I am a former UK Endurance Coach of 20 years and coach endurance to athletes across all levels.
Primarily I Coach :
- 60% Runners
- 40% Triathletes
I would say, over the past 20 years I have coached more female athletes. In the last 2 years however, I would say I coach more male athletes.
- 80% UK
- 20% are overseas
- 01% younger than 25
- 34% 25 - 35
- 38% 36 - 45
- 27% 45 +
New To Marathon Running
I have taken many runners through to their first Marathon, some having only completed a 10km race ! It is relatively easy to coach a person to the finish line, after looking at their times for say a 10km or half Marathon.
However you must be realistic and I would not recommend anyone to run a full Marathon, without having first completed a Half Marathon in under or very close to 2hrs. I coached three female athletes through to their debut Marathon this year.
All three came to Spain on a number of occasions to train with me. Two were running around 2hrs 2min for a Half Marathon, whilst the third was much faster. They all finished, saying they felt great and could have run faster, thank goodness !
The problem is,
“You don't know what you don't know.”
If you have not done a Marathon, you do not appreciate, the training that is necessary and just how far it is.
I have e mails, asking me if their park runs on weekends will get them through to their first Marathon !!!
I am here to help you, just ask