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Coaches

All our coaches hold recognised qualifications with United Kingdom Athletics to safely coach and guide you towards your individual goals.

In additional all coaches hold current DBS checks.

  • UKA Coach in Running Fitness

  • England Athletics Mental Health Champion

  • Sport and Mental Wellbeing

  • QNUK Level 2 Basic Life Support First Aider

Kate

Kate began running as a child with her local Athletics Club, competing in cross-country events and hurdles races on the track. As the demands of life increased her running wained, until she decided to undertake a huge running-based fundraising project in 2012.  

 

Since then she has not looked back, and now regularly takes part in road races, half- and full marathons on and off-road and obstacle course races - the more challenging the better!

 

Kate has taking on some of the toughest races in the area, including The Terminator, The Hell Runner, the Marlborough Downs & Clarendon Half Marathons, the Nuclear Blackout Night Race and two Tough Mudders.  Her marathons include Liverpool, Clarendon Trail, Andover and more recently the Marathon du Medoc – running at the same time as sampling 20 wines (along with oysters, steak and ice cream) in the 20 different vineyards across the medoc region of France.

 

Kate loves running off-road, enjoying the beautiful local countryside and discovering new routes and footpaths. She is a firm believer that running improves mental as well as physical fitness, empowering people with a new sense of belief and positivity as well as a healthier lifestyle.  In 2016 Kate became a Mental Health Champion with England Athletics and now writes and delivers Mindful Running sessions as well as leading the club’s #RunAndTalk events.

  • UKA Coach in Running Fitness

Katy

Katy started out her sporting career as a competitive swimmer and Modern Triathlete. Winning her Regional rounds to qualify for the National Biathlon and Triathlon Finals numerous times and achieving some top 6 placings nationally. 

 

Katy was also a National League Division 1 and Welsh Universities water polo player.  These days she still coaches and competes at local level for Andover Water polo club and is also a keen 10k runner who enjoys competing in extreme mud and obstacle races.

Katy is a qualified Level 2 Swimming Teacher and Water Polo Teacher as well as a Coach in Running Fitness (Run England Affiliated).  

 

Alongside running and obstacle run coaching, Katy also teaches netball to KS2 children at her local school.

Katy is passionate about passing on her love for sport to young people as she believes that not only does it promote fitness, health and well-being but helps to equip them with the vital skills necessary to confidently navigate their way through life.

  • UKA Coach in Running Fitness

Max

From a young age Maxine swam for her local home and county team and then competed in the universities league whilst she studied for her degree in Leisure Management with Sports Coaching.  This qualification enabled Maxine to gain experience in coaching numerous sports, including basketball and rugby, and to gain extra qualifications in FA Football level 1 and ASA Level 1 teaching and coaching.

 Maxine’s enthusiasm for sport has carried on throughout her life.  Her interests currently lie with multi-terrain running and road cycling events. The infamous ‘Tough Mudder’ endurance obstacle race, the national 3-peaks walking challenge, the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 and the European Maratona dles Dolomites are among her many recent challenges. 

 

Sport, general health and fitness, mental wellbeing and the fundamentals of nutrition all play major roles in Maxine’s life.  Her qualification as a Run England Coach in Running Fitness enables her to filter her passion, enthusiasm and knowledge to the less experienced members of her local community.   Maxine absolutely loves the reward of seeing the elation on her clients faces when she has taken them from the couch through to completing a 5km run or extending their distance from a 5km to a 10km…her passion for sport, health and fitness continues to flow.

  • UKA Coach in Running Fitness

Emily

Emily’s love of sport was fostered at an early age through a very active family life.  This led to a full sporting career throughout school where she focused on hockey and tennis and competed at county level in both swimming and athletics competitions.

 

After leaving university Emily’s focus turned to running and she has since been a very keen 10km and half marathon runner, as well as enjoying the challenges of endurance obstacle races such as ‘Tough Mudder’.

 

Having a husband who is a triathlete and an Ironman has naturally led Emily into cycling and triathlon events. This has been her love for the past few years and she has gained impressive positions in both sprint and Half Ironman distance triathlons.  She has enjoyed many long distance cycle sportives and a 3 day cycle ride from London to Paris.

 

Emily is very excited about the opportunity to pass on her love for health, sport and fitness to other adults and young people, via Muddy Runners and Mini Mudders.  She believes passionately that fitness and activity should be an integral part of everybody’s life and that this fundamental should be encouraged from an early age and should be available to all.