Coach Ray

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Rotorua Marathon

Join the Tribe: NZ Half and Full Marathons

I’ve had a few people ask lately if I could put together some more laid back training plans, so they can get the benefit of my coaching, but at a cheaper price.

Coach Ray Interviews Jaime Stevenson Ultra Running Coach

Recently I caught up with Jaime Stevenson who coaches Ultra Runners and focuses on multiday ultra events. Jaime and I have know each other for a few years and have both been volunteers to pace participants through the Rotorua marathon…

Thursday Training Plan: Rotorua MARATHON Training Plan (INTERMEDIATE 12 week Plan – Start 12 Feb 18)

The Rotorua Marathon is one of the most iconic marathons in New Zealand. This training plan will take an intermediate runner and increase their fitness level to enable them to comfortably run faster than they previously have on this course.

Coach Ray’s Suffering: Dilemmas & Wairua Warrior Training

I’ve still got no idea what I’ll do next. I’m keen to get up to Rotorua and offer to pace the marathon as I have done many times. I want to do the Christchurch marathon and/or the Wellington or Nelson…

Suzy Monds’ Journey with Team Qwik Kiwi

Suzy Monds is this months ‘Client of the Month’. She has had a massive athletic career since joining Qwik Kiwi many years ago. As the client of the month I arranged for a nice bunch of flowers to be delivered to her….


Qwik-View: Dr Joe Piggin

QK: Not too many of my readers will be familiar with you and what you have achieved. As educated readers I’m sure they are potentially going to Google your name and will discover that you are an academic in the…

Beginner Training Ironman Training Marathon & Half Marathon's Nutrition Triathlon Training

How to Fuel For a Half Marathon

This post started out as an email response to a question about fuelling for a half marathon: Previous advice during a race is not to drink the sugary electrolyte drinks and stick with the water. This stops the energy system…


Best of the Internet for Endurance Athletes: 24 January 2016

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 An in depth review of Garmin’s latest activity tracker. Athlete Blogs Gwen is most people’s…

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