Meet Our Coaches


Barry trained for 12 years under Arthur Lydiard, where he competed at two Olympic and two Commonwealth Games, was a bronze medallist in the 1960 Olympic Marathon, ranked 1st in the World for 10,000m, held the world record in 4 x 1 mile relay and gained 18 National titles to his name.


Inducted to NZ Sports Hall of  Fame, 2010
Athletics New Zealand Merit Award for coaching, 2009
Sport Auckland Lifetime Coach Award, 2009
ACA Life Membership, 2007


Specialist Events: 3000m to 100km 


"I’m a believer in Arthur Lydiard’s method of coaching which for me has produced Auckland and NZ champions, National record holders and Commonwealth and Olympic reps. Training schedules are written to suit individual ages and stages."

"Nothing excites me more than seeing my athletes perform at their best. I believe in a structured approach to training, which is personalised for each athlete so that they can reach their full potential. It is a privilege to coach and mentor athletes, to see them enjoy their running, learn, develop and achieve success."

Coaching For over 40 years 

Barry Magee


Paul was the NZ national champ in Decathlon, as well as a multiple time Auckland Champion in Decathlon, Pole Vault, Javelin and Shot Put. He performed as Athletic Coach and Team manager for the Niue relay squad at the Manchester Commonwealth Games, and coached athletes to World Junior and Youth Championship Teams as well as to first places at NZ and Secondary School championships. 


Specialist Events: Sprints, Jumps and Multi events


"I gain tremendous enjoyment from helping athletes to reach their potential whether they be setting personal bests or making International Teams."

Coaching for over 10 years

Paul Lothian


Neil competed in Track and Field events, including sprints up to 400m, 400m hurdles, long jump and decathlon. He is currently competing in Masters level for 100m and 200m. 


Specialist Events: Sprints, jumps and hurdles

"My philosophy in coaching is to assist anyone I coach to stay committed to their sport so they can reach their full potential, no matter of their ability."

Coaching for over 10 years 

Neil Bartlett


Kerry competed with distinction as an elite and masters athlete at national and international levels for more than 25 years, with significant performances at distances from 800m (PB: 1m 53s) to the marathon (PB: (2h 19m 58s). His career highlights include:
1996 - NZ Cross Country Rep. & Captain 
1986, 1987, 1994, 1996 - World Cross Country 
1986 - Commonwealth Games (Edinburgh) 5,000m 
1990 - Commonwealth Games (Auckland) 4th 5,000m 
1991 - World Championships Japan 5,000m 
1991 - Japan Ekiden Relays Lap Record: 13:45, 5,000m road lap 
NZ title holder 2 ×10,000m, 5000m, Half Marathon


Specialist Events: Distance running, Cross country

 Junior Coaching, Winter Season

Coaching for 2 years

Kerry Rodger

Graeme was the NZ 10,000m Champion in 1983 and 1984. During the late 1970s and early 1980s Graeme was placed in NZ Junior and Senior Champs from distances ranging from 1500m to the road race. He competed in the professional road racing circuit in the USA during the 1980s. Because he has run professionally, he has an inside knowledge of what is expected and what to expect if making athletics your career. Graeme is an accredited coach with Athletics NZ and the British Milers Club.

Specialist Events: 800m to Marathon


"During my athletics career I raced and trained with many World and Olympic Champions, World Record holders and USA road racing champions. During this time I learned a lot about athletes, race strategies and the business of athletics. As such I believe in a “multi-pace” training methodology. This develops endurance, but also speed. The multi-pace approach is proven by physiologists and all recent Olympic medallists and world record holders use some form of this training to achieve success. Any serious athlete should understand the training principals that underly their program and how each workout fits into and maximises their potential. A training programme should consistently produce results with faster times and improvement. When you see the results and understand why and how it is happening you are more motivated and more able to maximise your potential."

Middle/Long Distance Coaching

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Coaching For more than 10 years

Graeme Holden