Coach Ray

Training for Excellence, with Excellent Training

By following Ray's programming within a short span of time I was into the world of PB's. However Ray provides more than just a programme. Ray takes the time to get to know each athlete and addresses their goals, what it is that makes them unique and the challenges they face. This means you aren't getting a cookie-cutter programme, rather you get something that is for YOU. I have thoroughly enjoyed my training and already thinking of the next challenge
Brenner Miller
Brenner Miller
2019-06-19T09:22:09+0000
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Brian Alvin
Brian Alvin
2019-06-15T01:11:23+0000
We had an in depth initial consult and from that Ray had a good idea of what I was after. He quickly gave me a 1 month plan as part of the Tribe focusing on what I wanted (injury prevention for long distance) which was back to basics. In that month I managed to get a fair bit off my 5km time and I've been injury free. I was so happy I changed it up a gear and joined Team Qwik Kiwi. If you're after someone that will push you to get the results you want, Coach Ray is for you.
Jamie Edward Calder
Jamie Edward Calder
2019-04-18T05:12:00+0000
I met Ray 13 years ago as a young soldier when he was the Physical Training Instrcutor (PTI) for my unit in the Army. Over the first few years I had a good insight into his training style and used his training programmes to run my first marathons in my late teens/early 20's. When I started to look for a coach for finishing an Ironman I looked up Ray as I had already experienced his coaching and training style. We started with a phone consult where we discussed what my goals were how he ran his training for an event like this and what coaching package would best suit what I wanted to achieve so I went with the Team Qwik Kiwi. Ray understands the needs of life and can tailor your training around your individual needs, I work shift work on an 8 day week so training was written to suit this. As it is a long process to train for an Ironman Ray uploaded my training week by week and could tailor it to suit changes in my roster, fatigue levels, or if I had any injuries/or niggles. My intention was to do it once but I decided to carry on training for another year to complete Ironman twice along with a number of other events along the way including the Taupo 70.3 half Ironman in 2017 and 2018. Some highlights achieved as a result of the training include - 3rd place overall 2018 Tauhara Trail half Marathon - Achieved Sports Waikato's Erin Baker and Cameron Brown awards - Achieved a Ironman All World Athlete (AWA) Bronze rating for the 2019 following 2018 results. - Completed Ironman New Zealand in 2018 and 2019 - Completed Taupo Ironman 70.3 in 2017 and 2018 Through out the last few years Ray has always been approachable and put in a lot of time and effort each week to keep mine and his other athletes training updated. I wouldn't have achieved the results I have without Ray and would recommend him as a coach to anyone looking to achieve their sporting goals.
Mark Doohan
Mark Doohan
2019-03-14T03:28:56+0000
I have always been a recreational runner without a lot of direction or planning. Since joining Coach Rays team two months ago this has completely changed. I have a renewed love for my running and increased motivation as each week brings on new challenges. I am being pushed out of my comfort zone and look forward to training for my goal of completing my first marathon. Thanks Ray for taking the time to explain how to use my watch and all the information on levels and pace zones. I will eventually get it all sorted.
Robyn Williams
Robyn Williams
2019-02-08T08:04:57+0000
Coach Ray helped me so much with my general fitness and my hate of running has turned into a love. In my first crossfit competition I was the leader in my heat for the 200m sprint which is all down to the hill training. I honestly cant thank Ray enough for his training program
Aliccia Gordon
Aliccia Gordon
2019-02-03T05:49:01+0000
I jumped on Coach Ray’s 12 week program to Ironman at the conclusion of December’s Ironmaori half. This was gonna be my 2nd full distance, and after just wanting to finish last year, I was looking for a training structure to help me improve and hopefully have a better day in March. Nearing the end of week 8, I have not been disappointed. With the help of TrainingPeaks, every day of training is mapped out for you until event, handy for letting the family know what your up coming schedule looks like so you can keep the training/life balance in check. All the swim/bike/run sessions are broken down so they are easy to understand, with what you need to do to get the best out of your training day, with links to his websites that answer any questions you may have. The swimming drills that Ray gives, make you a stronger swimmer, and becoming faster is the by product of that strength. A lot of the cycling is time based, gradually building as the weeks pass. With a large portion based on heart rate and time, I have noticed gradual improvements in speed, for the same amount of effort. As for the running, as I write this, NZ is in it’s January heatwave, and I won’t lie, some of these sessions are tough, as they should be, at Ironman NZ, the event doesn’t start till the last lap of the run, but not so taxing that you won’t have the ability to back up the next day. 2 hours is the longest run workout, but you’ll do that every week, as well as bricks, and always a small run after your long ride. I would recommend Coach Ray to anyone wanting to get the most out of their training efforts, the ease of understanding that the program brings and its consistency, has given me a quiet confidence that I am on the right track, cheers Ray
Parata Brett Johnson
Parata Brett Johnson
2019-01-31T04:56:51+0000
Coach Ray is bringing my training to life! I have new motivation, training is interesting and challenging. I look forward to it each week! I am really looking forward to ongoing growth and gains working with Coach Ray 😀
Karen McLintock
Karen McLintock
2018-08-19T08:00:55+0000

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