Go2max Endurance Coaching

Walter Thorburn 

I am passionate about showing people the right pathway to success putting people closer to their goals every day while keeping the FUN-damentals in place for sustainable fitness. Keeping it enjoyable.

I have coached and guided triathletes to New Zealand and world age group titles since 2001 as well as top 3 results in the Speights Coast to Coast along with NZs premier marathons as a full time professional coach. I am a certified Level 3 Triathlon NZ coach, which is New Zealand’s highest pinnacle of Tri NZs accreditation pathway for coaching. 

I have been a full time endurance coach since 2001 and founded the NZ Altitude Training centre in 2013. I have over 30 years of endurance sport experience.

Some of my personal successes include.  

2 x New Zealand long course elite triathlon champion. 

World masters Olympic distance triathlon champion.

World long course triathlon age group champion.

Winner of over 50 races domestically and internationally

I held the prestigious NZ Port of Tauranga Half Ironman 2k swim/90 k bike/21K course record of 3 hrs 48 minutes for over 11 years. 

I also spent 5 years as a professional athlete based with Japans leading Ironman team.

My Mission

To help turn those with limitations into what others now call talented, and those people with limited talents into champions.