2017 – a year in review

Was this the biggest year yet? 

It has been a big year  both personally and professionally, so much has happened that the year has just flown by! But it’s still hard to believe we are preparing to close out another year already! (How does it sneak up so fast every year?!)

2017 had a lot of milestones and celebrations. It was in March of this year that I announced my next big event . No it wasn’t a return to Ironman racing, instead I was expecting the arrival of a little mini me. Something that was going to require far more dedication, time and energy than any Ironman I’d ever done! Fast-forward to the 18th August and our little man Mills Lucas Mulkearns arrived safe and sound, but not before putting up a mighty good fight! (clearly takes after me!) 😉 

As I spent the first few weeks of his life finding my feet and adjusting to motherhood, I made the decision that it was time for a change in my professional career and I decided to go solo in my coaching endeavours and so ‘Complete Per4mance Coaching‘ was born. Read more here.

As hard as change can be, once you make a decision, do it for the right reasons, and give it your everything then it will always be a success. In just a couple of months, CPC has already grown three fold and I am coaching athletes from all walks of life including:

  • Triathlete Mums
  • Single dads
  • A-Grade cyclists
  • World Championship Qualifiers
  • Up and coming triathletes
  • Recreational cyclists
  • Off-road competitors
  • Health enthusiasts
  • And those who simply love to train and race!

I love the challenge that Coaching brings each and every day. Every athlete is unique in their own way. Personalities, what drives each individual, what they strive for, their strengths and areas of improvements. Everyone is different and it is these differences that makes coaching both challenging and rewarding at the same time. But I wouldn’t have it any other way!

As CPC started to take shape, so did my own training and regaining some of my pre-bubs fitness and strength. It still amazes me what a womans body can do and continues to do to ensure the life of another little human remains happy and healthy. Balancing that with working back my own fitness while building a new business is a fine balance. But just like I would build a program for any athlete, I looked at what I wanted to achieve – both short and long term, what time I had to dedicate and set the steps in place to gradually build to those achievements. First and foremost ensuring that my little man was always number one. So to begin the transition, it has all been simply about movement, consistently. Easy aerobic sessions while building strength. That in itself allowed me to toe the start line just 3 months post baby in a return to crit racing and back in the winners circle. Read about my return to racing ‘The Winning Mentalityhere.

What’s in store for 2018?

2018 is shaping up to be a big year with athletes racing all over the country. The year kick starts with short course racing in Melbourne and Country Victoria, and rolls into long course racing including Geelong 70.3, Challenge Melbourne, Ironman / 70.3 Port Macquarie, Ironman Cairns/Asia Pacific Championships, Ironman 70.3 World Championships plus plenty of other racing including Open Water Swims, Peaks Challenge Falls Creek, Otway Odyssey and more!

With so much variation and variety over the next 6-8months of racing, it’s hard not to get excited!

So here’s to a fabulous year ahead for each of our CPC athletes and friends. I’ve coached hundreds of athletes over my 10 years of coaching and I still have a passionate interest in watching every athlete continue to develop in their own way, following their own journeys as they shape and grow as athletes and individuals. My only wish for everyone is they continue to strive for their optimal per4mance while maintaining a balanced, happy and healthy life.

Coach Sarah xx


Every athlete is individual, therefore I provide programs written and designed specifically for you based on your goals, time commitment, training level and ‘life’ in general. Delivered through training peaks, you will receive a truly personal coaching service dedicated to improving YOUR results.  Find out more…

Should you like to find out how I can help you achieve your New Years Goals, contact me for a FREE coaching consultation. 

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