Our Philosophy


PB3 is an Australian based multi-sport squad coached by Nationally accredited Level 2 coach Chris Hanrahan, catering for endurance athletes looking for individualised and bespoke coaching in triathlon. Specialising in helping athletes achieve breakthrough performances both in face to face squad environment and online coaching, Chris’ philosophy is that results come first and foremost from hard work, careful planning and athlete ownership. Combine this with consistent feedback and technical advice utilising an evidence-based approach and successful results will simply follow. Chris has a proven track record with athletes at all levels from elite athletes down to the person entering their first event. Whether you want to go to the World Championships in Kona, or just complete your first sprint distance triathlon or Parkrun, the training principles for endurance training and racing remain essentially the same. The 4 pillars mentioned on the HOME page are not just buzzwords but provide the cornerstone for a successful and enjoyable approach to endurance racing and training.

More information on training options for all levels can be found on the COACHING page.


Client Testimonials


I cannot recommend Chris Hanrahan and PB3 highly enough after working with him closely for more than a decade to reach the highest levels triathlon. His passion for helping you reach your individual potential, whilst understanding the demands of life and training mixed together made all the difference in my professional career. His inclusive coaching style and the camaraderie of a tight knit squad has meant that I enjoyed such a terrific atmosphere over my years working with him. His experience in working with a broad spectrum of athletes over the last 15 years makes his coaching ideal for any level of athlete.

1st Elite Male Asia Pacific Championships 2013
1st Elite Male Australian 70.3 Championships 2013
1st Elite Male Austin 70.3 2014
2nd Elite Male Challenge Lisboa 2017


Chris Hanrahan has been my Coach for over 16 years. Throughout that period, I have evolved to be a better athlete each year. With Chris’ guidance I have learnt not only the technique of the sport but incorporated new technology and equipment throughout those years. That has included introducing Training Peaks, understanding and using power, and most importantly, at the age of 52, how I manage my training, racing and recovery as I get older. This has enabled me to continue racing and training and enjoy this sport throughout that period. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Chris Hanrahan as a Coach at any level, but particularly if you are looking for results and performing at your best, then Chris’ knowledge and passion for the sport is testament to my past and previous performances.

Previous Results:

World Championship 70.3, September 2016 – 3rd in Category: 50-54
World Championship 70.3, September 2014 – 2nd in Category: 45-49
World Championship Ironman, Hawaii USA: October 2012 – 10th in Category: 45-49
World Championship ITU, September 2009 – 3rd in Category: 35-39


I have been coached by Chris for nearly six years. Chris specialises in coaching amateur and professional triathletes, as well as coaching athletes in swimming, cycling and running as stand-alone sports. Chris is an incredibly experienced, inspiring and highly successful Coach and is well-known in the field, both nationally and internationally. He adopts a holistic approach to his coaching and devotes much time towards understanding the athlete as a ‘whole.’ Chris is a passionate athlete himself and this is a great asset to him as he can train alongside his athletes and push them to their limits. Chris embraces innovative evidence-based models of coaching and continues to seek opportunities to enhance and share his knowledge and skills with the next generation of coaches. He is currently undertaking further university studies in the field with the ultimate goal of leading ground-breaking research. Additionally, Chris is committed to teaching, training and mentoring junior Coaches, who often join us at our sessions. Chris has a known reputation for coaching both amateur and professional athletes to world-class performances. On a personal level, he has guided me to several years of podium performances as an amateur athlete.

Key recent race results for me since he has coached me include:

First female overall at Port Macquarie 70.3 Ironman, 2017
First female in my age group by 8 minutes at Busselton 70.3 Ironman, 2016
13th female and 1st Australian in my age group at World 70.3 Ironman Championships, 2015
5th Australian woman at Australian half marathon championships, 2014.
Additionally, Chris has been pivotal to my ability to qualify and transition from an amateur triathlete to a professional triathlete in 2018.