"My name is Stephen Edwards a busy Executive who stumbled across Triathlon via a company sponsorship. I had not done any serious training for over 6 years but decided to give it a go. My first year saw me go from an enticer to doing my first Ironman. I finished ( survived) the Ironman but caught the bug and thought I can do better than the time I did.
It was time to get serious, I didn’t know many people in the sport but was recommended to Energy Link and in particular Bruce Thomas. I was told that Energy Link provided great programs , good and friendly advice and to my eventual amazement all at a very fair price.
I met with Bruce and he interviewed me, goals, objectives, work commitments, up coming races etc. I found Bruce at that first meeting to be thorough and very likeable. He also seemed to know what he was doing and took time out to understand who I was and what I was trying to get out the sport. Bruce who I now know was a champion athlete which made that original meeting and the help he gave me all the more special as he treated me well and did not come across as some sort of arrogant, big headed athlete.
He also had a great philosophy to racing and training that suited what I wanted to do.
I was soon on an Energy Link program being monitored by Bruce and doing some sessions in person with him also. This really helped me and all the help and training culminating in me improving my Ironman time by over 1hour 29 minutes.
I attended the Jindabyne summer camp that Energy Link held this past year as I had heard about them and wanted to really train hard over my holiday break. I was a little apprehensive enrolling as I am an average athlete and thought I would be left behind. Bruce assured me I would be fine and when he outlined the make up of the camp and the people who were attending I decided to give it a go. When I arrived I was pleasantly surprised by the accommodation and organization that had gone into the camp.
The Energy Link athletes were all great people even the ones that wanted to watch reruns of Bridget Jones Diary while the cricket was on.
The camp was hard but Bruce had managed to create a great atmosphere and designed a program that had some fun, hard work and rest. He also ensured that all the athletes had some personal attention and that they were monitored and in the case of the swim session video taped.
Bruce also had the nack of running very good handicapped events which provided great close racing.
I would recommend Bruce and Christina Thomas the Energy Link principals to anyone trying to get fit as they have a great out look on life and provide professional coaching as well as friendly training environments."
“We have now been training with Bruce for three years, and what we have achieved in that time would simply not have been possible with out his support and guidance.
We are two ordinary athletes who have to combine our training with busy day jobs with two children under 10 years old. Bruce has been able to develop programmes for us that allow us to both train and develop as athletes whilst balancing our home and work responsibilities - no easy task for any of us!
We have also both attended several of the Noosa and Jindabyne training camps, which have been a cornerstone in our programmes, as well as a whole load of fun.
In addition to over 50 triathlons a piece, we can both now claim the honour of Ironman status, and look forward to adding many more bits of bling to our collection !"
David Stewart & Sarah Green
"Christina and Bruce Thomas…what a team!! I can wholly say that they have been the engine of my journey in triathlon. I started 4 years ago as the true amateur – absolutely no idea! Christina quickly took me under her wing and over the past 4 years both Chris and Bruce have selflessly dedicated enormous amounts of time, patience, energy (literally), care, inspiration and advice to assist me in every tiny little aspect of my triathlon pursuits. Chris even takes the time to write my programs and maximize my training around my work schedule (a jumbled mess of full-time shift work) - I can’t arrange my life so how does she!?
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Energy Link for anyone of any level who wants to achieve their triathlon dream. The opportunity to train under someone of Bruce’s status is truly inspirational and the incredible ability that both Bruce and Chris have in making the hardest gut-wrenching sessions fun is a mind-boggling experience in itself! I have total confidence in the coaching prowess at team EnergyLink – I know that I will always get to the start line in my best physical condition. I want to thank you both for the fantastic memories of training and competing over the last 4 years as well as the ongoing dedicated support which always seems to be there at the critical moment - e.g. when you’re walking up the beach at Yeppoon, freaking out because you’re about to embark on your first Half-IM (thank God for Chrissie!). I can’t wait to discover what lies ahead!"