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We all run for different reasons,it could be to improve fitness and stay healthy, run just for the fun of it, enjoy the social side of pack running, achieve weight loss, win races, explore new places,or relieve stress, whatever your reason at some point you may want to set your own personal goals.Goals can be as simple as being able to attend Joggers sessions twice weekly, target a new personal best time, complete a multi day challenge, win in your age group, or explore your potential as an athlete.

If you would like some help to reach your fitness goals you may find it useful to try some sessions with a coach. We have two coaches associated with Auckland Joggers their details are below. Any fees for their services are extra to your club fees and should be negotiated directly with the coach.


Esther Quinn

Esther has been successfully training Auckland Joggers Beginner Running groups for the last 18 months, these groups are becoming more and more popular and are the ideal way to start you off with running. Esther can provide you with support whatever your level of fitness.

By day, Esther works as an exercise physiologist and clinic manager in Ponsonby. She specialises in preventative health and cardiovascular disease risk assessment. Esther has an MSc from Auckland University, focusing on cardiovascular risk and cardiac rehabilitation, she also has a BPhed from Otago University, based on exercise rehabilitation.

You can contact Esther directly on 027 4285 648 or through Auckland Joggers Facebook page or Auckland Joggers Instagram.



Andy Thornton 

Andy has been running with Auckland Joggers club for the last 5 years having come from the UK., he has coached a range of athletes both in New Zealand and the UK. Andy believes that sometimes  we don’t know what goals to set ourselves or we don’t know the best way to go about achieving the ones we have set.  In working towards a goal we could keep getting injured, reach a fitness plateau or we may lose our running mojo and just lack the motivation to tie up the laces and head out the door.

If you have ever wondered how you figuratively or literally take the next step then this is where Andy could possibly help you.  If you want to find out a bit more about what he does as a coach have a look on his website; drop him an email or give him a call for a chat.




021 222 4764