CHRIS PICKERING

 

Ironman 70.3 World Championships 2014

Chris graduated with a BSc. in Computer Sciences from the University of Western Ontario. After working almost 6 years  as a full-time software developer in London and coaching athletes during his spare time, Chris launched his business, TMT, in 2011 and now works from home as a coach and IT consultant.

7th overall – Rosario Half IM (Argentina 2011)

Growing up, he competed in as many sports as he could fit in. To name a few; skiing, rugby, hockey, football, cross-country running, golf, tennis, karate, baseball, and more.  These and others have all added to his appreciation of a healthy and active lifestyle. In University he wrestled with the Western University varsity team, until tearing his ACL and having to undergo knee surgery. After rehabilitation, he bought his first mountain bike, participated in his first triathlon and was instantly hooked with the sport.

Since his debut in 2005,  triathlon has morphed from his hobby into his lifestyle. Some notable achievements include:

  • 70.3 Ironman World Championships Competitor (Month Tremblant 2014)
  • 8 Ironman triathlons completed (Brazil, South Korea, Lake Placid, Uruguay, Roth, Canada, Arizona)
  • 3rd place overall finish – IronPunta (2011)
  • IM 70.3 World Championships qualifier (2011 & 2013)
  • Age group winner of the Asian Long Course Championships (South Korea 2009)
  • 1st place Male 25-29 Iron Distance Jeju (2009)
  • 2nd place Male 25-29 IronPunta (2010)
  • 2 time M25-29 Multisport Canada Triathlon Series champion (2007 & 2010)

Chris continues to learn and grow as both an athlete and as a coach. He would like to help you achieve your goals and can be contacted for more information.

Email: chris@transitionmyself.com


Highlights and Achievements

IM Az 2013 Finish -cropped

IM Arizona 2013

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IM 70.3 World Championships 2014

Ironman Races

  • Ironman Arizona, Tempe, USA – 2013 (9:24:59)
  • Ironman Canada, Penticton, Canada – 2012 (10:24:03)
  • Challenge Roth – Roth, Germany – 2012 (9:33:46)
  • IronPunta – Punta Del Este, Uruguay – 2011 (9:05:38) * bike was 25k short.
  • IronPunta – Punta Del Este, Uruguay – 2010 (10:25:14)
  • Ironman Lake Placid – NY, USA – 2010 (10:35:26)
  • Ironman Korea Jeju – Jeju-do, South Korea – 2009 (11:23:22)
  • Ironman Brazil – Florianopolis, Brazil – 2008 (10:47:39)

Half Iron Distance Races

  • Ironman 70.3 World Championships – Canada (2014)
  • Ironman Muskoka 70.3, Canada (2013) – Qualified 70.3 World Championship
  • Peterborough Half Iron, Canada (2013)
  • Welland 1/2 Iron, Canada (2013)
  • Rage Half Iron Triathlon, Nevada, USA (2013)
  • Welland 1/2 Iron, Canada (2012)
  • Little Smokies 1/2 Iron, Ohio, USA (2012)
  • Rosario 1/2 Iron, Argentina (2011)
  • Welland 1/2 Iron, Canada (2011)
  • Ironman Muskoka 70.3, Canada (2011) – Qualified 70.3 World Championships
  • Welland 1/2 Iron, Canada (2010)
  • Ironman Muskoka 70.3, Canada (2009)
  • Bracebridge 1/2 Iron, Canada (2009)
  • Ironman Muskoka 70.3, Canada (2008)
  • Tupper Lake Tinman, USA (2007)

Achievements

  • Competed in Masters World Championship Open Water Swim 3k – Montreal, Quebec (2014)
  • Canadian Masters National Champion, 1500m swim, Windsor, Ontario (2014)
  • 4th M30-34 – IM Arizona (2013)
  • Ironman 70.3 World Championships Qualification (2013)
  • 3rd place M30-34 IM Muskoka 70.3 (2013)
  • 5th place overall Rage Half Iron triathlon (2013)
  • 9:33:46 Challenge Roth – 2012
  • 2nd overall – Little Smokies Half Iron (2012)
  • 3rd place overall – IronPunta, Punta Del Este, Uruguay (2011)
  • 1st M25-29 & 7th overall Rosario Half IM, Rosario Argentina (2011)
  • 2nd M25-29 & 15th overall IM Muskoka 70.3 (2011)
  • Qualified for IM 70.3 World Championships (2011)
  • 2nd M25-29 & 13th overall IronPunta, Uruguay (2010)
  • 3rd place overall – Wasaga Beach Olympic Triathlon (2011)
  • 4th Place overall MSC Triple Race Challenge (2011)
  • Male 25-29 Series Champion – Multisport Canada Triathlon Series (2010)
  • 4th Place overall MSC Triple Race Challenge (2010)
  • 1st M25-29 & 8th overall Welland 1/2 Iron – 2010
  • 1st M25-29 & 11th place overall – Ironman Korea (2009)
  • 1st M25-29 Asian Long Distance Championships, South Korea (2009)
  • 3rd place overall – Lakeside II Triathlon (2009)
  • Qualified for Sprint Triathlon World Championships (2008)
  • Male 25-29 Series Champion – Multisport Canada Triathlon Series (2007)
  • Boston Qualifier with first ever marathon (2007)

Biography

Date of Birth

January 8th, 1982

Education

  • University of Western Ontario: B.Sc. in computer sciences

Occupation

  • Multisport Coaching
  • Personal Training
Previous Occupations
  • Senior Software Developer, St Joseph’s Health Care London
  • UWO Triathlon Club Spin Coach
  • YMCA Triathlon Club Coach

Qualifications

  • NCCP Trained Triathlon Coach
  • Can-Fit-Pro Personal Training Specialist

Years in Sport of Triathlon

  • 2015 – present: Coaching Athletes & Event Management
  • 2012 – 2014: Elite Age Group Racing
  • 2005 – 2011:  Competitive Age Group Racing