Jen and Sim Benson
Jen and Sim Benson Jen & Sim Benson Coaching
Jen and Sim Benson
Jen and Sim Benson Jen & Sim Benson Coaching

Bath , United Kingdom



Sport Types
  • Running
  • 1-on-1 Coaching
  • Consultations
  • Remote Coaching
Meet Your Coach
Jen and Sim Benson
Jen and Sim Benson Jen & Sim Benson Coaching
Bath United Kingdom BA15 1QZ
Coach Bio

Experienced, qualified, evidence-based coaching for all levels of runner. We offer customised support for every runner, whether you're starting out or returning to running after a break, training for your first marathon or ultra, or aiming for a new PB. With our combined backgrounds in sports medicine, expedition leadership, coaching and navigation/kit, as well as being passionate, lifelong runners ourselves, our unique range of expertise will help you achieve your goals, whatever they are.

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Jen holds a BSc (Hons) in podiatry and an MSc sport & exercise medicine, both specialising in distance running. She has worked in the NHS and private practice treating runners of all levels, and has undertaken extensive research into training and injury in distance runners. She is currently working towards a PhD exploring psychology and philosophy in runners. Jen has run through two pregnancies, returning to high-level running post-partum.

Sim is a UKA qualified running coach with extensive experience working and playing in extreme environments, including expeditions in Iceland and the Himalayas, and climbing, running and mountaineering across the UK and Europe. He is a kit and navigation (paper and digital) expert.

We have completed over 100 marathons and ultras, Ironman triathlons and adventure races, juggled work and training around two young children, and built a successful career writing about running and other outdoor adventure sports. We have written regularly for Runner's World, Women's Running, Trail Running, komoot, Walk, Trail, and Country Walking magazines, and the national press, for many years. We have also authored several books on running and outdoor adventure.

Preferred Athlete Levels
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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United Kingdom
BA15 1QZ