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16/5/05 - "The personalised program has provided me with confidence in knowing that my training sessions are balanced and specific in addressing my goals. Duration and intensity are specified which takes out the guess work of determining what is the right session to do. It is great to leave the planning side of things to people that know what they are on about. It is like a 'prescription' to achieve your goal; it's then up to your body and mind to put the 'recipe' into action". Damian Rozenfeld, Australia.

22/4/05 - "When I first heard of online training, it looked expensive without much coach interaction. Training Smart Online removes both of these obstacles, making my triathlon training both affordable and effective with their surprisingly quick responses to my questions. I feel like I'm definitely improving my base with their workouts and looking forward to my first triathlon in June". Sarah Bergbreiter, USA.

17/4/05 - "At first I was a bit apprehensive about training online, but the program has proved itself and the results speak for themselves. The program is affordable, specific and tailored to my specific ability and time constraints. But it's the accessability and professionalism of the coaches, when asking for little tips and hints about things like nutrition, race day preparation and things I'm not sure about in the program itself, that make training with better than all the methods i've tried before". Ron Bar-Tor, Israel.

26/2/05 - "Training Smart Online has given a real sense of purpose to each of my workouts. They are very organized and reliable, and thanks to their thorough sign-up process, the training plan they have developed suits me like a glove. It's made me focus like never before, and I believe my performance this year will be a testament to their expertise". Lisa Zaffarese, USA.

23/2/05 - "I have nothing to say but good things about your programs. 2 workouts down, and you guys have been extremely accessible". Nick Lacaria, USA.

6/1/05 - "Training is going great. Each time I think this is going to be too tough, I manage to get it done. Especially the swimming!" John Doran, NSW.

13/12/04 - "Just letting you know I did my first short course triathlon on the weekend. I found it hard to do but once it was finished it felt great". Anna O'Callaghan, VIC.

12/12/04 - "My training has been going well. I completed my first triathlon last weekend. The program that you have designed for me is challenging but achievable. I am looking forward to a successful partnership with you, regards, Stephen Reddick".



19/6/05 - Sarah Bergbreiter finishes the Tri for Fun triathlon in 1:14 (a 9 minute P.B!). Great work Sarah.

19/6/05 - Ron Bar-Tor finishes the Tel Aviv triathlon in 1:30:44 (a 4 minute P.B!). Well done Ron.

12/6/05 - Nick Lacaria finishes 5th in the Festival of Flowers triathlon. Results here:

Ironman Japan Triathlon


23/5/05 - Boyd signing an autograph before the 2005 Ironman Japan Triathlon. Boyd was 4th out of the swim, but unfortunately had to retire from the race 133km into the bike leg due to technical difficulties.

See below for the pre-race interview posted on

Boyd who?

One young Australian competing in Ironman Japan is competing in his third Ironman ever, and his first outside Australia. Celebrating ten years in triathlon with his move into the Ironman pro ranks, Boyd Conrick also remains one of Australian top Life Savers, (he’s a real life Baywatch kinda guy!) and this year won the Australian Championship in Surf Life Saving for the 2km sand run. He’s also gone sub-nine in Ironman, and finished Ironman Australia in tenth, going 9:01 this year…He’s also developed a triathlon pedigree; even though this pro athlete is also a full time fireman in ‘real’ life at home in Newcastle, New South Wales on Australia’s east coast. He’s won over 50 short course races and has twice been NSW Champion. Stepping up to the long course events he was third in the Cannibal Gold Coast Half Ironman and 6th outright in the recent Australian Long Distant Championships. His first visit to Japan is already being filled with memories. “It seems so good here.” The 31 year old told “It’s very picturesque and the island of Fukue is especially so.” “The island is also very mountainous and this presents a big challenge on the course, not only for ascending but also for descending too.” The Life Saver is also looking forward to the swim…“I like the choppy conditions if the wind blows strong. I relish an ocean swim and this will suit me and the bonus is the water is so clear and clean…” So Japan has so far been a great experience for the young Australian. “The hospitality from the Japanese is first class and every one here is so very helpful, but for me the language barrier is always a challenge. However I’ve had three seasons in France in the last few years, so I know that sometimes when you travel there are some pitfalls.” So remember the name Boyd Conrick. As Race Director Mickey Yamamoto says of him, “He’ll be a sunshine finisher!” And don’t we all wish for that!

22/5/05 - Nick Lacaria finishes 4th in the Lake Murray Triathlon. Full results here:

14/5/05 - Nick Lacaria finishes 4th in the Clemson Sprint Triathlon. Full results here:

10/5/05 - Nick Lacaria finishes the White Lake Half Ironman in 6:23:24!

17/4/05 - Ron Bar-Tor finishes in the top 40 of his age group at the Herzeliya sprint distance triathlon.

3/4/05 - Boyd finishes 10th Pro in the 2005 Forster Ironman Triathlon, Australia.

13/305 - Boyd Conrick finishes 2nd in the 2005 NSW State Olympic Distance (Anchorage) Triathlon Championships, Port Stephens.

20/3/05 - Boyd Conrick wins the Trial Bay Sprint Triathlon, South West Rocks, NSW (for the 5th consecutive year!)  

6/2/05 - Boyd Conrick finishes 2nd in the 'Hell of the West' long course triathlon, Goondiwidi, QLD. Full results here!

6/2/05 - John Doran finishes in the top 60 (30-39 Male) at the Newcastle Foreshore Triathlon, NSW. Great work John!

25/9/04 - Boyd Conrick wins the State 2km Beach Running Championships, held in Terrigal NSW. Well done Boyd!