About

About Running Happy

 

I am a UK Athletics qualified Coach in Running Fitness who has coached people to run their first 5k, run their fastest marathon time and just got people back in love with running.

However, if you’d told me a few years ago that I’d be a running, let alone coaching people, I wouldn’t have believed you! Before I started running I never thought I would be a runner, let alone a coach! It just wasn’t something people like me did. I was the non-sporty girl at school who preferred a good book to a good run (I still like books, the two aren’t incompatible!).

That all changed when I started a couch to 5k course and fell in love with running. I realised what joy it can bring, how hard you sometimes have to work, how frustrating it can be but ultimately how rewarding and fun it is.

 

 

Interested in hiring a running coach?

I offer both personalised training plans and online virtual running coaching to fit in with your goals and commitments. Please do check out my coaching page for more information.

I have some availability for one-to-one running coaching in the Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire areas. Please do email me (ku.oc1529740256.yppa1529740256hgnin1529740256nur@o1529740256lleh1529740256) for more information.

If you would like to contact me for anything else you can email me at ku.oc1529740256.yppa1529740256hgnin1529740256nur@o1529740256lleh1529740256 or follow me on Twitter

 

How does online running coaching work? Runner Spotlight on Shathiso

How does online running coaching work? Runner Spotlight on Shathiso

As this week (4 – 10 June) is UK Coaching Week I am shining the spotlight one of my runners who I have been coaching for over a year. I first ‘met’ Shathiso last year as a reader of her blog The Gaborone Runner where she was writing about her big goal of running 17 races…

Reading Half Marathon Update

Reading Half Marathon Update

The day before the Reading Half Marathon went something like this. Parkrun in the morning with my Start to Runners. It’s minus degrees C, it’s windy, there is a sprinkling of snow and they are using the alternative route due to flooding. Not so perfect conditions but good to put my race day clothes to…

Training for the Reading Half Marathon: 1 week to go

Training for the Reading Half Marathon: 1 week to go

After the first half of my training for the Reading Half Marathon going very well, the last 4 weeks have been a bit meh. The first run of week 6 was my Tuesday track night which was fun as usual. However, when I got home I started to feel a little lump in my throat and…