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Ross Young

70.3 Age Group Champion
Hawaiian Ironman Athlete

“I feel privileged to be able to say that I have been a part of Jarrod Evans training squads since its beginning in 1996.  In that time, the progression of the team thanks to Jarrod’s guidance and hard work is nothing short of AMAZING.  His training programs are second to none and you just cant argue with results.  The highlights for me have been the perfect mix of “fun” and “hard work” I can always trust will provide the desired result every-time.  I thank Jarrod for all the time he has spent helping me over the years, my Triathlon “YODA” …His constant drive to improve himself as an Athlete, Coach and Person inspires me to do the same. I look forward to the coming years and the step up to Ironman racing.

Pete Breadsell

Ironman UK Age Group Champion
Ironman Cairns Age Group Champion
Hawaiian Ironman Triathlete

 “I initially contacted Jarrod on the recommendation of a good mate Ian Roduner who was also coached by correspondence by Jarrod.  I initially discussed my goal with Jarrod, which was to qualify for Ironman World Championship Kona (which I am sure he hears quite a bit). Jarrod slotted me into his correspondence program after a spot become available.  From the outset Jarrod was upfront with his requirements of me. His training programs/systems are detailed, structured and his communication and feedback is almost instant either via phone or email. He has great belief in the athlete’s ability and instils a strong work ethic along with persistence & consistency. I raced Ironman UK, won my age group in 35-39, finished 13th overall and had personnel bests in all 3 disciplines and qualified for Ironman World Champion Kona so I need to say no more…….I would like to thank Jarrod for everything he has done for me and would recommend him to any level of athlete because you will still get the same level of planning, dedication & commitment. Thanks again mate.”

Mary Mitchell

Multiple Ironman Age Group Winner

Hawaiian Ironman athlete

“I started training with Jarrod after 9 years of competing in ironman and long distance triathlons. The reason I asked Jarrod to coach me was that I wanted to raise my training and racing to a new level. In the relatively short time that Jarrod has been my coach, he has impressed me with his knowledge base, expertise and his highly individualised approach to training and racing. He is approachable, unflappable and generous with his time and attention. He has a genuine interest in continuous education of both himself and the athletes he coaches in the elements of triathlon and that shows in the results he achieves. I have achieved two personal bests at successive ironman races since starting with Jarrod, the most significant being at Ironman Asia Pacific (Melbourne) where I raced successfully to an age group win and PB time. I look forward to my remaining time under his tutelage and following his career in the future.”

Christine Warren

Multiple Age Champion & Brand Ambassador

"I found Coach Jarrod after a year of struggling with injuries and subpar coaching, and I could not be happier. Jarrod is professional, knowledgable, and undoubtedly invested in each of his athletes and helping them achieve their best. He provides excellent communication and guidance, and is very accessible. You will get nothing short of the highest caliber coaching from Coach Jarrod."

Matt Rae

Hawaiian Ironman Athlete

“I was lucky enough to gain Jarrod’s services due to an unfortunate situation with my previous coaching arrangement. This alone I’m personally very grateful for as with only 12 weeks till Hawaii I really thought I may be winging this prep myself.  Within days of our first chat he had developed a programme that met all my needs.  Specifically a programme that was built around my 55-60hrs of work a week/ family commitments and most importantly a programme that hopefully got me to the start line in one piece (I have a long history of breaking down).  Fast forward 12 weeks and I had not only toed the start line 100% fit , but also set a PB time for Hawaii in what was considered a pretty tough year and a new PB run time in any Ironman races I had completed. The whole experience was a pleasure including meeting the great crew also competing under his banner in Hawaii. I look forward to training with Jarrod and the team for years to come.”

Cherissa Kell

Age Group Triathlete

“I have had the pleasure of working with Jarrod for over a year now, and it has been such a wonderful experience. My life has had many unique things to navigate and work around, and Jarrod has been so wonderful at creating a training program to help me advance towards my goals while working within the craziness my life has continued to throw. I cannot imagine being coached by anyone else. I cannot say enough about Jarrod and Triathlon Gold, I feel so thankful and honored to work with such an amazing and talented coach.”

Gus Martin

Nationally Ranked ITU Junior Triathlete

“Triathlon Gold is a great community. Jarrod has done an amazing job nurturing his athletes through this crazy COVID season. He has been balanced and calm and given a sense of purpose for training despite no races.  He REALLY knows his science and psychology as a coach. My own past as a pro athlete allows me to offer an informed opinion. I am super delighted that he is looking after our daughter Gabby Martin - and will see her reach her dreams.

