Mark James

Mark James Running Coach


Coaching Philosophy

Mark is a firm believer that there is no one size fits all approach to coaching individuals. He always works collaboratively to develop a plan that will suit his clients' goals, needs, ability and most importantly how much time they can commit to training. Runners always have ownership of their plan and as a coach, it is Mark's job to provide the support you need.



Coaching Experience

Mark has been involved in athletics for over 40 years and has worked with and learned from some great coaches over this time. I am very keen to work with individuals either online or face to face and currently have athletes from 17 yrs upwards enjoying events from 5k to the marathon. We also run a local beginner's group building up to complete a 5k.



Coaching qualifications

  • Lydiard Foundation L2
  • UKA CiRF


Athletic experience

Mark has been a keen runner for over 40 years, having run for Hertfordshire county over cross country and in relays. Mark spent many years from the age of 10 running track races in the summer and cross country in the winter with various road races throughout the years. Marks favourite distance on the track was 3000m steeplechase and favourite on the road was the 10k. Mark has also been competing in Triathlons since 1987 as a form of cross-training. Mark competed regularly all over the country and worldwide at all distances including Ironman. Mark has also competed regularly in cycle races and events since the age of 15.



Mark runs a sports injury clinic in Cambridgeshire specialising in assessment and treatment of all types of sportspeople, especially runners. He also offers run technique, biomechanics and gait analysis with rehab plans for improvement. For more information, please visit MJ Sports Injury Clinic.