JS Running Coach

Personal Coaching Profiles


Lisa followed a Personal Training Plan over 12 weeks to complete her 1st 10 mile race in an amazing time of 1:38.


Claire has finished the race year with the London Vitality Half Marathon and then the Stebbing 10 mile race in November. Claire will continue next year with her weekly Personal Coaching sessions & training plans to achieve next year's Running Challenges.


Attending weekly structured coached sessions & listening to Coaching advice Joseph has achieved a massive PB of 17 minutes to finish the Knebworth Half in 1:53.


As well as attending weekly structured coached sessions, Sam & Richard followed a Personal Training Schedule to achieve PB's at the Oxford Half Marathon. Sam finished in 1:59 & Richard in 2:05.


Tom has followed a Personal Training Plan to prepare for this 2nd Marathon, it has allowed him to train sensible & injury free & gain valuable marathon experience as he continues this journey.


Met up with Jason for a Personal Coaching session on the track. Ideal for tempo training, looking at pacing and technique. Jason is currently training towards the Berlin Marathon.


Bethan competes in the Hurdles and 800m track events in the U13 Girls category. During Bethan's one2one session we look at technique and how to run more efficiently.


Based in Cambridgeshire Owen competes in the U13 Boys category for the 800m track event. Extra coaching on a one2one basis can help with pacing & technique.

Jessica / High Easter 10km

Jessica has a monthly Personal Coaching Session. This gives us the opportunity to talk about Jessica's training, where she is currently at, & to look at technique & pacing. In July Jessica ran the High Easter 10km in 69 mins, an 8 minute improvement since the start of 2023.

Sue / London Asics 10km

After completing her schedule for the Cambridge Half Marathon, Sue then followed a 10 week Personal Training Plan for the London Asics 10km. Re-focusing on a new challenge of a sub 75 mins 10km. We didn't quite achieve that goal but we are very close! A New Age Category 10km PB is on the horizon.

Louise / Hatfield Broad Oak 10km

Louise (2nd from left) followed a 12 week Personal Training Plan for the Hatfield Broad Oak 10km, her own village event which she has successfully been the race director for many years. We were looking for a sub 60 min 10km to coincide with moving into the next decade! Due to running niggles etc. it wasn't to be. However Louise is back on track with training and I am confident the challenge will be met.

Helen / Hatfield Broad Oak 10km

After completing her schedule for the Cambridge Half, Helen then followed an 8 week Personal Training Plan for the Hatfield Broad Oak 10km. Obviously not a new distance for Helen but it is still good to follow a plan to re-focus your training and make it specific to the next goal.

Annabel / Stort 10 mile Trail Race

Annabel set herself the challenge of running her 1st 10 mile race this year. Already capable of running 10km Annabel followed an 8 week Personal Training Plan for the Stort 10 mile Trail Race. Annabel achieved her goal!


Steve a regular member of the Friday Morning Takeley Running Group followed a Personal Training Plan to complete a 6 mile Trail Run. Preferring to run up to 5km/3 miles and twice per week, it was a gradual increase to 6 miles and an additional session per week. Steve successfully completed the 'unmarshalled' trail route!

David / London Marathon

David an experienced marathon runner followed a 16 week Personal Training Plan for the London Marathon. During this training he achieved a PB of 1:43 at the Cambridge Half Marathon! He then went on to run an amazing time of 3:46 in the London Marathon.

Amelia / London Marathon

Amelia only started running on a regular basis last October with the aim to finish the London Marathon! Amelia followed a 16 week Personal Training Plan which guided her safely through. As Amelia lives in Lincoln coaching was done by phone and messaging. I am very proud to say Amelia finished the London Marathon in 5:40.

Alex / Manchester Marathon

Alex a regular member of Takeley Running Group followed a Personal Training Plan for 14 weeks to prepare for her 1st Marathon, the Manchester Marathon. During the training Alex achieved a PB at the London Winter 10km and a PB of 1:46 at the London Landmarks Half Marathon! This Half Marathon time paved the way for a brilliant Marathon finishing time of 3:55! The sub 4 hour goal achieved.

John / London Landmarks Half Marathon

John followed a 11 week Personal Training Plan for the London Landmarks Half Marathon. John is a very experienced runner over many years, but it's still a good idea to follow a personal schedule and re-focus.

Helen / Cambridge Half Marathon

Helen set herself the challenge to run a PB in the Half Marathon distance, the goal target was a sub 1:59. Helen followed a 8 week Personal Training Plan to take her through those final weeks of preparation. During the plan Helen achieved a 10km PB of 53:23 at the Winter London 10km. Helen achieved her goal of running the Cambridge Half in 1:58!

Claire / London Landmarks Half Marathon

Claire attends the weekly Takeley Running Group sessions and also includes a weekly one2one training/coaching session. Claire followed a 13 week plan for the London Landmarks Half Marathon. Claire completed the Half Marathon although it was not the finishing time we had hoped for due to a niggly calf muscle. This is running! Claire is looking towards her next goal later this year.

