HIGH PERFORMANCE - COACHING
Our club has a proud history of competing on the regional, national and international stage. Fully registered members have the opportunity to compete in regional and national championship events for athletics and cross-country, road, mountain and trail running. If you'd like to attend one of these meetings, please refer to the Athletics Waikato-Bay of Plenty website for specific event information.
Our club has a variety of coaches with national accreditation in sprints, middle and long-distance running, as well as jumps and throws. They can work with you to help you achieve your personal goals.
Sprints - Dave Rondon
Dave recently became a life member of our club after 45 years of involvement. He’s held just about every role in the club over the years and offers one-on-one coaching services to up-and-coming runners, as well as those who want to improve their abilities or reach goals. Dave also leads weekly training sessions open to anyone who’s interested. He is our current vice-president. Dave also offers throwing and jumping coaching during our athletics season.
Sprints, middle and long-distance - Peter Blackwood
Peter has been involved in our club for about 15 years. He has been an active volunteer with other Harriers clubs around NZ for 50 years. An accredited Athletics NZ coach, Peter recently received his coach service award from NZ secondary schools and is committed to training young runners in a fun environment, where all abilities are celebrated. Peter also offers throwing and jumping coaching during our athletics season.
Middle and long-distance - William Doney Snr
Willie has represented the Waikato/Bay of Plenty in countless athletics events around NZ throughout his running career. He’s been part of our club for a whopping 55 years and became a life member in 2003. He’s been our president on and off for seven years and is the race director for our flagship Toi’s Challenge event. Willie also offers jumping coaching during our athletics season.