Established in 2013, Team Ashworth Coaching has helped hundreds of athletes achieve their endurance goals.

With more than 25 years combined coaching experience, David, Cuan and Ann draw from their own personal experiences and acquired knowledge, having tested their coaching philosophy and approach across a range of distances with athletes of every age, interest and ability.

Team Ashworth offers personalised training programs designed to help each athlete reach their individual running or triathlon goals.

Ann and Cuan’s coaching focuses on running (although their training typically includes plenty of cross training), while David coaches running and triathlon.

Using an online platform called TrainingPeaks each coach will design a monthly training schedule taking into account: your base level of fitness; physical health; the time you have available to train; work and/or family commitments; and your ultimate race and/or physical goals.

Ahead of major races, your coach will be available to discuss race pacing and strategy, as well as race nutrition.

Team Ashworth Coaching derives training from various philosophies, science, strategies and experience to ensure that athletes are getting the best training available. Whether your preference is training according to perceived effort, heart rate, or pace, you are in good hands.

Regrettably, we do not offer group training sessions, nor one-on-one personal training. Rather we provide each athlete with a training “road map” or plan to be followed in their own time that is monitored and adjusted ourselves.

We will also provide you with guidance regarding suitable cross training methods, injury prevention and cure, supplements and dietary advice and may also refer you to the medical experts with whom we regularly work.

In order start training with Team Ashworth, you will need the following:

  • A TrainingPeaks account (it is NOT necessary to have a paid Premium version of the app, the free one works just fine).
  • A GPS running watch (Garmin and selected Suunto devices are able to import the structured training sessions from TrainingPeaks which is advantageous but not a requirement, we use Polar).
  • Sufficient time to train at least 4 days a week.
  • A minimum of 8 weeks to train for a goal race.

“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.”

William James