Dinamic's network of Associate Coaches:
RIANA ROBERTSON (PRETORIA)
Riana has over 20 years experience in triathlon as an athltee and as a coach. She has competed across the board in all the associated disaplines of Triathlon and multi sport and has raced as both an elite and as an age group athlete. Riana joined Dinamic in 2013 and is now a full time triathlon coach opertating Dinamics practice in the Gauteng region.
Qualifications and accreditations
- International Triathlon Union Level 2 Triathlon Coach
- TSA Level 2 Coach
- TSA Coach Facilitator
- Swim Smooth Accredited Coach
- Bsc in Sports Science
Sports Background and Acheivments
- U23 Elite National Champion 2003
- 16th at ITU World Championships Perth 2009
- 20th Elite at World Long Distance Champs Las Vegas 2011
- 11th at Ironman Kona in Age group 2014
- South African Cycling Champion in AG 2015
Coaching related experience
- Coach and Manager of the SA Junior team on European Tour 2015
- Coach and Manager of the SA Junior team on European Tour 2016
- Coach to SA Junior Team to World Champs in 2018
- Coach to the Youth Olympic Games in 2018
- Coach and Manager of the SA Junior team on European Tour 2019
Riana’s approach to coaching is that you have to coach the individual while still realising that there are no short cuts. Her attention to detail has helped all of her athletes achieve their goals which includes
- 2nd place junior at Worlds X Tri
- 2 * Junior Continental Champs
- 2 * National Champions
- Multiple Kona qualifications
ALAN BREMNER (EDINBURGH)
Alan has been a very successful Dinamic athlete, racing triathlons for over 13 years, all distances from Sprint, Olympic, 70.3 to Ironman. Alan raced in the World Ironman Championships in Kona in 2011 having qualified in Switzerland earlier that year, he also won his age group in Ironman Lanzarote in 2014. He has won numerous Scottish and British titles in Sprint and Olympic distances, ITU European Sprint (Bronze/Geneva 2015 and Silver/Glasgow 2018), 1st place Ironman 70.3 Edinburgh in 2017, although he says his finest result was achieving his ultimate dream and becoming ITU World Sprint Champion in Chicago in 2015.
He brings his vast experience and enthusiasm to Dinamic, encouraging, motivating and assisting his athletes to achieve their goals and dreams. He says “It’s incredible what you can achieve when you target a goal and work hard to achieve it, whether it’s your first ever triathlon, 10k or even marathon… you are stronger than you think!”.
Alan is a certified British Triathlon UKCC Level 1 and UKCC Level 2 CoachE-mail Alan
PHILIPP SASSIE (GERMANY)
Philip is still highly active as an athlete. He began training with Dinamic in 2015 and since then has had some remarkable success.
2015 ITU Olympic World Champs in Chicago
2016 70.3 World Champs in Mooloolaba, Australia
More recently Philip has been racing in Europe
His first IM distance race was
2018 Challenge Amsterdam in 8:56 wining age group
2019 Won the MercedesBenz 21.1 in 1:13:48
2019 3rd place Freiburg Marathon in 2:33;47
He is a certified level 1 TSA coach and holds a bachelor in Psychology.
Philip’s coaching style is to guide athletes on their journey to achieving their personal goals and help them to reach their full potential no matter what level of performance the athlete is striving for.E-mail Philipp
JENNY HOUSTON (CAPE TOWN)
Jenny is passionate about sport, health and helping people achieve their sporting goals. She has been participating in endurance sport for over 20 years and has completed multiple events including IronMan triathlons (full distance), Comrades ultra-marathons (up and down), Two Oceans ultra-marathons, 14 Argus Cycle Tours, lots of Double Centuries (including a win) and a whole host of other road cycling, mountain biking, running and triathlon events. She placed in her age group in the ITU Triathlon (sprint and standard) events in Cape Town in 2014/15.
Jenny is fun and outgoing and has a good rapport with her clients. She is closely involved with her clients: from goal-setting to monitoring progress and getting feedback, but always aiming to be accessible and in constant contact.
Jenny has a BSc (Hons), and PDOM (cum laude) from the University of Cape Town.E-mail Jenny
Stan has an absolute passion for triathlon and has raced competitively for over 6 years at the very top end of the sport.
Stan has represented South Africa at Elite level and acheived Full Protea Colors, He has experience of racing around the globe and understands how conditions and environments can effect preparation and performance which is critical experience to be able to relay athletes competing at a less experienced level.
Some of Stans’ results as an athlete
1st African Elite Para triathlon championships – Egypt 2015
1st African Elite Para triathlon championships – Tunisia 2016
1st SA Champs PTS4 – 2015, 2016, 2017
3rd place in WTS Age group (able bodied) 2016
Multiple sprint distance podiums locally
While competing Stan always judged his performances as an athlete first and a para-athlete second.
Stan has invaluable firsthand experience into how problems and issues can be overcome and how challenges are there to be beaten thereby insuring improvement. This is a rare motivational ability which is invaluable as a Coach.
Stans’ approach to coaching is the same as his approach to racing. Commit to it, strive to be the best you can be, keep a healthy sense of perspective and make sure you are having fun.E-mail Stan