Do you want to improve your running technique or speed? Have you got a race or run planned that you are unsure how to train for? Are you looking to take your first steps as a runner to lose weight or get fitter?  Do you simply need someone to motivate you and keep you on track with your training? No matter what your level of experience or age, 1:1 run coaching could benefit you. It's just like having a personal trainer but someone who specialises in running!

Mud and Miles offers a range of 1:1 coaching to benefit all levels of runner, regardless of age or experience. We specialise in coaching for trail, mountain and fell running, and offer coaching in road running too.  Both online and face-to-face options are available, and all of our coaching programmes are athlete-centred, with plans and activities tailored to your specific needs and goals.

Our coaching options:

Option One:

Initial consultation and 12 week personalised training plan only


Option Two:

Initial consultation, personalised training plan, email support and monthly phone call

£60 per 4 weeks

£150 for 12 weeks

Option Three:

Initial consultation, personalised training plan, email support, weekly phone call and one 45 minute face-to-face session per month

£70 per 4 weeks

£180 for 12 weeks

Option Four:

1:1 face-to-face training session

£35 per hour

£160 for 5 sessions

2:1 face-to-face training session

£50 per hour

£200 for 5 sessions 

Mud and Miles can also provide bespoke one-off or series of coached sessions to running clubs and groups. Please contact us with your requirements.

We also provide group coaching through our beginners' groups, improvers' groups, skills workshops and residential weekends, and through bespoke group programmes.

For more information on any of our coaching options, please contact us.

Frequently asked questions:

What does the 'initial consultation' involve?

The initial consultation will  be a phone call to find out more about you and your running - what training you are doing and what you are training for, your current fitness levels, what time you can devote to training and so on. The more we know about you, the more bespoke your coaching will be. The initial consultation normally takes around 30 to 45 minutes.

How will my training plan work?

Your plan will be written on a 4-weekly cycle, and you will receive it in advance. It will set out exactly what runs you need to do each week overall to achieve your goals, along with the details of each session. Rest and recovery time, and cross-training sessions will be included too. If you are signing up to Option Two or Option Three, you will be able to feedback your progress via email and phone, and the plan will be amended accordingly to take account of your progress. 

I'm not sure what I need to work on to improve my running. How do I find out?

You are welcome to book a face-to-face session even if you are not sure what it is you need to work on. We can use the session to observe you running and identify strengths and areas for improvement. We can then provide you with drills, strategies and advice for you to work on yourself, or you might want to book further sessions for some targeted coaching.

Do you use video in your face-to-face coaching?

Yes, we sometimes use video. Seeing yourself run can be a very powerful tool indeed in improving your technique.

I frequently get injured. Could working with a coach help me to run injury-free?

Yes, working with a running coach can help. We can look at your running technique and ways to improve it, and also work on your training programme to ensure that it promotes quality rest and recovery. At Mud and miles we are not physiotherapists, though, so we may need to refer you for more specialist support if required.

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