Running coaching starts at $58 / week

I know that running coaching can be a big commitment and that you want it to be right. Based on my experience I offer what I know works best for the majority of people. However, if you would like anything not listed below, then contact me and we can discuss your individual requirements. See below for my standard options and prices, as well as my Marathon des Sables coaching package.

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How running coaching with me works

I offer coaching online. I deliver your training plan in TrainingPeaks, which is an online system for athletes and coaches. Your training syncs via your device and I can keep track of your progress. No system can replace the human wisdom so we stay in touch so that I know how you feel, what's working well, and what we should tweak. We connect via e-mail, messaging and zoom. You decide how much support you need within the limits of your plan.

All my training plans are bespoke and created from scratch based on you. This is because I want to give you the best chance you can to train safely, stay injury free, maximise your potential and reach your goals. Why should you have to fit your life around training when the training can fit in and around yours?

In my running coaching I take into account your sporting history, current fitness level, previous injuries, ability, race ambitions and life- and work commitments, in order to minimise risk of injury, reduce undue stress, and help you enjoy consistent, effective, safe and progressive training. Whilst injury can happen, the incidence of injury is low among my clients.

Monthly Running Coaching Plan - From $279.00 / month

I deliver a completely bespoke running coaching plan to you, typically in blocks of a couple of weeks at the time. Every month you have the option of a 30-minute call with me to review your progress and plan the next phase. You also get regular e-mail communication. A premium athlete account with TrainingPeaks is included unless you have one already. A one-off setup of $219.00 is required for new customers. There is no minimum tie-in period for coaching. Terms & conditions apply. Buy below or contact me. I also offer bank transfer and payment in GBP, EUR, AUD, NOK or SEK. Contact me for prices in other currencies.

6-month Discount - 10%

If you commit to 6 months minimum upfront, I offer 10% discount on an advance payment. This means your running coaching will start at $251 / month. I don't believe in keeping people's money unless I can offer the service, so I do have a refund policy. If something happens during your pre-paid period and you must stop the coaching, you will get a refund of unused time (terms & conditions apply).

1-1 Consultations - $150.00 / hour

A 1-1 consultation is a great option if you don't need full running coaching but would like some advice and guidance. This can be anything from a confidence boost or help with a life problem, to review of a self-devised training plan or advice around a specific race.

Your coaching and training programme made an enormous difference to me. I feel so much wiser now and understand how I should be going about my running training. I can’t thank you enough.


I just wanted to say a very big thank you to you for all your fantastic plans you have written for me and for the support and advice you have given. Turned up well prepared and well advised to race.


Your coaching was perfect for me. Your plans pushed me but also gave me flexibility when traveling and working long hours. Knowing what I had to do each week gave me great confidence.


Buy Running Coaching Now!


My most popular running coaching package suitable for most people.

A setup fee of $219 is applicable.

6-month discounted price available on checkout.



What's included

  • TrainingPeaks Plan
  • Introductory Reference Document
  • 1 monthly call 30 minutes
  • E-mail support
  • TrainingPeaks Premium Athlete Account
  • Weekly commentary and review of your training in TrainingPeaks

Marathon des Sables Coaching Package

Marathon Des Sables (MDS) is for many a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Many can only do it once and so you really want to succeed.

The completion rate for my coaching clients is typically high, with 100% in several editions of the race.

Marathon des Sables is a very specific race. It is only if you have been there that you can fully understand the complexity brought about by the extreme environment, race format and race rules. Specific preparations are required in regards to acclimatisation, equipment, nutrition, mental aspects, race administration, camp life etc.

Marathon des Sables coaching with me means that you get access to my all my secrets from competing in four editions of MDS and winning two. You always learn a lot from the first couple of times so the repeated race experience is an important benefit I can offer.

I know what you can expect out on the course and I incorporate specific training in your plan. I have coached top runners, walkers just aiming to complete within cut-offs, and every level in between. I can help you set a realistic goal, recommend races to do in training, help you manage family/work expectations and make the training fit in with your life.

Common Pitfalls

Sadly, as many as 25% of registered entrants don’t make the start line of Marathon des Sables because they get injured, mainly due to overtraining or just training incorrectly.

Also, if your coach has not been to this race in person, they cannot possibly offer the full support and knowledge that you require.

The Marathon des Sables Coaching Package

Starts 13th Nov 2023 for the April 2024 edition.


This proven success formula for Marathon des Sables includes:

  • Realistic goal setting
  • Five months bespoke training plan that fits with your life commitments
  • Video call up to 1 hour every month to discuss your training and race preparations
  • Support via e-mail & WhatsApp
  • Premium TrainingPeaks account
  • Detailed kit list template, with examples and recommended weights, based on my winning kit formula
  • NEW for 2023 package: detailed race guide including nutrition
  • Recording of 3-hour MDS specific nutrition webinar
  • Post race debrief call
  • Guidance as needed on kit, heat acclimation, foot care, hydration, nutrition, race strategy, race terrain and environment, camp life, and travel logistics
  • Option to add additional months at 10% discount off normal monthly price
  • Can be paid in two instalments
  • Payment in USD, EUR, GBP, NOK, SEK or AUD (ask for details)

Save 38%

Total Value: $2960.00

Your investment: $1849.00

I would whole-heartedly recommend your coaching service to anyone. You saved me and gave me the confidence and the skills to go into the MDS and run it whilst enjoying it. I would never have finished where I did had I been on another plan. The attention to detail, the genuine passion for running and the desire to help others achieve their goals is what sets you apart from others. 

My plan was individually tailored, thoroughly considered, and with a no gimmicks approach, which instilled so much confidence in me to tackle both the longer and shorter distances. You were always there to guide, reassure and help, and answer my questions.

You tailored my plan to work alongside my busy lifestyle so it became a joy to train, never a chore. Your in-depth knowledge of kit was also pivotal in making MDS training considerably easier given your clear understanding that one size most definitely does not fit all! Again, I went into the desert knowing that I had the best kit that worked for me in conjunction with a really great, game changing block of training - all attributable to you!


It was brutal out there. It was about survival. It wasn't really about survival of the fittest, but survival of the most organised and most prepared. I observed so many people who were just not prepared. They had the wrong kit, their food wasn't working for them, and they were not able to manage themselves in the heat. Thanks to your guidance I felt like I got most things spot on. 


Book a call to learn more!

Unsure about coaching? Want to know whether we will be a good fit? Book a 30-minute call with me to discuss how the coaching works and ask your questions. The fee is deducted from the coaching setup fee if you decide to start coaching. 

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