coaching is not just workouts

MelRad Multisport develops the whole athlete

opportunities to work together

Personal Coaching

comprehensive preparation for any athletic goal you dream of

Monday Mobility Classes

livestream classes focused on myofascial release, stabilization and flexibility

MelRad Racing Squad Camps

weekend intensive training blocks with the MelRad Squad

Tri The Dirt Camps

offroad triathlon specific weekend camps

Coaching expertise is a combination of experience and education


some coaching successes

M 30-34 ITU Cross Tri World Champion

M 50-54 IM 70.3 Champion

F 30-34 IM Canada 11:00 debut

M 50-54 IM Canada Podium/Kona Qualification

F 40-44 XTERRA Canada Champion (1st XTERRA)

here's some of my athletic experience

Offroad Triathlon

3x XTERRA World Champion

2x ITU Cross Triathlon World Champion


1994/96/97/98/99 UCI MTB XCO World Championship Team

2000 UCI Road World Championship Team

Sea Otter Short Track Champion
BCBR/PISGAH/TR3 MTB Stage Race Champion


6x PRO IM 70.3 Champion

17x IM/IM 70.3 top 3

5150 Champion

2000 Tri BC Series Champion

Modern designs tend to have a very wide beam and a flat bottom aft, to provide buoyancy preventing an excessive heel angle and to promote surfing and planing.


2009 3rd Place XTERRA Trail Run World Championship

2019 3:13 IM marathon
2019 18:14 Road 5km

2020 10:39 Road 3km

how I continue improving my coach education

what athletes working with me say

I came to the triathlon scene with little biking and running experience and no prior swim experience. Melanie coached me from the bottom 20% of my age group to standing on the podium in 3 seasons with her coaching style that I understand. I live in Ontario with lots of local coaches to work with near me but I choose to work with Melanie in British Columbia.

Jason Pace

Ironman 40-45 AG

“Melanie has changed me as an athlete. I used to be content to “exercise” a lot and race by looking around and enjoying the scenery. She taught me to find the fierceness in working hard, the enjoyment in racing hard, and that it is pretty damn fun to get on the podium. She has made me see the value in being a balanced triathlete instead of relying on strengths. She also understands balancing a stressful job with training. Most importantly, she is a rad human being and I am better off having her in my life.

Alison Keple

Sprint Tri and Ironman

50-54 AG

“I’ve been coached for two seasons of xc mountain biking and XTERRA with Melanie. During that time I have gone from a “middle of the pack” XTERRA competitior to placing 6th OA amateur and 2nd in the 30-34 AG at the 2010 XTERRA World Championships finally to ITU Cross Triathlon World Champion. Melanie structured a program that balanced my work and home life with my desire to reach the highest possible level in sport.”

Fred Smith

XC Mountain biking and XTERRA 30-34 AG