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ENERGYLAB Triathlon is a Brisbane based Triathlon club offering Group Sessions and Online Coaching + Mentoring for Adults and Juniors. The club was formed out of a desire to grow the sport of Triathlon and to help athletes achieve their full potential by balancing training, work, family and friends. Our ongoing motivation comes from setting new goals, and supporting each other to achieve them. 

By being a member of ENERGYLAB Triathlon, you become a member of an extended family who all share in the passion for exercise. We are open to All Abilities - from completing your first Triathlon, achieving your Personal Best, through to World Championship level athletes.

Our team of coaches and mentors are led by Mark Gleeson (2020/21 Triathlon Queensland Club Coach of the Year). They are all experienced triathletes who believe in being part of the session and lead by example. The coaches give immediate feedback to ensure the group remain safe and improve performance.  We ensure everyone achieves their personal goals and at all times we #TRAINWITHPURPOSE.  When racing, you will be supported by the Energy Lab Tribe, who are at most of the local races, 70.3 and Ironman.

Sessions - Brisbane-based (Spring/Summer Timetable)
Each session caters to a range of abilities, where the sessions are coached and tailored accordingly - to ensure no-one gets left behind.​

Below is our Spring/Summer timetable (from 21 September 2020): 



Group Pricing Options

  • ​$15 - Casual per session (includes pool entry)

  • $100 - for 10 Sessions (includes pool entry)

  • $40/week - Weekly pass for ALL Sessions (includes pool entry)

Online Coaching - Junior, Sprint, 70.3 to Ironman

ENERGYLAB Triathlon offers online coaching by Mark Gleeson for Sprint distance, through to Ironman Triathlons and specific sports like Running and Cycling. The program provides structure and utilises a data driven approach to modify the program based on the body's response to the sessions. This data is then used to develop a specific race plan based on Pacing / Hydration / Nutrition.  The online programs are developed to transfer knowledge and provide guidance to those that are looking to reach their potential - from achieving your Personal Best through to World Championship level. 




Head Coach

MARK has been participating in Triathlons for over 25 years and has covered all distances up to Ironman. Mark is a Triathlon Australia Accredited Development Coach and Cycling Australia Community Club Coach.

Some of Mark’s achievements include:

  • Triathlon Queensland Club Coach of the Year (2020/21)

  • 15 x Ironman Finisher (PB 9:23)

  • 3 x Hawaiian Ironman Finisher (5 times Qualifier)

  • Ironman Asia Pacific Age Group Champion (2017)

  • Ironman 70.3 Sunny Coast Age Group Champion (2017)

  • Ironman 70.3 Worlds Sunny Coast (2016 - 22nd out of 235 in 45-49 Age Group)

  • Sub 3hr Marathon

Mark understands the importance of having a flexible approach to training by maintaining the balance between training, work, family and friends. Mark believes in the importance of using your time wisely to achieve your individual goals, and at all times #trainwithpurpose.

Mark's Motto:  Talent only gets you so far, ‘Grit’ is the key to success - it requires persistence and resilience with a focused goal. Grit can be developed over time in a supportive environment with a mentor who can provide leadership and guidance. To achieve your potential in Triathlon, you can develop Grit through getting feedback and continual learning. Mark enjoys sharing his knowledge of the sport and providing guidance and support to help athletes reach their full potential.



TARYN comes from a non-competitive youth, only being consistently involved in Triathlons for 7 years and participating in running events up to marathon length. Since joining Energy Lab Triathlon in 2018, Taryn’s skill development has improved immensely resulting in some noteworthy results:

  • National Champion Olympic Distance (35-39) (2019)

  • 3rd Ironman Australia (35-39) and 4th Female amateur overall (2019)

  • 1st Springfield Marathon female winner (2018)

  • 3rd female Park2Park half marathon (2018)

  • Triathlon Australia Accredited Foundation Coach


Taryn has participated in all distances from Sprint to Ironman - including 6 Ironmans, 18 Half Ironmans and 4 Marathons. In her spare time, she is a Lecturer in Statistics and Mathematics and is involved in community engagement encouraging high school students to become interested in mathematics.

Taryn’s Motto:  Firstly, have fun. Some sessions will test you mentally and physically but ultimately we have to have fun.  Secondly, I believe one of the key factors, often overlooked, is confidence - your ability to fully believe in your ability to achieve your goals. You may have all of the ability in the world but without confidence, you won’t have the belief to “shoot for the stars” and “step outside your limits”. When confidence is developed you have faith in your ability and your preparation, without expecting success. Focusing on winning rather than confidently performing at your best can lead to self-imposed pressure and a fear of failure.

Gleeso's Words:  Taryn has been with Energy Lab from the start, with her son Bailey. She is at sessions when it is cold and dark. She brings so much to Energy Lab, by demonstrating the behaviours required to be successful. Interestingly, success came to Taryn when she focused on continual improvement and not achievement. When I think of 'Relentless Pursuit of Continual Improvement' I think of Taryn, who consistently trains week in,  week out, all year round. Taryn has played a huge part in becoming a Mentor,  providing encouragement, advice and guidance. 


