Endurance Training

Are you training for an upcoming running event?

Whether you are a seasoned runner aiming for a personal best or a novice runner just starting out to complete your first running event we will provide you with expert training guidance on how to take the guesswork out of your training. Join us on 31st March 2021 from 6PM to 8PM at ASB Centre in Kilbirnie.


  • Fundamentals of running
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Injury management and prevention
  • Nutrition and hydration for training and racing
  • Following a training plan to achieve your goals

Our Speakers

Event Speakers – James Kuegler, Andrew Thompson and Josie Askin

Andrew Thompson

2018 NZ Trail Running Champion and NZ Representative, Andrew Thompson’s success in trail running only just equals his passion for it. Being a student of the sport and working with a training group over the last four years, Andrew has taken his drive for learning how to become the best runner he can be and translated that knowledge towards coaching others in their pursuits. When he’s not aiming for races or training others, he switches towards many interesting adventures, including many big days in the Tararua ranges.

Topic: Training for a World Championship doing a full-time job and juggling family life

When Andrew made the NZ team to race in the Trail Running World Championships in 2019, he knew he had to step his training up to another level. Unfortunately, he had to do that within the existing framework of his life, which consisted of a full-time job and a young family. That meant a new approach to training and a lot of negotiation and planning. Andrew will talk about his story from how he went from being a weekend warrior to feeling like a professional athlete, in half a decade.

Contact Andrew via https://runthehills.nz/

Josie Askin

Josie runs Spring Coaching, a performance and holistic health coaching practice specialising in helping driven and ambitious people to reach and maintain peak performance through small sustainable steps. She is an experienced long-distance runner, Pilates teacher and yogi and loves to talk about running and food.

Topic:  Achieving balance – a survivors guide to RED-S

Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) is a relatively common, but poorly recognised condition, that affects many aspects of physiological function, health and athletic performance. During this session, Josie will outline what RED-S is, the warning signs to look out for, and her own personal survivor’s story of how she achieved balance to empower others to do the same.

Contact Josie via http://www.spring-coaching.com/

James Kuegler

James Kuegler truly lives and breathes fitness.

Every day, whether it be for his own personal running, multisport or endurance efforts or training someone else, it’s all about movement, usually fairly rapid movement at that. This personal obsession makes him a pretty good running coach.

Topic: Fundamentals of Endurance Training

Are you jogging for fun and fitness? Training for a marathon or maybe an ultra-marathon? An old hand looking for some new tricks to avoid injury? We guarantee you will come away with new high-performance techniques that enhance your ability to move, the way nature intended.

Contact James via https://www.jameskuegler.com/


Training Plans for

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