Arthur Lydiard of New Zealand developed the Lydiard™ Method of Endurance Coaching over a 60 year period. The spread of his system worldwide earned him the titles of “Maker of Champions” and “Father of Jogging”.

Today Arthur’s methodology remains the most effective training protocol for individuals of all ages and abilities, and has become the basis for endurance sports training worldwide. The Lydiard™ Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to combining the principles and protocols of the Lydiard™ method and cutting-edge research to the 21st century runner.

JOIN US  for an Upcoming 2019 LYDIARD™ COACHES CERTIFICATION World-Class Seminars for Running Coaches

Lorraine Moller, four-time Olympian, Bronze Medalist & Boston Marathon Champion, presents upcoming Lydiard™ coach’s certification courses.
  • LYDIARD™ I & II Course content  includes:  The complete Structure,Theory and Application to prepare any runner for peak performances when it counts year after year.
  • Suitable for both runners and coaches.

VIEW 2019 COURSE DETAILS HERE

Dates:   

May 10-12
June 7-9
July 5-7

Location:  Downtown Boulder TBA

Times:

Friday 4-8 pm
Saturday 9 – 5 pm
Sunday 9 – 4pm

Meals:

  • Refreshments provided all weekend
  • Dinner is provided on Friday evening
  • Lunch is not provided on Saturday and Sunday
  • Restaurants available nearby

Fee:  Special Discount Shown Below

  • New Attendees  – $395  ($355 Discount Price 30 Days Prior Clinic Start)
  • RRCA & USATF Certified Coaches – $350 ($315 Discount Price 30 Days Prior Clinic Start)
  • Past Attendee Course Retake – $125 (No Discounts, No Materials)

Includes:  

  • 18 Hours Instruction
  • Instructor’s Manual
  • Exam Feedback, Certificate and Coach Listing
  • Free Running Wizard Online Training Plan ($99 Value)

What Runners & Coaches Say About the Lydiard™
Certification Courses & Training

good words. good people.

  • "I already have 2 students who are just starting out. The class solidified a lot of concepts for me which I was able to put into practice in my own running while introducing my students to what is a new method for them. This far we are all very pleased with the results."

    Karen Kay-Timonier, Boulder
  • "Thanks so much for this and a wonderful course you and your staff have put on. I would also like to extend this to Andrew Yates who has been a big support of the Arthur Lydiard foundation, and who is constantly offering me great advice. I certainly came away with more than just running knowledge. Touching on nutrition, biomechanics, stress, rejuvenation and the worldly advice really makes this a holistic approach to training and lifestyle. Thanks ever so much and I am sure Arthur would be proud of you, for keeping he's legacy going. I look forward to seeing the foundation grow and expand. PS - I have run 2 mornings in a row, even though it's only 1km with some g.entle stretches. Its time to reinvent myself."

    Jasyn Savage
  • “This was the best training I’ve ever received for my profession.  It makes a huge difference to be trained personally by someone who used the system and became very successful with it.   Everything made sense and the analogies were awesome.  I also loved practicing the workouts rather than receiving them on a sheet of paper and not experiencing them.  I could say so much more!”

    Jill Burchmore, CO
  • “Just wanted to send a quick note your way to say thank you for a FANTASTIC weekend! I feel like I learned so much and it was worth every penny. I can’t wait to find how I decide to use all my new skills and help fellow runners! Yourself, Nobby and everyone in the class were so insightful and a great part of the experience.”

    Justine Hilton, CO
  • "I have learned so much from your guys and it has made me a better runner and coach.  I am very much looking forward to helping people with their own running as I continue to see where the second foray into running takes me!"  

    John Lang, NY
  • "It was  great experience meeting you . Nobby and all of you transmit this peaceful energy I could really feel. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us and for telling us the amazing stories you had as an athlete."  

    Edgar Gassan, Venezuela
  • "I want to thank you again for the great experience of meeting you, the 
    very professional and practical course you taught us and the experiences 
    you shared with all of us."

    Emma Carbajal, Mexico
  • "Lorraine and Nobby, thank you so much for hosting and conducting such a great seminar and clinic, I'm proud to be able to call myself a Lydiard coach."

    Ron Byland, Minneapolis
  • "I thoroughly enjoyed this course! Lorraine was incredibly knowledgeable, informative, and approachable. I feel so much more informed on the Lydiard method now. Reading books on the method does not do the system justice. Learning in person and being able to ask questions to clarify certain areas was invaluable. I have been raving about the course to everyone since I attended."

    Alex Morrow
  • "Still digesting all that I have learned and immensely grateful to have been able to participate in such an amazing program. And having the opportunity to share it with such an unexpected and exceptional group of athletes made it even more special. It was a privilege. What you are both doing is worthwhile and important. Never underestimate the influence you have on others!!"

