Coach Rob   De Novo Coaching

Whether you are taking your first steps in running or you have many miles in the bank and want to improve on your current performance, De Novo Coaching has the experience to get you to your own finish line. We have helped many people achieve personal success over distances from 5K to the marathon & beyond. Your success may be measured by PRs, age group performances, or even taking that first step out of the door after years of inactivity - we have the approach to get you there.


As Coach for De Novo Coaching, I bring over 28 years of distance running experience into my coaching activities. I work with individuals and groups to design tailored training programs to fit around any schedule, and to deliver dynamic workouts to help meet your objectives. Running already is, or can become, an important part of your life. But striking the balance between running and other aspects of your daily routine is where I can help - by integrating running into your life rather than allowing it to dictate your life!

My training philosophy is drawn from fundamentals of training: consistency, quality workouts at the right time, and progression at a rate to limit the risks of injury - all delivered in a dynamic way, blending both tried and tested tools from the modern coaching era with my own proven methodologies.


United Kingdom

Preferred Athlete Levels

Intermediate, Advanced


Consultations, Remote Coaching

Sport Types

Running, Collegiate Cross Country



Athlete Requirements

My preferred data analysis is gathered via Garmin devices, although Strava can also be used.


United Kingdom
SK13 6JJ