Endurance coaching

We work with each of our athletes individually and tailor programs that suit their lifestyle and goals. Our experienced coaches blend personal experience as top-level athletes with qualifications in the sport and exercise science fields, enabling us to develop the best periodised training plans to compliment each individual athlete.

Our coaches

Dougal Allan

Dougal Allan brings to his coaching role an Honours degree in Physical Education and is constantly upskilling his vast range of knowledge keeping himself totally up to date.

Dougal is 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.

Dan Jones

After five years of intense NCAA XC and Track Running in the United States, he has returned to his roots in New Zealand to pursue his long distance racing goals in the fields of multi-sport and distance running.

The knowledge obtained through a life immersed in the world of running and multisport/adventure racing, the desire to help people reach their full potential and the ongoing mentor-ship from Dougal are all elements that contribute to a style of coaching that prescribes athletic success.

Our coaching packages

Complete Coaching - $90 per week*

The team at DA Endurance believe coaching is about more than just writing programs.

True coaching is about fostering personal growth, skillsets and technique, specific fitness components and of course the pure enjoyment of leading an active lifestyle.

Our Complete Coaching service has strictly limited spaces available to athletes of any level and is about attention to detail, adaptability and refinement and regular communication and accountability.

Apply for Compete Coaching if you prefer a coach that has the same level of commitment to you achieving your goals as you do.

*$100 consult fee applies

Essential Programming - $399 12 week training program

For those with initiative, discipline and self-motivation, we offer a 12 week individualised training program.

You will still have an initial consultation with your coach to ensure the program is designed to optimise your specific lifestyle and personal needs, but the program is then set in place and you are expected to follow it to your best ability.

People of any level can apply for the limited Essential Programming spots and you will be given the opportunity to continue into another 12 week block during the follow-up consultation towards the end of each block.

Strength Programming for Endurance Sport - $240

When it comes to developing strength and mobility qualities, there is a lot to consider.

Many gym trainers understand strength training while many coaches understand endurance.

We understand both and believe there is always a huge benefit to developing healthy strength and mobility patterns to compliment your endurance performance, recovery, general health and longevity.

With 18 years combined experience (including work for High Performance Sport NZ) we are pleased to offer a unique service involving an initial consultation, strength and mobility programming/prescription and follow up consultation to deliver the plan.

This is a highly individualised product that can compliment any training and lifestyle routine and can be designed to be performed at home or at the gym.

Private Consultation - $150 One hour consultation

Whether it is a specific topic, a broad range of questions or just to steal some industry secrets, we offer a professional consultation service to discuss matters that you are interested in understanding or clarifying further.

After the consultation we will follow-up with an email to summarise the information shared and include any further suggestions and action points as next steps.

Contact us directly to secure your appointment.

Compare our coaching packages

Complete Coaching Essential Programming
Individualised-periodised training program
Performance management tracking/data
Race day preparation
Email/Phone support
Strength programming 50% discount
Post event debrief and forward planning
Technique analysis
Access to DA Endurance Facebook community
Invitation to annual DA Endurance training camps (Charges Apply)
$100 start up fee for all new athletes
3 month min commitment


per week

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 (45 Years)
"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
"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
"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

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