Running Programs & Coaching


Couch to 5K – Beginners Running Program

Start Dates: Wednesday 12th January 2022

Where: Charlton Primary School, Wantage, OX12 7HG

Why: A 9 week progressive running program with ongoing group support and motivation.  This program keeps you on track ensuring that all important 5K success.

Personality type: Dedicated, committed, supportive and friendly 🙂

5K – 10K – Intermediate Running Program

Start Date: Wednesday 27th April 2022

Where: Charlton Primary School, Wantage, OX12 7HG

Why: Suitable for Couch to 5k graduates and regular (once or twice weekly) 5k + joggers wanting to improve their running fitness, distance and pace over a 9 week period. Sessions within the 9 week program vary weekly to include hill repetitions, long and short intervals focusing on speedwork, Fartlek training (periods of fast running with slower running) and Oregon Circuits to improve strength and conditioning.

Personality type: Hard working, committed + those who love a challenge!


Who’s It For

Anyone who wants to add structure to their running, run quicker or further under the watchful eye of a trained running coach.

You don’t have to be an athlete to have a coach, far from it!  I believe everyone would benefit from receiving specialist knowledge, tailored training plans, set pacing guidelines and let’s not forget accountability, additional support and motivation.

Social running or steady state running is a great way to get started but if you want to get quicker or increase your distance you need to add variety to your sessions. Plodding every session is now out! Specific sessions range from interval sprints, long intervals, tempo runs, Farklet, trail running and hill reps. These types of sessions added to an individual’s program are carefully selected  and dependent on the client’s outcome goal. For example, if you want to run faster adding speed-work into your plan is essential. However, if your goal is to complete your first marathon, strength and endurance would be the primary focus.

What It Involves

All programs include an initial consultation covering current lifestyle, nutrition, medical history, exercise background, existing training plan and short- and long-term goals. A detailed microcycle is put together identifying the most dominant energy systems being used, the training emphasis and weekly load on the body. In addition to this other sports and cross training activities are discussed.

Your running technique will be analysed (backward arm drive, posture, hip placement, foot strike, triple extension and cadence) over short sprints, longer intervals, uphill & downhill running and over obstacles. Technical mismatches are identified and explored resulting in appropriate running drills and strength and conditioning exercises given to help you run more efficiently. Effortless running takes practice and patience. If it was that easy, we would all be running alongside Mo Farah.

Fundamental running skills: ABC’s are used to help identify areas where further support is needed. This refers to Agility, Balance & Co-ordination when undertaking set exercises and tests.

A 4-8-week mesocycle (snapshot of weekly sessions over a set time period) is drafted. A working document that’s tweaked weekly subject to the needs of the individual. Depending on your training age or stage of development sessions will be measured in terms of effort levels 1-10 or for experienced runners set pacing will be calculated from recent race PB’s.

How I Can Help

I can help anyone of any ability if they have a clear goal, self-motivation and desire to achieve.

From a sub 30/17-minute 5k, 35/50 min 10k, half marathon to marathon distances, you set the goal and I’ll map out the best journey for you, in a realistic and achievable time frame.


How To Book

Just email me; Everyone attending a running program must submit a Health Questionnaire & Liability Wavier.

What to Wear/Bring

Comfortable, non-restrictive gym clothing, running trainers, water bottle & gym towel.

Prices & Packages

All programs include an Initial 60-minute consultation at £45. They will be challenging, fun and rewarding. Pay a coach to do the admin so you can focus on what you love doing most, running (with the best possible form)!

Bronze – £85

  • 1 x 60-minute consultation
  • 4 x week plan, email review and client feedback on completion
  • Subsequent 4 weekly plans, £40

Silver – £145

  • 1 x 60-minute consultation
  • 1 x 60-minute running technique analysis + individualised running drills
  • 6 x week plan
  • Weekly email progress check in’s, feedback & session plan amends
  • Subsequent 6 weekly plans, £60

Gold – £195

  • 1 x 60-minute consultation
  • 1 x 60-minute running technique analysis
  • 1 x 60-minute running drills + S&C session with take home exercises
  • 8 x week plan
  • Weekly email progress check in’s, feedback & session amends
  • Core Progress Personal Training water bottle
  • 10% discount at Wickets Sports, Wantage
  • Subsequent 8 weekly plans, £80

Full payment is required prior to your sessions by BACS or cash. For full Terms & Conditions click HERE