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Brett Leyden

Brett has a background that includes competing in endurance sport and training student athletes. Over the last 10 years Brett has combined his role as a sport and fitness tutor with Aoraki Polytechnic with regular competition in road, mountain bike, mountain running and multisport events. His results include winning the Mt Somers and Arrowsmith mountain bike events and the Peak to Pub multisport. He has also won the vet class in the Routeburn Classic and Avalanche Peak mountain runs, and in the Peak to Peak and Mt Isobel multi-sport events.

Brett combines his professional knowledge of exercise science, biomechanics and sport coaching with his competition experience to offer great training support to Team CP athletes.

“I really enjoy working with such a broad range of personalities who share the common desire to challenge themselves through endurance sport. It’s great that people can combine an enjoyment of such healthy activity with a drive to meet personal goals and challenges. Being around people who are keen to push themselves is fantastic!”

“One of the things I have come to discover is that good training is in many ways like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. There are so many elements to consider and so many different ways to improve, or to go backwards, that it is really hard to do it effectively. Having a coach who can help you keep an eye on the big picture and help you use your time and energy where you get most reward is a real benefit for anyone looking to develop their performance.