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.
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.
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.
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.
SHONA HUTCHINSON - TRIATHLON DEVELOPMENT COACH
Triathlon Level 1 coaching certification since 2015. As a junior athlete Shona focused on track and field and during 1993-94, she represented Australia at the Pacific School Games in the throwing events. In the late 1990’s she was a level 1 Field Throws Coach helping with junior squad training. She has completed varying triathlon, swimming and running event distances. In 2015 she completed the Australia Port Macquarie Ironman. Coaching for Shona is about inspiring athletes of all levels to set a goal, belief in themselves, see it through and achieve results beyond their expectations. Shona currently works as a chiropractor for Global Health Centre, which is a sponsor of the Vikings Triathlon Club.