About Us


TriSMART's Head Coach and founder is Mark Farquhar.  Mark is an ITU Level 2 Triathlon Coach, with many years experience in the triathlon world.  With several podiums, 10 x Ironman finishes including a 2 x  Sub 10 hours, Mark is an experienced athlete,  Project Manager and multiple large scale event management experience, understands the importance of sustainability and consistent training whilst also balancing the demands of a full-time job and family life.  

Mark has gained invaluable experience from some of the countries leading triathletes and coaches and this added to his triathlon and previous sporting experiences has helped to shape TriSMART Coaching.  An innovative and SMART way to train, TriSMART will focus on continual analysis and performance monitoring.  Continuous feedback is crucial to any athletes progression and this at the heart of TriSMART.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • ITU Level 2 Triathlon Coach 

  • Training Peaks Level 2 Certified Coach

  • STA Open Water Level 2

  • Advanced Diploma Sports & Exercise Nutrition

  • Cycling Ireland Foundation Course

  • Athletics NI LiRF

  • ITU Technical Officer

  • Nutrition and Hydration Level 1

  • Triathlon Ireland Tri Leader Course

  • Disability Sports Awareness Course

  • 10 x Ironman finisher

  • Adult Safeguarding

  • Child Protection

  • First Aid

  • Coach True Anti Doping Program

  • Sport Ireland Coaching Children Course

  • Project Manager

  • BA Hons Degree

  • Over 20 years experience at top level sports.


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