The Coach

Josh (a.k.a. Smurf) has been coaching runners and triathletes for over a decade including beginner to experienced athletes, juniors athletes and masters athletes. There have been many successes in this time including;

* 70.3, Ironman and Long and Short Course World Championship Athletes

* Junior State Triathlon Championship Athletes

* Sprint, Olympic, 70.3 and Ironman Podium Places

* 70.3 and Ironman Finishers

* Ultraman Finishers

* Numerous 5k, 10k, half marathon and marathon finishers

* Ultramarathon finishers including 200 mile, 100mile, 100k, 50mile and Backyard Ultra's

Combine this with his previous experience in education as a teacher, middle leader and principal, Josh brings a range of experiences to his coaching and work with athletes.

Josh also brings his experience as an athlete in both triathlon and running to his coaching. His CV includes representing Australia in his age group at the 2011 Short Course Triathlon World Championships, as well as the 2013 Long Course Triathlon World Championships; 5 Ironman finishes, completing all of the big Oceania races (IM Cairns, IMNZ, IMWA and IM Australia); winner of the 2021 and 2023 3 Marathons 3 Days in Cairns; 36 yards, 240+km and the "Assist" at the 2022 Dead Cow Gully Backyard Ultra; 2nd place 2022 BVRT 50 Mile; winner and course record 2023 Kuranda to Port Douglas 60k Ultra; 2nd place 2023 Unreasonable East 200 Miler. 

The Success

Kona Qualifiers

70.3 Worlds Qualifiers

70.3 Wins & Podiums

Ironman Wins & Podiums

50+ Run and Triathlon Event Podiums

10+ Ultra Marathon and multi-day run event Wins & Podiums

The Philosophy

Our coaching philosophy at Smurf & Smurfette is all about balance, consistency, positivity and life first. Being an age group endurance athlete is a challenge and we are here to support you in reaching athletic performance while balancing this with your life circumstances. Endurance sport is a lifestyle but, unless you are a professional athlete, life comes first and endurance sport comes second. We design programs to meet your needs which will also support you in reaching your athletic goals.

The Services

Triathlon Coaching and Programs

Our triathlon coaching and programs are designed to support you in reaching your triathlon and athletic goals while taking in to account your lifestyle and other commitments. We know from experience how challenging it can be to find balance and consistency, so we are here to help.

We have a range of options to meet the needs of all athletes including;

* Beginner, intermediate or experienced

* Sprint, Olympic, Half Ironman, Ironman and Ultraman

* All ages (including junior athletes)

Find below a link to our programs and fees.

Other Services

Smurf & Smurfette also provide stand alone Strength & Conditioning Programs and Run Programs for all levels and abilities. 

* Strength & Conditioning programs are designed for the general person looking to enhance their fitness, strength or weight loss and can also be tailored to meet your athletic or sporting needs

* Run programs, similar to our triathlon programs, support you in reaching your running and athletic goals while taking in to account your life circumstances. Our run programs cater to your goals including;

  • Couch to 5k
  • 5k, 10k, Half Marathon and Marathon Programs
  • Ultra Running Programs (trails, road, 6/12/24 hour events, Backyard Ultras etc.)

Click the link below to view our 2022/23 Fee Structure

The Contact

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