Inspired to compete
Dougal Allan is a professional endurance athlete & coach
Dougal has been competing in endurance sport since 2006. Initially, it was his own learning from an honours degree in Physical Education that helped him produce his training.
Naturally it was time to start working with a professional coach. Exercise physiologist Val Burke coached him from 2009 until 2017. Val took Dougal to a new level in endurance sport.
As a result he has enjoyed successes across various sports all over the world. Highlights include standing on podiums in triathlon and adventure races in Europe, Brazil, China, Australia and Canada.
Dougal’s favourite place to race is New Zealand (including 2x Challenge Wanaka Champion and course record holder and 5x podiums in the famous Speight’s Coast to Coast).
Dougal is now also one of the most sought after endurance coaches in New Zealand and around the world.
His combination of practical and theoretical knowledge coupled with his passion for helping prepare athletes for their own race related goals makes him the complete coaching package.
With over a decade of racing a variety of endurance formats around the world, Dougal has plenty of stories to tell, which he now shares as a public speaker. Find out more.
In the coming years, Dougal has some big goals he would like to achieve. These include continuing to be a consistent performer across the international triathlon and multisport stages along with winning races Ironman distance events.
As proud as he is of his achievements so far – now in his early 30’s he believes his best years of racing are still ahead of him.