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Running Coaches

  • Ceri is a qualified Mountain Leader and three times winner of The Grizzly and the Kielder Marathon respectively. He is an experienced Upland and Mountain Marathon runner/Trail Runner including OMM events and the multiday Transalpine Run (220 miles), with an in-depth knowledge of Dartmoor National Park and most of South Devon trails. Ceri is also Outdoor First Aid qualified and is an experienced teacher, youth leader and running guide. 
  • Canadian Chloë is the owner and director of XTraining School and has been a Patagonia Ambassador/Athlete since 1999. She still competes in mountain running and mountain biking events.
  • Gavin is an experienced coach who has worked with athletes at all levels of his sport. He gained international experience working as Renato Canova's assistant in Kenya and was instrumental in the preparation of Kenyan Elite runners for major international competitions.
  • Hayley has twice been European Cross country champion and has represented Great Britain in numerous World and European Championships in track, road and cross country. Hayley has won the National cross country championships and has competed in 13 European championships.
  • Jason has competed in Triathlon's from Sprint to Ironman distance and as a GB age group triathlete including a top 20 finish in the European championship, holds coaching qualifications in Cycling, Athletics and Triathlon
  • John has been involved with swimming for over 20 years and triathlon for over 5 years. He has competed Nationally and Internationally in both events. As a coach, his athletes have qualified and competed at all levels from World Championships to novice, beginners triathlons. In 2014, swimmer Siobhan-Marie O'Connor won Gold at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 200m individual medley in a new British & Commonwealth record.  
  • Julian competes in trail, fell and mountain marathons covering distances from 10km to ultra distances. Julia was as a personal trainer and triathlete before moving to the Alps where she also works as an International Mountain Leader and cross country ski teacher. 
  • Karen Parnell British Triathlon Federation coach, BTF Tutor/Coach Educator, Certified IRONMAN Coach, Personal Trainer, UK Athletics Run Coach and is Sports Psychology & Sports Nutrition qualified. She is also a Sports Massage Therapist and a Kinesiology Tape Practitioner.
  • Liz ran the marathon for Team GB at the Athens and Beijing Olympic games and won a Commonwealth Games medal.
  • Lizzy Hawker is the five-time winner of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB), the demanding 168km endurance foot race around the Mont Blanc Massive. For some years now, Lizzy has channelled all she has learnt from thousands of hours of running on the trails in all conditions, while training or racing, into enjoyable but challenging running training camps in the Alps.
  • Martin holds a BSc (Sports Science), a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, (Physical Education) and a PhD. He has competed if several sports, winning medals at the AAA championships and National Duathlon Championships. He has also represented GB at World and European Championships.
  • Matthieu is a Ergonomist posturologist university graduate engineer and fitness trainer specialising in cycling, triathlon and running
  • Phil is a coach for MyProCoach.net and works for Future Publishing Ltd as the Coaching Editor for Triathlon Plus magazine. Phil has a degree in Sports Science and has over 9 years of coaching experience.
  • Phil has coached at Club la Santa since 2000 having been Manager and Coach at the Welsh Triathlon Association. He coached his son, Ben, the UK National Triathlon Junior title and has worked with many individual triathletes over a range of distances up to and including Ironman.
  • So far Sam has completed 16 marathons (best time 3 hours 22 minutes), the Himalayan 100 Mile Race and numerous other events, including a dozen triathlons. She remains a competitive runner and enjoys regular runs with the Rye Runners group
  • Sarah is co-founder and lead guide who has over 10 years of experience of running and mountaineering across the world. She is one of the UK's leading fell running guides who has competed at International level for Wales.
  • Sean is an elite level long distance triathlete, long distance adventurer, Merrell ambassador and sports journalist. He has successfully competed in triathlon and endurance events and was runner up in both the inaugural Celtman and City to Summit extreme triathlons. 
  • Simon, founder of Paradise Triathlon Training, began coaching in 1999, gaining a BTEC in Sports Science before qualifying as British Triathlon Federation Level 1 & 2 coach. He now holds the Level 3 High Performance Triathlon Coaching, ASA Level 2, Open Water Swim Coach and several other coaching qualifications. Since 2012 Simon has been a Certified Training Peaks Coach.