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Client Stories

Jayshil’s JOG to Paris

I have trained Jayshil for previous epic adventures. This year he planned on cycling from the top of Scotland – John O’Groats (known as JOG) to Paris. Here is his story of this adventure: My next goal was to cycle…

Client Stories

New Zealand’s Newest Marathon Course – Taupo, NZ

Listen to your Coach… Listen to your Body! These are words that I used to pay lip service to, but eventually they rang true.  I have written previous articles about completing an Ironman or completing a Half Marathon, etc with varying results….

Client Stories

Wellington Half Marathon

This time around this event would be part of a handful of confidence boosters in my build up to Challenge Wanaka 2016 (first ever iron-distance). I wanted to run this event in 2.30 hrs (even-though previously I’d done it faster),…

Client Stories

Christchurch Marathon and Half Marathon

Gerard is training hard as he prepares for the World 70.3 Triathlon Championships, this involves swimming 1900m then cycling 90km prior to finishing with a half marathon. As part of his goal setting for the world champs he set a…

Client Stories Ironman Training

Qwik Kiwi & Ray Boardman Get Results – Ironman 2015

Firstly, Ray Boardman hasn’t asked me for an article on how my first Ironman went under his guidance as a Client / Coach.  However, I wanted to write an article to acknowledge the results he gets, most likely results not…

Client Stories Marathon & Half Marathon's

The High Five-0 Challenge for Mental Health

I first met Mal Law 4 or so years ago at a running event and was introduced by a mutual friend. To be in the company of one of New Zealand’s top adventure runners was awe inspiring to say the least, but…

Client Stories Ironman Training Triathlon Training

From Timor to Tauranga

I was posted to Timor-Leste with the NZ Army and had completed three Ironman events where I completely self-coached with no idea what I was doing and finishing results that said as much.  Two of these events I had trained…

How to prepare for a successful Enduro Cycling Event

I asked Andrea Davies (helmet number 9636) to write about her experiences training for and riding the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge Enduro (2 laps or 320km) event. Here is what she contributed: I’d always wanted to ride two laps of…

Di Chesmar: Not yet a World Champion

“Ray has been coaching me for a number of years now. Initially I approached him when, as a 50 year old, I started doing the women’s only triathlons. At the time I was training myself for a range of distances…

What does it take to ride the 640km Maxi Endurance as part of the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

Helen [Chief Crew] and I left our Turangi accommodation around 8.30am Friday morning for Taupo.  Handed in our waiver form, got race number onto the bike & front of helmet.  Nice to catch up with Tracy Parke & saw Andrew,…

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