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Purple Patch Running

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Purple Patch Running

Venue Details

Name:Purple Patch Running
Location:UK, Spain
Phone:01494 630759

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Purple Patch Running offer a variety of opportunities for runners of all standards, offering 1:1 coaching, holding running training camps in the UK and other parts of Europe, covering the organisation of running events and managing their own Purple Patch Runner's running club.

The running training camps are aimed at runners from novice to serious competitive runners, from runners who wish to enter a Race for Life 5k to those of you wishing to run the London Marathon. These camps are a way of ensuring you are training correctly to meet your goals and running technically well to reduce the risk of injury.

Purple Patch Runners' 1:2:1 coaching covers everyone from beginner to experienced runners using email, phone or face to face at their High Wycombe offices. You can sign up for a monthly fee or pay for a one off assessment which can be done individually or in groups of up to 4 people. 


Purple Patch run a variety of camps and weekend workshops - for latest dates see under the Training Camps tab above.


Workshops and Training Camps



These running training camps, which are aimed at all levels, are full board from Friday to Sunday offering you a choice of sessions taken by professional coaches. There will be individual technical analysis, seminars/workshops on running topics, core stability and stretching sessions and you will be given training notes to take away with you.



This running training camp weekend will be tailor made to your own requirements. 



These workshops are aimed at runners of all levels covering technique, effective training, marathon specific training, nutrition, etc, and put what you learn into practise in training sessions with Purple Patch Running coaches.

One day workshops can be either at Hillingdon Sports Complex UB8 or Osterley Athletics Track TW7.

It is often possible to join a weekend camp for just one day, by special arrangement with Purple Patch.





Chris is a director of Purple Patch Running and also the Head Coach. He is a Senior Tutor for UK Athletics and holds a Level 3 UKA Coach and Natural Running Coach qualification. Chris was a senior lecturer in Sports Science at the Thames Valley University.

Chris has over 30 years running experience and has spent 12 years coaching senior and junior athletes.



Claire is a director of Purple Patch Running and a Coach, holding a Level 2 UKA Coach and Natural Running Coach qualification. Claire has experience as an aerobic and gym instructor with an interest in stretching techniques. She has been running for over 20 years, competed in the 2012 Ironman World Championships, and was both European Masters 10k Champion and World Silver Medallist over the same distance in her age group in 2015.

1:1 Coaching


Purple Patch Coaching offer 1:1 coaching for runners of any ability. You will receive an individualised coaching schedule specifically design to help you achieve your goals and you will have unlimited access to the coaching team.

Your technique and training will be analysed during an initial assessment there will be opportunities for re-assessments to monitor your progress.

Training Camps

 We are currently awaiting confirmation of next season's details and dates.

If you have any questions or would like to receive notification as soon as details are available, please get in touch using the Contact Us tab at the top of the page.

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Reviewed by Sara
On 08-Dec-2016 10:0:49

Comments:  What another great week at the Mojacar warm weather Training Camp in Spain. Learnt loads, ran hard, relaxed completely. I highly recommend this week away to anyone who wants a perfect balance of training and down time. Thanks again Purple Patch!
Reviewed by Heather
On 12-Aug-2016 11:1:56

Comments:  A perfectly balanced team. Your passions for running and what you do is infectious. many thanks for a fantastic week!!
Reviewed by Barry
On 12-Aug-2016 11:1:11

Comments:  I had such a great time and wish I could persuade everyone I know to get booked on. I found the balance of training and down-time just right
Reviewed by John
On 12-Aug-2016 11:1:27

Comments:  It's so great to have such lovely people running the camp - you guys work so well as a team
Reviewed by Mel
On 12-Aug-2016 11:1:55

Comments:  You guys know your stuff and it always shows in your relaxed, no pressure approach
Reviewed by Katie
On 29-Jun-2016 15:1:55

Comments:  Excellent training camp. Perfect balance of training and holiday. Expert advice.
Reviewed by PurpleParkRunner
On 10-Jun-2016 12:1:57

Comments:  So pleased I did this camp, I got confidence in my own running abilities and now push my self harder through knowing what/how i should be doing! Guidance and coaching in good balance, lovely venue and lovely camp mates. Would definitly go back.
Reviewed by Celine Walley
On 09-Jun-2016 21:1:54

Comments:  What a great experience ,the Training camp was, hard work ,great fun and a FAB team who encourage, help and keep you motivated when you feel like quitting, the wonderful people who show up for the training camp are fun to be with at the end of the day.Give it a go,you may surprise yourself.
Reviewed by Heather Harris
On 07-Jun-2016 16:1:45

Comments:  I have done a number of the purple patch running courses and cannot recommend them highly enough as they have the most important factor - fun! Although you learn a lot it also gave me back my joy of running and I met some lovely people oh and ate well!
Reviewed by Mark Hewett
On 07-Jun-2016 11:1:41

Comments:  This is an excellent training weekend. Well organised in beautiful country side. Great fun. Good acc. And food . I highly recommend it. Made a 10k pb just after this camp
Reviewed by Colin Wells
On 07-Jun-2016 10:1:48

Comments:  Start to finish , great. Excellent venue, beautiful countryside, fascinating talks. recommended.
Reviewed by Ron
On 07-Jun-2016 09:1:04

Comments:  Had a great time with these guys out in Spain. Lovely weather, great hotel, great coaches, great value for money.