How my coaching Works
For the past 21 years I have helped hundreds of runners achieve their dreams, using the Recovery Based Training System I have developed. I ran my first ultra-marathon in 1977 as a 15-year-old and have run 258 marathons and ultras on road and trail, including 10 Comrades marathons with a 6.38 PB, and my fascination with running continues. I am based in Midrand, South Africa, and coach runners in South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, England, America, Dubai, Netherlands, Namibia and Canada.
Road & Trail Training
I do online coaching for road and trail, using the Final Surge training app, which integrates training programmes, monitoring performance and communication. This is backed up by whatsapp and email.
Dullstroom High-Altitude Training
Each year I organise the popular high-altitude training run at Dullstroom in March. This training weekend is exclusively for my runners and their families. I also travel to road races such as the Vaal marathon, Comrades marathon and Kaapsehoop marathon to help my runners.
Who is my training for?
Many of my runners are mid-field and back-of-the-pack runners seeking to complete their own goals, be it going from zero to finishing a 5km park run; or to tackling their first Skyrun or Comrades under the cut-off time, while 6 runners I have coached have represented South Africa at World Champs on road and trail. I coach runners in eight countries.