I’ve been training with coach Jarryd for the last 8 months. In this time Jarryd coached me through a sprint distance triathlon, a standard distance duathlon and a marathon. Jarryd’s holistic approach to fitness and wellbeing has helped to reach some of my lifetime goals (completing a marathon). Coach Jarryd makes to time to get to know you as the athlete, your family dynamic, workload, hobbies and other engagements. He keeps all of these commitments in mind for training schedules and upcoming events. To him it is not about data and results, but rather about you, the athlete. Coach Jarryd’s philosophy and hands-on approach works really well, even though I’m in New Zealand and he’s in South Africa. He’s calmness in all situations, patience, motivation and sense of humour is exactly what I needed to get to the finish line (of both training sessions and events) and what I looked for in a coach. For my marathon Jarryd stayed awake half-way through the night to check on my progress here in New Zealand. He is always available for catch-ups, check-ins and a good ‘old motivation when it is needed. He ‘sweats the small’ stuff and makes each one of his athletes feel supported. I’m extremely thankful for the journey that Jarryd has helped me on. I am glad to have shared some of my bucket-list finishes with him and the Infinitude tribe, and looking forward too many more personal victories with him as my Coach.