NATIONAL WINNER of the AoC Sport Fitness Trainer Competition 2020

National Winner of the 2020 AoC Sport Fitness Trainer Competition

About Me

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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  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. 

On 23rd October 2020, I was delighted to have my PT skills recognised when I was crowned winner of the AoC Sport National Fitness Trainer Competition after an extensive process that started in March and culminated in a challenging week of virtual finals.

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

Zoom personal training

1:1 PT sessions delivered via Zoom (or option to train in an outdoor setting subject to current government guidelines). I will work with whatever equipment you have available. I will help you strengthen your glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps and core, balance and mobility whilst also strengthening your upper body for good running form. Running technique can also be improved through plyometrics and running specific exercises. 
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Speed sessions

60-minute daytime track sessions at Crossford Bridge, Dane Road in Sale and John Leigh Park in Altrincham 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 workouts to help you improve your speed, strength and endurance. The session will conclude with a cool-down and stretches.
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Online 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 available via the Run PT training app. 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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Zoom Classes

Designed to help runners increase their speed and develop strength and power in areas of weakness.  HIIT session focusing on running drills and plyometrics. Strength exercises targetting your glutes, hamstrings, core and quadriceps to keep you running stronger and injury free. 
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Want to discuss your training goals?

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