Hamilton Triathlon Club Coaches

Supporting triathlon in the Hamilton community

Passing on passion & knowledge in the sport of triathlon

Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker is a Level 2 TRI NZ affiliated coach.  She is a competitive age group athlete who has been racing in triathlon events since  1998. 

She completed her first Iron distance event at the age of 19, and has gone on to complete a further 8 including the IM world Championships in Kona and Challenge Roth, plus 9 Half Iron distance events.

She has been coaching since 2011.  She has helped a range of athletes, from beginner to advanced, achieve their triathlon goals from sprint distance tri to Iron distance triathlon.  

Sarah loves the sport of triathlon, enjoys getting people started in the sport helping them achieve their triathlon goals.




Mere Mortal Coaching

TRI NZ details:

Sarah Walker TRI NZ Accredited Coach Details

Fitness Journal Article

Russell Smith

Nearly 30 years of participation has provide Russell with a huge amount of knowledge that he is keen to pass on. Over the years he has competed with distinction in duathlons, marathons, multi-sport events, adventure races, Ironman’s and cycle races, having won multiple age group awards in NZ Ironman as well as triathlons and half marathons. He has competed twice in the Ironman World Champs in Hawaii. 




Go Beyond Limits

TRI NZ details:

Russell Smith TRI NZ Accredited Coach Details

Simon Cochrane

Simon's coaching style includes a well rounded approach using skills in his strength and conditioning background. He has 8+ years of personal training and coaching experience and has worked with a large range of athletes from beginners running a 5km race,  through to training Professional athletes at the Ironman distance. 

Simon has an extensive racing history himself, having competed in 24 Ironman events with a P.B of 8hr 28mins at IMNZ this year. Over the last few seasons he has had multiple top 10 results and 2 x podium placings at big Professional international Ironman events.  He has raced all over the globe and has competed at the Ironman World championships at Hawaii. 

He coaches a select group of athletes of varying abilities in Triathlon, running and also gym strength sessions. He has recently moved to Hamilton (from Auckland) and is keen to get involved with the local triathlon community and to take on some more athletes to help them achieve some massive goals.




Simon Cochrane

Suze Landers

Suze is our current Committee chair.  She has an extensive background in physical fitness & is a qualified PT instructor. She is an experienced age group athlete, representing New Zealand in world championship events.

Mike Young

Mike has an extensive background in cycling.  He loves the sport of cycling and works on a voluntary basis for the club in order to 'pay back' the support he was given when he first started in the sport.

Mike runs the beginner bike sessions for the club, where he takes youth and adult beginner cyclists through the basics of biking technique, gearing, & group riding. He also supports new riders who join the Bob's Bikes cycle groups.

Erin Furness

Erin Furness

Bio to come.

Team Hardcor

Team HardCor is a group of triathletes of all abilities led by Cor Story and Nikki Edwards.

Cor has been coaching for over 35 years and his instincts are a key ingredient in the Team’s success.

Nikki is a Level 2 Tri NZ accredited coach and is the glue that holds the Team together.

Team HardCor has a regular Thursday night swim squad, a Tuesday bike/run session every 2-3 weeks and also provides coach supported and individualised training programmes for athletes doing anything from ironman to those wanting to complete their first triathlon.

We are really excited to be coaching some of the Triathlon Club’s Monday night sessions! We look forward to sharing some tips with those starting out and to creating new challenges for more experienced athletes.

To find out more information about Team HardCor, check out our Facebook page Team HardCor 

Or contact Nikki – nikkilulu@gmail.com or 021 136 9422.

This could be you!

If you would like to become a coach for the hamilton triathlon Club please contact us at hamiltontriathlonclub@gmail.com

Information on becoming a TRI NZ Accredited Coach





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Email hamiltontriathlonclub@gmail.com          Postal Address Hamilton Triathlon Club, PO Box 7, Waikato Mail Centre, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand