Run Coaching

Rowan looks on at a runner he is coaching

Running is my absolute passion. Being a UKA qualified fell & trail running coach allows me to share this passion with you. I offer bespoke run coaching to a limited number of clients.

It doesn’t matter to me whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced and high-level runner. I am just as excited to get someone through their first 5k as I am coaching someone towards performing at the highest level in off-road and mountain ultras.

Rowan running on Ingleborough

As an experienced fell runner I am well placed to provide technical coaching as well as offer advice on route finding, navigation and other skills needed for off-road running.

My background as a sports therapist enables me to offer the right training schedules, strength & mobility training, and other cross-training advice to ensure you stay injury free and consistent in your running.

Every coaching client is unique. so I am happy to tailor a package to your exact needs. To make it simple however I offer three standard levels of coaching. Feel free to pick one of these packages, or contact me to discuss your own requirements and customise your coaching plan.

Rowan running off road

With every coaching plan the following would be included as standard:

  • Full initial consultation to allow the plan to be completely personalised to your own wants and needs. This would include a goal-setting practice to ensure we are on the same page as to what you are aiming to get out of the coaching. Prior to this session I would get you to fill in an online questionnaire to both better inform me about where you are currently out, but also to help you clarify things for yourself.

  • Your training planned out to aim for long term consistency and progress, using simple but effective methods that are personalised and adapted to your lifestyle/work/family life and current fitness levels.

  • Training plans will be based on your required level of structure. They can range from a brief overview of the week with key sessions to allow for more flexibility & independence, to a fully structured day-to-day plan.

  • Regular catch-ups to aid accountability.

  • Full support over email/messenger/WhatsApp for any questions, changes to training etc

  • Advice on strength & conditioning, technique, the psychology of running, race-tips, training science and more.

  • 20% discount on sports injury sessions or sports massage (exc 4-for-3 offer).

There are then three options for the level of support you require….

Level 1 £40/4 weeks

  • Training plan for the 4-week block.

  • A catch-up video call to discuss how training has been going, goals, progress and plans for the following weeks.

Level 2 £60/4 weeks

  • Training plan for the 4-week block, with weekly updates to enable a better fit with your life, and tweaks based on how you are feeling, last minute events etc.

  • Weekly catch-up video call to discuss how training has been going, goals, progress and plans for the following weeks.

Level 3 £80/4 weeks

  • As level 2, but with the addition of a face-to-face session. These sessions are based on your current needs and goals, but could be anything from a technique session (on/off road), a training session (eg intervals, hill reps, strength training) or a guided trail run with a chance to chat about your training. There is also the option of having this as an online workout session if you would prefer, or are not local.

I like my coaching to be as personal and individualised as possible, so if you would like something slightly different to the above, please let me know and we can discuss that further.