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Ajay Hanspal

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Coach Profile

  • UESCA Ultra Running Coach
  • England Athletics LiRF
Sport(s) Coached
  • Running (marathon or shorter)
  • Triathlon
  • Ultrarunning
Level of Specialization
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert/Advanced
Other Areas of Specialization
  • Form Analysis
Coaching Experience

3-5 years

About Ajay

With years of coaching experience in endurance sports, my specialization includes ultra, trail, mountain, and road running. I have also successfully coached triathletes and individuals returning from extended breaks due to various reasons, including surgeries such as meniscus tears. While personal running experience isn't a prerequisite for successful coaching, I often get inquiries about my own running journey from prospective athletes. I have diverse experience across different disciplines, ranging from road to trail and 5k to ultra-marathons, with a focus on the 100-200 mile distance.

Coaching Philosophy

The philosophy is fundamentally about translating and applying running science, research, theory and practical experience into long-term sustainable development. This includes a constantly evolving training plan based around your available time, stage of development, location and objectives; thinking holistically to meet a long term goal. This will then be broken down into blocks of training and recovery to fit round your lifestyle. We will both review your progress; your daily feedback on sessions on TrainingPeaks being a valuable source of information. I believe in flexibility and adapting a plan on a regular basis to achieve the best results.

Quite frankly, successfully meeting goals takes time and dedication, there is no shortcut around the hours and miles, success is physically learnt. But this also means subsequent rest, recovery and teamwork. I hope I can be part of your team.