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Newark , United Kingdom
I help women keep running well through,and beyond, their menopause years. If you find that your body no longer responds to the training that you used to do, you are fatigued, changing shape, or simply struggling to run at all, I can help you. I offer support through one-to-one coaching (remote) and bespoke training plans, as well as group coaching opportunities, including a remote RTM coaching group. I work with both experienced runners and those new to running, and from 5K to ultra.
I have worked full-time as a running coach for over 6 years, working both face-to-face and remotely, with one-to-one clients and groups. My initial specialism was in coaching trail runners; through this work I developed a large and mainly female clientele. Many of the women I worked with were (like me) going through menopause and struggling to keep running well (or at all), and many were post-menopausal. The need to adapt my coaching to support them was clear, and so through reading, studying and trying things out I developed my knowledge and understanding - and improved my own running too!
I continue to learn as a coach and a runner, including from the almost 4000 members of the 'Running through menopause' Facebook community I set up, and have developed the range of services I offer to work with women remotely all over the world.
"Thank you so much - 10k race done and a PB too. Rachel has trained me back to 10k strength as the menopause was causing me all sorts of problems. She has done a fantastic job and I couldn’t have done this without her help" (Sara, 1:1 coaching)
" I followed Rachel’s marathon plan, which was quite different to what I’d done before - and knocked 14 minutes off my marathon time in the process!" (Helena, RTM coaching group)
Qualifications and CPD:
UKA Coach in Running Fitness (2016)
Menopause for Athletes (Dr Stacy Sims, 2020)
Women are Not Small Men (Dr Stacy Sims, 2019)
Summer Mountain Leader (Mountain Training, 1990)