Clare is a Level 2 TrainingPeaks running coach and a UKA Level 1 coach. She specialises in trail/mountain/fell running. With its growing popularity off road running is becoming a sport for all people of various fitness levels. Clare loves to work with people to help them succeed at their own goals; whether that's a personal best, a completion or a podium. Clare will work with you to design a plan that fits in with your day to day life and helps you get the most out of each session.
My own running career began when I was working in a disabled unit where I needed to be fit enough to get to emergencies. I ran two to three times a week to keep fit and because I enjoyed running and its relaxing effects.
I came back to running after a break in which I chose other ways to relax (namely drinking and smoking!). Running helped me to give up smoking and I enjoyed the social side of being part of a club. I also enjoyed racing both off and on the road, and pushing myself to see how fast I could go. I was introduced to the local running club and I decided that the next stage was to run a marathon. A disappointing time led me to chat to more experienced runners who introduced me to more structured training. I also began doing my own research and developing my own training plans.
In 2012 I met and began working with my first coach; this was an eye opening experience! I had always thought that coaches were for professional athletes. I soon came to appreciate the value of an objective eye - and ran some of my very best races by learning what motivated me and the importance of balancing hard training with rest/easy days. It was at this time that I began to take an interest in the application of psychology to sport.
In 2017, I decided to combine my two life passions: working with people in a psychological way and running.
Races I enjoy:
Skiddaw Fell Race
La Montée du Grand Ballon
Le Championnat du Canigou
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Mental Skills, Training Camps
Running, Corporate Wellness
I will work with athletes whatever their goals so long as they are able to communicate to me; I prefer to set training based on heartrate rather than pace for trail/mountain running.
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The coach consultation includes a one hour discussion with a TrainingPeaks Level 2 coach on the phone or video call. This also includes one month of TrainingPeaks Premium Athlete Edition and a completed coaching consultation summary after your call.
Each monthly coaching service comes with a 30-day, no questions asked, money-back guarantee, a TrainingPeaks Premium Athlete Edition account, a start-up consultation, goal planning and an individualized plan.
* Note: You will only be charged the $99 startup fee today. Monthly billing will begin after TrainingPeaks connects you with your coach.