Running Coaches

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


Since January 2020 Jon has been training and coaching individuals across the world to reach their athletic potential in obstacle course racing, trail and mountain running.

Are you seeking a sustainable and holistic training program that integrates strength and mobility alongside running workouts? Are you ready and motivated to take your performance to the next level with Jon’s help and guidance?

A few of Jon’s results:

1st – OCR World Championships (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

1st – Spartan World Championships (2014, 2018)

1st – Trail World Championships (2019)

1st – Ultra Skyrunning World Championships (2018)

1st – Overall Skyrunner World Series (2017)

A unique training program tailored to your needs and athletic goals. Your training plan will be received in regular training blocks via an online platform, meaning no confusing spreadsheets or PDFs.

Regular video content where Jon shares in-depth training tips and advice.

Close coach-athlete communication and collaboration:

  • Coach feedback after key workouts (2-3 times a week)
  • Unlimited chat communication so you can get quick answers to all of your training, nutrition and gear questions
  • 1:1 coaching conversations to analyse and review your performance
  • Race-specific guidance prior to important events or personal projects

Fixed monthly fee of 265 EUR / 300 USD.

3-months minimum duration.

Open to all levels of experience.



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

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