I am forever thankful for Jarrod’s service in helping me be the best I can be.”
Levi Maxwell – Ironman Athlete
“I was once told that the truest sign of a good coach, lies in their ability to take an average athlete and lead them to achieve lofty goals they never thought possible. If this is the case, then Jarrod Evans is the epitome of a successful coach. In my first 12 months in Jarrod’s squad, I have gone from a “hobby” triathlete, to winning the Elite category at various Victorian triathlons. His transformation of athletes goes far beyond what I have experienced in the last year and it is a key reason why I have the utmost faith in Jarrod’s program. Whilst it is a cliche to say that results speak for themselves, it is true. The list of results that Jarrod has amassed as a coach, really is very impressive, and it’s a list you just can’t ignore.”
Sarah Lester – Elite Triathlete
“I feel priviledged to be able to say that I have been a part of enduranceteam.net and the coaching of Jarrod Evans since its beginning in 1996.In that time, the progression of the Team thanks to Jarrods guidance and hard work is nothing short of AMAZING.These programs are second to none and you just cant argue with results.The Highlights for me have been the perfect mix of “fun” and “hard work” I can always trust will provide the desired result everytime.I thank Jarrod for all the time he has spent helping me over the years, my Triathlon “YODA” …His constant drive to improve himself as an Athlete, Coach and Person inspires me to do the same. I look forward to the coming years and the step up to Ironman racing.Enduranceteam.net has become a team that athletes of all ages and abilities can be proud and excited to be a part of.”
Ross Young - 70.3 Age Group Champion and Hawaiian Ironman Athlete
“In late 2009 I first contacted enduranceteam.net seeking coaching in the pursuit of some optimistic goals – A podium place at National Championships and to turn professional.From the first email it was made clear the path to success, what was expected of me, what I would receive and what was possible if I applied myself. As a correspondence athlete living in the Northern Territory where limited access to high level competition and the extreme weather add to the challenges of distance. Through this, communication was key and daily email updates were expected and responded to – despite being on thousands of kilometres apart I have access to all the information and feedback I need.Within 2 months of commencing on the enduranceteam.net system I won the Australian Olympic Distance Age Group Championship, and, 12 months further on I was awarded my Open Professional licence.Jarrod Evans and the team have done everything I asked and more, he has spurred me on and directed me carefully and methodically to successes I wanted but had no idea how to reach. The enduranceteam.net service goes beyond expert knowledge of how to swim, ride and run – being an athlete is a lifestyle and Jarrod manages the everyday ups and downs of an athlete’s life with empathy and sets minds at ease. There are no surprises, no problem to big or small and somehow, someway, just when I think I cannot take anymore, just as he says it will, everything falls into place.From the training programs, weekly newsletter and constant flow of information and reading materials to race days, training camps and everything in between we share a love of this sport which shines through in everything Jarrod and the team do. It is a pleasure to be a part of this team and I look forward with great optimism to what we can achieve in the future.”
Chad Anderson – Australian Olympic Distance Age Group Champion
“I initially contacted Jarrod in January 2011 on the recommendation of a good mate Ian Roduner who is also coached by correspondence by Jarrod.I initially discussed my goal with Jarrod which was to qualify for Ironman World Championship Kona 2011 (Which I am sure he hears quite a bit) Jarrod slotted me into his correspondence program after a spot become available starting in March 2011.From the outset Jarrod was upfront with his requirements of me. His training programs/systems are detailed, structured and his communication and feedback is almost instant either via phone or email.He has great belief in the athlete’s ability and instils a strong work ethic along with persistence & consistency.I recently raced Ironman UK in July 2011, won my age group in 35-39, finished 13th overall and had personnel bests in all 3 disciplines and qualified for Ironman World Champion Kona 2011 so say no more…….I would like to thank Jarrod for everything he has done for me and would recommend him to any level of athlete because you will still get the same level of planning, dedication & commitment.Thanks again mate.”
Pete Breadsell – Ironman UK Age Group Winner / Hawaiian Ironman Triathlete
“I could not recommend Jarrod Evans more highly as both a coach and a person. Having been with Jarrod and enduranceteam.net for nearly 3 years I have always found them to be highly professional and honest with their approach. My program is tailored to my specific needs, abilities and family commitments and has helped me achieve what I only dreamed of. Jarrod’s passion and dedication towards his coaching and athletes are second to none. As a correspondence athlete I have always had regular and prompt contact with Jarrod through email and phone and have had the opportunity to attend a number of camps where I have been able to train with like-minded athletes under his direction. I look forward to continuing my relationship with Jarrod and seeing what we can achieve in the future”
Jenny Hart – Ironman Age Group Medallist and Hawaiian Ironman
“I have been with Jarrod for 13 months now via correspondence. Another two athletes from my area highly recommended him to me. I would and I do highly recommend Jarrod as a coach to anyone. I love following his programs to every metre he puts down, so at the end of the day I feel very satisfied knowing that with his coaching knowledge and my personal commitment, you will and you do get to where you want. For example when I first started with Jarrod he assessed me and asked me what my goals were. I said that I want to be making the podium in the Gatorade series (Age group 30-34). I not only achieved my goal but I also got silver at the world championships (Age group 30-34). We have now met my goals one year later and I am now reassessing my new goals with Jarrod. I look forward to the next stage……………..”
