Coaching road-runners for improved performance at 5k, 10k, Half Marathon and Marathon race distances.
Having been an active runner and triathlete since 2006, taking up coaching was a great decision for me. Completing a UK Athletics Level Two 'Coach in Running Fitness' qualification started me on my formal coaching path. Beginning at local running club level, I have since coached a wide range of athletes to improved running performance.
In 2013, I formed my business 'Optimal Running', a progression from amateur to professional coaching. I now work predominantly as an online coach, continuing to help runners everywhere develop in all aspects of our sport.
My training philosophy is built on the work of proven coaches, athletes, sports scientists, personal knowledge and experience in the sport. From that field of knowledge, I am definitely influenced by the coaching philosophy of Renato Canova, adapting his methods to suit runners of all abilities.
It is important to recognise that all runners are different in their physical characteristics, and must be treated as individuals when creating training and racing schedules.
My coaching plans are structured to work in 'phases' or 'blocks' anywhere between 4-26 weeks, dependent on your current fitness level. Plans will always target your primary event or race, working towards your personal goals, although you can include interim 'support' races within each plan.
I look forward to working with you!
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional
1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Group Coaching, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching