Coaches


 

Rob Dallimore, BHSc (Pod.)

Rob has an extensive background in Endurance Sports having competed at a high level, in running, Duathlon, triathlon and Multisport. Rob has competed in 16 Ironman events and has lost count of the number of Half Ironman and shorter distance triathlon races.  He carries a long history in the sport having raced for over 20 years in events of all distances.  He has raced the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii and has represented New Zealand at the Age Group Long and Olympic distance World Championships numerous times.  He is a member of the Ironman New Zealand Hall of Fame for his 10 finishes at that event.

Rob has gained coaching certifications from a number of organisations, which include Triathlon New Zealand, Training Peaks and Ironman.

Rob also has a professional background as a Sports Podiatrist so has the added benefit of these skills and a unique understanding of training with a focus on injury prevention and management. He sees the importance of developing the athlete at a rate that their body can cope with and engaging methods to have the body working at its best. Rob sees the importance of having equipment that suits the athlete’s style and ability and he prides himself in his technical knowledge.

Rob adopts a number of different techniques to train his athletes and keep them injury free, such as optimizing training zones, monitoring power, pace and heart rate, strength training, nutrition and adequate rest and recovery.

Rob enjoys helping those athletes who are keen to learn.  He enjoys helping athletes who want to reach that next level in their performance and who are prepared to look beyond ways that they are used to training to achieve this.  Rob likes getting stuck into the analysis of training and race data files and other metrics (Power, Hear Rate, Pace, Heart Rate Variability etc)

Rob has seen much success with his athletes, many of whom have gained podium finishes at Age Group championships over all distances and have also qualified for the Ironman World Championships. Seeing his athletes achieve their goals gives Rob a great sense of pride and it also gives motivation to the other athletes around to continue striving to be their best.

You’ll be hard pushed to find anyone more passionate about endurance sports and coaching athletes than Rob.

Follow Rob's blog for more information about him and what he does: FootTrafficCoachingBlog


Anna Lorimer, PhD (Sports Biomechanics), PG Dip (Sport and Exercise), BSc (Hons) Medicinal Chemistry, ISAK Level 3

Anna is an experienced endurance athlete having competed in triathlon for over 7 years. Anna has competed in 5 full ironman events including the 2014 World Championships in Hawaii and currently holds the female age group course record for Challenge Wanaka.  She came 3rd in her Age Group at the 2009 ITU Long Course World Championships. 

Having recently completed her PhD, she is establishing herself as a triathlon specific biomechanist with a passion for understanding how each of the individual components of an athlete influences the others, and the athletes performance as a whole. Anna's biomechanics experience means she is constantly evaluating how the body works to create the most efficient movement for the individual athlete.

Anna’s extensive science background means she has an in depth understanding about how training, nutrition, rest and recovery influence the body. Anna has a particular interest in tailoring training and nutrition to the female athlete using the research from expert exercise physiologist Dr Stacy Sims and her own experience as a guide. At Foot Traffic the aim is to fit the package to the athlete in order to maximise their sporting experience.

Anna is experienced at bike set-up and has worked with some of New Zealand’s top track cyclists and triathletes. She believes that a triathlon specific bike fit is essential for injury prevention, in order to maintain the muscle balance required to run effectively off the bike.

Anna is passionate about passing on her knowledge and likes nothing better than to see an athlete steadily improving and enjoying their sport.


Anna Barrett

Anna Barrett started with Foot Traffic Coaching in 2013 as an athlete.  At the time she was training for the 2014 Coast to Coast Longest Day.  After a great summer of training and learning plenty of new skills, She hit the start-line as a novice but crossed the finish line as an experienced Multisporter, wanting to take things to the next level.  And that she has done very well.

Anna has always had a passion for outdoors events and the community that surrounds it.  Her involvement in sport is infectious to those around her, regularly putting together training groups for local athletes, and encouraging new people into the sport.  

She pushes the boundaries of women’s endurance and has accumulated a lot of experience across a wide variety races, competing in Ultramarathon running, Multisport and multi-day adventure racing.
Anna has come from a background of minimal athletic experience so she is still very much in touch with what it is like to achieve that first 10km run or purchase a bike for the first time. She also works full time, leading to creating some crafty hacks on getting the best training around work hours.

Recent performances of note include winning the 2016 2 Day Coast to Coast event, winning the Auckland Multisport Series, 4th in the 2015 Motu Challenge among numerous other Multisport race wins.

Anna now sits on the Coaching staff as our specialist Multisport Coach, ready to help you knock off those Multisport goals.

Simon Cochrane

Simon is one of New Zealand's fastest improving Ironman athletes.  He has an extensive racing history, having competed in 24 Ironman events with a P.B of 8hr 28mins at IMNZ this year. Over the last few seasons he has amassed multiple top 10 results and podium placings as a Professional athlete at international Ironman events.  He has raced all over the globe and has competed at the Ironman World championships at Hawaii. 

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. 

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.

Check out Simon's website www.simoncochrane.net

 

Mark Bowstead

 

Mark has been in triathlon since the age of 12 and is now one of the top 70.3 athletes in the world. In the past 2 years he was ranked inside the top 20, on the 70.3 points ranking system (2015) and in 2016 raced the 70.3 world champs where he placed 16th. Mark has multiple Ironman 70.3 podiums and also a win. Nationally Mark has placed in the top 5 at the NZ Half Ironman champs 4 times and also won the Taupo Half Ironman once and the Auckland Half Ironman 4 times.

 

The Half Ironman distance is not the only distance he races. In the last few years the lucrative Hy-Vee triathlon was run Mark qualified and raced against some of the best short course athletes, placing 23rd and 20th.

 

In 2016 Mark stepped up to the full distance at Ironman NZ and produced a very impressive debut ironman of 8.29 on one of the tougher courses around the globe.

 

Mark understands the work/training balance as early on in his career he studied Chemical and Material Engineering and gained first class honours all while training as much as possible and working at the local steel mill in the summers. It was during his studies (2009) that he became the 20-24 ITU long distance world champion after just turning 20.

 

Mark has been shaped by some great coaches; Frank Clarke, Gordon Walker, Nathan Richmond and Mark Bone. But also had the pleasure of training with a lot of the best in the world, such as; Cameron Brown, Terenzo Bozzone, Tim Berkel, Helle Frederiksen, Alicia Kaye, Josh Amberger, Sebastian Kienle.

 

His knowledge of the sport, scientific mind and experience will help him greatly in becoming a good coach. Mark really wants to share his knowledge and is looking forward to helping athletes smash their PB’s and achieve their goals.

 

 

Dion Marinkovich BPharm (Hons)

Dion has been involved in triathlon for over 20 years, competing across a variety of distances and race formats. He has represented NZ at age group level at the 2012 world champs in Auckland. Dion has over 10 years experience providing swim coaching for adults and children of all levels and has a passion for helping people improve their fitness. He has been fortunate enough to watch, learn from and train with many of New Zealand’s best athletes.

Dion’s approach to coaching is to tailor the program to the individuals own lifestyle and keep it fun and inspiring. Having suffered injury setbacks in the past he is keen to ensure others learn from past mistakes and ensure athletes have enough strength conditioning and recovery in their training.  

Dion is currently taking time out of the sport to raise his young family but is keen to help others achieve whatever goals they may have. Dion currently lives in Sydney and is on hand to assist Australian based athletes.

 







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