Our Club Coaches
GARY LILLEY - TRIATHLON DEVELOPMENT COACH
Gary is a life member of the Vikings Triathlon Club. Gary holds a Triathlon Level 1 coaching certification and has over 15 years of vast coaching experience. Gary also assisted in the establishment of the Vikings Triathlon Novice Program. As an accomplished triathlete and multisport athlete, Gary has competed in 25 Ironman races (PB 9:44), including 2 World Championships at Kona; 3 XTERRA World Championships Maui; 1 Long course World Championships; 1 Triathlon World Championships; 2 XPD and 7 Geoquest 48hr Adventure races; 2 solo Sri Chinmoy Triple Triathlons. Gary currently coaches the club wind training session (tour de garage) on Wednesday nights where all abilities are welcome.
SHONA HUTCHINSON - TRIATHLON DEVELOPMENT COACH
Shona obtained her triathlon Level 1 coaching certification in 2015 and has undertaken an Effortless Swimming course and teaches their principles of swimming technique at club swim sessions.
As a junior athlete Shona focused on track and field and during 1993-94, she represented Australia at the Pacific School Games and was a national age champion. In the late 1990’s she was a level 1 Field Throws Coach assisting junior squad training.
She has completed varying triathlon, swimming and running event distances. In 2015 she completed the Australian Port Macquarie Ironman.
Coaching for Shona is about inspiring athletes of all levels to set a goal, build belief and achieve results.
KERRIE MUIR - TRIATHLON DEVELOPMENT COACH
Kerrie is a Triathlon Level 1 certified coach. She is also a Level 1 sports trainer and sports massage therapist having worked for the AFL umpire division for 5 years. Kerrie is a multi-sport triathlete of over 15 years focusing more recently on Cross Triathlon events. In 2015, Kerrie claimed a silver medal in her age group at the World Cross Triathlon Championships in Sardinia Italy. She has completed the Australian Foster Ironman; XTERRA World Championship Maui; solo Sri Chinmoy Triple Triathlon; XPD Adventure race, and ultra-mountain races such as the 6 Foot Track and Kepler 60km NZ and is currently the Australian Cross National Champion for her age group (50-54). Kerrie has guided and mentored multiple triathletes and runners as they strive to race at the highest competition level and is passionate about coaching to push her athletes beyond their perceived capabilities.
MEGAN MCINTYRE - TRIATHLON DEVELOPMENT COACH
Megan holds a Level 1 Triathlon coaching certification since 2010. Megan ran the Vikings TRYstars program in 2009 and assisted coaching in the ACT Junior Development Program working alongside national and international coaches. For many years Megan was the Vikings Triathlon swim and run coach but has recently stepped aside to focus more on her own training. Megan commenced triathlon racing in 2006 and has competed in a variety of distances. In 2015 she completed the Australian Port Macquarie Ironman which she highlights as a special experience. She is passionate about seeing people achieve their goals.
DALE MCCORMACK - TRIATHLON DEVELOPMENT COACH
Dale is a Level 1 Triathlon Development Coach who has also a Bachelor of Human Movement and Diploma of Clinical Massage. He raced his first sprint triathlon in 1987 at the age of 12 (no Trystars races back then). Dale is a three-time Ironman finisher and an accomplished runner focusing more recently on ultra-marathons and has represented Australia in Duathlons. Dale has worked as an Exercise Physiologist over the past 10 years, helping people to get stronger and recover from injury and illness. Over these 10 years, he has coached a number of triathletes, including numerous Ironman Finishers, Kona Qualifiers and NSWIS athletes as well as runners and road cyclists. Dale believes training should be enjoyable, time efficient and balanced with work and family life. He is interested in nutrition, strength and general wellness and how it can affect performance. I am certain that enjoyment of training and racing will lead to the greatest success for an athlete.
KEITH OYSTON - TRIATHLON DEVELOPMENT COACH
Keith has been coaching Triathlon Ironman and endurance trail running for 4 years.
He has also been an accredited touch football coach (internationally, ACT rep sides and RAAF inter-service) for 34 years.
Keith enjoys coaching individual triathletes to help them achieve their performance goals.
KERI VAUGHAN - LEVEL 2 ATHLETICS COACH
Keri has been a Level 2 Athletics Coach for the past 10 years and has been coaching run sessions for Viking Triathlon athletes for over 10 years. Keri is an accomplished runner of 28 years and is also a solid multisport athlete. She has represented the ACT in half marathons, marathons and cross country. Keri has achieved 3rd Female Canberra Times 10k, 35th female City2surf and top 1000 outright, Bronze at Aust Marathon Champs Sydney, Nationals Half Marathon 5th Female, 3rd Masters Female The North Face 100k and completed XPD Adventure Race.
In form, Keri runs a 10k in 38 mins, 21k in 86 mins and Marathon in 3.10. Keri’s weirdest achievement is she earned the title of Single Woman's Bob-Sled Australian Champion after never attempting bobsledding before. Keri has been coaching athletes for many years over a variety of distances – 10k through to ultra-marathons and loves to see people achieve their goals. She really enjoys motivating, guiding, and listening to athletes thoughts, ideas and needs. Keri is passionate and believes if I can do it, you can do it, set realistic goals, do research, ask questions and be patient and you will get there.