Raeleigh Harris is an elite level age group triathlete, accomplished coach, and motivational mentor focusing on helping people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds discover their true potential. Known for the transformative power of her approach, Raeleigh has an intention-based method of training built on four principles – safety, fun, education, and trust. As the Director and Head Coach of NDURUS, Raeleigh draws on her 30-years of coaching and racing knowledge to guide and inspire athletes, build their confidence, improve performance, and support their athletic journey.
Raeleigh has been involved in triathlon since 1987 as a junior, winning her first Australian state series. Since then, she has competed in hundreds of triathlons, duathlons, and multisport events, including four 70.3 World Ironman Championships, becoming the Age Group World Champion in 2016. She holds an Honors degree in Human Movement & Sports Management from the University of Ballarat, and is a USA Triathlon (USAT) and Triathlon Australia (TA) certified coach.
Outside of triathlon Raeleigh embraces doing and seeing new things – from a mountain bike adventure on a new trail or hiking to an unexplored alpine lake near home in Truckee California – she loves getting into the inspirational outdoors.
Raeleigh’s 3 top tips for training:
- Be consistent – being regular is more important than getting in long intermittent hours.
- Know why you are doing what you are doing – each and every session – have your goals clear and your objective straight
- Understand the power of all of the disciplines of triathlon – they all play an integral part and become more and less important throughout the training cycles and annual plan depending on racing and training demands – add to swim, ride, run; your nutrition, your mind, your equipment and your recovery/body care….. oh, and a sneaky 4th tip….. have fun!