Our Coaches

Michael Harvey

Head Coach Michael created Momentum Endurance Coaching to offer a comprehensive coaching service that promotes individual success within a supportive culture. Michael is a high performance coach based in Switzerland where he works with his squad of triathletes.

Starting as a swim coach straight out of school he moved to Melbourne from country NSW with the aim of being amongst the action in Australia’s sporting capital to cut his teeth as a young coach. He has been involved with triathlon since 2006 where he started as an athlete however his ever inquisitive nature and drive to figure out how to improve performance has lead to him focus solely on coaching and working with athletes. He has made a point of meeting and learning from the worlds best coaches including some of Australia’s top junior development athletic coaches, Australian athletic record holders as well as Olympic medalist and World Championship winning coaches.

Michael currently works with junior, age group and professional triathletes both locally and abroad.

Sam Janssen

Sam’s career in triathlon started in 2010, her first race came with plenty of challenges as she was hit with wild weather and a flat before she even left the first transition, but by the end she was hooked! As a mum with two young girls Sam embraced triathlon for the opportunities it gave her to push herself mentally and physically, keeping her fit and healthy, meeting new people and inspiring her girls. Over the years Sam has tackled many different triathlon events including sprint and Olympic distance, off road triathlon, duathlon and half ironman with the highlight of her career so far, the 2018 ITU Sprint World Championships.

As a coach Sam enjoys working with and inspiring junior triathletes and loves the challenge of working with age group athletes to find the delicate balance between life and triathlon. Sam prides herself on being particularly creative when it comes to fitting in triathlon life with family life.

Sam is based in Melbourne and works with athletes face to face through MEC’s scheduled group trainings plus she’s available for one on one sessions where necessary. Sam also heads up the MEC junior squad currently based around the inner bayside area.

Chris White

For over a decade, Chris has advocated for sports and public health causes through his work and coaching. He is a triathlon coach and also founded his run coaching business, GoRun Australia. His coaching combines his passions for sport and health which allows him to personally coach people to achieve their goals, whether that is their first 5km parkrun, through to people running 100km ultra marathons and Ironman triathlons.

Chris believes in working with and giving back to organisations paving the way to prevent and cure chronic disease, and has raised over $20,000 for public health charities through endurance sport initiatives such as his 17 marathons challenge. He enjoys coaching athletes who are keen to learn, have a sense of humour and are looking to be more consistent in their training.

He has also worked in senior management roles within health services and as board member of public health networks and charities in Europe and Australia. He writes a column for Runners World, and is a Brand Ambassador for Mizuno.

Mon Liston

Starting as a complete novice over 10 years ago, Mon has learnt the ins and outs of each distance from Sprint to Olympic, Half Ironman to Ironman. She recently raced for the first time in Kona which has always been a goal of hers since she started in the sport.

For Mon as a coach it’s important to find out what each of her athletes goals are both in and out of sport so she can tailor her coaching to meet their needs. There is not a goal that is more or less important than another, as long as it is important to you.

Mon is based in the Gold Coast and works with most of her athletes via correspondence, so good communication is important for her to help you achieve your sporting goals.