Dougal Allan has been competing in endurance sport since 2006. Initially, it was his own learning from an honours degree in Physical Education that helped him produce his training. Naturally it was time to start working with a professional coach. Exercise physiologist Val Burke coached him from 2009 until 2017. Val took Dougal to a new level in endurance sport. As a result he has enjoyed successes across various sports all over the world. Highlights include standing on podiums in triathlon and adventure races in Europe, Brazil, China, Australia and Canada. Dougal’s favourite place to race is New Zealand (including 2x Challenge Wanaka Champion and course record holder and 5x podiums in the famous Speight’s Coast to Coast)
Dougal has big goals for the coming years. These include continuing to be a consistent performer across the international triathlon and multisport stages along with winning races Ironman distance events. As proud as he is of his achievements so far – at 32 years of age he believes his best years of racing are still ahead of me.
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Dougal Allan has established himself as a top international multisporter, and last year showed that he can also podium in the pro field in the Ironman domain. He has managed to do this whilst also working and mentoring other young athletes around him. I’ve had the pleasure of helping Dougal with his training and can not say enough about his physical abilities, work ethic, and strength of character
Sponsors like winners, but winning in an ethical and admirable way is important. Dougal’s career wins have been won with respect and much celebration by his many supporters
I have known Dougal Allan for over the past 12 years. It didn’t take us long to realize that there was something special about Dougal. Not just his sporting ability but his people skills. Dougal is a dream ambassador for your brand. Dougal is always thinking what he can do for the sponsor. It’s very refreshing to have a sponsored athlete thinking about putting on Talks, Training clients, how he can get your brand into the media. Thank you Dougal for being a great sponsored athlete you truly are one of the best.