My coaching style is very hands on and I believe that open communication between coach and athlete is critical to success.
Since coming on board as a coach with Hurt Locker 18 months ago I have successfully worked with over 40 athletes to achieve their individual goals. These have ranged from beginners completing their first triathlon, to Ironman would championship qualification, and everything in between.
My love of coaching comes from seeing an athlete grow in physical and mentally ability, with the same passion for the first timer looking to do a sprint distance up to a seasoned performance athlete looking to podium in races. I am passionate about creating an environment of supportive and enthusiastic athletes who are part of the HLT family. Each athlete I coach receives a personalised plan targeted at their own strengths, weaknesses and schedules. I am a big advocate for building connections with other athletes through training by combining individual programs with group sessions.
Personally, I came from a running background with no concept of what a triathlon was or how to ride a bike. Over the past 9 years I have gone from triathlon first timer (where my dad had to ride next to me on the bike) to Ironman World Championship qualifier in 2021. My journey has included the following:
5 x Ironman finisher
1 x Ironman World Championship qualifier (Kona 2021)
10+ x Ironman 70.3 finisher
2 x Ironman 70.3 World Championship qualifier (Chattanooga 2017, Taupo 2024)
NSW long course triathlon champion 2020
UTA 100 Silver Buckle recipient 2023
I love seeing athletes achieve what they thought was beyond the realms of possibility and I am passionate about helping bring those dreams to life, regardless of where they are starting from.
"UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL"
About Hurt Locker Tri
Hurt Locker Tri specialises in personalised online programming for triathlon distances from Olympic up to Ironman.
A group of athletes live around the eastern suburbs of Sydney and there are regular group sessions organised to bring everyone together. These include Tuesday morning runs, Thursday morning cycles and Saturday long rides. Group sessions are entirely optional and the programs are written specifically for your individual schedule. There are also many athletes which are coached virtually as they are spread all across the country or group sessions do not fit in with their family and work schedules.
I only take on a limited number of athletes so that the personalised service remains at the forefront of my coaching. I am passionate about bringing out the best in the athletes I coach and there is a level of commitment that I expect from them in order to achieve this. Working closely with those that I coach we have achieved some incredible results with smart training methods, understanding what works for each individual body and keeping open and honest lines of communication.
My coaching philosophy centres around Training Peaks data, metrics and the relationship with the individual athlete. Where some of my athletes thrive off high volume, high intensity and minimal recovery there are others who need 8 hours of sleep a night and rest is paramount to their success.
I am invested in my athletes success and want to see everyone I coach reach the limits of what is possible.
"Loren has brought me from barely being able to run 10k and never having cycled to podiuming in my age group in my first Ironman and has made me fall in love with the sport. Loren has pushed me to levels I didn’t think I was capable of and her investment in my training and commitment as a coach has always and continues to exceed all my expectations of a coach."
"Loren’s attention to detail coaching style has been game changing in helping me reach my triathlon goals. What sets her apart for me however is her ability to be agile and tailor my programming based on a very hectic work and personal schedule that isn’t always predictable. She’s been able manage my programming incredibly well to best fit with the other commitments I have in life that I need to work my triathlon schedule around."
"When I decided to do a 70.3, I had never ridden more than 40km. I was amazed to see that after 7 months of training, Loren gave me the confidence that I was completely race ready. Everything seemed logical. Loren really adapted the plan to me & pushed me beyond what I thought my limits were. I was really proud! Thanks Loren for your support, advice & time spent helping me reach my goal. Can’t wait for the next one!"
"Coming into triathlon as beginner Lorens coaching has been really helpful especially on the bike. My training program is specific to my ability and is catered around my life. I’ve loved every minute of it."
"I am at this level thanks to your knowledge and expereince you bring to the table. I have the decication and drive but thanks to you I am able to get the most out of it, you know when to push me or slow me down and that is a huge part of why I am here now (Ironman World Champs)"
"Thanks for everything over the past months. I really did not think I could pull that out of the bag [Port Mac IM ]. I was even thinking when we changed the speeds in the race plan I would die on the run to hold that pace on the bike, but you believing I could do it made me think I could! You are the best coach ever and continue to push me beyond where I think I can go"