Joanne Watson

Joanne Watson Running Coach

Area of Coaching Interest:

Beginners - 5k – 10k – half marathon – marathon – ultra marathon.

Adults and juniors

Strength and conditioning


Experience as a coach:

  • LiRF
  • CiRF
  • Level 1 and 2 Lydiard coach
  • Coaching experience in all distances from beginners to marathon
  • Active coach at Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
  • Level 2 gym instructor
  • Level 3 personal trainer
  • Qualified teacher/QTS
  • (Currently studying) Event group – Endurance coaching


Experience as an athlete:

  • 5k – 10k – half marathon – marathon – ultramarathon
  • GFA achieved
  • BQT achieved
  • Championship time achieved


Coaching Philosophy:

I love running. And as a coach, I love nothing more than helping other people learn to love running too! I enjoy working with people and helping them to set and then achieve, goals they previously only dreamt of.

I found my love of running as an adult, after managing to avoid sport for most of my childhood. After the birth of my children, I needed something that would help me get me fitter, and give me some ‘me’ time, and I quickly fell in love with running. My passion took me on a path from social running to competitive running, and then on to training as a running coach myself.

Since qualifying as a running coach, I have worked with a wide range of people from complete beginners, to improvers, to seasoned marathon runners. I coach both individuals and groups of athletes, and still regularly compete in all distances myself. I work in schools coaching children, and making sure they have a different experience to me and find their love of sport much earlier on!

Running makes everything better - I have achieved goals I previously wouldn’t have dreamt of and I am passionate about sharing that with others. I haven’t yet found anybody who I haven’t been able to help!


Other Credentials:

  • Lydiard II Certified Running Coach
  • ASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • First Aid CPR AED – License CO-01352



  • GFA achieved
  • BQT achieved
  • Championship time achieved
  • Coached many athletes to PBs in varying distances



For more information, please visit my website: RunWell

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