Running Coaches

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

Chris Holdsworth – Endurance State

An accomplished endurance athlete, competing primarily on long distance mountain and trails. Chris Holdsworth, an inov-8 athlete and fully qualified UESCA Endurance Coach and UKA coach, set up Endurance State Training to help others achieve their goals through his knowledge, experiences and unique brand of endurance running through ‘Endurance State’.

Specialising in long distance and trail running disciplines, Chris is able to offer coaching to all abilities and running interests, as an all-round runner with a successful background in a variety of running disciplines, from 5k to Ultramarathons, training will always be tailored to you. Chris also competes internationally for Great Britain and England in various mountain running disciplines, with notable achievements listed below:

Three Peaks Fell Race – 3rd – 2:54:47 Snowdon International Mountain Race – 2nd – 1:07:23 GB Long Distance Mountain Running Team, 2017, Giir di Mont, Premana, Italy Multiple England Mountain Running Vests Lakeland Trails Marathon Course Record Holder (26.2 miles / 4000ft) – 2:46:49 Grizedale Trail Marathon Course Record Holder (27.5 miles / 5000ft) – 2:56:39 Wales Trail Marathon – 2nd (26.2 miles / 4000ft) – 2:45:54 Salomon Serpent Trail 50k Course Record Holder (31 miles / 2000ft) – 3:13:27 5k PB – 14:50 / 10k PB – 30:27 Website: Facebook: /endurancestate Instagram: endurance_state

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

Jacob Snochowski Coaching 

Fully qualified UESCA Ultrarunning Coach with tones of experience as a runner himself. Running since 2005, racing successfully since 2014, with trail 100 mile PB of 13h:59min. Member of Team La Sportiva and Mountain Fuel.

All plans are designed to your abilities, I am not working on ready made schedules. I strongly believe in communication and holistic approach to you training- communication between Coach and Athletes, strength training and nutrition is as important as running.
I am working with Training Peaks platform, which makes the whole process simple and problem free. You can find me at

Paul wilson – Summit Ultra coaching

Reach your running, fitness and racing goals with Summit Ultra Online Coaching, We offer coaching for anyone from couch to 5k to the biggest ultramarathons.

We also offer guided runs in the Lake District and Northern Pennines. We can show you all the best places to run to suit your needs.
Paul has represented England and the UK at Backyard Ultras and has completed over fifty ultramarathons in the UK and Europe, and last December became only the third person ever to complete a solo unsupported winter Bob Graham Round.

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

Nick Grainge – Elite outdoor Fitness

Nick Grainge is the founder of Elite Outdoor Fitness. He is a coach in fell, cross country and weighted mountain running, cycling, swimming, CrossFit together with strength and conditioning training.

Nick is a highly successful athlete, expedition leader, and served in the UK Special Forces for many years.  He has won competitions internationally across a range of events including 5ks, 10ks, sprint triathlons, cross fit competitions, ultra-mountain race. Nick has recently broken two world records carrying 80lb on a marathon and 100lbs on a half marathon.

He has successfully trained many people into 1st places (Male, Female and Masters categories) and top 5 finishing positions in some of the UKs hardest fitness events. These include: 

  • Paras 10 (North and South (winners Individual and team) 
  • Commando 30 challenge (Winners) 
  • BTU Ice Ultra in Sweden, 
  • Fan Dance Race Winners
  • Wood House and Fan Dance Race series including Endurance 54 miler (Winners)

If you want to have a better understanding of maximising your capacity through a multi-disciplined approach, then Nick at Elite Outdoor Fitness can help you.  

Nick has an interactive platform that allows people to train together, learn and gain from others experiences and maximise potential by tapping into his support coaches which include 1st UK position Cross fit Coach and ex international cross country and fell coaches. 





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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