Coach Mel

MelRad Multisport is a culmination of 20+ years of elite racing along with 12 years of focused mentorship and education.

Podcasts with Mel

The best way for me to communicate my approach and experience is to talk about it. Here are some podcasts on coaching and my career you can listen to and learn how I approach coaching.

Fast Talk
Episode 99

FastTalk Episode 99// Training triathlon as one sport with three disciplines

That Triathlon Show
Episode 196

TTS 196//Training for XTERRA and offroad triathlon

Fast Talk
Episode 128

FastTalk Episode 128//Roundable on beginner and veteran athletes

Any Given Runway

Any Given Runway//Melanie McQuaid

Witsup Podcast

WITSUP Podcast//Mel McQuaid

Achieve your potential

MelRad Multisport creates champions

ITU Multisport World Championship title M30-34

Podium XTERRA Maui M 30-34

XTERRA Canada Champion F40-45 (first year mountain biking)

IM 70.3 Champion M 50-54

Mah Dah Hey 100 Finisher M 45-49 (first ever mountain bike race)

Success is measured in more than podiums.

You don't need to race to want to achieve your potential. No matter what would mean success for you, here is how I believe it is accomplished.

MelRad Winter camp

Utilize my experience

Professional athletes are immersed in sport.  They work with the top coaches, therapists, psychologists and interact with the best athletes in the world.  This experience is invaluable.

I have been to HUNDREDS of races from mountain biking, to road, to triathlons on and off road.  This personal experience helps me help you be prepared for what you are going to encounter from a physical all the way to logistical perspective.

Trust my Education

I started coaching in 2004.   Training science is universal and sports are specific.  A BSc from UVIC combined with 20+ years of on the job sports training has led me here.

Mentorship with high performance coaches is my greatest education but I have pursued certification.  I’ve completed NCCP Level One cycling and Level 2 triathlon coaching through Triathlon BC.  I also have PMBIA Level One certification – Professional Mountain Bike Instructors Association.  This is the gold standard of skills based mountain bike coaching completed in 2018.

Have Fun

In general, you need to enjoy what you are doing to do enough of it to reach your goals.  We work together to find what is fun for you and a program you look forward to that helps you stay consistent.