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ABOUT

The club began in 2012 as Evrotas Valley Running Club we have recently changed our name to better reflect the location of the club and its members . 

 

over the last few years, the club has grown slowly which has allowed us to continually develop our skills as coaches, expand our running vocabulary and knowledge base. this in turn has allowed us to develop our own beliefs system. there are few golden bullets yet fundamentally running is second nature to human beings, more so than most modern sports. it is our role to untangle the staggering amount of information, advice, recommendations and fit the appropriate solution to the individual.

 

we take our roles as coaches seriously and look forward to training and working with athletes of all ages and abilities. 

normalsing hard

 

                                                jJ. coach queenstown runners  

   Jeremy 

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QR COACH

 

UK Athletics Coach

ENDURANCE EVENT GROUP

RUNNING FITNESS

running CONDITIONING

MARATHON & ULTRAS specialist 

coach

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coaching athletes is one of the most rewarding, frustrating and challenging roles possible - when asked to define the role, and definitions vary, but ultimately say the same thing.

"a coach should enable the athlete to achieve levels of performance to the degree that they may not have been able to do if left to their own devices. The coach should enable the right condition for learning to happen and create an environment where levels of enthusiasm and excitement around the sport should prevail" 

at queenstown runners we don't care how fast you are, we care that you are seeing your progress and understanding and learning about yourself and what makes you tick.

 

it can be a long road, it's not all about smashing and crushing workouts. the small steps are often the hardest. saying no to a session and listening to your coach when they tell you take a day off is just as important as your nutrition and technique. those moments of pause and reflection is where we come in to help and guide you through the maze of information, best intentions and products. most of all our role is to ensure that you enjoy the journey.

 

it's your time, you won't get it back . . . so use it carefully and make it work.

learn

ANY ATHLETE WITH A DESIRE TO IMPROVE, BE THEY AN OLYMPIAN OR an AMATEUR AND REGARDLESS OF THEir TRAINING AGE, WILL NEED TO TAKE THE TIME TO LEARN ABOUT THERE CHOSEN SPORT and themselves.  

 

THE NUMEROUS (AND HEALTHY) DEBATES ABOUT WHAT DOES OR DOES NOT WORK RAGES ON. ARGUMENTS, DISCUSSIONS, DEBATES, ACADEMIC PAPERS, COUNTER CLAIMS, ENDORsEMENTS, SNAKE OIL AND GOOD OLD FASHIONED INTUITION ALL HAVE A PLACE IN SPORT AS EVERYONE TRIES TO BECOME THE BEST THEY CAN BE AT A GIVEN DISCIPLINE.

 

THE COACHES HAVE TO DECIPHER, LEARN, UNDERSTAND THE ATHLETE AND FIGURE OUT WHAT IS BEST TO PASS ON TO A PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL OR TEAM TO allow them to move forward and succeed. Learning in sports is very much a two way street where the coach initially fills in the gaps but in turn learns from the athlete with feedback, observation and patience  

 

adapt

REGARDLESS OF YOUR LEVEL THERE SHOULD BE A CONSTAnT AND CONSISTENT ADAPTationTO YOUR TRAINING needs throughout a training year. our SPORT IS NOT JUST ABOUT GETTING FASTER. AS ENDURANCE ATHLETES WE NEED TO MONITOR  OUR ABILITY TO FUNCTION AT A GIVEN LEVEL FOR ExTENDED PERIODS OF TME.

 

ADAptations throughout the year in your training and your bodies response to the training need to be monitored and understood by both coach and athlete. a person running a 6 hour marathon needs to be as aware of their energy requirements as a front runner. anyone who has never run a 6 hour marathon need not comment.... 

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