Adam Cashmore – Age Group World Championship Silver Medallist and National Series Champion
“I am true product of what enduraceteam.net can offer. I began with the ‘Beginnner Tri Squad’ in 2010. I began with no experience and never raced in a triathlon before. In this squad I was taught all the basic skills, learnt what equipment I needed and was encouraged to push my skills to a new level under the guidance of coach Stephane Vander Brugen (Advanced Age Group Squad Coach). He was a true inspiration and managed to help me achieve what I never thought was possible within myself. He gave me the ‘bug’ for triathlon and really understood me and coached me accordingly.
I then moved onwards and upwards to Jarrod Evans (Elite and High Performance Squad). Jarrod is the most professional and respected coach I have ever met. He is so smart, yet personal the way he coaches. His long history in the sport has shown his athletes get the results time and time again. His coaching methods and knowledge are his biggest coaching assets.
I am proud to wear the word ‘enduranceteam.net’ every time I race, as it represents so much more to me than just a coaching company. It is my family, my life, my passion.”
Lyndal Dew – Australian Olympic & Sprint Distance Age Group Champion
“I was lucky enough to gain Jarrods services due to an unfortunate situation with my previous coaching arrangement. This alone im personally very greatful as with only 12 weeks till Hawaii i really thought i may be winging this prep myself. Within days of our first chat he had developed a programme that met all my needs. ….specifically a programme that was built around my 55-60hrs of work a week/ family committments and most importantly a programme that hopefully got me to the start line in one piece (I have a long history of breaking down). Fast forward 12 weeks and i had not only toed the start line 100% fit , but also set a PB time for Hawaii in what was considered a pretty tough year and a new PB run time in any Ironman races i had completed. The whole experience with Endurance Team has been a pleasure including meeting the great crew also competing under Endurance Team colours in Hawaii. I look forward to training with Jarrod and the team for years to come.”
Matt Rae – Hawaiian Ironman Athlete
“I commenced training with Jarrod Evans by correspondence in 2009 to assist with preparation to complete my first Ironman (Busselton 2009).With Jarrod’s training, guidance and professional support I have now successfully completed three Ironman events. Through his approach I have learned to train smarter, an enormous amount about nutrition and the importance of listening to your body.Jarrod’s regular presence at events provided great support and feedback. At Busselton (2010) I was forced to withdraw after the swim. I had a pretty bad mind set (I’d never had to withdraw from an event previously), Jarrod’s approach enabled me to get benefit from the event, as although I was unable to complete the ride, he encouraged me to use the run a training session, something I would not have been in the frame of mind to consider myself, and I came away feeling positive after a negative start to the day.I have no doubt that the opportunity to train with other age groupers, VIS and professional athletes not only assisted my training but boosted my confidence enormously.I sincerely thank Jarrod and all the athletes that I have had the opportunity to train with over the past two years.”
Jeremy Ryan – Ironman Athlete
“I first joined Jarrod’s Elite Team as a junior athlete in 2008. The most enjoyable time and one of my better results was tied in with our high altitude training camp at Jindabyne … my following race in Canberra that season was a breakthrough race for me as I started to realize my potential through your training techniques. Coming off the bike and leading the run was an awesome experience which resulted in my first top 10 in the Australian junior ITU season. I look forward to turning professional and with Jarrod’s help forging a successful career.”
James Chronis – Current ITU Professional Triathlete
“My time under Jarrod’s training system could be described as nothing short of exceptional. Almost instantaneously under his guidance, I was successfully achieving the goals I set out to, and in my first season of triathlon, came to win several races. The ability to train with a group on a day to day basis was a great motivational tool and made the whole experience as productive and enjoyable as possible. Prompt replies and a seemingly never ending supply of helpful information only further amplify what a great system it is, and i’m sure will continue to be for years to come. Without hesitation I would recommend this system to any aspiring or already established athlete.”
Blake Hose - Elite Cyclist (genesysprocycling)
“After a 13 year gap since my first Ironman, I joined EnduranceTeam.net and Jarrod Evans – the goal, participate at Kona, Hawaii (Ironman Worlds).3 years later, I have a 2nd place at Ironman Australia, raced the arguably the toughest Ironman on the scene (St. George, Utah) and I have been to Kona 3 times, with an age group place of 7th. With the program and guidance from Jarrod and the whole crew who train with him, the goal has shifted from participating at Kona to competing and racing at Kona.It’s not just the program you get each month, its not just the wealth knowledge that Jarrod brings with him – its the knowledge of the entire group, which make it such an incredible group of people to train with.”
Brett Dunstan – Hawaiian Ironman Athlete & Ironman Age Group Medalist
“For the last 10 months I have been coached by Jarrod as part of the Endurance Team Triathlon Correspondence Program; with our sole focus being Ironman Australia 2011 (my 2nd IM distance race). Jarrod’s approach was not only very professional but his training system advanced, thorough and one that considers many elements outside the traditional training approach. Although I was training via correspondence the level of interaction and feedback provided via online training tools, email and phone was excellent and more than sufficient to analyse and plan. In addition Jarrod prepared a very detailed race day plan to guide and gauge performance throughout the day. The upshot of training under Jarrod for the 10 months was a 1hr 21min PB. Give me some more of that!”
Ian Roduner – Ironman Athlete
“I started under Jarrod at enduranceteam.net in late 2009 with the specific aim of qualifying for the World Ironman Championships in Hawaii 2011. I was immediately impressed by the sheer professionalism that Jarrod conveyed in our initial planning. For many years as an age group athlete I trained under my own program to how I felt or what I thought would work for me and like most athletes hit a plateau that I felt was my best. I can category say that under Jarrod’s program and guidance I have managed to shatter that ceiling and continue to get stronger & much more technically efficient. As part of the qualifying process for Hawaii 2011 the first step was to set a goal time for the 2010 Busselton Ironman.What I found refreshing from this point forward was the structured program, the accountability, the ease of/ and direct communication to Jarrod, but most importantly he knew where I was at the whole way through the program. It was definitely a foreign feeling to me but I was completely comfortable knowing through feedback that I was on course. Jarrod was able to predict how my body would be feeling and he was on the money right up to race day, and it was at this point I felt my freshest and strongest; and the results show; qualifying for Hawaii, going 2 ½ minutes faster than the target time we had set for the day”.
Nathan Ashton – 70.3 Age Group Champion & Hawaiian Ironman Athlete
“I found the training opportunities offered by Jarrod and enduranceteam.net to be unparalleled. The altitude training camps were one of the highlights, with the hard miles proving themselves in my subsequent season results – a must attend for all athletes looking to maximize their performance!”
Sarah Harkin – ITU Athlete
“I was coached by Jarrod for about 3 yrs up until about 7 yrs ago. I couldn’t think of a better coach but unfortunately being from Melb it was a bit hard to make sessions etc in Geelong. The bad thing for me is I have never been coached since because I don’t think I would find any other coach in his league and if I can’t get the best I would rather have none!”
“Jarrod was my coach for a number of years and over this time he helped me achieve quite a few personal goals that probably surprised me more than him. He seemed to just get things right, he knew what I could do if I had the right tools. He was always looking for alternative and new forms of training techniques to give me an edge over my competitors. After hip surgery he not only helped me with my rehab but got me back training and racing competitively again despite being told that it probably wouldn’t happen.”
Shaun Gilbert – Australian Age Group Sprint Distance Champion
“The one thing that stands out for abouts Jarrods coaching style is his passion for his athletes.
This was never more evident than in my bid to qualify fot the Ironman World Championships at the 2008 &2009 Australian Ironman.
After a day where everything was falling into place it all fell apart in the last 5km of the run in 2008.
Jarrods disappointment was only slightly overshadowed by my own,his dismay at getting so close was followed by a determination to do it again and succeed the following year.
His elation when this happened in 2009 was clear. Tears of joy (Yes I said tears!) replaced the anguish of the previous year and i don’t believe i have ever seen a happier or prouder coach.”
Deiter McDonald – Hawaiian Ironman Athlete and 70.3 Age Group Champion
“My triathlon journey with Jarrod Evans began in 2001. In 2010, after 11 Ironman races including 2 Hawaii Ironmans, I took a break to persue other goals. During that time Jarrod had coached me from an absolute beginner in the sport to an elite level Ironman triathlete, representing Australia at both short and long course World Championships. Jarrod identified my strengths and love for Ironman racing and together as coach and athlete we achieved some great results, including a 4th at Ironman China, 5th at Ironman Malaysia, 6th at Ironman Japan and many top 10 professional Ironman and half Ironman results. Jarrod instilled a hard work ethic in me and through opportunities such as training camps, specialised coaching sessions and high performance coaching programs, he provided me with every opportunity to be the best athlete I could possibly be. My time under Jarrod and his squad was filled with great experiences, achievements and life long friendships.”
