Coach Ray

Training Plan Options

I specialise in coaching beginner and recreational athletes to achieve their sporting as well as their health and fitness goals.


Event Based Plans

Plans targeting specific events. These are primarily NZ based events with some key international events also included.

If the event you are training for isn't listed, contact me and we can see what we can do to include it.

Race Directors feel free to contact me to get an Event Based Plan written specifically for your events(s).


Keep on track with a fortnightly coaching call with myself as well as access to my VIP FB support group.

My Promise to You

Get one of my training plans and try it completely risk free for 30 days. If it doesn't make you faster you will receive a 100% refund. 



About Me

I have competed in triathlons from sprint to ironman distance (both IM Taupo and Challenge Wanaka). Consequently I am aware of the importance of balancing training with lifestyle, thus complimenting other important aspects of an athlete’s life (family, work, study commitments etc…). • Entering your first triathlon? • Stepping up to a longer distance? • Looking to go faster? • Wanting to turn previous negatives into positives? I have coached athletes to achieve this and more. Training programmes are accessible online, so athletes can be located anywhere and still reap the benefits of my coaching.

I have been a professional coach since February 2000. Since then I have worked with 100's of athletes to help them achieve sporting and health & fitness goals. I have a wealth of experience and also knowledge backed up with tertiary qualifications:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine - University of Otago
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Rehab - University of Otago
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Science (Sports & Exercise Science) - Massey University
  • Bachelor of Science (Anatomy & Structural Biology) - - University of Otago
  • Diploma in Sports Studies - University of Otago

As an athlete I've completed 6 iron-distance events at both Ironman NZ and Challenge Wanaka, numerous half Ironman's including the original Taupo Half Ironman in 1999 in a time of 4:37. Although I'm yet to run a sub-3hr marathon it is being worked on and my current PB stands from the 2014 Dunedin Marathon in a time of 3:00:20, as I turned the corner into the finishing straight I watched the clock tick from 2:59:59 to 3:00:00!!!!