Our running coaching programmes are delivered by practising coaches who have coached athletes from recreational to international,  and across all events, from road, XC to fell and track. All of our coaches are qualified up to UKA Level 3 or 4 and are still active runners.

No training programmes got from magazines and no gimmicks- just practical, scientific coaching designed for your needs and based on, sound, accurate fitness testing so you know where you are at and can assess your progress.

Our coaching programmes can be delivered to suit you, 1:1, small groups or on line.


Running Coaching

  • Do you want to get better at running but don't know how ?

  • Do you want expert coaching help to help you get faster, reach that PB or reach a qualifying standard ?

  • Do you want to try a new challenge like a fell race, a trail race or a half marathon ?

  • Do you want to decide how much coaching support you want, when and where  ?

  • Do you want running coaching that is designed to meet your needs ?

  • Do you want a mix of running coaching and other sport sciences like fitness testing, video analysis, strength programmes, rehab and technique improvement?

You can have this expert coaching combined with any combination of fitness testing, performance profiling, video analysis and session planning just by contacting Optimize Fitness and tell us what you want. We will design a package to meet your needs.


Performance Running Analysis

Full fitness testing (power, ground contact time, stiffness, reactivity, lactate, urine etc ) and profiling, enhanced functional movement screening, video analysis and evaluation giving strengths and weaknesses and recommendations to improve. Usually takes between 1.5 and 2 hours. Email and text support.

£99 plus venue hire and travel if required.

Performance Running Coaching 

Full fitness testing, profiling, functional movement screening, video analysis and evaluation giving strengths and weaknesses, analysis of movement skills, running technique, movement skills, biomechanics and recommendations to improve. 4 weeks of session plans. Unlimited text and email support. Email facility for sharing video clips to monitor progress.

Individual: £189 for first month which includes testing and profiling plus venue hire and travel if applicable. Successive months are £90 for 3 sessions per month, plus hourly rate for any further testing etc. Additional sessions at £25 each. Minimum 3 month package. 

Small group ( Up to 4 ) : £320 plus venue hire and travel if applicable. Successive months are charged at the individual hourly rate. 

On Line Coaching & Session Plans

Some runners want the technical advice and support of a coach with the freedom of running when and where they want. Optimize Fitness can supply training plans on line to help you achieve a PB. This can involve 'virtual' testing and movement analysis where you supply the test results and video footage, we do the analysis and feedback key areas to improve backed up by proven training sessions geared to your needs. This has proved really useful for triathletes who haven't got the time to join a traditional running club but see the need for technical running coaching to complement their cycling and swimming sessions.

Prices start from £60 a month which includes session plans, video analysis of running technique, evaluation and suggested improvements.

Fell and Trail Running Coaching and Guiding

Want to explore the freedom of the hills but not sure what to do, where and how ?

Want to try a classic fell or trail race route but not sure about the navigation ?

Entered a race but you don't know where it goes, where the shortcuts are or the best routes ?

Let the experienced runners and coaches at Optimize Fitness get you started. We can build routes and runs on the hills to meet your needs.

For further information on any of our services, please click here to contact us.

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