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Martin Yelling

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Martin Yelling


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.

Before retiring, Martin completed the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. He has also represented GB at World and European Championships as well as England at road and cross country running.

Martin has coached runners and triathletes at all levels from total novices who think they can't do it (but actually can), to experienced campaigners, full time professional athletes and celebrity runners including Eddie Izzard.

Martin regularly writes for health, fitness and running media.  He is the current coaching advisor to Men's Running magazine and has written for many different titles including The Guardian, Evening Standard, Metro, Running Fitness, Triathlon Plus, Outdoor Fitness, Trail Magazine and London Marathon News. 

Martin is the founder of the UK's number 1 running podcast Marathon Talk, and the New Year digital running challenge Jantastic as well as co-founder of the Bournemouth Marathon Festival.