Past & Present Athletes
Team Dillon is all about athletes – from beginners to age-groupers to elites. Here, some of our athletes, past and present, talk about themselves, why they chose to be part of Team Dillon, and what the coaching has done for them.
In the early months of making the transition from rugby player to triathlete I really missed not having the support and guidance of a coach. Luckily towards the end of 2008 I was fortunate enough to find Michelle, who has since been a revelation to me. In addition to being a fountain …READ MORE
I came to triathlon following a Catherine Tate “I can do that” moment in 2009 at the age of 55. I was lucky enough to qualify for the World Championships with my first Olympic distance triathlon and went to the Gold coast as part of the GB team. That was enough to get me hooked. …READ MORE
After coming back from a fairly long-term injury I felt I needed a bit of guidance to help me reach my full potential – I was putting in a lot of volume, but got to a point where I wasn’t really getting any faster. After being coached by Annie Emmerson for only a short time, I am already …READ MORE
I started this season as a complete novice to triathlon & decided to join Team Dillon after finishing my first ever race in a time of 1hr 41. I’d put in a lot of hours in the gym but figured that just pounding the treadmill & putting in lengths in the pool probably wasn’t the best use of …READ MORE
I had always dreamt of being made hot and sweaty by a sexy Olympian, and now Im living the dream!!!! Is it all its cracked up to be??
Well yes, let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to be coached and mentored by a superstar? Having struggled through several Ironman races on my own …READ MORE
Mish’s coaching is awesome. Each week you smash it harder than the week before and hit splits you didn’t think would be possible. Mish is always there to offer feedback and advice which massively increases your confidence in what you are doing.
I remember my first triathlon vividly 2 years ago, it was at my gym, 20 lengths of the pool, 8 miles on the stationary bike and a 2 mile run round the carpark – it took me nearly an hour and I came dead last but I was hooked! Unfortunately becoming a barrister got in the way of training …READ MORE
I first met Michelle at pilates on the Gold Coast a number of years ago during one of her summer returns to Australia. At that time I was a social runner [with recurring injuries] competing in half and full marathons around Asia and Australia. I decided to move the following year …READ MORE
I have been training with Michelle since the end of October 2008, after a couple of years of marathons and then triathlon this summer. For me, it’s all about taking part and having fun. I enjoy my training and wanted a coach who understands me, and that I have a life to lead as well …READ MORE
Perry is a terrific coach and amongst the very top people I have worked with in any aspect of my life. I had total confidence in him to deliver me to the event in the best shape I could be in. He did that, and gave me the confidence to deliver in the race. He anticipated my needs and answered …READ MORE