Running Coaching

From Beginner to Marathon and Beyond.........

Here at Challenge Running we believe everyone has the potential to do something amazing with their running and achieve more than they think is possible. While we will not all be elite athletes we can all get outdoors and challenge ourselves to discover new places and find our limits. We all have so much potential.


Whether you are starting at the beginning of your journey into running or are already enjoying getting out there, we can help you improve and build on what you already have achieved so far and reach your goals.


Whether your goal is to run a 5k this year or complete your first 100miler we can help you get there. With our plans that work around you and your busy life and the always available support from your coach will ensure you get the best advice and achieve your potential.


Your Coach

Lindley Chambers

I have been running and taking part in events since 2003 when I ran my first London Marathon. Since then I have run quite a few Marathons and Ultramarathons (Ultra's)

I have completed races of up to 145miles and attempted others longer. I have completed somewhere in the region of 50-70 Marathons or further distances races but I have not really been counting. For me the experience of a race and how you feel during the race is more important than a number or time.

I love helping others achieve their potential with their running and look for their limits, we can all achieve so much if we just believe in ourselves and work hard at it.

I am a qualified UK Athletics Running Coach and a Level 2 Gym Instructor and WABBA Fitness Instructor.

In the Fire Service I was a Physical Training Instructor for 8 years helping to maintain Firefighters fitness. I also get involved in many other sports.

I really enjoy coaching runners and love seeing the improvements, Coaching is a two way process and works best when feedback is is both ways and things are discussed.

I have many years of experience at very different events and have some great races but have had DNF's and injuries and my own struggles with motivation. I believe that my range of experience helps me understand the problems runners face and allows me to offer the best advice and understand your needs.

Coaching Packages

Choose from 3 Packages                                        to suit all needs and budgets

Premium Package                                              

What you get with our PREMIUM coaching package.

  • Initial face to face consultation (within 50 miles of Braintree in Essex). By phone/Skype if further away.
  • Bespoke training plan based around your targets and needs and most importantly your life and commitments.
  • Plan adjusted at any time as you progress and improve.
  • Realistic honest coaching advice.
  • Support through email/text as much as needed.
  • Motivation and encouragement.
  • Catch up calls to discuss progress and plan any changes. As often as you want/need up to weekly.
  • Monthly Plan with a month by month commitment, you can cancel at any time.

Additional optional assistance:

  • Pacing at target events.
  • Training runs with the coach.

Priced dependent on distance and event cost and other commitments.



  • £100 for initial consultation and first month's training plan.
  • £100 per calendar month after that paid by standing order or bank transfer in advance.
  • Paid on a rolling month by month no obligation basis.


If you are interested or have any questions please get in touch.




Or give me a call for a no obligation chat on 07809330900

3/6 Month Advance Premium Plan

All the same benefits as the PREMIUM PLAN above but if you commit to either 3 or 6 months in advance you recieve a discount for paying in one lump sum.


3 Months Commitment £250 which is a saving of £50 over 3 months  (usually £300)


6 months Commintment £500 which is a saving of £100 over 6 months  (usually £600)


Please be aware that should you wish to end your training at any time for any reason you would not be entitled to any refund.


If you are interested or have any questions please get in touch.

Or give me a call for a no obligation chat 07809330900

Bespoke Race Plan

Dont want or think you need the full support and commitment of the PREMIUM package but feel that you need a bespoke plan written for you?

One that fits into your busy life and is targetted to get YOU to your goals and not some generic plan from a book that does not take into account your current ability or busy lifestyle.


We can create a bespoke plan tailored to your needs that fits around your life and will get you to your goal.


We can create a plan based on 3 months training towards your goal for a modest fee.

(longer or shorter plans can be discussed)


We will have a consultation with you on the phone and via a questionaire sent by email then we wil write a 3 month plan based on those discussions and questions and your goals.


Please be aware the price of these bespoke plans does not include any further support once the plan is written and agreed.


Payment is made after the consultation before the plan is written.


Bespoke 3 month training plan £100


If you are interested or have any questions please get in touch.

Or give me a call for a no obligation chat 07809330900

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