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3 x Ironman Kona World Championship Qualifier

3 x Ironman 70.3 Word Championship Qualifier

ITU Age Group World Championship Qualifier

Boston Marathon Qualifier

James fully immersed himself in the world of triathlon and has been a Race Director for the Fresh Air Kelowna Cherry Blossom Triathlon and Apple Triathlon as well as a former Director and President of the Kelowna Triathlon Club and a Kelowna Triathlon Club Coach. He is also an NCCP Triathlon Coach Certified.

“.. The key to my own progression was that I had never been without a coach, soaking up their knowledge and experience whilst cherry picking the elements of education they excelled in. Coaches are invaluable in providing the correct training load, removing performance limiters, preparing a race schedule and race plan and being that person in the back of your mind that keeps you motivated with regards to getting out there and performing quality workouts ..”

Claire YOUNG

3 x Ironman Kona World Championship Qualifier

(9th Place @ 2016 Ironman World Championships – F40-44)

3 x Ironman 70.3 Word Championship Qualifier

ITU Age Group World Championship Qualifier

2 x Boston Marathon Qualifier

Claire’s dedication to the sport is hard to beat. A visitor to the podium at nearly every race, she epitomizes the success that consistency brings. Claire is a previous winner of the Oliver Sprint, Osoyoos Half Iron and Fresh Air Kelowna Cherry Blossom Triathlon and she had also ‘podiumed’ at 6 Ironman branded events, culminating in an Age Group win and Second Female Overall at Ironman Canada 2016 and stunning 9th Place finish in her Age Group at the Ironman World Championships in Kona.

Claire’s day job as a Family Physician gives her a unique insight into medicine and the needs of an athlete, providing a medical support role to athletes that are interested in weight management, particularly those who might be starting out on their athletic journey and who feel their weight may be a performance limiter.


Level 3 British Triathlon Coach

Full Swim Smooth Certified Coach

Advanced Video Analysis & Stroke Correction

Personal Trainer – European Institute of Fitness

Although not strictly part of the PB+J Coaching team we are very proud to be involved with Martin as a fantastic resource for our athletes. Martin is a swim stroke guru and a certified coach with the world renowned Swim Smooth team. Martin was recommended to us by Paul Newsome, Head Coach of Swim Smooth.

While we have the ability to produce a swim video, filming our athletes from muliple angles in the pool, we wanted to provide some top class expertise to analyze the results. The result is a video with an expert narrated commentary discussing the various elements of your swim stroke, tips for improving these areas and detailed swim sessions that link key drills to the specific areas in your stroke that need addressing. The ability to film your stroke underwater, have this expert analysis and pinpoint the key areas that need addressing is a fantastic tool. Take advantage of this if you can.