Coach Ray

Training for Excellence, with Excellent Training

Month: May 2016

Controlling the Controllables

I recently had the privilege of meeting Professor Gary Hermansson – Sports Psychologist for the NZ Olympic and Commonwealth Games teams since 1998 (that is 10 games). I attended a couple of presentations he conducted and spent a bit of…

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IronMaori inspires Dave to make the most of life

Dave Makea had to borrow a bike from his brother when he first entered Iron Maori. Five years later, 40kg lighter and armed with a bike of his own, as well as the attitude to conquer anything, the Hawke’s Bay…

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Te Ururoa ticks 1/2 IronMāori off bucket list

December 7 was a special day for all athletes involved in the IronMāori Half Ironman event, but for Te Ururoa Flavell, not only was this the day he competed, It was also his 58th birthday. As he competed in the…


Best of the Internet for Endurance Athletes: 29 May 16

Each Sunday I’ll post my ‘best of’ list in a number of categories from the inter-webs. Other weeks can be found here. Technology/Equipment Blogs Alistair Brownlee’s TT Bike set up. Training Blogs What is the right mix of volume and…

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Quarter IronMaori a success

  A capacity field took part in the IronMaori Quarter Ironman held in good conditions in Napier this morning. About 2,100 competitors competed as individuals or in teams of three in the event which consisted of a 1km swim in…

Epiphany sparks 60kg weight loss journey to Ironman contention

Ashley Te Whare was pretending to check his phone for messages when he decided something had to change. He was surrounded by people in Auckland’s Queen St and was actually standing still because he was struggling to catch his breath….

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