Coach Ray

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Taupo Marathon

Join the Tribe: Taupo Marathon & Half Marathon

The Taupo Marathon & Half Marathon is just over 12 weeks away. Join the Qwik Kiwi Tribe as you prepare for the event and get a structured programme and fortnightly coaching calls as you build towards the event. The 12…

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.

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….

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…

Book Review

Book Review: Matt Fitzgerald – 80/20 Running

Fitzgerald, Matt (2014) 80/20 Running – Run Stronger and Race Faster by Training Slower New American Library I’ve been wanting to read this book since I heard it was published. Matt Fitzgerald is an engaging author who researches his topics thoroughly….

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….

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