"I was pretty new to running and having completed the London Marathon last year I realised I that I had not properly prepared with no time give to strength and conditioning and that ultimately not giving me the platform for a strong finish to the marathon - having to walk the majority of the last 5-6 miles. Having been accepted to take part in the marathon again this year I wanted to train properly with inclusion of S and C to prepare me fully for those later miles. The only
“I started training with Chris because I wanted to improve my running strength and fitness, I had previously participated in some strength and conditioning but nothing as specific to the sport of running. I am now generally felling stronger and I know it all adds to achieving personal best times and becoming stronger, fitter and faster for endurance running. It’s fun training with Chris, along with meeting new people and sharing experiences will fellow runners – there’s a lot
I started working with Chris to mainly focus on improving my strength. I hadn’t really tried any strength and conditioning before and the one and only time was when I was injured. I tried body conditioning exercises, but I didn’t feel any difference and soon gave this up. After working with Chris I started gaining strength and lifting weights I never knew I could! As a result of this I feel more confident with my running and stronger thanks to the programme.
I’ve really enjoy
“As a runner I was getting recurring injuries in my calf, I was cross training but did very little specific running strength work and didn't really know where to start with it all, so I was put in touch with Chris through my running coach. I have noticed a huge improvement in my overall posture, strength and whilst running. I don't fatigue as quickly and hit the hills stronger as well as gettinga lot a better sense of overall well-being and confidence My confidence and skill
"I wasn't experiencing any issues when I started training with Chris but I was keen to prevent problems. I was marathon training and starting to put in long miles and wanted to prevent injuries. You too often see runners with injuries that curtails or stops their running. I didn't want to be that runner. I hadn’t tried any running strength and conditioning programmes before this, I tend to have quite a "haphazard" approach to training. But I felt I really need to add in a str
"I started working with Chris because of recurring injuries and pain whilst running and I was also in pain after running. I was unhappy with my Personal Trainer at the time, I don’t feel that he understood my goals. He was programming non-running specific exercises and coaching, unnecessarily counting macros, eating to gain weight and we were doing a lot of upper body strength training – all detrimental to my aims, and he did not meet the professional standards I would expect
I asked a group of my coached runners the other day; What struggles do you face as a runner? One of them answered: "Does any runner ever feel like you're running fast enough?" Which is, a very, very interesting question (in my opinion, anyway!) The pace of someones run is unique to the individual. For a start - unless you're the fastest person on the planet, there is always going to be someone faster than you. So we can forget making comparisons to others straight away. Now,