Mirjam Weerd

Mirjam Weerd is an Ironman, Challenge and 5x Dutch National Champion and one of the Netherlands most successful long distance athletes. With 7 years of international race experience, Mirjam is based in Curacao, and speaks Dutch and English.

With the Trisutto philosophy everything I have learned in my own amateur and professional career as an athlete has come together. The practical, efficient and personal approach suits my own beliefs and ideas and allows me to pass them on with full confidence to my athletes. Being at the end of my professional career as an athlete I’m now so happy for the opportunity to pass on my knowledge and to help others achieve their best.

Mirjam Weerd

Coach Mirjam

 

After having played waterpolo for over ten years I took up triathlon in my late twenties. Somehow I’ve always started late with everything. But that never kept me from learning all there is to know about a sport and to get the best out of myself. In my first attempt at a 70.3 IRONMAN at Monaco I found myself qualified for the big dance at the World Championships in Kona a year later. That race became my first full distance triathlon. Needless to say I was hooked. The following year I started racing as a professional because my strong swim/bike combination always ensured me to be at front of the race. The run was something I needed to work on. And I did. It marked the beginning of many top 5 places at both IRONMAN and Challenge races, a personal best of 9.02.31 at Challenge Roth and finally a big international win at Challenge Denmark.

For a long time I’ve combined professional racing with a demanding job as a communication advisor. But qualifying as a professional athlete meant that I needed to give up my job. So I did, at the age of 35. After three years of hard work, struggle and perseverance I managed to qualify for Hawaii in 2013. Although the race itself was a disappointment, the road to Hawaii was a very eventful learning process which I would have never wanted to miss out on.

As I’ve been trying to get the best out of myself, I also like to pass on my knowledge to other athletes. In 2014 I coached a group of women cyclists to overcome the Dolomites Marathon. Some of the atletes had never even ridden up a mountain before. I couldn’t have been more proud to see them succeed in their own leagues. I also lead a Start2bike course, have done several clinics of running and open water swimming and coached atletes to their first triathlon.

I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

 

Mirjam coached me towards my first triathlon. Her experience as a professional triathlete translated in to a customized training plan for me as a beginner. Her swim, bike and run clinics gave me the insights and confidence necessary to start my first race. 5 years later her tips and tricks are still very valuable for me today.

Tim Stamer

Years Experience

Dutch Championships

IM and Challenge Podiums

Kona Qualifiers

Championship Highlights

As a coach my athletes are often interested in my past race career. I’m very proud of what I’ve been able to achieve in a career that started in 2008 including a full distance PB of 9:02:31! Below are some of my major highlights:

  • 2016 Challenge Denmark Champion (course record)
  • 2016 Challenge Almere Runner’s Up
  • 2016 Nordic Champion
  • 2016 Challenge Samorin Runner’s Up
  • 5 x Dutch National Champion
  • 2 x Amersfoort Sportswoman of the Year
  • 2 x Ironman Hawaii World Championship qualifier

 

Mirjam coached us, a team of 10 female cyclists, for 6 months to prepare for the Maratona de Dolomiti with training schedules, monthly feedback, core training and riding techniques. At hard times she gave us the confidence that we were able to ride this race and to keep on training. With result: July 6 2014 we all finished the race and I still a love to cycle.

Mirelle Schouten

When I met Mirjam at the Start2bike clinic, I saw a hard working athlete full of passion for cycling. She learned me the basics about cycling and at the same time infected me with the ‘cycling virus’. Due to a knee injury I thought I have to give up cycling, but Mirjam motivated me to go on and she gave me some good advice how to cycle with that knee injury. She was looking for opportunities to keep me on the bike, and that Is exactly what makes her a good coach for me!

Evelien Ruitenberg

Coaching Plans

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Contact Mirjam

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