ABOUT ME

My story

BBC Breakfast Interview about London Marathon

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Catching up with fellow club runners after Salford 10K

I was a late-comer to running, only taking it up just before my 40th birthday.  I'd struggled with knee pain for a few years so worked with a PT and physio to strengthen my quadriceps and IT Band first. I quickly got the running bug and have not looked back since! I joined Sale Harriers as I prepared for my first half marathon. With the benefit of club sessions (a variety of tempo runs, interval training and track) I was soon racing distances from 5k up to marathon. I was introduced to cross country, fell running, track events and road relays. I quickly improved and even found myself winning individual, age category and team prizes. My running highlights since then include getting selected to run in the England Age Masters 10K Championships in 2019 and qualifying for Championship Entry at the 2020 London Marathon. 

Being part of a running club has really changed my life and as well as training regularly with the club, I now manage our Ladies Masters Team. I can’t imagine a life without running and really hate it when I have any injury set-backs. I now work hard to complement my running through strength training, core work, balance and flexibility to minimise the risk of injury. I’ve also learnt to take a step back when niggles arise!

Having recently qualified as a Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer and Leader in Running Fitness, I now want to share my love of the sport with others & help them achieve their potential. If you're already committed to running, I can help you with strength, core, balance & flexibility work to keep you running stronger and faster for longer.

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Loving the crowd support at the Manchester Marathon
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An unusually mud-free cross country

Personal training

One-to-one sessions delivered at my home in Sale, outdoors, at Sports Direct Fitness Gym or at your home – whichever location is most convenient. I have a variety of equipment that is portable and can be used in a range of settings so I can fit around your busy lifestyle. I will help you strengthen your glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps and core, as well as working your upper body with running specific exercises. 
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Get on track

Introducing 60-minute daytime track sessions at Crossford Bridge, Dane Road in Sale for runners of all abilities. Each session starts with a dynamic warm-up, followed by running drills and a focus on running form. Each week, we will have different track workouts to help you improve your speed, strength and endurance. The session will finish off with some strength work, cool-down and stretches.
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Training plans

Chasing a PB, training for your first Marathon or just want to stay injury-free? Following an initial consultation to discuss your goals and current levels of activity and fitness, I will produce a realistic and achievable plan of running and/or strength and conditioning work over a 12-week period. We will review your progress at week four and week eight to keep you on track and make any adjustments as required.
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Nutrition

Together we can review your current nutrition and I will advise you on changes to meet your specific objectives (whether it is to fuel your training, achieve weight-loss or ensure you are getting the right balance of nutrients). No fad diets or cutting-out of major food groups – just healthy, balanced nutrition that will work for you and your personal circumstances.
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