Running workshops and camps
None currently scheduled
To get a feel for how the workshop is put together, you can read one recent participant's report of a Running Well workshop here
Here's what some recent participants have to say about my running workshops...
'Thanks for a most rewarding day yesterday. What I learnt about form was priceless. You can be sure I will be practising the drills until correct form becomes second nature.' John Bridger, February 2014
'I just wanted thank you again personally for a fantastic day, I am really looking forward to running this evening and working on my technique' Adam Maynard, February 2013
Just want to say thank you so much for Saturday, I had a fantastic time and both Jeff and you made me feel so welcome. The course was very useful and gave me all the information on where I went wrong last time, so I won't do that again!!!' Belinda Ayling, November 2012
'I really enjoyed yesterday - I've just been telling a friend how amazing it was!' Carli Foster, September 2012
'You've changed the way I look at my training - the mix of activities and the swapping of ideas was great.' Bev de Valmency, February 2012
One-to-one Coaching - (not currently available. I am only doing group coaching for Rye Runners at the present time www.ryerunners.co.uk)
Whether you have yet to run your first steps, are training for your first 10km or are looking to shave a few minutes off your marathon time, I can help. With 20 years experience as a runner, competing at distances ranging from 3000m to 100 miles, I've probably been where you are now! It's not just experience I can offer, but scientifically-backed training programmes, one-to-one or small group sessions and advice on all aspects of training and racing.
My qualifications and experience
I have a first class honours degree in Sport & Exercise Science and a UK Athletics level 2 endurance coaching qualification. I am also one of the UK's first certified VIVOBAREFOOT Barefoot Running coaches, qualifying in August 2011. I was nominated for Sussex Coach of the Year in 2015.
I was the running coach for East London Triathletes until March 2010 and founded the women-only Hackney Marshes Women's Running Network group in spring 2009 which continues to thrive. I now run Rye Runners, a non-affiliated club in East Sussex (see more on the Rye Runners page). I am one of the two coaches on the Runner's World/ASICS Target 26.2 Project, (2012-2015), coaching 5 runners to marathon success. For the past ten years, I have presented seminars and workshops on injury prevention and training at the London Marathon Training Weekend and for the Women's Running Network. I also acted as the resident expert for the Guardian newspaper's 'Project Marathon' in 2009 and have given advice about running on BBC television and radio.
There are two options - either one-to-one face-to-face coaching sessions (£50 an hour in Rye, East Sussex) or email coaching, which comes in 4-week blocks and costs £60 per 4 weeks (no face to face - but I usually like to do at least one session with you before taking you on as a client, so I can see you running and get an idea of your pace, technique, motivation etc)
Here are some of the things coaching can help you with:
- Event training schedules – I can devise an individually-tailored training schedule leading up to your event. There is no 'one size fits all' programming - your programme is based on your unique needs, goals and time availability/commitment level.
- Innovative training methods – Let me put you through your paces and learn how to get more out of your training sessions
- Running programme overhaul – Adjust your existing training to reap better results
- Injury prevention training – Learn about your injury hotspots and how to avoid them
- Running programmes – From walk-to-run for beginners to programmes for experienced runners
Get in touch for further information on prices, locations and availability. I am based near Camber Sands in East Sussex and work locally with occasional appointments available in London. Please note: I do not offer gym-based personal training or train in clients' homes.