We have been very lucky to have coach Lance Smith provide a Marathon training plan for this years Festival of Running.

Lance has many years experience with Athletics and has put together a handbook of extremely useful information for runners.  Read through the handbook before you start the training plan.

​​​​​​​Who is Lance Smith...

He has coached athletes to national and international medals in sprints, high jump, long jump, triple jump, middle distance, hurdles and steeplechase. Awards include Southland Coach of the Year 2012 and Service to Sport 2019. Been Team coach or manager to N.Z. teams overseas – Commonwealth Youth (Isle of Man, team manager), Oceania Championships (Samoa, Cairns and Rarotonga, team coach)) and Australian Olympic Youth (Sydney, team manager).  Has served as a selector and was the  Inaugural winner of Athletics NZ Arthur Eustace Coaching Award

Contact: lance.debbie@xtra.co.nz