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Consulting

Get expert personalized training guidance with your squad, for better fitness and performance results across the season.

Speaking

Get the latest thinking on how to deliver personalized training for sports that need to maximize both speed and endurance.

Results Gareth has achieved

Chelsea Football Club

‘Helped massively with our progression of the academy’s player profiling and physical conditioning methodology.’

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Swedish Football Federation

‘Up to 40s improvement in maximal aerobic speed in 12 weeks’

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IMG Tennis

14% improvement in maximal sprinting speed in 12 weeks’

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Canadian Short-Track Speed Skating

‘Gareth’s influence has had a significant impact on our individualized training, especially in a sport that deeply values its cultural training traditions.’

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ABOUT ME

My name is GARETH SANDFORD

For the past decade, I’ve supported elite athletes and coaches in Olympic, Paralympic, and Professional sports, specializing in disciplines that demand exceptional speed and endurance. In 2017, I travelled the world to tackle the training challenge ‘where speed meets endurance’. Now I support coaches, practitioners and medical staff maximize delivery of individualized training.

TESTIMONIALS

Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta

Athletic Development Coach and Founder

GAIN Coaching Network

Gareth delivered an exceptional masterclass to the GAIN community, focusing on anaerobic speed reserve and training science. His insights have played a vital role in enhancing our GAIN networks understanding of the relationship between speed and endurance. On a personal level, Gareth has been an invaluable resource for discussing training strategies for both individual and […]

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Ruth Waghorn

Ruth Waghorn

Women’s Physical Performance Pathway Lead

The English Football Association

Gareth has been working with the FA and England teams for over four years, and one thing I can say for certain is that Gareth will make you think differently. When you want to grasp a concept, where do you turn? You seek someone who possesses both the knowledge and scientific foundation, but also applies […]

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Jason Hettler

Jason Hettler

Assistant Head of Strength & Conditioning

IMG Academy

Gareth’s guidance has played a crucial role in transforming my approach to field and court sport conditioning. Our collaboration began with creating educational content for the sport performance community and expanded to include testing protocols, athlete profiling, and large group training. In the realm of tennis, we made significant strides by integrating anaerobic speed reserve […]

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Peter Glas

Peter Glas

Head of Referee Fitness

Swedish Football Federation

When I first heard Gareth’s work on training prescription with anaerobic speed reserve, it was hard to digest because it was so culturally opposite to what I’d learnt about training. After 18 months of consultation with him, I have vastly transformed my thinking about individualizing training and aerobic conditioning. In a recent 12-week block with […]

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Grete Koens

Grete Koens

Head Coach, Valley Running Team

Prev. Netherlands National Endurance Coach

I was captivated by a fascinating post on Twitter about Gareth’s anaerobic speed reserve project, so I reached out to him. What followed were numerous engaging conversations and an exciting visit from Gareth to our Olympic training center in the Netherlands. He conducted a highly attended and well-received masterclass for Dutch coaches and also conducted […]

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Noriaki Nishide

Noriaki Nishide

Distance & Middle - Distance Coach

Tokai University Track and Field

I had previously been focusing on primarily the velocity/performance of 200m and 400m as “required speed” for better performance in middle distance running, however, the conversations with Gareth dramatically changed my own concept of “speed”. It was a huge learning of structural analysis that the maximal sprinting speed could be improved by acquiring skills and […]

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