One of the best coaches I have even come across!”

Natalie Tanner

USA Triathlon Elite Development Athlete

“Jarrod is an excellent triathlon coach. He is professional, dedicated, and 100% committed to his athletes. I received personal, remote coaching and Jarrod was able to work the training around my job and other commitments. He is very accommodating and understanding of every concern. His training is progressive and science-based, and I very quickly improved my non-existent bike skills. His strength and conditioning program during the lockdown made the transition back into the water easy. His knowledge and experience as a high-performance coach are hard to match. I recommend Jarrod for beginners and elites alike, but especially for runners transitioning to triathlon.”

Eric Lauricella

USA Triathlon Elite Development Athlete

“Around three months ago, I started working with Jarrod. Since then, I have seen a considerable increase in my performance and have gained a deeper understanding of the sport of triathlon. His attention to detail in each sport is amazing. In these last three months, we have really focused on form throughout each discipline. Jarrod gives you a detailed and effective plan on how to get from where you are to where you need to be to achieve your goals. What stands out is his ability to communicate. He can make you truly comprehend what he is trying to get across so you can apply it to your training and racing. Jarrod has been one of the most influential coaches I have had throughout my athletic career. I would highly recommend Jarrod to anyone looking to reach their goals in the sport of triathlon. I have learned so much from Jarrod in such a short amount of time. I look forward to continuing to work with him.”

Nicholas Lombardo

AG Athlete – Aiken, SC

“Working with Jarrod as my triathlon coach has been a great experience. I have improved so much in every aspect!  His knowledge to the sport of triathlon has helped me tremendously. We communicate every day via TP, reviews my workouts and gives me feedback. He’s always available for me and modifies my workouts as needed!  Very professional in every way! Love working with him!”

Jeff Mace

AG Athlete – Louisville, MI

“I am new to triathlon and after committing to my first race, I researched a variety of coaches. I discovered volumes of competent and probably great coaches.  But they all seemed more eager to work with me than I was with them. I was simply seeking more. I wanted to find a coach that required a partnership, that was as selective about the athletes they worked with as I was in selecting my coach. That meant someone who was highly detail-oriented, professional, credentialed, and elite. Right from the start, Jarrod made it clear that working with him was a commitment and was not for everyone. Which was exactly what I was looking for.  We've been working together for a few months. I have friends working alongside other non-elite programs. And there's a distinct difference. There is detail, reasoning, patterns, and results in Jarrod's work that only comes about through complete devotion to one's profession. But equally important, and often overlooked, in coach selection is character. And aside from the technical aspects, Jarrod's just a good person. He operates with honesty, integrity, and care. His moral compass points true north. If you are dedicated, coachable, and settle for nothing but the best, this is your place. There's Jarrod and there is everyone else.”

Minori Minagawa

70.3 Age Group Champion + Overall Age Group 70.3 Champion

“I started working with Jarrod 4months ago and he’s been a wonderful coach! Coming from a running background and new to this sport, he’s helped me tremendously in all three disciplines. He communicates and gives me feedback daily and helps me optimize my training. He tells you when you have to dig a little deeper, but also tells you when you have to take a step back in order to make a jump forward.”

Jeremy Ryan

Ironman Athlete

“I commenced training with Jarrod Evans by correspondence to assist with preparation to complete my first Ironman in Busselton.  With Jarrod’s training, guidance and professional support I have now successfully completed three Ironman events. Through his approach I have learned to train smarter, an enormous amount about nutrition and the importance of listening to your body.  Jarrod’s regular presence at events provided great support and feedback.  At my first Busselton, I was forced to withdraw after the swim. I had a pretty bad mind set (I’d never had to withdraw from an event previously), Jarrod’s approach enabled me to get benefit from the event, as although I was unable to complete the ride, he encouraged me to use the run a training session, something I would not have been in the frame of mind to consider myself, and I came away feeling positive after a negative start to the day. I have no doubt that the opportunity to train with other athletes, professional athletes not only assisted my training but boosted my confidence enormously. I sincerely thank Jarrod and all the athletes that I have had the opportunity to train with over the past two years.”

