Far less well known than his famous partner, Iain nevertheless has a remarkable record in endurance sport spanning more than 4 decades. An active participant in triathlon, duathlon, kayaking and running, Iain has an array of national, state, and provincial titles, on the road, track and at cross country.
Meeting Arthur Lydiard (the famous New Zealand Olympic coach) in his early teens ignited an interest in the art and science of training and triggered what would become a lifelong pursuit of how to optimise genetic potential.
Iain considers himself genetically “un-gifted”, so over the years, spent an inordinate amount of time investigating and experimenting with a wide range of training philosophies, but it was only by applying the running genius of Bruce Fordyce that he was able to consistency run close to his genetic potential.
“We are all gifted the opportunity to become the champion of our own genetics.”
The privilege of receiving personalised guidance from Bruce was not lost on Iain, others need to have this opportunity too…the seed of FordyceFusion was sown.
Personalised training “The Fordyce Way” became a reality.
Iain works closely with Bruce to help you make the most of your running potential.
Frank da Ascencao
Despite being built for the football field not the athletics track, Frank fell for the charms of the Comrades Marathon and muscled his way to success.
In a running career spanning over 35 years, he has run 27 Comrades Marathons, including a magical 20 Silvers (most under 7 hours)
Along the way, he has run over 300 marathons, with more than 100 of these in under 3 hours.
In a remarkable display of speed endurance, he completed 1000 road racing kilometres in a calendar year at an average pace of less than 3 minutes 30 seconds per kilometre, then went on to do this for 3 years in succession! That’s 3000 km raced in 3 years, at an average pace of 3m30s!
Always willing to share his knowledge, Frank has guided hundreds of runners of all abilities to achieve their running dreams.
Consistent excellence in running and coaching.