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How Jamie Took Over 2 Minutes Off His 5km Time In Only 4 Weeks

Jamie came to me wanting to improve his running and stay injury free for ultra-running events. he has a few goals lined up in the coming 12 months.

I’ve set up a structured programme for him that is going to progress him towards his goals. Like most busy people holding down a full time job and have a family that they need to spend time with he has struggled in the past with fitting his training in and then has ended up winging it on event day.

Thursday Training Plan: Tarawera Ultra Training Plans

The Tarawera Ultra Marathon is an iconic trail run and the 20km & 50km distances are a great introduction into the event and world of trail running. Crafted by myself, Ray Boardman PGDipSportsMed, PGDipRehab, PGCertSc (Exercise Science), BSc (Anatomy), DipSportsStudies…

The Revenant

A revenant is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “A person who has returned, especially supposedly from the dead” and if you survive the Revenant Ultra Run you will have returned from the dead. This event is as tough as…

Thursday Training Plan – WUU2K 62km ULTRAMARATHON Training Plan (Advanced 12 week Plan – Start 23 Apr 18)

The Wellington Urban Ultra 2k (WUU2K) is a trail running event around the hills of the capital. The 2k refers to the altitude gain over the 43km version…..notch that up a bit closer to 3k for the 62km edition!!! Designed…

Thursday Training Plan: Ring Of Fire 72km ULTRAMARATHON Training Plan (Advanced 12 week Plan – Start 15 Jan 2018

The Ring of Fire is an exciting new ultramarathon being held around Mt Ruapehu in April. This training plan will take experienced and fit trail runners and increase their fitness level to enable them to comfortably compete this first time…

Best of the Internet for Endurance Athletes: 20 Nov 16

Each Sunday I’ll post my ‘best of’ list in a number of categories from the inter-webs. Other weeks can be found here. Click on the images to link through to the article.

August Client of the Month: Barb Frost

Barb Frost is this months ‘Client of the Month’. Last weekend Barb attempted the 100km Great Naseby Water Race.  Although she didn’t complete the full 100km of running, on the journey to the start line she has overcome so much, and…

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….

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