Our Training philosophy

We offer individualized and flexible coaching programs for athletes of all abilities. Every athlete that we work with has a program that has been tailored to their individual ability and lifestyle. Our programs are holistic and prioritize happiness, health, consistency and longevity over short term fitness gains. We aim to create an environment where athletes are continually being challenged to get the most out of themselves while remaining sustainable and fun.

Our coaching philosophy is based on sound and proven training principles, recognizing that each individual is unique and will respond differently to training and lifestyle stresses. Having said that, we firmly believe that athletes of all abilities can benefit from building a solid aerobic base, improved athleticism and a good appreciation of rest and recovery. Once this foundation has been set, the body is more likely to be able to absorb and improve from bouts of higher intensity training and racing as well as less likely to get injured or sick. This does not mean that athletes are running slowly for a large part of the year, but it does mean that the faster paced work is done in such a way as to minimize the negative impacts of such work on the body.

Crucially we will provide a supportive framework, honest feedback mechanism and individualized programing to ensure that you get the most out of your athletic potential and most importantly have fun and grow as a person while doing so.

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2019 has been such an incredible year for the Run Project!
We started the year off with a number of our athletes preparing for 2 Oceans & Comrades. We have always prided ourselves in trying to think differently about coaching & there is no better example of that than how coach Meg & Bernie (Who got his first Silver) prepared for Comrades this year. Both deserve so much credit for trusting each other & the process, once again highlighting that there is no one way to prepare for a race! The year rolled on with a number of our athletes taking on Old Fisherman’s Challenge which is an old classic trail race in Cape Town. It’s a race that can often set the tone for the year & we saw some wonderful performances as well as some spectacular blow-ups! The South African winter is packed with races and we had athletes racing everything from TMC, Oxpecker & Whale of Trail just to name a few.There were so many awesome results & stories that came out of these races, the one that really stood out for us was John Faure who had a really tough day at Whale Trail last year & who came back with a vengeance this year absolutely crushing it & smiling the entire way. Over this time coach Meg went from strength to strength, once again finishing in the top 10 in the GTS & making the final in Nepal where she finished an incredible 3rd, leaving her 5th in the overall rankings. 
The last 3 big races of the year in SA are otter, Skyrun & UTCT. All 3 races saw some incredible achievements as well as some really big lessons. Shale Biggs & Craig Carter-Brown ran incredible races at Skyrun. Finally, we had almost 40 athletes running the various UTCT races this year. It was a special day with a personal highlight being Kerry B getting the 100km bogey off her back! We want to give a special thank you to all our Run Project athletes. To those that show up day in & day out & work to improve themselves. For those of you that have battled injury & illness & worked tirelessly on improving your movement quality, eating better, sleeping more, meditating, the list goes on. You guys are the true champions & the reason for our business. Thank you! 
2020 is shaping up to be even bigger & better! Bring it on!
2019 has been such an incredible year for the Run Project! We started the year off with a number of our athletes preparing for 2 Oceans & Comrades. We have always prided ourselves in trying to think differently about coaching & there is no better example of that than how coach Meg & Bernie (Who got his first Silver) prepared for Comrades this year. Both deserve so much credit for trusting each other & the process, once again highlighting that there is no one way to prepare for a race! The year rolled on with a number of our athletes taking on Old Fisherman’s Challenge which is an old classic trail race in Cape Town. It’s a race that can often set the tone for the year & we saw some wonderful performances as well as some spectacular blow-ups! The South African winter is packed with races and we had athletes racing everything from TMC, Oxpecker & Whale of Trail just to name a few.There were so many awesome results & stories that came out of these races, the one that really stood out for us was John Faure who had a really tough day at Whale Trail last year & who came back with a vengeance this year absolutely crushing it & smiling the entire way. Over this time coach Meg went from strength to strength, once again finishing in the top 10 in the GTS & making the final in Nepal where she finished an incredible 3rd, leaving her 5th in the overall rankings.  The last 3 big races of the year in SA are otter, Skyrun & UTCT. All 3 races saw some incredible achievements as well as some really big lessons. Shale Biggs & Craig Carter-Brown ran incredible races at Skyrun. Finally, we had almost 40 athletes running the various UTCT races this year. It was a special day with a personal highlight being Kerry B getting the 100km bogey off her back! We want to give a special thank you to all our Run Project athletes. To those that show up day in & day out & work to improve themselves. For those of you that have battled injury & illness & worked tirelessly on improving your movement quality, eating better, sleeping more, meditating, the list goes on. You guys are the true champions & the reason for our business. Thank you!  2020 is shaping up to be even bigger & better! Bring it on!