Different Athletes share their experiences of the Aspire2 Strength-Training Program and how it’s benefited their running. Given all Athletes have unique training histories, experiences and goals, there's something here for YOU, whatever you are along YOUR running journey. What do you Aspire2?
"Jo is a great trainer and a lovely human. If you have a goal, talk to her about how to smash it."
Alex Green. Aspire2 Runner in the Six-Foot Track 45k trail race
"Jo's Run Coaching has been the best decision I've made for my running - I've acomplished some great goals this year - from Jabulani to Brisbane Trail Ultra. I love that I don't have to think about planning - Jo works with me to fit my training around full-time work and kids. UTA50 next! "
Ellie Burns, Aspire2Runner
“Jo’s approach to run coaching is holistic: she understands the mental and emotional aspects accompanying the physical side of training. Jo strongly emphasis enjoyment of the training process. Instead of judging a Coach on athletes’ race times, I believe it’s changes in their mental attitude that is equally (if not more) important. This is something Jo excels at.”
Paul McBride, Aspire2Runner at Ultra-Trail Australia 100K
"I've been Strength-Training with Jo since the lead-up to UTA100 2019. My performance in that race was above my expectations, and the strength training was a huge contributor. The training builds the strength endurance required for long races and is critical for injury prevention. Jo's attitude is very positive and she creates a fun group atmosphere. The exercises are varied so your body constantly adapts. These classes are key to my training."
Warren Rolfe, Ultra Endurance Athlete
" I’m no runner but I love Jo’s strength-training sessions. They’re an inspiring and valuable addition to my weekly fitness routine."
Trina Hodgett, Aspire2 Group Strength-Training Class Participant
"Jo is a brilliant coach! I am on older female runner and Jo has provided me with a sensible age-appropriate training program. I've achieved some accidental PBs! Her communication skills are outstanding. She takes the time to read/listen to how you are feeling and adjusts your program accordingly. She responds to emails etc promptly and is very supportive/caring and easy to talk to. With her scientific background and passion for running, she is the perfect coach. She is awesome!
Mhairi Criag, Aspire2Runner at Tarawera 50K ultramarathon