Beginner/All Abilities

LISA competed in her first Triathlon in 2012.  She got involved in Triathlons as a result of having to stop playing Hockey due to injury.  Doctors said to her "either fuse your foot or stop playing hockey" - so she chose Triathlon!


Lisa focused on sprint Triathlons until 2018, as she could not swim very well due to needing a shoulder re-construction, which she got in mid 2017.  She went full steam after that - racing in her first Olympic Triathlon at Noosa in 2018, then her first Ironman 70.3 at Western Sydney three weeks later. 

Lisa is a Triathlon Australia Accredited Foundation Coach and will focus on the Beginner / All Abilities and knows how to go from Beginner through to Ironman 70.3.  She balances her love of Triathlon with a corporate career.

Gleeso's Words: Lisa has an inherent Grit - she chooses a goal and focuses on achieving it. Lisa is the ideal person to help our Beginner and All Abilities athletes as she started out as a beginner back in 2012 and has gradually progressed through Triathlon. One story I have of Lisa's determination was when she did her first Ironman 70.3 at Western Sydney and it was amazing to see her focus on finishing - there was never a doubt. Lisa is goal orientated, she just loves targeting a race and then focusing on doing the training to get to the finish line. 



 S W I M     
6:00pm - 6:45pm  |  6:45pm - 7:30pm

The swim sessions are Triathlon specific where we focus on  technique and open water swimming skills. 


These sessions cater for someone new to swimming who wants to complete their first Triathlon through to those who are more experienced and want to improve their technique and open water swimming.

Clayfield College Swimming Pool 
95 Bayview Terrace, Clayfield (entrance at Gate 5)

 R U N
5:30am - 6:45am


The Run sessions are open to all abilities with everyone starting and finishing together.  These are coached sessions where you will receive feedback on your running to allow for self-adjustment of technique.

Thursday's Interval Session - the focus of this session is on technique by incorporating drills to improve running efficiency. The specific intervals will be a combination of easy and fast running which will allow you to put the drills into practice. There is a broad range of abilities at this group and is open to everyone.

Kalinga Park, Park Avenue, Clayfield (meet in carpark)

 B I K E  
5:30am - 6:45am

The Bike sessions are designed by Gleeso who has 25 years of experience riding and racing bikes. The key focus of these sessions is group and individual riding catering for all abilities through to experienced riders. 

The sessions are conducted at Nundah Crit Track which is only open for cyclists, allowing us to target specific sessions without the risks of riding on the road. 

On arrival, the group warms up with a couple of easy laps of the Nundah Crit Track. We then break into groups of equal ability for the main part of the session, which is typically team based riding. We change the format of the session based on upcoming races and different athlete focuses.


Nundah Crit Track, 111 Hedley Avenue, Nundah

 B R I C K   (Bike+Run) 
5:30am - 6:45am
6:30am - 7:15am (Kids Brick)

​The Brick sessions are designed to be race specific and improve the transition from Bike to Run. The format of the session is to improve the transition technique, mount and dismount. 

From a performance perspective, we also do intervals which are designed to improve speed. The bike is non-drafting to teach everyone to maintain the draft distance. The run is typically at race pace. 

During the Triathlon season the Brick session is one of the most popular, as it is fun and high energy. 



Nundah Crit Track, 111 Hedley Avenue, Nundah



Sprint, Olympic Distance and Single Sport Specific

This program is designed specifically for short course Triathlons through to Olympic distance Triathlons (Noosa and Mooloolaba Triathlon).


The program is developed from a library of specific sessions and adjusted based on fatigue levels and areas of focus. The sessions are shorter in nature with a higher intensity. 

We also build a base of core, stretching and yoga which are a critical platform for short course racing.

Online Cost: $30/week

Online + All Group Sessions: $50/week

Contact: Mark Gleeson

Half Ironman + Ironman, Long Course

Half Ironman

The Half Ironman program provides structure utilising specific sessions to develop the speed and endurance required for a Half Ironman. 


The schedule and sessions are continually altered depending on life commitments, training load and the body's response to sessions. We focus on a training/life balance to ensure the schedule is sustainable.

We look beyond the race and ensure training is maintained to become part of life.

Ironman, Long Course


This program is for those athletes who are completing their first Ironman, through to those who are hoping to qualify for the Hawaiian Ironman at Kona. We focus on developing the training behaviours to have a sustainable training/life balance with a whole of athlete approach - incorporating Meditation, Core Exercises and Yoga. The program utilises the data from sessions to develop a Pacing/Hydration/Nutrition race plan.


The end result of this program is to take your knowledge of yourself and the sport to another level and prepare you for Ironman or Long Course races.

Online Cost: $40/week

Online + All Group Sessions: $60/week

Contact: Mark Gleeson


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  • SWIM - Clayfield College Swimming Pool, 95 Bayview Tce, Clayfield

  • RUN - Thursday - Kalinga Park,  Park Avenue, Clayfield

  • BIKE + BRICK - Nundah Crit Track, 111 Hedley Avenue, Nundah

  • ​$15 - Casual per Session (includes pool entry) 

  • $100 - for 10 Sessions (includes pool entry)

  • $40/week - Weekly pass for ALL Sessions  (includes pool entry)

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