Would you like some help and guidance with your running?



I am a qualified UKA FMR Trail Coach, a Certified UESCA Ultra Running Coach and experienced trail runner. I believe in a friendly, holistic approach to coaching, combined with fundamentals of exercise science, which is athlete centred and achieves this by getting to know and understand my athletes individually. My supportive style has inspired many to do things that they never dreamed of and to push their own boundaries further than they probably knew they could.


Whatever your individual running goals are, most of us benefit from some guidance and planning to help stay motivated and reach our individual potential. Whether you are just starting to run for the first time, are working towards your first trail race, taking on a new distance or you just want guidance and motivation to run for fitness and wellbeing, I can help you.


We all lead busy lives and knowing how and when to train to fit in with our own lives can be tricky. We could just look online or in magazines for a plan, but they often don’t fit in with our other commitments. Swapping and changing them around might not always work well or be wise, they can’t tell you when you need to take extra rest to avoid over-training or getting injured. Generic plans don’t understand you the individual and your other commitments. 


Online Coaching Packages

We will start our journey with a 1:1 phone or video consultation to discuss your goals, lifestyle, current levels of fitness and past experience. Building a relationship with a coach allows a bespoke plan to be developed for you; by monitoring your training and with ongoing communication, I will adapt your training as you progress and become fitter and stronger.

You’ll have coaching that  works for you, with no more uncertainty and no more thinking what should I do today? 

You will have access to your training calendar online or via your training app, which can be connected to your watch or phone and is free to download.  


I can give you advice on strength and conditioning, race fuelling and hydration and setting new goals. To get full benefit of this we will have regular communication by the method of your choice.


I will check in with you regularly and you are welcome to email or text as often as you like, in fact I encourage this as it gives me a better understanding of how your training is going.

Face to face 1:1 Coaching 

Would you like some practical help and guidance with your running?

Join me for a 90 minute 1:1 coaching session. We will cover ways to improve your running technique and mindset.

We will break everything down and practice on the trails, so you can become a more mindful runner. I want to help you improve, get stronger, more confident and have heaps more enjoyment on the trails.

Price £50


 *a pre discussed surcharge will be added for any location more that 30 minutes drive from my home 


Licence No: 3822102


Online coaching plans £80 pcm


“I entered my first trail ultra in 2020 and was immediately overwhelmed by the number of online plans and advice available. I’ve known Rachel for a while now through the trail running community and when she announced she was available for coaching I immediately approached her for help and advice. This was the best decision I’ve ever made.


Although my race plans are currently on hold, Rachel has continued to give me a structured plan to help maintain my training and fitness. It’s great to have someone else that I’m accountable to and Rachel is always on hand to give advice, support and much needed feedback when needed.


I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Rachel as a coach for runners of all levels and abilities. A running coach is definitely not just for elite runners. Rachel has given me much-needed structure to my training and helped me to understand the rationale behind different types of training sessions which has been invaluable.


Perhaps most importantly, Rachel has given me the motivation to get out of the door and run even on those days when I’m not feeling it. I haven’t had so much consistency in my running for years! "

Rachael Ballard

" I employed Rach’s services when taking on my first half marathon and found the training  so helpful in focusing where I needed to add strength. During this time by incorporating different sessions into my weekly training I broke both my 5k and 10k times which wasn’t a goal but was a measure of how much better I was getting.

For my next challenge I decided to take on a 50k race so decided to use Rach again knowing that her training works for me. Even though the race has been postponed, like most races in 2020 I decided to carry on with a training plan which Rach adapted for me to maintain fitness, motivation and to increase strength work so that I’m ready when the time comes.


I’ve found Rachel to be understanding and encouraging at all times and always happy to offer advice where needed. The plan is adapted as and when its needed taking into account a busy lifestyle. The pricing is great value for the one to one service rather than a one plan suits all approach."

Alice Bradley