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Thursday, 23 January 2014

The National Academy of Distance Running

So the latest from New Zealand is that after several months of travelling and looking for a suitable location to live, train and coach, I have found the perfect spot. Nelson, top of the South Island has the most sunshine hours in NZ and just happens to be home to The National Academy of Distance Running.

I am about to embark on a Post Graduate in Physical Conditioning, focusing on endurance running and the benefits of conditioning through proper technique, correct programming and natural nutrition, among other things.

My mentor is Greg Lautenslager, the world class runner and head coach at the The National Academy of Distance Running - he is very much on the same page as me regarding barefoot technique and we will be working together to raise the level of running in the Nelson area and NZ as a whole.

So anyone keen to learn more please get in touch - all levels, abilities and goals are catered for from beginner to elite!