Running Coaches

Amongst our running ambassadors we have some fantastic running coaches who have years of personal experience to help you achieve your goals.

Dave Troman – Love To Run Coaching

Love to Run Coaching provide bespoke training programmes for runners of all abilities and all distances – from 5k to ultramarathons. Each one is built round the athlete’s individual goals, level of experience and lifestyle.

The aim is to help you run better, longer and faster, whatever your objectives, no matter what your ability.

Dave has a degree in sports science and a background in teaching sports psychology. He was a Great Britain international orienteer at junior and senior level and has subsequently raced on the roads, cross country, trails and fells. Amongst his achievements have been podium finishes in some of the UK’s toughest ultra marathons and mountain marathons.


Facebook: LoveToRunCoaching

Kim Collison

Offering remote bespoke coaching support to achieve your running ambitions with structured plans, expert advice and the motivation of a coach. I can deliver a running adventure in the Lake District to meet your requirements. With local knowledge, mountain experience, leadership and coaching qualifications I can tailor the experience to you or a small group.


Facebook: Kim Collison – Run Explore Achieve facebook page.

Email: kimcollison(at)

Gary House

Head Honcho @ RUNSTRONG , I make running and nutrition EASY by keeping my ear to the ground with all the latest science and making it SIMPLE with bitesize training videos that are never boring in our online training club… As for me? I am a busy dad of two who trains very hard to be a very average Ultra Runner with a PBs ranging from 135 miles in under 24 hours to 35 minute 10km. Contact details email gary@runstrong or watch my videos first on Facebook >> *NOT for sensitive snowflakes


Sarah Sawyer

I’m Sarah, a running coach and Level 3 pilates teacher, from Brighton, who runs everything from 5ks on road to ultras in the mountains, and everything in between.

I love working with runners from all backgrounds and of all abilities, and hope to inspire them that there should be no limits to what they can achieve with focused training, consistency, determination, a bucket load of enthusiasm and a big smile.

Whether a runner is wanting to train for their first ultra, or is a more experienced runner looking for new challenges, by providing bespoke training plans and really getting to know them as a person, I can help them achieve their goals, and even more importantly increase their enjoyment of running.

Some of my own racing highlights are:

  • Racing the Planet Patagonia (1st lady)
  • Racing the Planet Ecuador (1st lady)
  • 4 Deserts Atacama Crossing (2nd lady)
  • Thames Path 100 (2nd lady)
  • Berlin 100 (3rd lady)
  • Wendover Woods 50 (3rd lady)


High Peak Running

The coaches are Brennan Townshend,  one of the top fell and mountain runners in the UK and Katerina Polyakova, a Russian born mountaineer until injury lead her to the world of running. Their blend of experiences ensure that all abilities can be catered for through online coaching, face to face running technique courses and Lake District route recces.  Their online coaching is built around the athlete, incorporating up to date scientific practises into a training and support plan that will ensure you are achieving, and enjoying your running to your full potential.

UESCA & FRA certified

Brennan is an elite runner having recently won 3 Peaks Mountain Marathon, Garmin Mourne Sky race, Skiddaw, Buttermere Sailbeck and Grisedale Horseshoe fell races. He was also UK Skyrunning Champion in 2018 and top 20 in the Skyrunning world championships that year.

Facebook: @highpeakrunning

Sally Fawcett

I run for Dark Peak Fell runners and have represented Team BG. I work at a few different clinics as a Physiotherapist in Sheffield, The Whitehouse Sports Injuries Clinic, Kim Baxter Physiotherapy and Underground Fitness.  I specialise in treating sports, mostly running injuries, using soft tissue techniques, joint mobilisations, acupuncture, taping and rehabilitation exercises. I also lead weekly Strength and Conditioning Circuits for runners, aimed at injury prevention and recovery.


Mobile: 07837383855

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