Online Running Coach | Marathon Training Plans

  • I am a UK Athletics qualified running coach specialising in endurance events and an England Masters marathon athlete. I provide online run coaching and personalised training plans to fit around your life.

    I am able to draw on the experiences and learning from training for endurance running events on four continents including Boston Marathon (twice), London Marathon (four times) and Comrades Marathon, the World's biggest ultra marathon.


    I have coached athletes from beginner to elite, for 5km to ultra-marathon races, in the UK, US, South America and East Africa.

    A percentage of any profit from my coaching work goes to Sport for Africa - a social enterprise supporting community sport organisations in areas of social deprivation in East Africa.

    Online 1:1 Coaching

    Personalised race training plans, advice on becoming a stronger runner, technique analysis, data analytics, continuous support and mentorship to help you work toward (and achieve!) your next running challenge.

    Online Accountability Groups

    Online support and accountability groups for runners preparing to take on races for the first time or those looking to return to running/physical activity. If you're looking to start running with a group of friends, get in contact to see how I can help.


    Contact me now for a free, no obligation consultation!


    Testimonials from 'Adventures in Running' coached athletes

    Video testimonial from Kevin after he ran a 3.47 marathon PB at the (very hilly) Snowdonia Marathon

    "Training with Mark was fantastic. I learnt a huge amount about the different types of sessions I should be doing to improve my running which not only saw big results but also helped keep me motivated and on track. Learning proper technique and how to warm up and down properly also drastically cut the amount of injuries I was getting and my recovery time. Mark was always encouraging, took time to make the sessions interesting and tailor them to what I was trying to achieve. Under his guidance, my half marathon time dropped by about 15 minutes to 1:34! Would highly recommended to everyone from complete novices to intermediate runners looking to really kick on!"

    Tom C, London, UK

    "I’ve used Mark’s plans for a number of marathons. His schedule makes you fast, his strength work keeps you strong, and despite his jokes needing some work, by the time race day comes all you need to do is execute & have fun and the PB’s tumble. Thanks man!"

    Phill B, London, UK

    "I want to run an Ultra"
    "14 weeks or so"
    "Ok, let's do this"
    And so began my coaching relationship with Mark. Since then he has been nothing but encouraging; pragmatic when necessary, constantly available to answer questions and concerns and willing to rein me in when I'm being stupid. And of course I got through my ultra an hour faster than I'd hoped, and sprinted the finish. I have no hesitation in booking him in to see me through to my next race."

    Carl S, Guildford, UK

    "I am very happy to say I completed my marathon in a time of 3hrs 53mins. I used the training plan you provided and it worked very well, allowed me to switch off my brain and follow the structure and various workouts"

    Balraj Singh, UK


    Heart Rate Zone Training encourages you to gear your training sessions to work within one or more specific heart rate training zones (e.g. 'aerobic' zone and 'anaerobic' zone) and target the physical benefits of those zones.
    An excellent explanation of heart rate training zones and their purposes can be found on the Brian MAC Sports Coach site.
    There is also a useful tool for calculating your maximum heart rate.


    This pace calculator is used by coaches and runners alike to provide guidance and structure for training and race pacing.


    Simply enter a recent performance distance and time to calculate suggested training paces for your various running workouts as well as equivalent race performances.

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