martin: el capitan

Martin is the founder of Snowy Mountain Endurance. He was born and raised in Durban, South Africa, home of the Comrades Marathon. He holds a postgraduate degree in civil engineering, and specialised as a structural design engineer.


Martin has competed in over a dozen ultra trail running events, ranging from 50km to 100 miles (160 km).


He’s exported the discipline, precision and innovation from his engineering career into his coaching. Running allows Martin to challenge the frontiers of his abilities and to connect with a diverse community.

mitch: coach/hype king

Mitch was born and raised in Durban, South Africa. He started running competitively when he was ten years old. He represented Kwa-Zulu Natal in high school to compete in the South African X-Country Champs.


In addition to competitive running, Mitch is an accomplished Ballroom and Latin American dancer and has competed on a national level.


Mitch is passionate about sharing his wealth of experience and loves to help other runners to achieve their goals.

benefits of coaching

  • Accountability and motivation
  • Bespoke structured training plan that adapts to your lifestyle
  • Regular guidance and feedback
  • Rest and recovery (we may rein in your training if you are prone to over-training)
  • Refining your paces (aka “gears”)
  • Setting realistic goals
  • Event and race day planning and support (e.g. logistics, pacing)

book appointment

We offer a complimentary 30-minute appointment (voice or video call) to discuss your experience and your short-range and long-term goals.

You will also better understand our training philosophy and how structured coaching can benefit you.