Do you want to enjoy running more?
I can help you improve your technique, and reduce the risk of injury through training plans that help you achieve your goals without overloading your body.
I'm qualified to coach any race distance from 800m to ultra-marathons, and while I don't give medical advice I can discuss risk factors for a range of common running injuries. Always consult a medical professional for advice on an injury or health condition.
My service is 'pay what you can': lots of people have seen their income reduce since March 2020, and cost shouldn't be a barrier to people getting into exercise. Suggested donation is £40 for a one-to-one session and training session, but some people can pay more and some can pay less. So far this is working really well - thank you all!
All donations go to the National Autistic Society - donate here.
I'm also a member of Crystal Palace Fun Runners, our established, friendly, local club. If you'd like to join them directly (club runs from 7km, at any pace), join them here. (membership for 2021-22 is just £5!).
I'm a club runner, parkrun Event Director, and qualified UK Athletics Run Leader, Running Coach, and Level 3 Event Group (Endurance) Coach, with an Enhanced DBS check.
As a coach and professional researcher, I'm particularly interested in how to tailor physical activity to benefit everyone, particularly those managing long-term health conditions or other challenges.
I ran the 2020 virtual London Marathon for the National Autistic Society, who have invited me to run for them again in 2021. I'm hoping to raise even more this year, and hopefully go a bit faster too!
ENJOY RUNNING MORE
Once you've conquered 5k or can run for half an hour, it's important to keep the momentum going, so that a great achievement becomes a healthy lifestyle. See this video for a short guide to the different kind of runs that can keep you interested, and see the slideshow below for some tips on building your own training plan.
I thoroughly recommend joining your local parkrun - the free weekly timed 5k that anyone can enjoy. South London has lots of gorgeous courses, although Crystal Palace will always be my personal favourite.
I also recommend joining Crystal Palace Fun Runners - they've taught me everything I know about running, and given me an amazing running community to keep me going. They run groups for all paces and also provide track and hill sessions. I'm hoping lots of you 'graduate' from our group to the club. They welcome all standards and all speeds - their runs are about 7km and over, but the slower groups stop-and-start and always accommodate everyone.
Finally, check out my Facebook page for updates and training videos. Happy running!