Check out the bio's of the Amazing Coaches of our 'Recommended Session Providers'
Brendon Walsh (from Ride Inside)
Brendon started his cycling career at the age of 13 and progressed from a junior cyclist that gained state representation on 8 occasions, with success winning individual state championships and Team pursuit and Time Trial titles at a national level. Brendon’s strong work ethic and ability to race on the road and transition into track racing season after season led him to pursue a professional racing career.
Brendon moved to France in 1982 to pursue his professional career, riding with a team based in Southern France. His career saw success in both stage and tour races and in 1984 he gained inclusion to ride in the Grenoble six day race. This highlighted his versatility to successfully win at the highest level on the ride and then jump on a track bike and successfully finish respectably amongst seasoned six day racing professionals.
With his 30 years of cycling credibility, Brendon’s association with Ride Inside is to establish a highly professional indoor training centre that assists other cyclists to reach their goals and full potential. Utilising the latest technology and modern training techniques Ride Inside provides the means for athletes at any level to improve their cycling performance.
Troy Fidler (Fidler Sports)
With 26 years experience in triathlons, Troy is one of the true pioneers of the sport. Whilst still in school, he entered his first triathlon as a 16 year old in 1984. Since that time, he has gone on to compete in over 300 triathlons and multi-sport events both here and overseas.
As an athlete, Troy has reached the pinnacle of the sport with many outstanding achievements. These include 3 open Australian Triathlon titles (Long Course in 1990, Sprint and Olympic in 1995) and was named as the "Australian Triathlete of the Year" in 1995. He has represented Australia at three World Championships with his best performance being 8th in Wellington, New Zealand in 1994. Troy no longer competes but maintains a high level of fitness with the occasional bike race or ocean swim thrown in..
Pat Carroll (Pat Carroll Running Group)
Pat was relatively a late bloomer, making the school cross country team as a junior and basically left it at that until he was inspired and returned to the sport with a vengeance when he was twenty years old.
Twenty odd years later, he is still running (retired from major competition 2001) and channels his energy into helping runners achieve their own goals via online coaching and PCRG.
Some more memorable results of Pat’s include the following:
- 1st place – 1995 Beppu Marathon (2:09:39)
- 4 time winner of the Gold Coast Marathon 83/84/88/97, where there was 14 years separating my first and fourth win
- 2 time winner (94/96) Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon
- current holder of the Australian all comers record for the Half Marathon: 61min 11sec
- member of Silver Medal Australian Team @ 1993 World Half Marathon Championship
- one of Australia’s most versatile distance runners ever having run 3.39.03 for 1500metre’s (3.56 mile) and also a 2:09:39 Marathon
- represented Australia 18 times
- finished in the top 8 at three Commonwealth Games
- 1988/1999 Australian Marathon Champion
- 1991 Australian Cross Country Champion
- twice runner up in Sydney’s City to Surf
- Qld record holder: 5000m/Half Marathon/Marathon
Trent, Codie and Ridge Grimsey (Grimsey's Adult Swimfit)
Trent, Codie and Ridge Grimsey have spent the best part of 12 years racing open water events at the highest level, all over the world. Between the three brothers, they have won just about every race there is to win domestically and internationally, from surf races to marathons. Both Trent and Codie Grimsey are former Australian Open Water Champions and Australian Swim Team members. Trent currently holds the World Record for the fastest time ever swum across the English Channel!