I commenced training with Mike several years ago. Through his coaching, I was able to achieve a marathon PB (Melbourne Marathon 2012, a Boston qualifier) and fulfill a long-time ambition of running the Boston marathon in April 2014.
While I have run for some 20 years now (competing and fun runs for the past 14), I’ve had lower-leg issues that have at times hampered my progress. These have become more pronounced over the past 6-7 years, making it difficult to set and reach my running goals.
Training towards a goal with Mike enabled me to incorporate racing schedules, life circumstances (family, job), injury issues, as well as being able to leverage his extensive experience and knowledge in sports science. He keeps up to date with research findings in sports science, nutrition and injury management and is constantly working to incorporate these new ideas into his training. Mike goes to great lengths at explaining the motivation behind his training strategies, has boundless enthusiasm for any task (regardless of how early in the morning, or how bad the weather is), and cares about those he coaches, regardless of their goals or abilities.
I would certainly recommend Mike to anyone who has wondered what they are capable of achieving in their sport and would like to take steps to fulfilling their aspirations.