Coach Ray

Training for Excellence, with Excellent Training


Ali’s Adventure: Kaiteriteri 6 Hour Relay

Seriously one of my favourite events of the year, the Kaiteriteri 6 hour relay is such great fun.  It is based at the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park, more focus on fun than competition (but still reasonably competitive to some haha)….

Ali’s Adventure – K2M: When Life Throws You Lemons Make a Gin & Tonic

Just when you think all your training is going well, life throws you a lemon or a few. However I can still remember a friend telling me that if life does throw you the odd lemon, well, make a gin…

Ali’s Adventure – Kaiteri to Mapua (K2M) Racing On Gravel

It’s been a wee while since I was given a training programme, being in a ‘racing stable’ under the guidance of a coach was BK (before kids). Having previously been a well oiled training machine, I’m now 40+ and two…

Coach Ray’s Sufferings: Into the Weight Room I Go

After being away with the family over Easter and spending Easter Monday driving, this weeks training kicked off on Tuesday. I’m helping a work colleague with a little bit of research for an upper body strength training programme to improve pull…

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