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                                          TESTIMONIALS

Everyone who joins the team becomes part of the Eager2Elite network - gaining access to support, advice and goal driven programs. Here is what some of my clients have to say about Eager2Elite.

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After a long plateau in running performance, I have had many PB's over various distances since I started with E2E. Gav has assisted me to discover abilities that I didn’t know I possessed!

Gav’s training programs are very individualised with my goals in mind. He provides feedback on each of my running sessions using TrainingPeaks - a necessity since I relocated to NZ. He is readily available for regular catch up sessions where I can discuss how training is progressing . Being coached via long distance has not been a barrier at all.

With the help of Eager2Elite coaching I have been fortunate enough to be selected representing Tasmania in the Australian half marathon championships - something I wouldn’t have dreamed was possible, I feel that anyone who is motivated to improve their running performance would benefit from having input from Eager2Elite coaching as training sessions could be customised to differing abilities.

Eve ,New Zealand , Boston qualifier and state representative

 2

I am thrilled to share my exceptional experience training with Coach Gavin Godkin – Eager to Elite running. When I first started, I could barely manage one minute of running followed by a minute of walking. Under Gav’s expert guidance and personalized training plans, I have progressed to running continuously for an impressive hour and thirty minutes.

 

Over the past two years, Gavin and Jane have been a pillar of support, providing unwavering encouragement and insightful advice tailored to my individual goals. His intelligence and deep understanding of running mechanics have been evident in every session, making each step of my journey both challenging and rewarding.

 

Not only have I seen a remarkable transformation in my physical capabilities, but I have also experienced significant enhancements in my mental health. Training with Gav has allowed me to meet like-minded individuals, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie that has enriched my life.

 

I am proud to share that I have lost 30 kilograms, reducing my weight from 104 kilograms to 74 kilograms. This achievement would not have been possible without the dedicated and thoughtful approach of Coach. I highly recommend Gavin – Eager to Elite Running Coach to anyone seeking to improve their running performance, enhance their overall well-being, and achieve their fitness goals.

Anwar - Runner

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I have been training with Gavin for nearly a year and without doubt, he is the best running coach that I have ever met.

I had run 2 marathons previously but my training was always hampered with injuries, to the point where I started questioning whether I should continue chasing my goal of completing the World Six Marathon Majors. 

The expertise, guidance and encouragement Gavin provided through my sessions has been amazing. Gavin has helped me train smarter and become much stronger.

I loved not having to think about my training program and just waking up every morning to follow the individualised workout set for me (which conveniently synced with my Garmin). His consistent updates and redesigning of my sessions kept me progressing consistently, even with life’s little interruptions. Most importantly, I achieved my goal of completing the Boston Marathon feeling confident, strong and injury free. 

Whatever your running goal or fitness level, I can highly recommend Gavin. He is experienced, supportive and extremely passionate about helping others achieve their goals - in short, he is simply excellent.

Ayesha, Queensland, London - Tokyo - Boston Marathon Finisher

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Annual Eager2Elite Retreat - Snowy Mountains

Three days in the mountains in the company of fellow E2E runners has left me humbled. Humbled, as always, by the skill and deep personal strength of my fellow runners. Humbled by the mountains and the serenity of a place I love in every season. But most of all humbled by the beauty within my running peers. I have seen more of each of those who shared our retreat and shared themselves, generously, openly and honestly and without mask.

I have come away from the retreat proud of Gav, Jane and Sarah for what E2E offers within the running community. Human qualities born of joint life experiences and turn outwards to us the merry band of runners, and returned by us to each other. Such qualities as compassion, empathy, resilience and a massive double scoop of servitude. Not forced or lead by anyone, but intrinsic to E2E.

After so many retreats, camps or conferences there is inevitable list we take home of things we need to do, or do better, or change. And for some there is that mantra "What happens or is said at the retreat, stays as the retreat". Well not from E2E, no list, just be more of yourself.

I watched as more than a few pushed back the doubt and said "I am a runner", proving themselves a top of Mt Kosci or in the cool waters of Little Thredbo River, quietly drowning out the not always kind inner voice and claiming place amongst their peers. As for the mantra, I do not think it is possible to put what has started at the E2E Retreat into a box and put a cone of silence over it.

The seed of the retreat is carried home on the shoulders and in the hearts, minds and souls of my fellow runners. Shoulders that sit back and high, hearts full of shared joy as runners, peers and souls a little more peaceful and resilient for what they have received from individuals and the group. And minds steeled by the quiet resolve, " I can do hard stuff".

For those who didn't make it this year, no I didn't drink the coolade. I observed a change in people that doesn't come from sports performance coaching, intervals, VO2 max training, or sports psychology. A change within the group that reflects Gav and Jane's deeply human values.

Todd, Canberra ACT - Runner 

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I joined Eager2Elite with a goal to run the Sydney Blackmores FULL marathon with only a short 8 weeks until race day. That’s right, a full marathon with only 8 weeks to prep! 

Gav was able to provide me a personalised plan to suit my needs. 

All my workouts were set out and kept me accountable. I loved how after each of my workouts, Gav would be notified and would provide same day feedback. It really kept me on track.

I was 100% prepared for my marathon with Gavs coaching. My nutrition was on point and I was prepped mentally and physically. I even smashed my goal of 4 hours. I would highly recommend Eager2Elite for anyone (I mean anyone! I am no elite athlete, just a girl who loves to run 😊) seeking a run coach.

Kate, Canberra, 1st Time Marathon Finisher

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Gav gives you so much personalised attention and focuses on your specific goals and needs not only for running but your fitness as a whole and ensures you can perform at your best!

Kat , Canberra 5km Park Runs to multiple Half Marathon Finisher

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