    Julie Harper, Washington
  • "I thoroughly enjoyed the course and learned a lot. There is a lot of information over a short space and this can feel a little overwhelming at times but the structure, pace, friendliness and relaxed feel of the course made it a very enjoyable experience and you really went away feeling ready and raring to give coaching a go."

    Claire Abel
  • "Just want to send a quick THANK YOU to both you and Lorraine! I thought you both did a fantastic job and I loved the whole weekend!"

    Joy Watson, Mt Dora Clinic Feb 2015
  • "I just want to say that it was inspirational to meet you and I simply loved the course. I found it enthralling and felt as though a light had been turned on with regards to my training. Thank you."

    Heath Mountford
  • "Special thanks to Lorraine and Nobby for hosting the course.  I am proud to say that I learned from the best!"

    Paul Chan, Canada
  • "I would like to thank Lorraine and Nobby for hosting such a terrific coaching seminar. I’m very excited to put the theory into practice and spread the knowledge to others who seek it. I’m proud to be part of the Lydiard Alumni."

    Eric Chan, Canada
  • "First of all thanks again for a great weekend. The training was amazing and I couldn’t get enough of the stories you told. I have just started my own first Lydiard training cycle, with the training plan that I’ve downloaded, aiming for the New Orleans marathon next February. So far it’s going well and it’s really exciting that for the first time I think I really understand the purpose of each run."

    Nick Gheysen
  • "I'm very happy with the Lydiard Course. It was a great experience altogether, with lots of cool people and excellent lectures. Lorraine was exceptional at getting across the principles of the Lydiard system, sharing her experience with us all. Colin Lancaster and Colin Livingstone were great "wingmen", stepping in with their knowledge and coaching experience to top it all off. The whole experience at Mellington Hall, in the middle of the Welsh countryside, was superb. I've learnt a lot, and I feel more confident both as a coach, and athlete myself. Most of all, I'm inspired to run and help others do the same!"

    Mikkel Gislejohnsen
  • "I really enjoyed the course and it was so nice to meet you and Nobby.  I can't wait to get home and implement everything we learned! It was truly a great experience!"

    Nik Green, Texas
  • "Having done my post-graduate in education and  various exercise and coaching certifications I have experienced many presenters and I can honestly say I have never enjoyed myself more nor been as inspired by an instructor or the material as I was this past weekend.  Lorraine and Nobby  are certainly passing along Arthur's enthusiasm for running and coaching "the right way.  Arthur would be proud!"

    Dawn Lisenby, Florida
  • "Thanks and I absolutely LOVED the Lydiard course. I’ve been using Lydiard based training for over 10 years and it was great to learn it more in depth!!"

    Maureen Larsen, Omaha
  • "Taking the Lydiard coaching workshop has totally rejuvenated my love for training and renewed  my enthusiasm for performing. I learned so much that I can now share with others. Mostly I have a new appreciation for how the body adapts to physical stressors.  In my own training, I am seeing the benefits already."  

    Vicky Hunter, Boulder CO
  • "I really enjoyed the course. I had previously followed a Lydiard training plan from a book, so doing the course helped me understand how it all fits together properly. The teaching was relevant and in a manner which wasn't too formal which I liked and it helped me absorb it better. I'm looking forward to putting it into practice! Richard Roberts I thoroughly enjoyed the course, and I learnt a huge amount from it. I'm so pleased I attended it. Thank you Lorraine!"

    Alan Marshall
  • "I have been an avid runner/competitor for 20 years with a master's world championships title and 10 years of coaching, but this course is by far the most inspirational running experience I have had!" I traveled all the way from Bermuda to Boulder, Colorado to take part in the Lydiard I & II Course. Thank you so so much for very fantastic days ... I was transfixed from the get go,there was not one minute I wanted to miss!  The guests appearances of Melody Fairchild and sports psychologist Dr Doug Jowdy were a super great addition and very, very informative.

    Victoria Fiddick, Bermuda
  • “This course delivered in every way. It didn’t meet my expectations – it surpassed them by far!  You gave us all so much and then kept giving more. It was truly incredible to witness this approach on a daily basis. Your passion for what you are trying to achieve was relentless, inspiring and captivating all at the same time. A truly world class experience, giving me the tools to go out and help athletes reach their goals. This course is a must for any coach who wants their athletes to reach their full potential. Recommended 100%+”

    John Creane, UK

Help us celebrate and share Arthur Lydiard’s great coaching legacy with the world. For your minimum donation of $25 you will receive a one-time deduction of $25 off any of our Lydiard Certification Courses.

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