Race Pace Coaching was founded on the Sunshine Coast by Peter McKenzie in 2012. Jacque McKenzie introduced the junior squad in 2014.

The training group caters for athletes of all age groups and abilities from beginners to elites. It operates at various venues between Coolum and Noosa (see Training Calendar) year round. Whilst there are many group sessions, the training programs are individualised, flexible and administered according to the race calendar and goals of each individual.

Regular training events are conducted at Coolum year round, giving members the opportunity to practice skills and have some fun at minimal cost. Events are varied to include formats that are not necessarily offered in other races, this creates interest and new challenges.Visitors are always welcome to attend this event


Whilst our training is always focussed there is an active social presence in the group as well with a number of social events occurring throughout the year. 

Race Pace Coaching also caters for distance athletes through online programming services.This includes both Australian and international athletes.

As well as Triathlon, athletes can train in the single disciplines of swim, cycle and run. Our training group competes in single discipline events such as the Park run, local cycle and swim events as well as all Schools events in Triathlon, Swimming, Cross Country and Track. The yearly focus shifts according to the season and events available.

A scholarship program is offered to selected Junior athletes, offering free coaching and some equipment.This program is backed financially by several committed sponsors(see Sponsorship page). Financial assistance is provided, as well, to athletes both juniors and seniors that qualify for Australian teams and juniors who attend National races.The training group has at present 8 athletes that are part of Queensland Junior Development squads and there is a strong and continuing focus on developing emerging talent.


As well as traditional swim, bike, run sessions the athletes are able to participate in body maintenance sessions involving yoga, mindfulness, stretching and meditation. Mental skills are taught as well in specific sessions but also in the day to day functioning of the training squad.These services can also be delivered online.

Our mission is to help each athlete realise their own individual goals whilst providing a fun, vibrant, motivating training experience.

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"I couldn't ask for better coaches, my fitness and the way I think about sport
has improved so much since training under Race Pace Coaching."

"I have been fortunate enough to have trained with Jacque and Peter for two years. They have inspired and encouraged me to train and race in triathlon. They have given me the confidence to achieve things I wouldn't have though possible!" - Jessica Huxley(Junior Athlete)

"I have been with Race Pace Coaching for 9 and a half months and have thoroughly enjoyed my experience. Pete and Jacque are exceptional coaches ensuring that each of their athletes are well looked after. They personalise training schedules to fit each athlete to their goals and lifestyle. We do group training sessions as well as a individual sessions. I couldn't ask for better coaches, my fitness and the way I think about sport has improved so much since training under Race Pace Coaching. They push me to ensure that I receive everything out of training sessions to better prepare myself for future races and long term goals." - Nick Wagner (U23 Athlete)

"Peter and Jacque have a wealth of knowledge and ability to assist athlete's at any level to reach their Triathlon, Running, Cycling or Swimming goals or representative aspirations. They both approach athlete development differently to other coach's, giving focus to the individual. Training can be anything from a group run or ride to a one on one session aimed at your weaknesses or race day planning and mindset. I have been training with Peter's guidance for 3 years and have been very happy with my personal success. Starting out racing sprint distance to Olympic and on to long course racing with lots of ongoing support from both Peter and Jacque along my journey.
For anyone looking for a more personal approach to triathlon development I would highly recommend Race Pace performance coaching with the athlete's long term performance in mind." -
Andrew Holford ( Senior Athlete)

"I can't recommend Race Pace Coaching highly enough. Jacque and Peter take a holistic approach to coaching so that you feel like part of a community rather than a training squad. They set a calm and professional precedence for both adults and juniors to follow, resulting in really cohesiveand well run training sessions that cater for all ability levels. To my children they have been such a positive and encouraging influence in developing sporting skills and adopting healthy lifestyle choices whilst also having fun. As a parent this is invaluable and I will also be eternally grateful to Jacque for teaching me to swim too." - Ros Huxley(Athlete’s Parent & Senior Athlete)


"Race Pace Coaching offers so much more than just coaching. Jacque and Peter are great role models and write professional and engaging training programs which deliver desired results. After working with Olympic coaches for many years with-in the sporting Industry I was extremely picky as to whom I would like to coach my daughter, as I have seen many coaching styles. I travel from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast so that my daughter can have some of the best coaching in QLD. Jacque and Pete are so approachable, have the interest of the athlete at heart and believe in the longevity of the athlete, whilst teaching correct technique through a range of sessions that will develop strong athletes physically and mentally.
We are so grateful and thankful to Jacque and Peter from Race Pace Coaching for guiding my daughter, motivating, encouraging and believing in Chloe. They travel to the events that she attends to support her, from warm her up to the race debrief.  Best of all is the support that is given through their training of Chloe, both physical and mental. 
The best coaching in QLD!" -
Cheryl McLennan (athlete's parent)

"It is a pleasure for me to write about the influence Peter McKenzie has had on my life, both sporting wise and personally. During my teenage years Peter was my rugby league coach both at school and in senior rugby league. Peter’s knowledge, guidance, mentorship and encouragement played a pivotal role in me going on to play professionally for the Cronulla Sharks during the mid to late 1980’s. Peter is very knowledgeable on all aspects of Rugby League and possesses the innate ability to pass this knowledge forward to his protégés with confidence and ease. His understanding of the human mind , and how to maximise an individual’s performance, is what sets Peter apart.   Peter’s tutelage gave me the added confidence and incentive to ‘reach for the stars’ and strive for my goals. I admit that it was only me who could achieve this, but I say a huge huge thanks to Peter,  for he gave me the ‘tools’ , the confidence in myself, and the encouragement to chase my dreams.   
Forever in debt, forever in awe, forever my friend."
- Greg Davies (NRL Player)

"You won’t find a better training group than what we have here at Race Pace Coaching!  Not only are Jacque and Pete great coaches, but their dedication to each athlete no matter their ability and their patience with the kids is what sets them apart.  It just doesn’t get any better than Race Pace Coaching"Karen N – (Parent of Junior Race Pace Athletes)