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’ athlete 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 Development & Performance Coach (formally Level 1 & 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)
Well done Sheryl Rotondo 1st female across the line and a solid training race banked at Giro De Canberra! An event start at 1 degrees & freezing conditions from Stromlo Forest Park Canberra, mist and fog for the first part of the ride, clearing up to a great day on the bike. 130kms & 2500m of climbing with proceeds donated to a charity of choice and Rotary projects. Really enjoying working with you Sheryl and looking forward to building our program and season goals ahead. Onwards & upwards! #liveyourbestlife #racingheart Giro d'Canberra... See MoreSee Less
Monday Motivation - Special mention to Claire Keeling Gazzard, a huge debut ultra marathon performance at UTA50 on the weekend, finishing in 6.42 hours, (19th F40-49, Top 5%), Top 7% in the Females Overall and Top 15% Overall (men and women!). Outstanding result Claire, overcoming all mind and matter obstacles experienced along the way and giving it your ALL! I am so proud of you. Claire and I have been working together from the very beginnings of my coaching career through various triathlon and Ironman adventures. I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to help you in this goal. A goal which absolutely suited your strengths as well as offered new and different challenges and grown personal confidence along the way. Recover well Claire and enjoy the celebrations! xxx #liveyourbestlife #racingheart ... See MoreSee Less
Giro d Canberra - 130km cycling event, starting and finishing from Stromlo Forest Park and includes 2500m of climbing. A solid challenge which very much suits the strengths of Sheryl Rotondo and fits nicely with our bigger picture program. Best of luck from all the RH Team this Sunday. #liveyourbestlife #racinghaert girodcanberra.gofundraise.com.au/... See MoreSee Less
Welcome to Racingheart Coaching by Bec Hoschke, Professional Triathlete & Ironman Champion. Racingheart provides specialist coaching services in triathlon & multisport as well as individual endurance sports including swimming, cycling, xc mountain biking and running. Whether you are a developing or....
Best of luck to Team Racingheart runners, fit and ready to give their best on race day this weekend - Claire Keeling Gazzard (UTA50); Margie SneddonSusie HeathNeil Sheard (SMH Half Marathon) & I'm looking forward to Team Hoschke's first Half Marathon Relay with Petrea Hoschke. Best of luck to our friends who are also competing this weekend. A special mention to Justine Marshall-Owens who is heading over to France next week to run the stunning Mont St Michael Marathon, an experience of a lifetime to look forward to. Run from the heart guys, run by feel because the feel is real. Trust in your preparation and the rest will take care of itself :-) #liveyourbestlife #racingheart ... See MoreSee Less