Personal high performance triathlon coaching
James and Jodie Cunnama (née Swallow) offer their extensive triathlon experience and knowledge to a limited number of athletes through personal, bespoke coaching. Helping to achieve lofty triathlon goals whilst balancing family, career and everything else.
Ironman 70.3 World Champion, twice ITU LD Triathlon World Champion, three-time Ironman Champion, 15-times Ironman 70.3 Champion and British Olympian, the pedigree of Jodie's triathlon results are rare to read. Known for her honesty and integrity she combines a lifetime of training experience and sports knowledge with a Sports Science degree from Loughborough University and years of age group coaching experience.
Recently becoming a mother of three, Jodie has moved into the sports writing arena and she aims to finish her sporting autobiography whilst persuing her goals in coaching and mentoring.
Part-mum, part-athlete, Jodie sometimes nurtures her athletes, and sometimes pushes them on, but always gives 100% focus to the task at hand, a skill she's cultivated through a lifetime in sport.
Twice top-5 at Ironman World Championships, James is South Africa's best performing long-distance triathlete.
Over more than ten years as a Pro, he has won multiple titles including the prestigious Challenge Roth title, four Ironman titles, eight Ironman 70.3 titles, Embrunman and the Alpe D'Huez Triathlon, amongst others.
Beginning his triathlon journey as a volunteer at Ironman South Africa whilst completing his Bachelors degree in Human Movement Science, James was soon building experience and knowledge running the successful Triangle Institute triathlon coaching business.
Now, after many years focusing on his own high performance goals, James returns to coaching, leaning on his extensive experience to foster a sensible, effective and efficient approach to training and racing.
Having worked under a coach since the age of seven I have experienced many different approaches to coaching. The prowess of a coach is often measured by results and improvements but often fails to consider the ramifications of its method in the development and longevity of an athlete. Some coaching has worked for me in terms of success but not equally in health and happiness. It is my goal to tally both an athlete’s improvement and their happiness to provide a positive experience to life. I believe that there is a formula to success in sport and in balancing a content, healthy life alongside; in relationships, careers, education or simply in perspective.
I would say I am an honest but supportive coach who strives to develop an athlete’s character alongside their physiological development.