Ordinary Hero’s, Extraordinary Dads

Welcome to Dad’s First Tri

I’m Russell, A Coach helping Dads through their first triathlon.

Completing your first triathlon is an amazing experience, an adventure you won’t forget. It’s normal if you’re nervous or not sure what to do next.

Whether you want to do a Sprint, Olympic, or aspire to an Ironman, crossing that finish line is a reality.

Dads-First-Tri can help you plan, prepare and train so you feel confident, exhilarated and in the eyes of your kids… a legend!

I can get you to the finish line and take our family on the journey with you.

5 ’Need to Know’ Essentials Before You Enter Your First Triathlon.


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My First Triathlon

I remember my first triathlon like it was yesterday.  It sounds a bit cliche but I remember so much detail of it in the same way I remember the moment my children were born.  I'm not a religious person at all but the day I did my first triathlon something was re-born...

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First Triathlon Mistakes

There's no doubt a triathlon can be a life changing thing but there are a number of simple first triathlon mistakes you can avoid. Don't sign up for a triathlon just because your friends are.  Make sure it's your decision. Not swimming in open water.  This is the...

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Top Tips Choosing Your First Triathlon

Choosing your first triathlon is so important.  It can mean the difference between an amazing experience or a DNF (did not finish).  Here's a few things to consider when choosing your first triathlon. Distance Having aspirations to run down the red carpet for a full...

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The ultimate coaching package to you achieve your Triathlon goal


A 9 month long dedicated group program


Perfect for beginners and those who want to train at their own pace

Ordinary Hero’s, Extraordinary Dads