Passion For Performance
Passion for Performance is a podcast hosted by Coach Peter Clifford from High Performance Tri about High Performance sport. The show will give you advice, tips and thoughts around improving your performance to world class levels.
info_outline 19: Jeff Davis Is "Doing The Work" 03/05/2022
19: Jeff Davis Is "Doing The Work" Jeff Davis brings a wealth of experience in high performance environments to the table. As an experienced endurance athlete and high level business person he knows what it means to "do the work" required so that when the times get tough he is ready with the necessary tools to get through it. Jeff's framework for success is about knowing who you are, knowing what you want ,and having a team around you to help you get there.
info_outline 18: Matt Bazzano on a Life in Elite Cycling 01/06/2022
18: Matt Bazzano on a Life in Elite Cycling Matt Bazzano has had a storied life and career in cycling. National Road Champion, winner of the "Bank Race", 8th in the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland are just a few of Matt's results.
info_outline 17: Back in the Day with Steve Mackay 12/20/2021
17: Back in the Day with Steve Mackay Steve Mackay is both a veteran and student of the sport. He loves nothing more that a chat about the "old days" of triathlon where bikes were simple and training methods were even simpler. It was great to sit down and chat about his history in the sport and the people that were a part of that along the way.
info_outline 16: Darren Alchin Is Pushing the Pointy End 12/08/2021
16: Darren Alchin Is Pushing the Pointy End Darren Alchin has been with HPT for 4 years now and in that time he has gone from runner and part time triathlete to pushing his way to the pointy end of his category. Daz is a tireless athlete with a work ethic that makes him one of the most consistent and disciplined trainers in the squad. In this episode we take things from his days as a goalkeeper and life as a single figure handicap golfer to pushing the limits of endurance sport the only way he knows how. The hard work way.
info_outline 15: Chris Jovcevski on Strength, Nutrition and Developing People 09/17/2021
15: Chris Jovcevski on Strength, Nutrition and Developing People In this episode we find out about how Chris has developed from being a professional soccer player and accountant into a trainer, fitness studio owner and triathlete. We discuss how Chris sees the role of strength and nutrition in endurance sport and life in general.
info_outline 14: Simplifying Endurance Training 08/03/2021
14: Simplifying Endurance Training In this episode I share an experience I had recently where I realised the difficulties athletes face these days understanding all the different training protocols popping up in our sport lately. I pull it all down into 5 major areas to think about and debunk a couple of myths.
info_outline 13: Excellence in Sport and Coffee with Dom Mydanjich 06/29/2021
13: Excellence in Sport and Coffee with Dom Mydanjich In this episode I have an interview with Dom Mydanjich, Head of Coffee at local coffee merchants White Horse Coffee. Dom takes us through how his passion for coffee saw him start from the humble beginnings of making coffee for his friends in his garage to now being a leader in his community and one of the owners at White Horse. We rip into what processes Dom follows when seeking excellence in his work. We also chat about his other passion which is Rugby League.
info_outline 11: A Coaching Reflection 11/18/2019
11: A Coaching Reflection On this podcast I have taken you through a coaching reflection I had recently as we head into the main part of the 2019/2020 Aussie Season. In the podcast I discuss 5 main concepts that I have reflected on. 9:12 Coach Well-being and recovery 17:38 Coaching the Person Before the Athlete 21:29 The Concept of Mastery in our Sport 25:38 The Four Pillars of Performance 29:26 Delivering Mental Skills Development A written version of this podcast is available on my blog at
info_outline 10: Kylie Jessop on life as an athlete, nutritionist and passionate foodie. 07/28/2019
10: Kylie Jessop on life as an athlete, nutritionist and passionate foodie. Join us for our 10th podcast where we are joined by Kylie Jessop. Kylie takes us through her life from being born in England, raised in New Zealand and now moving to Australia. Kylie has a fascinating history with food and nutrition, turning her life around from an eating disorder whilst in Uni to now being a nutritionist working in the important area of public health. We have a great chat about her progression in endurance sport and go into her favourite race which was the 2018 ITU Age Group World Champs in the standard distance. We also chat about the latest squad results and catch up on what’s happening in and around the squad.
