My running journey began in May 2018 with an 18-year history of Anorexia Nervosa behind me. Running gave me an amazing feeling of freedom and I loved it from day one. With an enormous amount of determination and dedication to Lydiard training, I am now fully recovered and running stronger than ever. I am achieving 5K and 10K personal bests and injuries are a lot less frequent! My next aim is to complete a half marathon, and hopefully a full marathon in 2022. I also intend to complete my book once I have run my first marathon.
I regularly run lead for my local running group and my sessions always receive positive feedback. I am also on standby to take the occasional Chatty Sparkly Track session. I advocate Lydiard principles in all of my coaching sessions. I have also completed coaching assignments for the Sports Coaching and Physical Education Degree that I am studying. These have included coaching a track session to 17-year-olds, and a written reflection on how the session went. My topic for my research assignment was “The Strengths and Weaknesses of Lydiard Training” which I am happy to share on request. I now also have an increasing number of requests for training plans.
My coaching philosophy is to view everyone as an individual. I use my own experience to emphasise that wherever someone is starting from, with the correct training plan, commitment and continual coaching support they can move up the Pyramid and achieve amazing results. By trusting the Lydiard system and having patience massive improvements can be made.
- Level 1 & 2 Lydiard Coach
- Leader in Running Fitness
- Mental Wellbeing in Sport and Physical Activity certificate
- Clean Athletics Awareness certificate
- Preventing Bullying in Sport certificate
- Sports Injury First Aid certificate
- Tag Rugby Coaching qualification