I did my first Ironman when I was 27, back in 2004. It was Ironman Australia in Forster-Tuncurry. I was green and got through on too little training and not enough nutrition on the day – with a plodding time of 12hrs 24mins. The next time around (2005) I went 11hrs 56mins – again, not having been coached.

Roll forward to 2011, Ironman New Zealand and age 34. After receiving outstanding coaching from Stephane, I did 10hrs 50mins – beating my previous best by 1hr 6mins! I was thrilled (with PBs in the swim, bike and run).

2015 and I make one more return to Ironman (Melbourne) at age 38, again – under Stephane’s guidance. I finished the day with a new PB, by 14 mins – 10hr 36mins (with bike and run PBs).

The proof is there – I have every confidence in the GPC ethos. I know they’ll get results for you too!

Leighton Wells