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Coaching services

Whether you are taking your first steps, training for your first 10km, looking to shave a few minutes off your umpteenth marathon or give your running a complete overhaul, I would love to help. With an exercise science degree, ten years' experience as a qualified endurance coach and almost three decades as a runner, competing at distances ranging from 3000m to 100 miles, I can work with you to figure out how to get more out of your running - whether that means faster race times, conquering new distances, freeing yourself from the injury cycle or simply rediscovering your mojo. 

 
Sam is a great motivator with a wealth of experience.
She gets results, too - in my case a PB for the marathon that I wouldn’t
even have aimed for before we met.
— Matt
 

My qualifications and experience

I have a first class honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science (graduating in 2001) and I am fully qualified and insured British Athletics Endurance Coaching Licence (level 2). I have worked on a one-to-one basis with runners of all ages, abilities and aspirations, from fifty-somethings taking on their first 10K to marathoners aiming to break 3 hours and ultrarunners preparing for their first multi-day event. I also hold a FitPro Personal Trainer qualification and am a certified VIVOBAREFOOT Barefoot Running coach. I was nominated for Sussex Coach of the Year in 2015. 

For the past ten years, I have presented seminars and workshops on running training and injury prevention or acted as a consultant for organisations including The London Marathon, BBC 5Live, The Running Show, ASICS Target 26.2 and The Guardian. I co-run Rye Runners in East Sussex (see more on the Running Groups page) with my husband, and fellow coach, Jeff Pyrah.  

 

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