Coaching 101 – Back Into Running

So this week we were finally able to get back out to Laker run training for the first time in 3 months. While I must say I did enjoy the break I was ready to get back into things and get another pre-season into my body. While it was cold Tuesday night it was great [...]

Coaching 101 – Triathlon Potential

The Covid break gave me a chance to clean out my old triathlon resources. As I scanned through countless books and articles, it made me realise that what we think is some awesome new approach to training that we have devised has all been done before.  Even when I look back at what the Lakers [...]

Member Profile – James Hammond

I’ve loved sports my whole life and have a fairly competitive nature. I grew up in New Zealand playing cricket, hockey and golf as well as competitive swimming up until 13 which has been handy to resume as an adult triathlete. I never really chose a single sport to excel in and was more a [...]

When to rotate shoes…

No, this is not talking about just flipping your running shoes over to get the dirt out! When is it beneficial to have multiple pairs of shoes in your weekly running routine? If you are at a stage in your running life where you are pounding the pavement on consecutive days and/or adding different styles [...]

Coaching 101 – Everesting 2020

Last Saturday two Lakers, Hugh Gallagher and Allan Thomas completed an epic day, Everesting Ridgeland drive off Norton Summit. While there were some doubts about the weather the boys were committed and locked in a  4am start. Hugh is not renowned for his early starts so beating Allan to the start line was a massive [...]

Coaching 101 – Dry Land Swim Training

Swimming is a complex, dynamic task using the whole body to propel us forward. While many think that getting stronger in the gym will see them swim faster the reality is this is pretty much limited to the top end elite sprinters at an Olympic level and perhaps at the entry level if the basic [...]