I ran my my first ultra-marathon way back in 1977 as a 15-year-old and have run 258 marathons on road and trail.
My fascination with running has continued for the past 20 years as a running coach, using the Recovery Based Training System I have developed.
I do online coaching for road and trail, using the Final Surge training app, which integrates training programmes, monitoring performance and communication. I send runners feedback on their training progress once a week.
This is backed up by whatsapp, email and get-togethers for coffee for runners in my area in Gauteng.
My runners have free access to a Resource Library, which has a strength-training programme, warm-up drills, articles on training and nutrition, discounts at Trappers, MyPhysio and Sweat Shop, as well as race pace calculators and race profiles for some of the popular races, a handy list of recommended physios, sports doctors, massage therapists, chiros etc
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, as well as to the UTCT trail race.
I have many runners who start from nothing on a walking/jogging programme to lose weight , while 6 of my elite runners have represented South Africa at World Champs on trail and road.
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.
Although the bulk of my runners are in Gauteng, I also have runners in other parts of the country as well as in other countries.
To contact me simply fill in the form "Contact" on the taskbar at the top of the home page