MelRad Multisport Coaching is personal coaching with 5x triathlon World Champion and former professional road and mountain bike cyclist Melanie McQuaid.

Why choose MelRad?

Listen as Melanie explains her coaching philosophy for XTERRA in this podcast

Endurance training for Ironman, XTERRA, mountain biking, swimming, and trailrunning

MelRad Multisport Coaching

Race experience and 12 years of coaching is why MelRAD gets results: EXPERIENCE counts.

Coaching Services With MelRad Multisport

Ironman Coaching

6 professional Ironman victories and experience coaching age group athletes for the Kona Ironman World Championship.

XTERRA/Cross Tri Coaching

3 pro World Champion titles in Maui, multiple pro/age group podiums in Maui, 2 pro ITU Cross triathlon titles, men’s 30-34 age group title, multiple first time Worlds qualifiers.. 12 years of offroad coaching to the top level

Granfondo/Road Cycling Coaching

10 years of professional cycling, on and off road.  Experience coaching beginner road cyclists to ride in a pack.  Whether your goals are a granfondo, sprint ITU Worlds, or Leadville, the MelRad program can get you there.

Mountain Bike Coaching And Skills Instruction

Melanie has PMBIA professional mountain bike instruction training and offers skills based instruction for athletes looking to improve their mountain biking.  Coaching for all mountain biking from XCO to multiday mountain bike races is available.  Melanie has raced and won BC Bike Race, Transrockies 3 day, the Pisgah Stage Race, Canada Cup XC races, and the Cheakamus Challenge.  Bring your dirt dreams here!

Swim Technique Coaching

Without solid technique… you can’t move in the water.  Melanie offers swim camps and one on one lessons to help land based humans get more comfy in the water.

Weekend Training Camps

Camps are held in Victoria periodically from Friday to Sunday with a variety of focuses depending on the time of year.  Next up November 23-25, 2018!

Custom Group Programs

Does your club need a custom camp?  Melanie has put on camps for triathlon clubs across Canada… book yours!

One On One Training Days/Sessions

Visiting Victoria?  Custom training days on the roads and trails that earned many top professional athletes their success.  Just need some swim tips?  Book time with Melanie one on one.

MelRad Multisport began as Mel’s RAD RACING TEAM, which was the FIRST triathlon age-group team in the US and Canada back in 2009 focused on XTERRA racing.

MelRad is the culmination of 12 years experience coaching professional and age group cyclists and triathletes

ADDED To 20+ years professional athlete experience including:

  • UCI Road Cycling World Championships
  • 5x UCI Mountain Bike World Championships
  • 5x IM 70.3 World Championship
  • 16x XTERRA World Championships (3 wins/7 podiums)
  • 2 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championship wins
  • Wins and Podium performances at professional level road, cross country mountain bike, endurance mountain bike, XTERRA, ITU Cross Triathlon, Half-Ironman, Full Ironman, Challenge triathlon, and trail running.
  • Won 6x professional half Ironman distance races
  • Second place professional first attempt at full Ironman distance
  • Comeback from a potentially career ending fracture (experience recovering from major injury)

Melanie’s credentials include CAC Coaching Certification in cycling, Community Coaching Certification and Level 2 Intro to Competition from Triathlon BC and PMBIA Mountain Bike Instruction certification.  Melanie has been coaching athletes, pro and amateur, for 12 years.

Endurance training for Ironman, XTERRA, mountain biking, swimming, and trailrunning

Race experience and 12 years of coaching is why MelRAD gets results: EXPERIENCE counts.

Melanie personally coaches ALL athletes.   All programs suit your unique needs, limits, and personal goals.

Services include:

  • Unlimited email contact to explain and support workouts
  • Weekly contact by phone
  • Planned testing to analyse how things are going and ensure accurate  training zones
  • Set-up of an annual training periodization designed around races and priorities
  • Determining and addressing physiological limiters and monitoring of progress throughout the season
  • Pre/post event support:  analysing race outcome, discussing strategies and approaches.
  • Discussion of race nutrition and approaches to different courses for both mountain bike and triathlon.
  • Sharing detailed knowledge of numerous multiday mountain bike races and how to prepare body and equipment.
  • Specific pacing plans for all of your races including wattage recommendations on the bike

Melanie can help you master the mental side of the sport and balance shifting priorities in life.  With a personalized Annual Training Plan she will build a program based on 1-4 week cycles to help maximize your strengths and work to minimize your weaknesses.  With a BSc in Chemistry and Biochemistry, Melanie has an objective and scientific approach to training methodology.