Coach:  

Robbie Johnston

  • Robbie lives in Auckland and still competes at a national level while splitting his time between his roles in event management, sales and coaching.
  • 2 x Olympian 1992 (5000m); 1996 (10000m)
  • Sub 4min miler
  • 3m39 1500m
  • 13m 20 5000m
  • 27m 42 10000m
  • 2h 15m Marathon
  • 3rd World Cup 5000m 1994
  • 5th Goodwill Games 5000m 1998
  • NZ Champion at 1500m, 3000m, 5000m, 10000m
  • Coached by Arch Jelley (coach of John Walker)
  • "Robbie is exactly what I needed in a Coach, at a time when I was struggling to adapt my own training principles to new events. I look forward to the coming years under Robbie as I develop and get stronger" - Rees Buck

Sport Science:  

Dave Rowlands BSc (Hons), PhD Web Site

David completed his PhD in Exercise Physiology at the University of Otago, 2001. He is currently a lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science, Massey University, Wellington Campus. Research interests in Exercise metabolism, biochemistry and physiology, sport nutrition, and role of dietary fatty acids on aspects of performance and health.

Rhys Thorp BPhEd (Hons), BSc Web Site

Rhys' area of expertise is sport science and he has a professional interest in biomechanics.

Sports Doctor:  
Dr Steve Targett MBChB, FACSP, Dip Sports Med, DRCOG.DCH Web Site

After attending Medical School and completing his general practice training in England, Steve moved to Wellington in 1992 where he has practiced full-time sports medicine. He opened Capital Sports Medicine in 1996.

One of only 11 Sports Physicians in New Zealand, Steve is also a Senior Lecturer in Sports Medicine at Otago University. He regularly attends Sports Medicine Conferences both locally and internationally and has had papers published on injuries in rugby union.

Old Public Trust Building
131-135 Lambton Quay
PO Box 5315 Wellington New Zealand
(04) 499-5732


Physiotherapist:  
Glenn Muirhead BPhty, Dip MT, BPhed with distinction major in Kinesiology Web Site

Glenn is a NZ Sports Academy accredited provider, with 10 years of experience in sports and general manipulative physiotherapy. He has Bachelor degrees in Physical Education and Physiotherapy and a post graduate diploma in Manipulative Therapy.

Having played NPC rugby for Otago (1989-1990) Glenn still shows his competitive side by having 3 top 5 finishes in the Speights' Coast to Coast multi sport race.

Old Public Trust Building
131-135 Lambton Quay
PO Box 5315 Wellington New Zealand
(04) 499-5732


Podiatrist:  
John Sloan Dip. Podiatry, post grad Dip. Sports Med (Otago)
Karori Podiatry Centre
146 Karori Road
Karori
Wellington
04 476 8779

Chiropractor:  
Miles Bingle B.Sc (Hons 1st Class) Chiropractic University of Glamorgan, UK Web Site E-mail

Evidence-Based Chiropractic is ACC registered and approved. The chiropractic techniques used are proven to be successful, based on clinical evidence.

A certified massage therapist is also available by appointment.
Qualification

Received the following awards on graduation:
• European Chiropractor’s Union Graduate of the Year
• Atlas Clinicals Award for Clinical Excellence

2nd Floor, Mibar Building 85 Victoria Street
Wellington New Zealand
(04) 472 6476