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 more potential than we think.
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.
I also organise and work on some of the UK's best races so have a good understanding of races and love watching runners at these events, I get to observe and see what is working for all runers from the elite to those who just get it finished. This gives me in my opinion a well rounded view of the training required to acheive your goals.
I am always coaching around 6-10 athletes and have coached runners who have recently finished various events and achieved their targets of either a finish or a PB or target time.
Events such as:
GUCR - Coaching 2 finishers of the 2017 event
Thames Ring 250 - Coached 1 finisher up to the event
Centurion SDW 50 - Coached 4 runners over the last 4 years (finishes or PB's)
Centurion NDW 50 - Coached a runner to a PB in 2017
SDW100 - Coached 1 finisher 4 years ago
Autumn 100 - Coached 1 finisher in 2016
Thames Path 100 - Coached 2 finishers in the last 2 years including 3rd lady 2017
Stort30 - Coached 3 finishers over the last 2 years including one of the oldest at 67yrs old
Green Man - Coached 2 finishers in 2017
Lakeland 50/100 - 2 Finishers in the last 2 years
Stour Valley Marathon - 1st or second Place female last two years plus other finishers
The Spine Race - Challenger and Full
Marlbourough downs 33 - Female Winner 2017 / 1st Vet 2016
St Peters Way several finishers over the last 5 years
Saffron Trail Ultra - 2nd Lady 2016
Plus various Marathons and shorter races.
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.
What you get with our coaching package.
Additional optional assistance:
Priced dependent on distance and event cost and other commitments.
If you are interested or have any questions please get in touch.
Or give me a call for a no obligation chat on 07809330900