Tim Ford turned his life around with
triathlon, losing over 50 kg,
becoming one of the top athletes in
his age group, and is now helping
fellow athletes succeed in this
Working with a wide range of athletes, Tim has excelled with those starting out in the sport as
well as those moving up in distance or seeking PB’s. His athletes exceed their own
expectations by completing events they never could have dreamed of — ironmans, 70.3s,
Olympic distance, marathons, half-marathons and everything in between.
Through structured triathlon training and basic nutrition, Tim has helped athletes lose weight.
His athletes have achieved PB’s in excess of an hour at the IM distance and over 30 minutes
at the 70.3 distance.
Tim personally knows what it is like to go from fat to fit, from slow to speedy.
“I was literally the slowest athlete and have had to work very hard for a very long time to get to
the level that I am today. I do not think I make a good coach because I am a fast athlete. I think I
am a good coach because I have lived every step of the journey from being unable to run to
With a background in personal training, he has enhanced his triathlon-specific knowledge under
experienced mentors as well as Ironman University certification. He works with each athlete
individually to understand what their goals are and how best to help them achieve what they
want to do.
In addition to triathlon coaching, Tim also offers weight loss coaching, monitoring nutrition to
help you start you own weight loss journey.
For more about Tim, visit his website oztriathlete.com or listen to his podcast ThinkFit.
"I understand exactly what
my athletes are going
through when they are
hurting, when they feel too
heavy to run or too unfit to
ride -- or even too unhappy
with their body to wear
swimmers and jump in the
“I started training with Tim 18 months ago now as a very beginner triathlete. I was looking for some advice from someone with experience when I discovered Tim and was in awe at his journey, overcoming his own hurdles and adversity, evolving from unfit beginner triathlete to the very fit, healthy and successful athlete he trained hard at to become.
Tim’s story resonated with me and through his genuine, approachable nature and willingness to help this beginner, resulted in Tim being the ultimate mentor for me and soon to be coach. Training for a 70.3 seemed so impossible for me at the time but I stuck to the training and before I knew it I was participating in my first 70.3!
With Tim’s supportive and encouraging approach towards my training, I have been able to push past my limits and strive towards goals I once thought impossible. Looking forward to training for and achieving my next big goal!”
— Momo from Australia
“When I approached Tim for some coaching last year, I kinda knew that he would not go easy on me, and some sessions were quite tough but always doable. Only a few months later, I was able to smash my PBs in all three sports, I ran a half marathon in 1:28 that seemed impossible to me and improved my ironman distance PB by 1 hour!
If you really want to achieve something in our beautiful sport, then I can definitely recommend Tim. He is not only a great ambassador for triathlon but he truly lives this lifestyle passionately, inspires athletes around him, and reminds you to TRI. Prepare for hard but very effective training plans, sessions that might hurt initially but will help you to reach the next level.”
— John Rueth from the Philippines
“When I first set myself a goal of doing a triathlon deep down i didnt really think it was possible. I was carrying too much weight and was a terrible swimmer. Tim took me on as a client and my results were terrific.
Not only did i complete my first tri, I lost a heap of weight in the process. The training was specific to both my ability and my race needs and was ever evolving as my skill and training capacity increased.
One thing that sets Tim apart is his ability to motivate and encourage, to get the best out of you. This is the guy you want in your corner.”
— Andy from Australia
“As a middle to back of pack age grouper I didn’t feel like coaching was right for me. The investment seemed to outweigh the return I thought I would get. I took the plunge and signed up with Tim and could not be happier with how it has panned out. Anyone can put a program together with some success but having someone to follow my journey closely, bounce ideas off of and just be a mentor through those cold dark winter mornings, has made a difference in all aspects of my life. Not just triathlon.”
— Ashley from Australia
“Coach Tim and the MX Endurance community took my Triathlon to another level, after having no previous coaching I went from a long way back in the pack to podium over the standard distance along with an Ironman 70.3 PB of 4:33. Tim knows how to get you to your true potential!”
— Jarrad from Australia
“Great coach, even better bloke! I have seen gains I couldn’t even of imagined since working with Tim”
— Steve from Australia