Coaching

Whether you want advice about starting running, or are an existing runner who wants to improve or prepare for a specific race, we can help. We offer a range of services which have the flexibility to meet your own needs, budget and lifestyle. These are suitable for anyone wanting to run any distance, from a mile right through to ultramarathons, on either road, trails or in the mountains.

Our most popular services are summarised below. However, we may be able to mix, match or amend things to suit your individual needs. Also, we may be able to offer discounts for couples or groups as we appreciate that getting started together can be benefical for some people.

Regardless of your needs, we are happy to have an initial chat to discuss your needs without any obligation whatsoever.

BRONZE Package

Personalised Training Strategy and Inital Plan Only

This is our basic package, which provides with you with a training strategy fully tailored to you and an initial training plan. It will be focused on your running goals but designed to cater for other aspects of your life, such as work, family and other commitments.

The prices include the Initial Running Consultation so that we can gather the information necessary to ensure the plan is suitable for you. 

What you get:

  • Initial Running Consultation (either face to face or via telephone/on-line).

  • Professionally written training strategy which includes:

    1. The training you should do to achieve the goals agreed between us, over whatever duration that is;

    2. Detailed day to day schedule for the first 8-weeks*;

    3. Guidance on planning ongoing training and adjusting your schedule as required to take into account other aspects of your life;

  • Follow-up discussions on delivery of the plan and after the first 4 weeks.

  • Adjustments to the plan, if required, after our follow-up discussions.

  • A copy of our ‘Pace and Workout Guide’ guide, which includes information on how to judge pace, the types of workout you should do and the logic behind them.

*  Based on professional guidance from UK Athletics and our own experience, we feel that an 8-week cycle for detailed schedules is appropriate. This is because it gives time to see how the individual is responding to the training and enables that, plus any changes in circumstances, to be taken into account for the next cycle. At the end of the 8-week you may feel confident to put plans for further cycles together yourself, using the guidance we have provided. Otherwise we will happy do this for you as part of an ongoing package.

 

£100 (inclusive of face to face initial consultation) or  £85 (with telephone/on-line consultation). 

Note: you can upgrade to our Sliver or Gold package at any time.

SILVER Package

Personalised Training Plan with on-going planning support

This package provides with you with a training plan fully tailored to you with on-going on-line support with planning your training.

The training plan will be focused on your running goals but designed to cater for other aspects of your life, such as work, family and other commitments.

The prices include the Initial Running Consultation so that we can gather the information necessary to ensure the plan is suitable for you. They also include coaching support for the first 8-weeks. After that you can continue for as long as you wish on a week by week basis.

What you get:

  • Initial Running Consultation (either face to face or via telephone/on-line).

  • Professionally written training plan which includes:

  1. The training you should do to achieve the goals agreed between us, over whatever duration that is;

  2. Detailed day to day schedules for each 8-week training cycle *;

  3. Guidance on adjusting your schedule as required to take into account other aspects of your life;

  • Follow-up telephone or on-line discussions on delivery of the plan every 4 weeks.

  • Adjustments to training plan, if required, after our follow-up discussions.

  • Additional contact via email, Whatsapp or Facebook Messages.

  • A copy of our ‘Pace and Workout Guide’ guide, which includes information on how to judge pace, the types of workout you should do and the logic behind them.

 

*  Based on professional guidance from UK Athletics and our own experience, we feel that an 8-week cycle for detailed schedules is appropriate. This is because it gives time to see how the individual is responding to the training and enables that, plus any changes in circumstances, to be taken into account for the next cycle.

First 8 weeks, inclusive of Initial Running Consultation: 

£125 (with face to face initial consultation) or  £110 (with telephone/on-line consultation). Then £10 per week.

Note: you can arrange additional face to face sessions if required @ £40per session or upgrade to our Gold package at any time.

GOLD Coaching Package

Personalised Training Plan with on-going face to face and telephone coaching support

This is our full coaching package. It provides you with a training plan fully tailored to you, regular face to face coaching, plus additional support via telephone and on-line. 

The training plan will be focused on your running goals but designed to cater for other aspects of your life, such as work, family and other commitments.

The prices include the Initial Running Consultation so that we can gather the information necessary to ensure the plan is suitable for you. They also include coaching support for the first 8-weeks. After that you can continue for as long as you wish on a week by week basis.

What you get:

  • Initial Running Consultation (face to face).

  • Professionally written training plan which includes:

  1. The training you should do to achieve the goals agreed between us, over whatever duration that is;

  2. Detailed day to day schedules for training cycles appropriate to you;

  3. Guidance on adjusting your schedule as required to take into account other aspects of your life;

  • Face to face discussion/coaching sessions at least once every 4 weeks.

  • Adjustments to training plan, if required, after discussions/coaching sessions.

