Tongy

Name: Andrew Tong (Tongy)

Qualifications:

Triathlon Australia  – Performance Coach
Digital Badge Perf Coach 20_21

Athletics Australia – Level 3 Performance Development Coach
Athletics Australia – IAAF Nestle Healthy Active Kids’ Athletics Upskilling Course

Play By The Rules – Child Protection
Play By The Rules – Harassment and Discrimination

Working With Children Check – Hold Clearance Letter for Paid Work

Years in Triathlon: 20+ Years

Years Coaching: 10+ years

Coaching Services

All of my training plans are prescribed on Training Peaks, therefore I am able and willing to coach athletes from any location. I am based in Sydney’s Northern Suburbs and an active member of the Northern Suburbs Triathlon Club (NSTC).

For further details and pricing please contact me via email coaching@trifocus.com.au

Currently I run regular squads for kids during school terms and sessions are either triathlon based or run based. I coach Youth and Junior triathletes or runners, which includes a weekly squad during term times and also coach adults for all distances. All training plans for Adults, Junior or Youth athletes are prescribed via Training Peaks. Please contact me to discuss your specific needs and goals.

Triathlon Experience

I encountered the triathlon world in 1996 by taking part in a corporate sprint triathlon and was very quickly addicted to the sport. Since my first triathlon I have completed all major distances from Sprint to Ironman, having completed 7 Ironman events to date. In addition to triathlon I have also completed marathons and participated in many cycle sportives (including Etape du tour). I am based in the Northern Suburbs of  Sydney Australia, and lived in London from 2001 – 2009 providing me with experience & knowledge of triathlon events in Australia, UK and Europe. I am currently an active member of the Northern Suburbs Triathlon Club (NSTC) based on the Northside of Sydney.

I commenced coaching with the Ful-On Tri club in London in 2005 and during this time I completed level 2 Certificate in Coaching Triathlon with British Triathlon. This course is certified by the UKCC and recognised by the ITU. I was awarded the Coach of the Year in 2008 by British Triathlon for the London region and in 2007 was awarded the Zurich Club Member of the year at Ful-on Tri club. The Zurich award is for a volunteer and marks their contribution to the club, in my case coaching.

Up until 2008 I worked in the corporate world for a large multi national property company, where I worked for 19 years and last held the position of Financial Controller. I therefore understand the art of juggling (or balancing) work, family, social and triathlon into one and also appreciate that triathlon does not always sit at the top of that tree, but the fact that people are striving to achieve their maximum potential in all of these aspects, so a carefully thought out and considerate plan that fits into the athletes lifestyle and demands is required.

I have experience in coaching newbies, Sprint to Ironman distances, World Championships qualifiers (and winner) and Kids programs.



“If you are comfortable with your training regime then you should be concerned. You can only make the big gains by being out of your comfort zone.”
- Me

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