Belinda Harrison – Former Top 5 Professional Ironman Athlete
“I started training with Jarrod mid 2012 via correspondence. I have a pretty busy schedule with significant work and family commitments so it was important to me to access quality coaching which was tailored to those commitments. I also wanted someone who I could talk to if I needed and had the same passion for the sport as i do. The majority of my training is done by myself but having two firsts, a second, a fifth and a Kona qualification in my last 5 AG races that’s been no impediment. I’ve been really pleased with the journey so far with Endurance Team and can’t wait for Kona 2013.”
Steve Banning – Hawaiian Ironman Athlete
“I started my triathlon training with Jarrod back at the inception of the original Positive Image triathlon squad well over 10 years ago. Back then there were only 4 people in the squad. It didnt take long for the group to grow through Jarrods hard work and the results his athletes were achieving at races. Triathlon is such an addictive sport that after each race you would want to improve and there was no better environment than being amongst a group of people that all had similar goals, all feeding off each others success. During my 10 years with the squad I competed in all distances from sprint to Ironman and loved every minute of it. I made so many great life long friends, enjoyed a fun and healthy lifestyle and fulfilled so many of my sporting dreams. Thanks Jarrods for making that possible.”
John Crocket – Ironman Athlete
“Since my first meeting with Jarrod over 10 years ago I was a new inexperienced member of a fitness centre . And was seeking guidance with the best way to get fit and healthyDuring that time I spent with Jarrod he gave me the motivation and inspiration to try my hand at swimming as a different way to keep fit and prepared my first swimming program for me .Six months later and with no real background in swimming I had become very proficient and was swimming for longer and faster and finishing in the Top 20 of the summers open water swimming events. It was with the results that Jarrod had brought me I had decided that a career in the fitness industry is what I wanted to do with my life after gaining my Certificate in fitness 8 years ago Jarrod was a constant As a point of contact for me, nothing was ever a problem for him in regards to me asking him questions as he has a wealth of knowledge I can honestly say Jarrod has been a very big part of developing me in to the career I’m in now.From starting as a gym instructor to managing large fitness centre’s running a profitable personal training company and owning a fitness centre and now senior person in the fitness industry with my advice now relied on to assist people who were just like me when I first started.
All of the above would never been a possibility had Jarrod not been a positive mentor to me in the 10 years plus I have known him and I would certainly recommend Jarrod to anyone who is looking for the impossible to become possible.”
Brian Munyard – Fitness Facility Manager
“As everybody knows the times to try and qualify for the Hawaiian Ironman are becoming harder and harder to achieve each year.
After my 4th time trying it was now or never so I looked into acquiring a coach. In June 2010 after speaking to Jarrod for the first time I totally believed I could achieve anything if I put in the hard work. Time constraints with work and a young family meant that I needed a very personalised program to utilise all my available time.I knew after my first lead up race under Jarrod that we were on the right track. I achieved a personal best and this set the tone for the rest of my training leading up to my qualifying race in New Zealand. I went onto achieve my ultimate dream and qualified for the 2011 Hawaiian Ironman in 9hrs 20 mins and 5th in my age group. The level of support and guidance leading upto and during the event was exceptional and exceeded my expectations. I can say without hesitation that without his knowledge I would not be about to live ‘the dream’”
Adrian Little – Hawaiian Ironman Triathlete
“Jarrod Evans has,” been there done that and got the T- shirt” in terms of Triathlons!! His ability to communicate and organize a Triathlete to get the best out of themselves shows in the numerous World, National and State champions of all age groups he has produced over many years in the sport. A thorough professional he is the perfect choice for athletes who set out to challenge themselves over any distance.”
Bo Chudosnik – Sports Professional
“I began my Journey with Jarrod Evans way back in 2006. I was competing in only my 3rd ever triathlon race at the Victorian Sprint distance championships, in what was then a part of the Protiviti series. I was playing championship state league netball at the time and was dabbling in triathlons for some fun and extra fitness in the off-season. I won my age group in that race. Jarrod, noticing my South Barwon Netball bag from Geelong, struck up a conversation with me and so the triathlon journey began!
Since that time, Jarrod’s coaching has seen me progress through placing top 10 in my first Age Group World Championships in 2006, to winning local elite gatorade races and consistent top 3 placings, to coming 3rd overall in the San Francisco marathon and more recently placing top 10 in my first international Ironman as a professional athlete.
No matter what the goal, event or aim, Jarrod has always provided me with a training program and service which is conducive to success. He knows the right formula and is completely approachable as a coach and mentor. Jarrod is such a dedicated and committed person who is always striving to achieve the best out of himself and his athletes.