  • Weekly catch-up discussions by telephone or on-line, plus additional contact via email, Whatsapp or Facebook Messages.

  • A copy of our ‘Pace and Workout Guide’ guide, which includes information on how to judge pace, the types of workout you should do and the logic behind them.

First 8 weeks, inclusive of Initial Running Consultation: £160

Then £15 per week..

Initial Running Consultation (Included if purchasing a coaching package)

Finding out about your goals and needs

The aim of this session is for us to find out about you, what your goals are, your level of experience, the time you have available for training, and other information needed to ensure we tailor any advice or coaching services to YOU. 

Ideally the session is face to face so it can include a short assessment of your running and advice on any areas for improvement.  However, for overseas clients, or others where this is not practical, it can be carried out via telephone, skype or facetime. 

Duration is normally between 1 and 2 hours.

Location and timing of sessions can be flexible to meet your needs. We can travel for face to face sessions if necessary but, if the distance is excessive, it may incur addition cost. 

Face to face with running assessment: £75        Telephone / on-line consultation: £50

The price of the initial consultation is built into the packages below. If you want to have the initial consultation before committing to one of the packages, that fine. When you do, you'll only pay the difference between the price of the package and what you have already paid.

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Brooksie’s: noteworthy performances

1999

Rowbotham’s Round Rotherham, 50-mile fell race: 1st

2000

Northern Triangle Ultra Trail Series: 2nd

UK Trail Running Championships, Ultra Distance: 4th

2002

Belvoir Challenge, 26-mile trail race: 1st

Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset, 100km trail race: 3rd / 1st International

High Peak 40-mile Challenge: 1st

2003

Belvoir Challenge, 26-mile trail race: 1st

Massanutten Mountain Trails, 100-mile trail race (Virginia USA): 6th / 1st International

Dovedale Dipper, 26-mile trail race: 1st / Course Record

Belper Rugby Rover, 30k trail race: 1st / Course Record

Rowbotham’s Round Rotherham, 50-mile fell race: 1st

2005

Dovedale Dipper, 26-mile trail race: 1st / Course Record

2006

Dovedale Dipper, 26-mile trail race: 1st

2009

Wadi Bih, 72k trail race (Oman): 1st solo runner

Dead Sea Ultra-marathon, 50k (Jordan): 11th

2015

Derbyshire 100-mile Challenge, self organised event with two club-mates, running the length of Derbyshire north to south off-road.

Brutal Extreme Triathlon - Ironman distance (Wales), 16th

2016

Run to Flanders, self organised run from the National Arboretum (Staffordshire) to Torhout (Belgium), including Night of Flanders Marathon: 500k over 9 days

Cotswold Way Century, 102-mile trail race: 3rd

Dusk ‘til Dawn, 50-mile night time mountain trail race: 1st

2017

Last One Standing Ultra, Castleward (Northern Ireland): 130 miles, 5th 

Lakeland 100, 105 mile trail race (22,500ft ascent): 26th 

King Offas's Dyke Race, 185 miles non-stop trail race (32,100ft ascent): 4th

Meet our Coach

Andy Brooks (Brooksie)

I am licensed by UK Athletics as a Coach in Running Fitness and also a Lydiard Foundation Level II Coach. This means I have been on courses and passed formal assessments that allow me to coach endurance runners using principles that have been tried and tested on runners at all levels, from absolute beginners to Olympic champions. That's useful, of course it is, but what I believe is more useful to the runners I work with is my experience as a runner myself, my interest in the limitless abilities of the human body and my enthusiasm for the sport at all levels. 

I was never sporty as a kid and didn't discover that running could be fun until my late 20's, and that was almost by accident as I was just trying to get fit to climb a mountain! Since then, in the last 20 years I have taken part in around 400 races (I lost count a long time ago), over distances ranging from less than one mile to over 100. While I enjoy having a go at all kinds of races, including the occasional triathlon, what I love most is off-road running in the hills, and testing myself in ultra-distance events.

In the races I’ve done I've finished last, I've finished first and I’ve finished in just about every other position in-between; so I feel I can relate to runners of all abilities.  Sure, I have had some successes, but this has been more down to my desire to test my boundaries and willingness to learn from failure, rather than any natural athletic ability.

I believe most people have the capability to achieve goals beyond what they imagined possible in running, if they take the right approach and have guidance which is suitable to them as individuals. Helping others to tap into their true potential to achieve their running ambitions, whatever they are, is something I find immensely rewarding, perhaps even more so than my own running. This was my key motivation for becoming a coach.

I’ve always had to fit my running around a busy family and (non-running related) working life, with long hours and lots of travel. I can therefore fully appreciate the limitations athletes I work with have on their time, and know how to help them make the most of the time they do have available for running.  

 

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