About The Sufferfest

Amongst all the afflictions that torture humanity, there is one that gets almost no attention. One that numbs minds, destroys motivation and kills enthusiasm. Turbo Trainer Boredom Syndrome (TTBS) and Treadmill Boredom Syndrome (TBS) must stop. And here at Sufferfest Studios we are determined to make these scourges on humanity a thing of the past. To do that, we create the hardest, most exciting, most effective training videos in the world for time-crunched athletes who thrive with our high-intensity/low volume training philosophy. They’re also funny.

Our downloadable videos are the only ones to feature officially licensed footage from professional races like the Tour de France, the Tour of Flanders, the Road World Championships, Challenge Roth, Diamond League Track & Field, the Milan Marathon and more. We combine that with brilliant, hand-picked music and structured interval workouts designed by world-class coaches. On-screen instructions mean that you simply need to follow – NO THINKING REQUIRED JUST SUFFERING!!!!

You see, we want to make you faster – whether you’re a pro or a first-time newbie – and we want you to have a good time while that happens. We also strive to deliver the best customer service in the industry. The Sufferlandrian community deserves nothing less.

The Team

David McQuillen, Founder & Chief Sufferlandrian

Confronted with what appeared to be a terminal case of TTBS back in 2009, David refused to give in to his demons. Teaching himself how to edit video and after negotiating rights with major races (something he’d never done before), he created his first Sufferfest video and inflicted it on the world. With confidence boosted after being called an “assassin,” “sadist,” and other such terms of endearment, David continued to improve the quality of Sufferfest videos and expand the library of Suffering. With his TTBS behind him, and having realised his true calling was to spread agony and misery across the land, David quit his career in banking in 2012 to focus full time on the ‘fest and his young family. Linked-in profile. (The photo on the left? That’s David arriving at Mt. Everest Base Camp on his mountain bike, part of a journey from Lhasa to Tibet. Epic Suffering.)

Kate Patterson, Senior Minister of Communications & Group Suffering

Nothing makes Kate happier than seeing groups of people Suffering together. And that wonderful trait is why she heads up our services for Groups, Gyms & Studios that wish to bring a bit of Sufferlandria to their classes. Kate also plays a key role in our communications efforts, making sure that the world-at-large knows what’s going on in Sufferlandria. Kate, sorry – Dame Kate – she is a Knight of Sufferlandria, after all – came to cycling via triathlon, initially as a participant and then as Event Director for her own triathlon series.  She has also been the Media Manager for the Melbourne Marathon, Ironman Australia and Ironman Western Australia.  In 2013 she returned to racing, completing Ironman Melbourne and the Surf Coast Century trail run.  Find Kate on LinkedIn.

Cal Britten, Senior Minister of Sufferlandrian Support

It’s in the genes. His Dad taught Cal to suffer… the suffering started in cross country running and eventually found its way to cross country skiing. Being an Australian, cross country skiing wasn’t an ideal athletic pursuit so to feed his insatiable desire to suffer he turned his legs to mountain biking where he raced in four World Championships. Most recently, Cal raced on the road  for Australia’s Search2Retain p/b Health.com.au team. When not racing or training you can find Cal at Uni completing his Bachelor of Economics and Finance degree or behind the computer serving Sufferlandrians around the world. PS. His dad’s still a real ‘hard man’ and never hesitates to half wheel him on a training ride…

Missing a link? Want to know what video to get? Need some tips on importing videos? Cal’s your man. He’s badass, too: Cal has represented Australia at the World Mountain Bike Championships four times.

Our Partners

We are proud to have a group of partners to help us spread the Sufferlandrian way. They include: