Newark , United Kingdom
I specialise in coaching two types of runners: trail runners, and menopausal women, both locally and at a distance.
My focus is on establishing both running goals, the barriers that might stand in the way and how they can best be overcome. I coach runners with a variety of goals, from those wanting to run their first 5K and those who want to complete 100 miles, to those who have a key aspect of their running they'd like to improve.
I am a qualified trail, fell, mountain and road running coach (UK Athletics Coach in Running Fitness), Summer Mountain Leader, and have a degree in Outdoor Education. I have studied widely in the area of menopause and physical activity, including completing Dr Stacy Sims 'Menopause for Athletes' course. Having coached and led groups on a voluntary basis for many years, I have worked full-time as a coach for the past 6 years, helping both individuals and groups to meet their running goals. More recently, I have established a large global Facebook community 'Running through menopause' and provide expertise and coaching to its members.
I've been a runner myself for many years, including through my own menopause, and have a wealth of personal experience that I use to inform my coaching.