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Coaching Services

Everything You Need To Reach Your Goals

Below are my coaching paths for different abilities and distances. If you're not sure what 1-2-1 coaching entails or require face-to-face training then please let me know through the contact form.

Coaching Overview

Using a running coach will bring a new perspective to your training and race preparations. Whether you are relatively new or a seasoned athlete a coach can address so many aspects of your training including ones you didn't realise you had! 

  • Bring structure to your training week that takes into account your commitments

  • Ensure each and every session brings you closer to your goals, swapping out junk mileage for quality

  • Build consistency

  • Bring variation so training is fun and motivating

  • Optimised to bring improvements and specificity for a particular target race

  • Regular plan adjustments

  • Provide an unbiased view of your training and identify habits which are leading to under or overtraining (one to one)

  • Answer questions e.g. about what to eat or drink in a race, clothing and equipment options (one to one)

  • Help to remove blockers to progress, whether physical or mental

  • Discuss race tactics and dealing with environmental conditions

  • Advice on choosing races

 

This leaves you to get on with your training and not have to think or worry about how to go about training and whether it will properly prepare you for the start line.

Improver

These suggested coaching options are for low mileage athlete or for those that run up to 3 runs per week who are seeking to improve race times or increase volume. With correct coaching you can maximise your training efforts through high quality targeted sessions:

Endurance or Elites

High mileage, marathon or ultra athlete looking for performance and endurance improvements. Coaching provides effective training to increase race distance, speed, technique and strength. Advice and support provided on race day strategy, kit, heat/cold, fuelling.

1-2-1

1-2-1 Coaching

Coaching for all distances, terrain types and environments.

How does it work?

  • I will send you a questionnaire to complete about your running. We will then have an initial consultation call via phone or video call of up to one hour to understand your current fitness levels, goals, and available training time.

  • A clear training plan will be presented to you through an online training log/calendar built solely to your needs outlining what each session involves and what 'good' looks like

  • Regular monthly one to one coach contact via phone or video call of up to one hour which will include pre-race discussion on tactics, food, race nerves etc if required

  • Post-race debrief and analysis

  • Unlimited personal communication via email or WhatsApp to ask questions or let me know of any problems / unexpected events that impact your plan

Communication is essential for remote coaching so the more I get to know you and you provide feedback the better I can make the plan for you!

 

Monthly plan charge £90

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Bucket List
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Bucket List Race Training

If you have an entry to one of the bucket list/dream marathons or ultra races from around the world then you'll want to get all of your race preparations and race strategy right. I've seen very good athletes DNF due to a lack of knowledge about the race terrain and climate, being poorly prepared and making mistakes come race day.

 

Your 1-2-1 coaching plan will be specifically targeted for your dream race and your regular coaching calls will develop your knowledge of the race, tactics, kit etc over several months so you feel ready and confident on the start line.

Face To Face

Face To Face Runs

Face-to-face runs can be tailored to your needs. There are lots of possibilities available depending on whether you are local to Leeds in West Yorkshire or further afield.

 

  • 1-2-1 coaching delivered face-to-face

  • Technique sessions (individual or group) to review and address identified development areas, e.g. gait analysis, uphill and downhill technique, off-road confidence

  • Guided runs on trails such as on National Trails or recce of target race e.g. Hardmoors, Lakeland, UTMB/CCC

Get in touch if you require a face-to-face run and we can discuss your requirements and pricing.

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