And so the journey continues… “
Renee Lane – Professional Triathlete and Gatorade Elite Female Race Winner
“Training with the Endurance team has changed me as a athlete, and in a short time! I started with Jarrod 2 years ago, and when I started I had very poor technique. So I was using up all my energy, power and couldn’t create speed! Now I feel a lot stronger and confident in the water, I have so much more power on the bike and can always find more! My running, i have always been a runner and could run pretty fast but in the last 12 months under Jarrod’s program’s and squad coaching I have taken 2 minutes off my PB for 5km. So in the first year of racing with the endurance team I was getting in the top 10 in my age group. Now after a big winter with Jarrod and the team I had a massive year finishing 2nd in the Victorian sprint series Gatorade and Xosize!! Getting on the podium 8 times for the year after none the year before!! So I would highly recommend the ENDURANCE TEAM!!! And I can’t wait to see my progress and race results next year!”
“My name is Alex Anderson and I trained under Jarrod Evans as an elite junior for 2 and half years. I would first like to say that I would have never reached the elite level I did were it not for the expertise and guidance of Jarrod. When I started I had been swimming and riding for a few years but I didn’t really know anything about triathlons. Throughout my time with Jarrod, he not only helped me train well, but he taught me how to race well. Jarrod is a tough but fair coach, always keeping training interesting. It was a pleasure training under him and I thank him for everything he has done for me.”
Alex Anderson – Former Swimmer and ITU Athlete
“I initially joined Jarrod’s squad for fun and fitness and had no concept of the extremes of both that I would experience. Under Jarrod’s precise and well planned training programs I gradually became aware of my potential to compete against the world’s best Olympic Distance athletes, which initially had not even been a dream in the back of my mind.Jarrod doesn’t only enjoy the success of his athletes, he is continually looking for new ways to help them reach their ultimate goals. I always felt that he was fueling my ambition and without him there to motivate and push me further I might have sat back and never seen some of the things I was capable of. And while it sounds like hard work, it was so so so much fun.”
Tameka Day – World Cup Triathlete and 3 x 70.3 Pro Female Champion
“Getting Jarrod on board as a coach was the best thing I could do, he came recommended to me when I was setting my goal of doing the World champs. We communicated openly on a regular basis. He didn’t expect me to be perfect but to be prepared to put in and I got the feeling quickly that if I did he would too. We both listen carefully to each other and Jarrod would adjust my program to suit my needs and I would push hard for him as he believed in me. He learned what he could about me and what I was capable of doing and I learned heaps from him. He was always patient, persistent and committed to me as I was to his program”.
Sue Sharples – World Age Group Representative and Triathlon Victoria Staff Member
“The 2007 Victorian winter was as harsh as normal and the volume of training required to prepare for the Hawaii ironman means that a ‘just do it’ attitude is without question the state of mind you must uphold to. My training consistency had been very good, but extremely demanding and time consuming with a full time job too. Having completed virtually 99% of the training as planned by Jarrod and reaching my taper healthy, I new I would be in great shape both physically and mentally….Hawaii ironman race day would be easy compared the may-sept training I put my self through. The result………..a new PB ironman and 4th place 30-34 age group at Hawaii ironman world championships. Just amazing!!’“Using similar strategies, some excellent strength sessions combined with unique swim, w/t, run enduro sessions the volume was absorbed, the body held up and the mind was strong leading into 2008 Australian Ironman Championships. I once again felt very confident having completed the training, and I wanted to take some risks during the race and see if we could get a new PB……….The result………….1st 30-34 and 11th overall a new PB set. Jarrod’s program are relentless, and really are suited to high performance, and resilient athletes…without question I have learnt many things from my training under Jarrod, and im extremely grateful for his coaching and contribution to my athletic goals”
Dale Hemley – Australian Age Group Ironman Champion & Hawaiian Ironman Athlete
“For many years my training was adhoc and lacked purpose. This led to a lot of trash time and the mental uncertainty of not knowing if you were going in the right direction. Under Jarrod, I went to an unbelievable level of physical fitness but almost more importantly was the confidence that radiates from him. His belief in his own ability transfered to me and I believed I could do anything. Whilst I had some tremendous race days, even on my bad days there was never a case of leaving something out there. I attacked each day full of self belief. I was fit and strong, confident and positive. It was a terrific way to race and train.”
John Raymond – Ironman Athlete
“Last year, Jarrod trained me via correspondence, mostly email, text and phone for approximately 6 months. I was training up for a half ironman race at the Gold Coast. I found training under Jarrod extremely beneficial. I was pretty green and had never trained under a coach before. Jarrod was very quick to answer any questions I had, I’m sure some of them were pretty stupid. He always knew the answers and was very professional. He got me fitter and faster than I’ve ever been before. The conditions during the race were awful but I did a personal best time. I intend to train with Jarrod again very soon to compete in a full Ironman. I would recommend him to anyone that would like to get fitter and go faster”
Rae Quinn – Qualified for the 2012 Hawaiian Ironman with a sub 10hrs at Ironman Melbourne.
