Pursue your passion, failure can be a gift, listen to your spirit, respect your body, gratitude is essential.
I grew up living a rural lifestyle on a property in Northern NSW with hobbies and interests including athletics, cross country running and horse riding. I went on to study a BA of Urban & Regional Planning and have over 16 years’ industry experience specialising in statutory planning & development assessment within northern metropolitan Sydney. It was only in 2004 at the age of 27 that I discovered the sport of triathlon & found my passion for long course triathlon supported by the Ironman family and its broader community.
Whilst juggling two career interests, the efficient use of time and training with purpose was fundamental to my routine and success in the sport. Through consistent hard work and trust in the process, I reached my potential as an amateur triathlete and in 2009 qualified for a Professional Licence. An opportunity of a lifetime taking my sporting career to the next level amongst the world’s best on the international circuit.
In 2013, following a highly successful racing season, I made the decision to pursue my passion in triathlon as a full time career which has been one of the most empowering and life changing experiences made to date. This path has opened opportunities in many aspects of endurance sport including coaching in both triathlon & multisport. It has also enabled me to build active partnerships with various organisations in areas of sports performance, community coaching and the health & fitness industry as a whole.
Throughout my racing career, I’ve had the privilege of working with one of Australia’s best High Performance Coaches Grant Giles – Aeromaxteam, along side my ‘A-Team’ of sporting specialists based in Sydney who have been instrumental to my development & career highlights including winning Ironman Australia in 2013 followed by my top 18 result at the Ironman World Championships, Kona (9.35). My triathlon career would also not have been possible without the support of my fantastic team of sponsors, friends, family and husband Nigel.
In 2016 and at the age of 39, I retired from professional racing to pursue another life ambition and have a family. Today, I love being a Mum, I’m an entrepreneur running two businesses (Racingheart Coaching and town planning consulting). And with Jackson now over 18 months, simply enjoying being fit for life and pursing some personal bucket list events and experiences. They say “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream”. I’m looking forward to what this next chapter brings in all aspects of lifestyle – family, personal goals and career.
Coaching & mentoring has felt a natural progression and incredibly for-filling to be able to give back, share knowledge and experience with others who are also passionate in endurance sports and be a part of the dreams and journey of others like-minded (of all levels & abilities). The personal growth opportunities through sport are endless (both as an athlete and coach) and with an open mind to continue to learn, network and meet new people who have been a positive influence to my self development, I feel very lucky to be pursing this career path and enjoying the process along the way.
Over 10 years’ experience in the sport of triathlon, amateur to professional level
Professional Triathlete since 2009
Ironman and Half Ironman Champion (Professional)
Australia Ironman Female Champion 2013
Ironman World Championships & Ironman 70.3 World Championships (Professional)
Multiple podium results in IM & 70.3 racing (Professional)
National & World Championships Long Distance Triathlon
Mountain bike, x-triathlon & multisport enthusiast
Guest author for magazine & website articles
Triathlon Australia Performace Coach (formally known as Level 2)
Certificate III & IV in Fitness
Cycling Australia NCAS Road and Track Skills Coach
Cycling Australia NCAS Level 1 Road and Track Skills Coach
ASCA Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coaching Course (November 2015+)
Professional Racing Highlights: www.rebeccahoschke.com
1st Ironman Australia Female Champion 2013
18th World Ironman Championships, Hawaii 2013 (9.35)
Building confidence comes from self belief, being outside your comfort zone and actions that inspire confidence within yourself. I saw some excellent results and notable PBs over the weekend, reflective of the above, consistent hard work in training & trust in the process. Notable mentions: Wollongong OD: Susan Nicholson, 2ndF60-64 and ticket punched for Gold Coast WC; Tricia Henson BIG PBs in the swim, bike & overall 10 minute course PB. Esteban GZ 16th/M25-29, first crack on a TT & big things to come.
Manly Dam Trail Series (21km event): Claire Keeling Gazzard: 3rdF40-49 and 7th overall female!!! showing her natural strengths in running and now on the trail, building nicely towards UTA50.
I'd also like to mention the gang from Goondi Tri Club - Sal PoolePaul Nixon and Kate Gleeson who are all in a shift with their athlete development and making great progress. The little things which make a BIG difference speaking volumes for these guys.
Making mistakes, dealing with unplanned events and results which feel more south than north is all part of racing and essential to growth and change. These experiences are very often the ones we learn most from. Onwards and upwards gang....have a great week x ... See MoreSee Less
Huge congrats to the RH Team with strong results over the weekend reflective of your hard work, consistent training, event preparation, and driven mind-set on race day.
Sheryl Rotondo -3rd overall female AAA and sub 9 hours (8.43)!!! Sal Poole a WHOPPING 20 minute PB at Mooloolabah OD finishing in 2.36 & 27th F40-44 (fast & furious race times in the women field!). Paul Nixon nudged more time off another PB in the Team bike/run leg. Looking forward to getting stuck into the next chapter mate! Bryn Williams raced The Willow Enduro today (75km XC mountain bike, Wingello State Forest) in just over 4 hours. A solid hit out today in context with the next build towards Port2Port. Game on gang. Onwards and upwards! #liveyourbestlife #racingheart ... See MoreSee Less