Collaborating with Gareth has had a profound impact on my professional growth. We have been working together for over a year, focusing on characterizing anaerobic speed reserve (ASR) profiles in elite short-track speed skaters. This research has significantly enhanced our understanding of the diverse needs within the team and the correlation between ASR and short-track speed skating performance. Gareth is an exceptionally motivated sports practitioner with outstanding listening and teaching skills. He consistently emphasizes the significance of training fundamentals and challenges us to devise strategies tailored to each athlete’s profile in order to achieve our goals. Our discussions have been incredibly enlightening, leading to a notable change in our staff’s outlook and the implementation of even more tailored training approaches for our athletes. Gareth’s influence has had a significant impact, especially in a sport that deeply values its cultural training traditions.