“If your intention is to become best triathlete you can be, whether you’re at the beginner, intermediate or elite level, then look no further than Endurance Team coaching services via squad or correspondence. I came to the sport of triathlon as a beginner in late 2004 and with Jarrod Evan’s coaching, guidance, mentorship and my incredible unwavering desire to want more, be more and do more, over the past seven years I’ve evolved into an international competing Ironman Triathlete. I’ve raced some of the biggest triathlons in the world including Ironman Australia, Ironman WA, Ironman European Championships Germany, Ironman France and Ironman Brazil. Our focus now is on qualifying for the 2012 Hawaiian Ironman World Championship through Ironman European Championships Frankfurt Germany July 2012. I have no doubt that with Endurance Teams program and my dedication that this life long dream will become manifest. Thanks Jarrod! Its been a blast!”
Richard Sekesan – Ironman Athlete
“The thought of completing a Half Ironman Triathlon seemed near impossible. By following Jarrod’s training plan impeccably, not only could I complete my first race on the Gold Coast well (despite the flat tyre …!!!…), but I managed to obtain an Age Grouper Gold in my second race in Shepparton. One of the best parts of my short-lived triathlon career was the long rides on Sunday morning’s with a great group of athletes and an inspirational coach. I can’t wait til it is time for a comeback and with Jarrod’s assistance, maybe a Full Ironman will be possible one day…..”
“I met Jarrod at the end of 2003 whilst doing my work experience to become a personal trainer with him in his days at Waterworld. Inevitably, I was welcomed to the world of triathlon shortly after. I was very much a novice to say the least. With no swimming or riding background, to complete a mini triathlon was quite a challenge for myself so when I came to Jarrod with the crazy idea on doing an Ironman a couple of years later I believe he was quite surprised. Right from the very start, Jarrod believed that I could do it (although I doubted myself a lot) and so the Ironman journey began. Through all the ups and downs of ironman training and the long days on the road, on the track and in the pool, Jarrod was always right by my side for support and encouragement and also to give me a good push when I needed it. He always believed in me as he does with all his athletes. No matter how talented someone is, if they are willing to work hard and they are committed Jarrod will always support and put his full faith in them. This is what got me to and through my first Ironman and another 2 not long after with Jarrod at all 3 races to support and encourage.Not only has Jarrod been a huge motivation and inspiration to me as an athlete and has helped me achieve goals that I never dreamed possible he has also professionally been a huge influence and mentor to me. I began my personal training career in 2004. Through observing his coaching methods, techniques, his motivation, passion for his athletes, the way he communicates and his work ethic, to say the least, Jarrod as pretty much taught me everything that I know and was always there to help me out whenever I needed. He has a wealth of knowledge and was always the first person that I would go to with questions and for help, he was always willing to help, nothing was ever a hassle. Jarrod also put his full support and faith in me when I became a Triathlon coach and offered me a position with endurance team coaching the first women’s beginner triathlon squad. This was a huge learning experience for me but Jarrod was by my side the whole way.I have now coached ladies who could barely run 3 steps to run half marathons and full marathons, people who could barely swim or ride a bike to do their first triathlon and ultimately Jarrod is responsible for all this. I wouldn’t have enjoyed the success that I have as a personal trainer and coach without Jarrods guidance and mentoring.My triathlon journey still continues but none of it would have been even at all possible without Jarrod, I cannot thank him enough for the contribution that he has made to me as an athlete and professionally.”
