Your-coach currently has 2 coaches. Business owner and Wellington based Lawrence Oldershaw and new to the team Rotorua based Hugh Booten.
Lawrence Oldershaw – Tri NZ accredited Level 2
Formally of the RAF where he got hooked on sport. Lawrence competed at a reasonably high level at steeplechase and X-country. Then after a stint in the Gulf war, where running in my RAF work boots gave him shin splints, he returned home to the UK and took up Triathlon - his first time since a kid on a bike!!
All went fairly well and after a few years of hard work, he decided to try and race full time. After a couple of successful seasons, turned pro in 1996. He earned his place on the British Elite Olympic Distance Squad. Then the Ironman bug struck. Struggling for funding to train full time, he muddled by with what he had. To date he has raced over 25 Ironman distance races. His best moment was the 9 hour effort that secured him British Long Course Champion in 2001 a title defended and retained for the next year. Lawrence laid off IM for a while but he proved there was life in the old dog yet taking out his age group securing a Kona slot at IMNZ 2010.
Lawrence is a seasoned coach with over 10 years of experience. He is a tri NZ Level 2 coach (and British Triathlon Association level 1) and working towards his Level 3. He has coached people in triathlon since the early 1990s and in 2001 formalising the business providing not only coaching but sports massage and injury treatment. “What I wanted to establish was a business where I could help people exceed their expectations. Whether that is by relieving a muscular tension, helping rehabilitation from injuries, or coaching and aiding a sports person to achieve their personal goals. Many years down the line I feel I am achieving my objectives and through that others are achieving theirs”.
Hugh Booten – working towards – Tri NZ Level 1 accreditation
Hugh is a coached athlete of Lawrence and a very successful one too and with bags of potential as a coach. A 21 year old fulltime student at Waikato majoring in Sport and Leisure with minors in physics with a focus on biomechanics, he still managed to put the training in and finish 2nd in his age group at Rotorua Xterra 2013 and took out his age group at the national sprint champs in Auckland.
Hugh has a love of sport with over 10 years’ experience already in triathlon and mountain biking, during which time he has held a range of New Zealand titles including, senior mount biking team champ, under 16 multi-sport champ, under18 triathlon series champ, under 24 sprint distance camp. And 33rd placing at standard distance world champs 2013.
“I am keen to help people reach their goals whether that is to finish, make a time goal or race for the win in your chosen sport.”
Objectives of your-coach
- To provide accessibility to affordable results proven coaching
- To provide realistic training plans with clear objectives determined by coach and athlete
- To maximise an individuals potential by setting realistic yet challenging goals
- To never lose sight that a client has a life outside sport