How it works
For the past 18 years, using the Recovery Based Training System I have developed, I have coached a range of runners on road and trail over distance ranging from 5km to 6-day circuit races.
I coach road runners such as 10km specialist Judy Bird who has won the World Veteran Champs over 10 and 21km, and veteran runner Greg Barnes with a 6.10 Comrades.
On the trail I coach runners such as Lucky Miya and Karine Bezuidenhout who have represented South Africa at World Champs, and Salomon team member, Marzelle van der Merwe.
I also coach OCR (obstacle course racing) athletes such as Greg Avierinos, who competed at the World Champs last year.
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, to tackling their first Comrades under the cut-off time.
Although the bulk of my runners are in Gauteng, I also have runners in KZN, the Cape, as well as in Botswana, the Seychelles and Papua New Guinea
I use Google calendars for the programmes as it is interactive and runners can use it on the cellphones as a logbook, writing in their comments after their runs so I can see how they are progressing and monitor their training. This is backed up by whatsapp and I also have whatsapp groups for my runners to share information as well as a weekly newsletter.