Name: Jess Marshall
From: Shepparton, lives in Officer (Melbourne)
- First Ironman 70.3 distance at Shepparton in 2011
- Singapore 70.3 in March 2012.
- Competing in my first 140.6 race (but not finishing due to a crash).
Specialty: Long course and long course nutrition; Massage and bodywork; Recovery!
- Triathlon Australia Development coach (March 2012), upgraded to Performance Coach (May 2015)
- Certificate in Nutrition Principles (2013)
- AustSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety (2002)
- Certificate IV in Massage Therapy (2014)
- Mechanical Engineering & MBA (not that these helps!!)
- Professional Indemnity and public liability to 10M (Triathlon)
- Professional Indemnity and public liability to 1M (Massage)
The Future: Jess has completed the Performance (Level 2) Coaching Course at the AIS in May 2015, and has completed the post-course requirements to achieve this certification on May 20th 2016, which will make her one of few Performance coaches in Melbourne, and the only one that lives in the region where she is located.
This course allowed her to expanded her knowledge on periodisation, performance focused athletes and more.
Currently with a few high performance Juniors and senior age group athletes under her wing, Jess limits the amount of athletes that she takes on to ensure that they get the attention that they require on their journey.
Background: Jess is a former junior swimmer and AustSwim instructor who fell into triathlon more than 5 years ago because of a Gatorade ad and a mission to become an Ironman (Ironwoman??).
Jess has over 14 years experience coaching swimmers, and still holds an AustSwim accreditation, along with being a Triathlon Australia accreditation and holds a certificate in Nutrition Principles. She recently completed a Masters in Business Administration, has completed a Certificate IV in massage. Jess has been a professional mechanical engineer for 10 years but has recently decided to more closely follow her passion for coaching, and use her experience, smarts and education in a way that better aligns with her goals.
She has a thirst for knowledge, and if you have questions that she cannot answer, she will find it for you.
As an athlete: Triathlon Experience
Starting with a mini distance in 2009, Jess has since worked her way through almost every distance in the triathlon world, culminating with Ironman Melbourne in March 2014. Although a bike crash ruled her out of this race (at the 8km mark on the run, discovering only the next day she had severely damaged her left foot…!!) she has competed over numerous distances and has the experience coaching and racing across every common distance. Her favourite distance is the Olympic Distance.
As a coach:
Jess has had some great beginner athletes under her wing in the past, as well as coached Half and Ironman athletes to success over the last few seasons. She does limit the amount of athletes that she coaches, to make sure that with a full time job she can give each athlete she works with as much attention as they deserve.
Currently working with Age Group athletes looking for the edge in longer distance races, as well as some first timers looking to get started in triathlon in season 2015/16. Most of the athletes are those who have trouble with “Less is more”, need a focus on recovery or have been directed her way by the local physio because of chronic soft tissue injuries. She believes in yoga and meditation as well as the heavy sport science and data collection!
Within the next 12 months Jess will be working towards starting a TriActive beginner program and enhance the junior development programs in the South Eastern Suburbs.
Click here to see some of the athletes that Jess has worked with.