6 June 2016


Want help with your running form? Need a personalised training programme? Want 1:1 personal running training? Hayden’s Auckland-based running coaching could be just the ticket …

the-ridge-webHayden Shearman has coached 100s of people to achieve their running goals—whether that be to improve running form, run their first marathon or half, set a new PB or even win some of New Zealand’s premier races.

Hayden has raced every distance from 400m to 42.2km (with PBs of 4:03 for 1500m, 15:27 for 5k, 1:12 half, and 2:39 for the marathon). After re-discovering running in his 20s he has gone on to compete in multiple national championships, run in races all over the world, and use running as a means to meet new people, discover new scenery and uncover new levels of self and self-belief.

“My primary goal in coaching is to pass on the same joy that I have discovered in running—whether that be just jogging for fitness, for racing, or for achieving new goals,” says Hayden.

“I believe the joy of running is maximised through three practices: gradually building aerobic endurance, which includes challenging yourself personally; learning efficient running form to help improve running economy; and staying injury free. All three are vital and have a profound influence upon each other. For example, many people start running without learning proper form, which can lead to injuries, which in-turn reduces their improvement in aerobic fitness. I’d love to help you get the balance of those three components right.”

Note: If you would like remote coaching or a training plan, please see TempoFit Online.


“Develop a technique which will direct all your effort into going forward comfortably and as economically as possible.” – Arthur Lydiard

We teach kids to swim, but very few kids (and adults) are taught to run, even when there is so much to learn and when the risks of injury, due to incorrect technique, are so high.

Hayden is available for running form sessions (either one-on-one or in pairs). These take an hour or 90mins for pairs, and include video analysis, gait re-education, corrective drills and exercises, and personalised mental cues, giving you the tools to go away and gradually tweak your running form.

These are suitable for runners of all levels, including children aged 10 years and up, team sports athletes, and joggers and plodders of any age.

Price: $60 per session ($80 for two people)
Follow up sessions are $40 for 45 minutes

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You don’t need to tackle your running workout alone! Just like a personal trainer in a gym, a running personal training session will make sure your perfectly targeted to your current fitness and goals.

Hayden guides many clients each week through their workouts which usually include some sort of speed work, drills, core and conditioning and discussions about your training and goals.

Suitable for runners of all abilities including children eight years and up.

Price: $40 for 45 minutes or $50 for 60 minutes

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To book an appointment, first choose the location, then the type of workout or session, and finally choose the date and time. You’ll be emailed and text reminders. Online or cash payment available. No cancellations within 24 hours of the appointment.

Hayden’s typical availabilities are as follows:

  • Mission Bay: Mondays (9am – 4pm), Wednesdays (6:30am – 9am, 1pm – 6pm), Fridays (9am – 2pm), Saturdays (1-5pm)
  • Victoria Park: Tuesdays (11am – 5:30pm) & Thursdays (11am – 5:30pm)
  • Auckland Domain: Tuesdays (7:30am – 9pm) & Thursdays (7:30am – 9pm)

Services include:

  • 1:1 Technique Session ($60 for 60 minutes)
  • 2:1 Technique Session ($80 total for 90 minutes)
  • 45-min Training Session ($40)
  • 60-min Training Session ($50)

Note: If you would like remote coaching or a training plan, please see TempoFit Online.