Sonya Scholte – Ironman Athlete
“Last Sunday March 25, 2012 I successfully completed my first ironman.This happened for one reason and one reason only, Jarrod Evans my coach from Endurance team. Jarrod’s coaching and support has been exceptional and I would say honestly life changing and I believe this is the only reason why I was able to complete the distance well within my dream time and still be able to walk the next day even though through my own stupidity I suffered a grade 2/3 hamstring tear 13 days prior to Ironman Melbourne! But what worried my more was after the race was contacting Jarrod to update him, just in case he sent me back on my bike for a five hour ride straight away in preparation for IM 2013! What truly amazed me was Jarrod completely knew all my splits and results from throughout the day and was even happier than I was!I joined the number one coach around because I had recently failed dismally and was referred to Jarrod from another Endurance team athlete Nathan Ashton just in November after I had failed to complete even a ¼ of the Shepparton 70.3 swim. I contacted Jarrod that day while sitting in the sun watching Shepparton 70.3 while others completed the race. As soon as I received the reply I knew Jarrod was exactly what I was after in a coach. I knew I had to be held completely accountable yet I needed completely trust & buy into the whole process.As Jarrod’s initial email stated (and was told this by Nathan and I can now agree with) Jarrod is not for everyone! I mean that respectfully as you have to be driven or at least slightly obsessive to be coached but just an amazing athlete/coach. And to give true context to this I will add that I am not the usual ironman and in fact I only completed my first short course triathlon was 55 weeks ago. But I did not ever feel I was not a part of his team or structure- there was nothing elitist about the team, even though Jarrod is the number one coach in Australia and has the most talented and elite guys in Australia training and competing together on his books. I am the other end of the scale yet have loved every minute of being involved.I work full time and have a young family at home so my time away from them is very precious to me. My training program was customised to suit my family and my work commitments and if I was called away for work Jarrod was always so supportive of all my commitments and made sure I still did more structured training than I wanted too! But it was with this in mind on Ironman morning before the swim that I felt terrified but ok as I just knew I’d get the distance covered. The day went so quickly and it already is a distant memory but the day was so special and the fact I was able to share it with my family and friends locally has meant everything we went through was worth it and I am coming back next year but this time I know a bit more of what to expect and I am prepared to pay the price to complete the course with another PB.Where to from here?Definitely IM Melbourne 2013 in booked ready to and Shepparton will be fun this year. As soon as I booked in I contacted Jarrod and even sitting down today and refocusing and sending him on my 12 month goals I have to laugh because these goals are fast becoming my reality and more than just a pipedream although the times are now becoming the focus as much as just completing any course was, but the times are now serious! I put these goals down on paper and put on my wall knowing Jarrod had taken a punt on me and I cannot let him or his team down and because of this I will always push myself how harder than I ever felt possible. I won’t be that podium age grouper but I will out there knowing I have been thoroughly prepared and taught what with real discipline my results will take care of themselves.If you are committed to the work and want the number coach in Australia then quite simply I say surround yourself with the industry’s finest Coach and his team and other athlets they are exceptional!”
Anthony Rizzo – Ironman Athlete
“Being a new member this year I found the whole Endurance Team Triathlon Club experience to be most enjoyable, and would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending the club to any potential new members, from the training sessions and to the laughs, I know my experience and that of my other recruits has been 100%.I would highly recommend the Endurance Team Triathlon Club for a number of reasons:1. you will receive invaluable advice by a professional and friendly coach2. it’s a great way to keep yourself motivated and keep on track towards reaching your goals, whether it be completing your first triathlon or improving your time from
last year and3. the clinic provides an opportunity to meet a group of great people that share similar interests (who won’t call you crazy for getting up early on a Saturday morning
for a light 2 hour training session).I commenced with the Team in November 2011, after a fellow team member suggested I join to overcome my fear of swimming in the deep big ocean (I think I watched Jaws too many times) and have a go at the Active Feet Triathlons…well let me tell you I have come a long way. My coach, Lyndal Dew, always kept me on track, providing valuable advice and little techniques which greatly improved my swimming experience one which I don’t fear anymore, but maybe my competitors do (LOL). Lyndal’s experience, positive attitude to the sport and her role as a coach provided us all with a sense of calmness amongst the group. Nothing was ever an issue and she would install confidence ‘that you can do it’ and would re-assure us all that we were improving.I believe from joining the Team I achieved great results in the Active Feet triathlon series, so next season I would like to tackle the longer distances and with the experience and advice from my coach, the wonderful team morale, my enthusiasm and positive attitude I feel I can do it!Thanks for everything Endurance Team!”
“I started training with Jarrod about 4 months out from Port Macquarie Ironman 2012. I had been doing triathlon for about 3 or 4 years and this was my first attempt at an ironman. I had stopped triathlons for about a year before joining Jarrod as like many I had become a bit obsessed with triathlon and overdone it. so this was going to be a challenge with not a great deal of base and on top of that I also wanted to go under 10 hours. I also needed to make sure I did not repeat my mistakes of the past. Jarrod reassured me that if I did the work and follow the plan I will achieve my goal. Well he was spot on. I completed IM Australia in 9:44. The training plan was precise and allowed me to concentrate on just getting the training done and not worry about if what I was doing was right or wrong. My advice is get a program from Jarrod follow it and forgot all the other gimmicks that triathletes get caught up in. At the end of the day there is no point having all the best equipment if you have not done the work.”
