CHRIS DONALD

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.