SQUADRUN has partnered with the Old Ghost Ultra to provide trusted coaching and affiliated training packages specific to the event. SQUADRUN is a coach-led running community with passionate athletes and experienced coaching professionals, sharing their knowledge and experiences while supporting one another on their training journey.  It is an advanced system which delivers detailed training plans at the lowest possible cost. Beyond coaching, SQUADRUN members enjoy access to special offers, discounts and much more.


Your Coaches develop a unique training plan based on YOUR fitness and deliver a programme with intensities specific to you for the Old Ghost Ultra.

You are given 7 runs per week weighted by ‘Priority’. You then plan your week and execute your prescribed training in the same way you would were you being coached privately - with the difference being it’s up to you to structure your week with the provided plan in order to fit it around your busy life. The 7 runs supplied are tailored to your specific fitness so the right intensities are provided to ensure you achieve the correct ‘training state’ for each and every run regardless of your fitness or ability.  You do not need to do all 7 runs.  You set the training load (runs per week).  Some weeks you might do as few as 3 or 4 runs.  Fatigue will often be your guide however the plan will follow an easy-week/hard-week rhythm to help you recover, test yourself, and ultimately build your fitness.

Not only will your coaches be there to help you through the training journey, but we’ll share your success on the finish line with the SQUADRUN family and gladly help your family or supporters on the day.  We’re in this together! Unlike most coaching arrangements, there is no set-up fee, you start when you want, and you can leave at any time!


Kerry Suter has over 10 years competitive running and coaching experience. A two-time winner of the Tarawera Ultra Marathon and coach to hundreds of runners across Australasia. “Having learned a lot on my personal journey to fitness I now focus on applying my knowledge in a coaching and mentoring facility. I have a deep understanding of the science of training and a great desire to share this to the benefit of those that seek my help.”

Ali Pottinger has been with SQUADRUN since inception and has a solid understanding of the mechanisms by which the training system works and how it can work for you.  She’s an ‘every day’ athlete and well appreciates the rigors of training for the full remit of ability and fitness.


YES! This is a carefully constructed training system that determines exactly what you need to do to run well at the Old Ghost Ultra. It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking to complete your first race, or compete for a top 10 finish, the fundamentals of training, and support you’ll receive remain the same.


Join the SQUADRUN team when you sign up for the Old Ghost Ultra to kick-start your training program with an initial trial of 4 weeks of training for just $29! (40% discount!) or get in touch with us and we’ll help you get started!

Once you sign up, the SQUADRUN team will contact you to establish when you want to start your training and what approach is right for you.  After your 4-week training period, if you like the programme, you can choose to continue training with SQUADRUN for as little as $15/week (+GST).