Phillip Townsend – Ironman Athlete
“I have always wanted to go to Kona, have been close a couple of times before. One of my mates suggested to start training with Jarrod, as he believed he could get me there. On contacting Jarrod he stated “It actually sounds like you really require some polish to your preparation and race day planning rather than a complete over haul”. Seven months later of doing a great training program for someone already time poor, I am off to Kona. Before training with Jarrod I would train myself into the ground, wondering why I was always so tried. With Jarrod’s programs each session has a purpose, whilst being able to complete the next session feeling not smashed. The icing on the cake was when I was sent a race plan, never had one before, this provided the confidence that I was able to achieve my goal. I am not saying it’s easy and there will be challenges just do the work and I am sure you will reach your goal. This reminds me I owe my mate heaps for convincing me to contact Jarrod.”
Glenn Day 3rd 45-49 Age Group Australian Ironman
“I had sort Jarrod’s coaching for Port IM after seeing what 2 of my good friends had been able to achieve under his direction, I had previously completed Busso IM in a club scenario; but had decided to do Port on my own due to work commitments and the inability to line up with the club training times. Jarrod and I worked to tailor my plan best utilizing the time training to and from work; this allowed me to spend more time with my family which in training for IM is a challenge in its self. The plan was detailed and suited my goals; we worked on areas I felt I needed to improve and this was noticeable on a monthly basis during the time trial weeks (overall on race day I achieved a 22minute pb on the marathon), the plans are detailed so you don’t have to think about them you can just get out and do the work. If you are looking for results I would recommend being coached by Jarrod; but in the end of the day only you can achieve the results so you have to do the work.”
Jason Zaal – Ironman Athlete
“Enduranceteam.net is a great group of people to be surrounded by and train with. Jarrod provides a coaching service that challenges you and helps you reach your potential. His black and white approach keeps you honest ad accountable. He is also supportive and fosters a fun atmosphere for training. The camps are a great opportunity to learn and explore, especially falls creek!”
Kirsten Norden – Elite Triathlete
“Since having 3 children I had started to enjoy endurance activities and had run marathons for 4 years. Prior to that I had never played or competed in any sport. In September 2011, I decided to buy a bike and give triathlon a try, competing in my first tri in November. I then registered for my first Ironman Cairns 2012 and much to my amazement qualified for Kona IM World Championships. At this point I was using another coach who was great but I heard about a coaching program, Enduranceteam, based in Geelong . I decided to enquire about these programs and started with Jarrod with only 4 months to prepare for the biggest race of my life. One of my greatest challenges was to juggle work commitments and 3 kids but everything Jarrod plans for you is specific, fits around your other commitments and more importantly for me I had the confidence that each session had a purpose. I went into Kona “eyes wide open” with no expectations whatsoever, but with the confidence of knowing I had followed every inch of what was set out for me. To everyone’s amazement I finished 4th in the 40-44 age group, on the podium in my second Ironman and first IM World Championships. I could never have done this without the program I had been set by Jarrod and also the support he provided by being there on race day. I look forward to continuing to learn this fabulous sport and with more time to train under Jarrod’s guidance I hope to improve and maybe one day go back to Kona. Thanks Jarrod.”
Sam Boag – Hawaiian Ironman Triathlete – Age Group Medallist
“On Sunday (16 Dec) I took on Canberra 70.3, my first time over the distance. I can proudly say I finished. I’ve been doing Olympic Distance for the last 4 years and have never been the quickest triathlete but I was ready for the challenge and simply wanted to cross the finish line. When I found EnduranceTeam website and Jarrod’s coaching I was impressed to see an active group delivering results which was cost effective and Australian based. Previously I had worked with programs from the USA which either made me too slow or simply maxed me out. They were also at large expense. I had only just entered the half-ironman when I found Jarrod’s new complete online programs (20 week Beginner Half-Ironman) which seemed fairly cost effective. Thanks Jarrod for such a great program. It was easy to follow, well sequenced, and allowed me to be flexible with my timing. I also felt challenged and able to get the sessions into my weekly routine. The way the cycle workouts were written allowed me to safely and efficiently complete my rides on my bike on an indoor trainer. This meant I could ride at anytime of the day without seeking out a location, plus my wife was happy for a chat. The long 3.5hour rides were fun and challenging and went well with my iTunes. It also showed me that I was ready to get through the 90km ride. The run workouts were amazing. Whilst it seemed so easy it brought on a greater fitness in my running without maxing me out. The workouts were highly aerobic with a quality element of strength building with hill repeats. I found I could adapt these sessions to wherever I was going, which was mostly my wife’s ballet classes and rehearsals. As she did her ballet I got my runs done quite happily. The swims were great as well. The sessions weren’t too long but really helped build arm strength and helped me to feel ready for the long swim. The Beginner Half-Ironman program helped me work out my nutrition and was exactly what I needed. Thanks Jarrod for your emails, encouragement and helping me get across the line on Sunday. Looking forwards to the next half-ironman and great improvements to come.”
Stuart Wood – Online Program Athlete and First Time 70.3 Finisher