Brandon McDonald

Age Group Triathlete

“I reached out to Jarrod after qualifying for the draft legal triathlon world championships in Bermuda. I was looking for a coach that could train me to get to the elite level. I discovered Jarod was regarded as the words best elite development coach. After reviewing Jarrod’s information, I was 100 % confident Jarrod was the coach that could help me get to where I want to be in the sport of triathlon.

I am absolutely honored and blessed to have Jarrod as my coach. I started working with Jarrod around June unfortunately I suffered a work-related injury and was out for about 3 months. Jarrod worked with me every day throughout my injury and reassured me the injury would be a thing of the past, giving me confidence through a hard time. Since then, I have started the program and am very satisfied with Jarrod’s coaching. Jarrod is extremely knowledgeable and takes a science-based approach with progressive training.

In the short time I have been active in the program I am already seeing improvements in my cycling, I am feeling strong in the water, and my running milage has increased doing more than I have ever done before and this time injury free. Jarrod is great about working my training around my life, school, and job. His communication is excellent and keeps in contact with me every day making remote training easy.

I’m excited to continue to work with Jarrod and see what he can do with me. I have no doubts that he will bring out my full potential and surpass my expectations.” 

Kevin Stumpf

Age Group Triathlete

“Jarrod from Triathlon Gold is simply amazing. I've been working with him for just under 4 months now, since qualifying for the IM70.3 World Championship, and the results have been phenomenal. Together, we're working to eventually get to Kona and to qualify for Boston along the way.

He showed me how I've been training completely incorrectly for way too long - I wish I had found him years earlier.

What makes Jarrod stand out the most in contrast to other coaches I worked with in the past is:
- Incredible wealth of experience. He has been working with pro athletes for over 2 decades and I love that he can bring those lessons over into my training as well
- He's incredibly responsive. We're typically in touch at least once a day
- He doesn't sugar coat things. When I suck, he tells me and doesn't beat around the bush. That's the type of coach I was looking for - someone who can push you to your limits, and who doesn't give you a participation medal for delivering below what you're capable of.

I’d 100% recommend him to anybody who is serious about training and who has the commitment and discipline to make Triathlon a priority.”

Gabby Havron

Junior Elite Triathlete

“The last year has been very rough, and the lack of opportunities to race have made it worse. By the end of the 2020 season, I was burnt out and just exhausted. Then, my triathlon team disbanded. At the beginning of 2021 I really didn't know what this year had in store. Then, I got the wonderful opportunity to work with Coach Evans. He has helped me reach my goals in not only draft-legal racing, but in the individual disciplines and as an Xterra athlete. I have seen continual improvement in my athletic endeavors. This past season has been a great one and I look forward to continue working with Coach Evans in the future!”

Coreen Havron

Parent of Junior Elite Triathlete

“We started working with Coach Evans in January after my daughter’s high performance team dissolved. We were looking for a coach that would be able to tie together many of the high school sports she was already doing (track, swim team, NICA mtb racing) into a training plan that would help her reach her goal of qualifying for the USAT draft legal nationals in July. She had an additional goal to complete an XTERRA race this year. Coach Evans has been very responsive and thoughtful when creating training plans and in his feedback on her workouts. Under Coach Evans guidance Gabby has improved with each race, gained confidence, and she met her goal to qualify for Nationals. As parents we appreciate Coach Evan’s training insights and consistent support.”

Doug Hoffman

Age Group Triathlete

“I am an age group athlete who was looking for a coach to take my performance from being a participant to a competitor. I am so fortunate that I found Jarrod towards the end of 2021 and that he was willing to take me on. I found many coaches who promised to hold me accountable and would encourage me to do my best but Jarrod also brings sports science into the equation. We began by outlining my aspirations and goals and then determined what performance metrics would be required to reach these goals. The training process started by identifying the gaps to close and implementing a personalized plan. I routinely get feedback from Jarrod a few hours after finishing a session and the training scheduled modified as needed. I am being challenged like never before by Jarrod in order to find performance and not just to complete a training block. I am so excited for the 2022 season to let it rip knowing that Jarrod has put me in the best possible position to succeed.”

Erika Cadengo

Age Group Triathlete

“Jarrod is one of his kind; since I contacted him, he has been nothing but professional, answering all my questions and, most of all, helping me to reach my best potential. I'm so glad I met him, and I'm very excited about the work he has already done. If you are a pro athlete or a regular human being like me, but you want to improve your swimming skills, contact Jarrod!”

