I have been coaching since the 1990's, and as an athlete represented New Zealand in cross country, road, track and mountain running.  Running and coaching has been a life long process of learning, both from experience and making my own sense of various influences and advice from quality mentors. Experience training and racing in Europe, Asia, Kenya and the US contributes to my knowledge base. Nineteen years of clinical experience as a physiotherapist also influences the reasoning behind your training, healthy progression and ongoing support.

After a process of analysis I design your personalised training programme from scratch, which is genuinely tailored to you and your goals. If you would like further details on how my coaching works, and the ongoing support you can expect, please get in touch via the contact page.

I am a Lydiard Foundation Certified coach. I used the training methods of Arthur Lydiard as an athlete, and was coached by "first generation" Lydiard men John Davies (Olympic 1500m bronze medalist) and Jack Ralston. Your training schedules will be influenced by Lydiard principles. 

The cost of coaching is $50 per week. This price also includes physiotherapy advice. The initial payment is $250 (5 weeks x $50) for your first block in advance. After that payment is in advance via automatic payment (weekly, fortnightly or if you prefer, three or four weekly in advance - whichever time frame suits you best).

If you have a particular target race in mind, please contact me at least sixteen weeks prior - running to your potential takes time. Progression of training load (both volume and intensity) needs to fit with your goal AND be done at a very gradual pace that does not increase the risk of injury or over-training and illness. There is a minimum sign up period of sixteen weeks (note, as above, the initial financial commitment is for the first training block which will be five weeks in advance, rather than sixteen weeks payment all at once). 

Location - based in Nelson, however you can live anywhere in the world and be coached by Speedplay Coaching. 

Spaces are limited to ensure quality. My coaching approach is quality, not quantity. 

-Sarah Biss.