Head coach of the official Challenge Wanaka Training Camp, Bevan McKinnon of Fitter, has taken top honours as Coach of the Year at the Tri NZ Annual Awards.
Bevan McKinnon is a dedicated and motivational person, who is a credit to coaching here in New Zealand. His ability to relate to people allows him to impart his knowledge in a way that is accessible to athletes of all abilities.
“Bevan is one of those people. He is highly respected within the endurance sport community and his passion for not only sport, but health and well being, places him above others in his field,” said one nominator.
“His sessions are informative and structured. His use of training technology is great for managing training data and ensuring that training specs are met for each session,” another wrote.
Challenge Wanaka race director, Victoria Murray-Orr, was delighted to hear of Bevan’s success.
“It certainly doesn’t surprise me and the award is very well deserved,” she said. “Bevan’s passion for the sport and empathy for those taking part is second to none and we’re extremely proud to partner with him for our official training camp. He was on the podium here in 2011 and athletes can be sure they will walk away after three days with Bevan with a wealth of knowledge and well set up for their race on 19 January.”
The official Challenge Wanaka Training Camp takes place from 23-25 November. For further information, click here.