Fully Personalized Training Plans

I have combined my love of teaching and sport. I have completed 37 iron distance races and have learnt a wealth of knowledge over the last decade in the sport which I am now passing on.  I offer a personal, individualised service of forming training plans around your individual schedule and athletic goals. On top of this I have a wealth of knowledge to guide you through all areas of the sport, be it race day logistics, Swim Bike Run technique, mental strategies, nutrition, injury prevention, pacing. I want to work with athletes of all abilities, to help be a part of your journey whether it be completing your very first ironman, or reaching for Kona qualification.
I also offer Endurance Sport Consultation . This is for those that don't wish to have a coaching programme, but may wish to consult with me on skype about anything triathlon related. Great for those who may be self coaching, or have a basic plan with no support. The price for this is $100 nzd per hour.
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Ironman Triathlon Kona Bike
Experience Counts
Experience is the knowledge or mastery of an event or subject gained through involvement in or exposure to it.

2009 Ironman NZ Champion
37 x Iron Distance Races 
13 x Iron Distance Wins

4 x Sub Nine Hours Ironman
47 Podiums Full and Half

2 x Xterra NZ Champion
2007 NZ National Tri Champion

4 x Top 10 Hawaii Ironman
7 x Half Ironman Titles

Custom Programs
Fully tailored to your schedule and needs.
ONLY 200 NZD per month
See pricing page for further details.       

I am fortunate to be one of the first athletes Gina started coaching at the beginning of 2016.I had entered Taupo Ironman in March and although I had competed in over a dozen Ironman events, my times had not differed a great deal as I was mostly self taught and basically just did lots of mega miles with little improvement. 3 months out Gina prepared a specific programme that concentrated on improving my strength and speed and allowing me to get off the bike feeling strong and confident about running the marathon. I completed Taupo Ironman in 12.07. The fastest I have ever gone and an improvement of over 20 minutes from the previous year. And that was just in 3 months! Gina seems to know when to contact her athletes. She has this amazing ESP and knows exactly what to say at the appropriate time. I love her calming nature, her knowledge,expertise and encouragement.I love her programmes! (Barb, 60-64 Age Group champion IMNZ 2016 and Kona Qualifier).

I would not have achieved the results I did without having Gina Crawford on board. You go above & beyond all the time. I am endlessly thankful for your contribution & a very lucky athlete to have had you on course for my first race. I'm thrilled to have got this result for you. You're a beautiful human. (Sarah, first Ironman, 11.58 after 5 months on the programme).

Can't say thanks enough to you, never ever in my wildest dreams did I think this was possible, I was aiming for 1:30 today and I knocked it out in 1:14:20, and got a 3rd place in my category.
(Deon, beginner triathlete 2 months into his programme, working towards Challenge Wanaka or IMNZ 2017).

Super happy with my result which was a PB for me over the half distance and I was 5th female overall. This time last year I had awful injury problems and have found it hard to have the confidence to push myself in the sport since, today was the first time since that I've felt really good racing again. Big thanks to my amazing coach Gina Crawford.
(Sophie, after first race on the programme)

Thanks again for helping me make the huge improvements I've managed this year. It's been such an amazing season!
 (Sophie after finishing her first Ironman 70.3 World Championship event with a PB!).

It has been just fantastic for me to have you as a coach albeit for a brief time and you are a truly inspiring person and have such a lovely understated and humble way despite your great achievements. I have learned a lot of little but very important things over a short time alongside my training schedule which seems to have suited me well. I cannot thank you enough for all this and you have always made yourself available and come back to me.
(Stewart going into Ironman after 12 weeks on the programme).
Last year I did the same race without your guidance, 5:44 my time. Is just crazy how much improvement we have done. Thank you for getting me where we are now, and excited to see more of it.
(Art, after doing a PB of 5.12)
I cannot thank you enough for your advice, guidance and wealth of knowledge that you have shared with me....so far....I've still got more to learn and definitely more to give!
(Gail after winning her age group at Challenge Wanaka 2017).
Am still buzzing that I had such a good race! Thanks for all your support and help, I’ve learnt some really great tips and am really excited about my next season (whenever that may be!). Thanks so much again for your great work, have really enjoyed the way you’ve coached and being able to email at any time and know I’ll get a quick response.
(Whitney after PB at Challenge Half 2017).


World Championships: IM World Championships: Hawaii, IM 70.3 World Championships: Chattanooga, ITU World Long Distance Championships: Canada.

NZ/Australia: Challenge Wanaka ful distance and half distance, IMNZ, Napier Port Harbour to Hills (half ironman), IM  70.3 Port Macquarie, IM Cairns,  IM 70.3 Sunshine Coast,  IM Western Australia, IM 70.3 Taupo, Rotorua Half Ironman.

UK/Europe: Swashbuckler Half Ironman, IM 70.3 Staffordshire, IM Switzerland.

Asia: IM 70.3 Taiwan, IM 70.3 Cebu, IM 70.3 Bintan, IM and IM 70.3 Malaysia.

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