Exploration Call

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Connect with our coaching team to discuss how we can assist you in getting ready for your upcoming event or challenge. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the process involved and explore the array of solutions we have to offer.


Trail Running step by step

Trail Athlete is not just a group of trail runners, but a tight-knit family of individuals who come together to not only share their experiences, challenges, and passions, but also to uplift and support one another on their unique journeys. From conquering rugged terrains to pushing their limits, our community of trail athletes thrives on the exhilaration that comes with the pursuit of adventure. Whether you're a seasoned trail runner or just starting out, you'll find a welcoming and encouraging environment where you can connect with like-minded individuals who understand the thrill and the struggles that come with this exhilarating sport. Join us today and become a part of the Trail Athlete community where camaraderie, inspiration, and endless trails await.

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Guide to Trail Running

Download the free e-book.

Ever wished you could find a comprehensive guide to trail running? Well, look no further. Our e-book will teach you about all the basics you need to know. 

This includes

  • Keys to trail running success,
  • Strength training,
  • Nutrition,
  • Safety in Mountains and 
  • Glossary of terms

Trail Athlete Services

Training forms the foundation of race preparation, but there are also supplementary measures that athletes can adopt to enhance their performance. TrailAthlete offers a range of services to cater to these needs. Explore our comprehensive selection of online and in-person offerings. If there's a specific service you require that isn't listed on our website, please don't hesitate to contact us.


Athlete Coaching

Completely personalized coaching to suit your schedule and your goals. Coaches work with you on an individual personal level to achieve maximum results.


Training Plans

Event Specific Training Plans that take Distance, Elevation, Terrain and other specifics into consideration. The Training Plan will be catered to your current level of ability.


Race Strategy

Coaches do a run down of the pinch points and ideal strategy for specific events and generate a pace specific race plan. The race strategy will include alternate plans and clear reachable milestones that can be shared with your support crew.

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Nutrition Strategy

We can assist you in creating a basic nutrition plan for training and race day success.


Mindset Training

The physiological stress undergone by athletes has a big effect on their psychological state, and vise versa. Learn how to use your mind to improve endurance performance in trail and ultra running.

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Running Form Analysis

Even the strongest, fittest athlete can be hampered by biomechanical limiters. A running form analysis will help you identify and address running form issues.


Threshold Testing

A big part of endurance coaching centers around intensity and the physiological stress that places on our bodies. In order to best understand these stress factors and how the body adapts to them TrailAthete can help you to set up your Training Zones to make sure you are not under or over training.


Strength Training

Endurance without strength is long and slow. Strength Training programs will help you to reduce injuries and improve performance.

Faultline Ultra


6 challenges for every adventurer. Thrill yourself in 160km of trail bliss or find your feet with the Faultline City After Shocks. Every run in the Faultline Ultras is designed to inspire, and give you the best after match stories you will ever tell.

Athlete Stories

Discover the incredible success stories of clients who have not only achieved their goals but have gone above and beyond. Don't hesitate to connect with them and unlock the secrets to their accomplishments.


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Kepler Challenge

The Kepler Challenge Mountain Run is the premier mountain running event in New Zealand and follows the 60 km Kepler Track through the Fiordland National Park. It has been held annually since 1988, and draws competitors from throughout New Zealand and around the world.

Training Plans

A collection of our training plans.

Explore our selection of training plans. Whether you're a beginner or an intermediate athlete, we've got you covered. For elite athletes, we recommend checking out our premium athlete coaching option. Our training plans are designed with a suggested minimum fitness level and a recommended weekly time commitment. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our knowledgeable coaches.

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Trail Athlete Coaching Team

Passionate about our athletes.

Our coaching team is incredibly passionate about working with athletes in a holistic manner. As avid runners ourselves, we strive to follow our own advice, allowing us to personally experience and validate the high-quality training we provide to our athletes. Our main goal is to assist athletes in identifying their current stage in their journey and guide them towards sustainable progress to achieve their goals. Don't hesitate to connect with us on social media or send us an email.

Why to enroll?

Our teacher are the best & highly qualified

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Team effort.

No operation can achieve success without the collaborative efforts of a team. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our esteemed business, nutrition, and event partners for their continuous input and unwavering support.