Jim Philip

Age Group Triathlete

“Working with Coach Jarrod Evans and the Triathlon Gold team has been a game changer for me. Jarrod's ability to keep me focused on doing the right workouts at the right intensity has enhanced my race performance tremendously. It has been great to be part of the Triathlon Gold team!”

Andrew Sullivan

Former NCAA Running | Transitioning to Triathlon

“I am a former collegiate runner and physical therapist that specializes in sports and orthopedics that recently started training for triathlons. I had been searching for someone to complete a swim analysis and finally I was lucky enough to find Coach Evans. I completed a swim analysis and reviewed my training plan with Coach Evans and I have already seen great results. Coach Evans completed a very thorough swim analysis that included video assessment, on land and in pool drills to address swim stroke faults, and even a follow up with videos and pictures to highlight aspects of the stroke that need particular attention. Coach Evans also provided great insight to my training plan to maximize swim and bike training. Overall, Coach Evans is very knowledgeable and helpful and I couldn’t recommend him enough.”

Ellen Carr

Beginner Age Group Triathlete

“Amazing swim experience. I am a 50-year old near beginner swimmer with little coordination and even less water facility, but Jarrod's patience, clear instruction, and practical guidance both in and out of the pool has been a gamechanger. Additionally, although I have a hectic work and travel schedule, he has been very accommodating and made my life easier with a customized plan that includes strength training and workouts customized for wherever I happen to be.”

Mercedes Melogno

Mother & Tax Consultant

“I have been working with Jarrod Evans / Triathlon Gold and I fully endorse his professionalism and expertise as he has helped me develop my techniques and performance in a remarkable way. After winning my age group at an Olympic Distance Triathlon race (2021/Sep), I qualified for Nationals (2022, Aug) and wanted to get even more serious about my training. My wife contacted Jarrod and gave me his contact info as Christmas present (she is the best, I know!).
After being thoroughly evaluated for a month, Jarrod accepted me in his training team and I coordinated virtually with Jarrod weekly, getting very detailed training plans for each week and having to review each session for detailed feedback. I found his evaluation of my skills to be very comprehensive and insightful as it helped me identify aspects of my technique that needed changes and polishing.
My times and performance improved significantly in just 2 months, and I won again first place in my (new) age group, feeling stronger and clearly displaying high confidence and comfort in areas that were formerly not my forte (swimming & cycling).
Jarrod is not just very knowledgeable of this discipline and its success secrets, but he is also very motivational and supportive of the real life needs of amateur (and all) athletes. Things that interfere with training and he helped me bring a total sense of continuity and sustainability to my sessions even across having Covid, going through family losses and a lot of international travel with season changes. I was swimming in a pool in winter and in the ocean in the summer the day after, with cycling on all different landscapes - and back to winter the next week. He also has and been supporting my investments on technology with a wise set of advice that maximized ROI.
I trust Jarrod to stand by me throughout my quest to my best performance.  He is truly empowering and has made of my "second job" of training, one that I enjoy the most. The journey is truly being as rewarding as the destination."

Malekai Mischke

Collegiate Recruitment Athlete

“The head coach at Triathlon Gold - Jarrod Evans - is as knowledgeable as they come. Triathlon coaching is an intense commitment, and Jarrod shows up 24/7, 365. Personally, Triathlon Gold and Jarrod have played a huge role in athletic and personal development. From clearly set workouts, top-tier communication, and constant support, I've been really impressed with Triathlon Gold over my past few months of working with the organization."

Christopher Hopper

CEO | Aurora Solar

“Jarrod is fantastic. Prior to meeting him, I trained for almost two years with limited improvements and was recommended Jarrod to help me diagnose what was holding me back. He was not only incredibly generous with his time, but also helped me pinpoint the issues and showed me a path to a running time that I previously did not consider even remotely within my reach. I highly recommend Jarrod to anyone who is looking to improve their performance, whether professional or (serious) amateur!”

Sebastien Caron

Senior Software Engineer | Amazon

“As an age group athlete, I was looking at a triathlon coach and found Jarrod. Since our first phone call, he is professional, dedicated and committed to my goals.
Within just few months, i made significant gain in my performance in all three sport. Jarrod applied his expertise and knowledge to tailor my training to my goals and my work schedule (amateur triathlete). Additionally, in multiple occasions, he has taken the time to educate me in different sports allowing me to gain deeper understanding of what we are working on and enabling me to be self sufficient in my training session.
Would recommend Jarrod to anyone looking for a committed coach and present for you whenever you need him."

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