Here's what some of our many happy clients have to say about Mud and miles coaching, guided trail runs and our weekends away...


"Thank you for the workshop today. I really got a lot from it. My core muscles are a bit achey so I definitely worked something there! It was lovely to meet you and I wish I could have stayed to talk more at the end. Many thanks again". Janet, Stronger, faster workshop, July 2017

"It was a brilliant day, can't rate it enough. I learnt so much from Rachel, great runs in a beautiful wood with a fab leader. I enjoyed meeting Katie and think i am converted to trail running. Thank you Mud and miles. I have already messaged friends selling this great day and your runs. A brilliant day, thank you". Nicola, Introduction to trail running day, July 2017

"I just wanted to thank you. Your support has been amazing. I know I've got a long way to go  but with your help I know I will get to where I want to be". Lacey, Beginners' group, February 2017

"The uphill skills have certainly helped me at parkrun, the Easter 10K and Summer League tonight. Thank you". Kate, Uphill skills session, April 2017

"Thank you so much for the skills and drills over the last 2 weeks. They definitelt helped me run 2 mins faster this year at Hexgreave than last year and set a new PB per mile". Janet, Skills sessions, April 2017

"Thank you so much to Rachel for a great beginners' course. I can't belive how much I've come on in such a short space of time and never thought I'd enjoy running but the sessions have been great.  Looking forward to the next group. I'd recommend this to anyone wanting to start to run". Deborah, Beginners' group, October 2016

"I want to say a huge thank you to Rachel for writing and revising my marathon training plan when injury required! And more importantly for the encouragement and support she provided during my training. What an amazing coach she is! Only 18 months ago after my first half marathon I said I would never run a marathon, it was too far, but with Rachel's help, support and following her fab plan I can honestly say I loved every step. Bring on the next one! Thank you for helping me make a dream come true Rachel". Janet, 1:1 coaching,  September 2016

"Really didn't think running was my thing but I've been proved wrong! I've come away with lots of tips on technique, how to make running fun and interesting, the importance of warming up and stretching. Thoroughly recommend Rachel's coaching if you are thinking of starting". Lois, Beginners' group, July 2016

Guided trail runs:

"Great guided run through Stapleford Woods. Thank you, we'll be back!" Rachel, family guided run, April 2017

"Really enjoyed my first guided trail run yesterday - definitely good to start out with someone who knows what they are doing / where they are going and to have some company along the way. Thanks Rachel". Claire, Tuesday morning guided runs, September 2016.

"If you're new to trail running, the guided runs are perfect for beginners". Adrian, Tuesday morning guided runs, May 2016

"Highly recommended for beginners as an introduction to trail running". Julie, Tuesday morning guided runs, May 2016

Trail running weekends:

"Just back from a fantastic beginners' trail running weekend. I went without actually having met anyone before face-to-face and despite my worries it was great from the minute I arrived. Rachel was so lovely and organised everything so well. The hints and training tips were so helpful. I wasn;t new to running but I was to trail running. I would 100% book to go on one again. I couldn't have asked for a nicer bunch of gals either and of course the spectacular scenery. Thanks Rachel". Louise, Peak District weekend, March 2017

"What a fantastic weekend! Had no experience of trail running before this event and wasn't sure exactly what to expect! The instruction was great, and the routes spectacular...they even managed to book sunshine! Would highly recommend to anyone fancying giving trail running a go!" Abby, Peak District weekend, March 2017

"Wow, what a fab weekend I had, totally loved it. Having had a long break from running & my return to it has been slow and lacklustre this weekend has changed that, loving trail running, can't wait to do more & looking forward to Rachel's next planned events. the weekend was just perfect, from the company, the weather, accommodation, food to the location. Rach el made the whole weekend fun and enjoyable. Very well-organised, great complany and everyone was very welcoming. Sunday's challenge was fab! Thanks Rachel, looking forward to your next trail running event". Sandy, Peak District weekend, March 2017

"Would like to reiterate what others have said about Mud and miles trail running weekend in the Peak District. I had a great time - great organisation, accommodation, instruction and best of all fun with a great balance of being challenged without feeling inadequate or overstretched. Thank you to everyone involved. Oh - and the pub was good too!" Annette, Peak District weekend, March 2017

"Awesome weekend spent trail running in the Peak District. It was challenging and muddy but the best fun ever and what better way to spend a weekend than with a bunch of crazy like-minded people! Huge thanks to Rachel for organising such a fab weekend and being super supportive of us newbie trail runners. hope to do it again soon". Hannah, Peak District weekend, March 2017

"I've had one of the best weekends ever! My first trail running weekend with Mud and miles in the Peak District. Having only ran over 10 miles once before I'm amazed I maanged that on Saturday with the inclusion of Win Hill! A truly memorable experience, that was full of fun, firsts and friends. Walking up streams, running down hills and getting muddy! I can't wait to do it again!" Breeze, Peak District weekend, March 2017