Director of Purple Patch Running and Head Coach. Regional Trainer and Senior Tutor for UK Athletics; a Level 3 UKA Coach and a Natural Running Coach; has 12 years coaching experience of senior & junior athletes; was a senior lecturer in Sports Science at Thames Valley University; and has 30 years personal running experience at county standard in his younger days. His main strength, however, is his innate ability to build on existing strengths and weaknesses. Together with an empathetic approach to both new and experienced runners, this means that you can take away a training schedule that is exactly the right one for you.
Personal Running Accomplishments & Stats: 5k PB of 16:13; 10k PB of 34:06; 10M PB of 56:40; Half marathon PB of 1hr 16; Scottish Schools orienteering champion; 2nd in OMM mountain marathon mixed vets team.
Director of Purple Patch Running and Coach. Level 2 UKA Coach and a Natural Running Coach with 20 years personal running experience. She is the 2015 European Masters (W55) 10k Champion and current World Masters 10k & Half Marathon silver medallist. She also qualified and competed in the 2012 Ironman World Champiosnhips. Claire's strength is her very practical approach to getting the best out of yourself. Whether you are new to running or a seasoned vet, her current thinking and down to earth practical advice will guide you onto better things.
Personal Running Accomplishments & Stats: 5k PB of 17:56; 10k PB of 36:30; 10M PB of 60:30; Half Marathon PB of 1hr 20 (aged 50); Marathon PB 2hrs 59; European Masters (W55) 10k Champion; World Masters (W55) silver medallist; 2nd in age group at Berlin Marathon; ranked in top ten in the UK for half marathon & marathon between 2005-2011; 2nd in OMM mountain marathon mixed vets team; 19th in age group at Ironman World Championships, 2012.