About Mc0 Coaching
In his younger days Gene was a formidable presence in the multisport scene before switching focus to duathlons. He won national podiums and titles and represented New Zealand at the Age Group World Duathlon Champs in 2005 and 2006, the latter resulting in a very hard fought silver medal. In 2008 he learned to swim and started his triathlon journey, over sprint, standard and half ironman distances. These days Gene’s involvement in triathlon is mostly as a coach, with the occasional race thrown in each season to “keep his athletes on their toes”. He understands that life can get busy so his training programmes are customised to fit around your work, family and social commitments. Gene takes a “hands on” approach to coaching, swimming, cycling and running alongside his athletes to ensure they get the most out of their training. He was previously coached, and is now mentored by, Justin Trolle who was the Athlete Development Manager for USA Triathlon.
Gene has been coaching since 2006, and over this time he has coached triathletes, multisporters, cyclists, mountain bikers, (ultra) runners, multi-sporters an orienteerer, a basketball team, and a softball team. He caters to all levels and abilities, from first timers to weekend warriors to those aiming for national and world championship events. He has helped numerous people reach their goals, tick their bucket lists, achieve PBs, and has coached many athletes to regional and national podiums and titles and world championship teams. He was the Head Coach at Capital Sports Performance from it’s formation in 2013 to 2017 and took the club from strength to strength and in 2017 they were the inaugural winners of the TriNZ Coach Group.
I coach because I am passionate about what I do. I don’t believe in a “one plan fits all” model – not every athlete responds to the same method. My philosophy is to learn about my athletes – what drives them and how I can get the best out of them – and then help them to set realistic and attainable goals.