Testimonials from our clients

From kick starting a passion for running leading up to my first marathon to improving my times, fitness, confidence, self belief and confidence thereafter, The Running Hub community and coaching have been a staple in my day to day life for the past 2 years. Wether it was in my early days of being someone new to running, returning from illness or wanting to push myself towards new goals while in the early stages of family life, James / TRH have provided me a tailored structure, knowledge source, accountability and a supporting community to be able to continue to develop day in, day out in the world of running

    Dan Balsdon
    Dan Balsdon

    After restarting running after a year of running, I felt I was not getting anywhere. I was just putting one foot in front of the other and not improving. Since joining The Running Hub and starting working with James, my training has changed completely. The variety in training and the way James coaches, advises, pushes me and holds me accountable has made a big difference to my training. I have since ran my fastest marathon since 2017 and broken a 9 year old 10k PB. Trusting the process and having a coach that is there for you on the good and tough moments has helped me get to a place in my running I surely would not have achieved by myself. Thank you James and Katie.

      Pedro Graca
      Pedro Graca

      Since joining The Running Hub Community I’ve learnt so much about running, nutrition, recovery and strength training. I’ve also PB'd several times in every distance since starting 121 coaching. I’ve achieved goals and race times I didn't think were achievable and learnt what my body is capable of. I’ve become much more disciplined in my training, nutrition and recovery and along the way have made some amazing friendships through the community.

        Steph Scott

        Within a few months I smashed all my goals and now my dreams are starting become achievable. I’ve gained confidence, multiple PBs in all distances in times I didn’t know I was capable of, become stronger and yet some how I’m less tired in my training than I was before I signed up! I enjoy the process and structure and it’s helping me in other parts of my life also. The Community is very motivating and people will support you and give you a virtual push of encouragement if you need it. There are so may inspirational people in the group.

          Susan Farrow

          I loved the idea of the community and also having 1:1 guidance from someone who has extensive running experience, someone who could keep me accountable to my own training but someone who could tailor a plan to me. It’s only been a 2.5 months but I have definitely noticed a difference in my running. Being able to run faster, longer and injury free! Katie has really helped me and structured a plan that has felt manageable, as well as challenging me to my ability.

            Natasha Town

            London Marathon – my childhood dream. I’ve been coaching with Katie for some time now, together, we have achieved many “goals” – mostly time and in the case of ultra’s completion together with an element of fun. 
The remarkable thing about Katie is that she is able to hone in on these feelings, even when you are saying the “right” things, she is able unpick what it is you are thinking to make your goals about what you *want* to achieve, not what you *think* you should achieve.  
I ran THE London Marathon and had THE time of my life… even after 26.2 miles I didn’t want it to end. So much so, one of the finish stewards told me my smile couldn’t get any bigger, but they would have to move me along! I felt strong, in body and mind, knowing I was going to make it a race I will never forget. Mission accomplished – without Katie and the guidance it wouldn’t have been half the race I wanted it to be. 

              Naomi Avery

              Katie was my ‘game changer’ in my marathon journey and I can’t thank her enough. From a PB of 4:26 to a 3:58 in my first training block with Katie as my coach, earning me my GFA to run London, which then led me to run Chicago and then to run Boston. Now on the road to time qualify for New York and can’t wait to see what she has in store for me this training cycle.

                Sadie Galvin