info_outline 9: Performance Q&A 06/07/2019
9: Performance Q&A In this episode of the podcast I get Matt Lester back from Episode 5 to guest host the show. I really enjoyed being much more in the conversational space than preaching solo. Adds a fun element to it that makes it easier to record but also easier to listen to. As usual, we hit the latest squad results up and discuss the preps for those events from a coaching perspective. We then go into a random question and answer piece where we discuss training load builds, mental preparation and what makes us want to endure .... plus more. Matt Lester can be found on Instagram at @lester_endurance My Instagram is @hptcoachpete In the Q&A Matt mentions a great book on mental skills by Angela Duckworth - it’s called “Grit - The Power of Passion and Perseverance"
info_outline 8: Precursors to Performance 05/07/2019
8: Precursors to Performance On this show I discuss the 2019 Port Macquarie Ironman, chat about the squad’s recent results and what’s coming up. The main topic for this episode is "Precursors to Performance" with a big Q and A session at the end. Transcript of main topic can be found here : http://theperformanceproject.com.au/precursors-to-performance/
info_outline 6: Paul Humphreys interviews me 01/07/2019
6: Paul Humphreys interviews me In this Podcast Paul Humphreys comes back from Episode 1 to interview me. Most people I Coach haven’t been around long enough to know about my experience in the sport of triathlon... so Paul encouraged me to have a chat and talk about what brought me to triathlon and what lead me on my journey to be a coach. In the show we also talk about the history of Cronulla Triathlon Club. He is a link to some interesting facts about that.
info_outline 5: Matt Lester on his race at Red Bull Defiance 12/11/2018
5: Matt Lester on his race at Red Bull Defiance In this podcast we chat with 5 year HPT athlete and Red Bull Defiance debutante Matt Lester. In the chat we discuss his background and what led him to this race, how he deals personally with fatigue and fear, and how he has prepared for his biggest challenge yet, the famed Red Bull Defiance race in Wanaka, New Zealand.
info_outline 4: Alicia Edge on High Performance Nutrition 11/02/2018
4: Alicia Edge on High Performance Nutrition In this episode we have an interview with leading Australian Sports Dietician Alicia Edge. In the interview we discuss current trends in his performance sports nutrition, how the nutritionist can facilitate what the desired outcomes are for coaches and also delve into the world of REDS ... Relative Energy Deficit Syndrome. REDS is a huge problem where athletes are compromising health for perceived performance gains by not eating enough.
info_outline 3: The Strategy of Support 10/03/2018
3: The Strategy of Support Welcome to Episode 3 of the Podcast where I go solo for the first time. No interviews. Just me rapping on my favourite topic .. coaching. This one is all about Strategy and Support. Plus I do a review of what I call the “Battle of The Carpets”. The red carpet of Ironman, the blue carpet of ITU, and the black carpet of Super League. I have some new tunes this week also. Chill Noons by Kronicle.
info_outline 2: Tofe Evans on his 345km Race Across Scotland 09/04/2018
2: Tofe Evans on his 345km Race Across Scotland Welcome to Episode 2 where I get a bit deep on how I use understanding as a tool in my coaching. We also have an interview with Tofe Evans who recently attempted the 345km Race Across Scotland. Tofe takes us through his physical and mental preparation for the gruelling event and lets us know his “why” for doing the event.
info_outline 1: Paul Humphreys on finding his way through endurance sport 08/03/2018
1: Paul Humphreys on finding his way through endurance sport Welcome to Episode 1 of the Passion for Performance Podcast. In our first week we will discuss exactly how I define High Performance and give you some insights as to how the World's best prepare to be at the top of the game. We also have an interview with HPT athlete Paul Humphreys. Paul has come from a broad sporting history of motor sport and snow sports, ending up in endurance sports such as triathlon, mountain bikes, running and duathlons. Paul gives us rundown on how he personally has developed into an athlete where his last 12months have seen a personal best performance at every race he has competed in.