Endurance coaching

DA Endurance Coaching

Dougal established DA Endurance Coaching in 2015,  founded on the belief that coaching is about more than just writing programs. True coaching is about fostering personal growth, skillsets, technique, specific fitness components and, of course, pure enjoyment of leading an active lifestyle.

Dougal’s coaching is a product of the blend between personal experience as a top-level athlete and qualifications in sport science and endurance coaching. He believes the most effective athlete-coach relationship is one based on consistent communication. His goal is to offer one of the highest quality endurance coaching services to a limited number of multisport and triathlon competitors at any level of ability. The result is a training approach that is highly individualised, adaptable and constantly optimised to ensure true purpose and progress that is shaped around a busy life.

We invite you to apply for our coaching by clicking on the “athlete application” button below, places are strictly limited and the cost is $140/week.

Why work with us?

When choosing DA Endurance Coaching, you will be entering into a powerful athlete-coach partnership. Centred around your specific needs, schedule and goals, your training and preparation will aim to consistently optimise your time and energy available. We understand that life is a constantly changing and evolving thing, so the training needs to be reactive and able to be modified along the way to maximise the opportunities available but also to introduce recovery in an appropriate manner throughout.

You will receive a completely individualised training program, on-going and specific feedback, guidance and education to empower you through the process.

Coaching cost: $140 per week.





Athletes wanting a highly personalised and adaptable coaching relationship that aims to empower you with knowledge and understanding along the way.

Athletes with busy lives who need accountability as well as the assurance that their training is always purposeful, targeted and highly time-efficient.

Anyone with a desire to maximise their time in the sport from a learning, performance and enjoyment point of view.




Please note that there is a 3 month minimum sign up and $100 start up fee for new clients. As part of our commitment to offering a premium coaching service, we keep our athlete numbers limited at all times. Due to high demand we now invite you to fill out the athlete application form and we will be in touch soon.

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Let’s get in touch


"It was a long held dream of mine to complete a full distance triathlon and I achieved this several weeks ago at Ironman New Zealand. I had spent the previous 9 months training under the guidance of my incomparable coach Dougal Allan of DA Endurance Training and he was the key component of me achieving this goal.  Dougal took me on as a complete newbie to the sport and got me to the start line in the shape of my life and over 20kg lighter than when we started! I felt strong, fit, knowledgable and well prepared for the day - everything a novice IM athlete could ask for from his coach!  For anybody that wants to achieve a goal like IMNZ, commit to having a professional coach like Dougal and be amazed at the results that will follow. I can’t thank Dougal enough for his expertise and support and am excited to team up again for my next big challenge in 2018!"
Tristan Franklin, Queenstown
"The care and attention Dougal puts into training plans are second to none! Constant tweaking to make it work for me and always checking in - even from the other side of the world! ! Highly recommend Team DA !! 👊"
Dianne Rankin, Auckland
"Dougal and running coach Dan are amazing! As a 55 year old that started the sport late and is always chasing cut offs, I’ve felt that the training is totally achievable and suits my busy work schedule. I can’t recommend DA Endurance enough! Programmes for all levels and goals!"
Suzanne Van Pels, Invercargil
"Getting on board with DA Endurance has brought huge gains to my results. The knowledge, enthusiasm and support from Dougal has eliminated any unproductive training. On top of this, the Training camps are fantastic! the extra input from Coach Dan and other professionals is second to none, enjoyed with an awesome group of like minded athletes"
Paul Gow, Oamaru

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