Sue / Cambridge Half Marathon

Sue followed a 12 week Personal Training Plan for the Cambridge Half Marathon in March. Sue's finishing time was very consistent with previous Half Marathons, however a few weeks later Sue set herself a New Age Category PB time of 2:42 in the London Landmarks Half Marathon.

Tom / Chelmsford Half Marathon

Tom followed a 14 week Personal Training Plan to prepare for the Chelmsford Half Marathon in March. Tom also attends the Takeley Running Group Wednesday evening sessions, which he uses as his weekly tempo session. Tom completed the Half Marathon in 1:45! The next goal is the Berlin Marathon in September.


What an amazing way to finish off your 2022 Running! Claire ran the Carver Barracks Remembrance Half Marathon achieving an Age Category PB in 1 hour 57. This was the result we were looking for and Claire has worked so hard towards. I am looking forward to Coaching & advising Claire in 2023.


Takeley Running Group member Sue followed a personal training plan over 16 weeks in order to complete her 1st Marathon. Throughout the hot summer we had to tweak and adapt the plan, but Sue still managed to put in the long runs, shorter run, tempo and effort sessions!


Jason's wife gave him a Christmas Gift Voucher for 6 Personal Sessions and a Training Plan. Earlier this year Jason achieved a PB of 1:42 at the Cambridge Half Marathon. Jason then followed a 14-week Personal Training Plan for the London Marathon, working towards a 4-hour marathon goal. We had to adjust the plan to take the hot weather into consideration. Jason finished in an amazing time of 4:04. I look forward to continuing coaching Jason to achieve his 2023 goals.


Dennis a Takeley Running Group member followed a 12-week Personal Training Plan based on 3 days per week. However as this was not his 1st endurance challenge, we looked at including a 4th training day during some of the weeks. Despite all of the challenges leading right up until race morning (the race buses not picking up all of the runners!) Dennis still ran so well.


Caroline a member of the Takeley Running Group completed her 1st Half Marathon comfortably in 2:07 after following a Personal Training Plan over 12 weeks. Caroline's consistency in training over the hot summer months really paid off.


Charlotte joined Takeley Running Group earlier this year. Charlotte followed a Personal Training Plan over 12 weeks and ran a steady pace, so that she enjoyed the atmosphere and views & still finished in sub 2 hours.


Claire has continued with her Personal Training sessions for over 2 years now, as well as attending the weekly Takeley Running Group session. Most recently Claire has just completed a 12-week Personal Training Plan for the Chelmsford Half Marathon. We discuss the need to rest and not over train, the impact hydration and nutrition has on performance and the need to be kind to yourself! I am looking to Coaching Claire through her 2023 goals.


Joseph attends both the Wednesday and Friday morning Takeley Running Group sessions. This summer Joseph has followed a Personal Training Plan for his 1st Half Marathon. This was not an easy Half Marathon course and even though we selected hilly Sunday routes for the long runs, this race proved to be very challenging. Joseph still managed to complete his 1st Half Marathon in a very respectable time of 2:13.


Annie was a regular member of the Takeley Running Group but moved away from area. However, we still keep in contact, and I was so pleased when Annie asked for a Personal Training Plan for the Oxford Half Marathon. Although we have not been able to see each other during this time we still talked about Annie's training and the plan throughout the 12 weeks. Annie had a great Half Marathon.

Jon / Takeley 10km

Jon recently completed the Takeley 10km with his wife Rhonda. This was Jon's first 10km for many, many years. Jon followed a 10-week training plan to enable him to run the 10km trail course comfortably and to enjoy the experience. Congratulations.

Sam & Richard / Edinburgh Marathon

Takeley Running Group members Sam & Richard finally completed the Edinburgh Marathon after a 2 year delay. Following a personal training plan over the last 3-4 months and attending weekly group sessions, Sam finished her first marathon in 4:28 and Richard achieved a marathon personal best in 4:47.

Claire / Victoria Park Half Marathon

Claire ran the Victoria Park Half Marathon in under 2 hours in a time of 1:59. Claire has weekly one2one training sessions and follows a personal training schedule, as well as being a member of the Takeley Running Group. Claire's next plan will take up her up to an Autumn 2022 Half Marathon.

Rhonda / Hatfield Broad Oak 10km Race

Rhonda started to run in January 2020 by completing the New to Running Course, then continuing with Personal Training Sessions & joining the Takeley Running Group. Rhonda has just finished a Personal Training Plan for her 1st 10km, which she successfully completed at the Hatfield Broad Oak 2022 10km race.

David / London Marathon

David of Thaxted Essex was given a JSRunningCoach voucher as a birthday gift from his wife. The voucher was for 2 Personal Coaching sessions and a training plan for the London Marathon. David trained well during the summer months following his plan and completed the London Marathon in October.

Claire / Royal Parks Half Marathon

Claire continues to have weekly Personal Coaching sessions as well as attending the Takeley Running Group on a regular basis. Claire recently ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon and has a further 2 Half Marathons planned for this year. We always discuss the race afterwards looking at the positives and areas for improvement and adjustment.

David Posgate / Virtual London Marathon

Congratulations to David Posgate. Despite the awful weather conditions last Sunday he still ran the Virtual London Marathon in an amazing time of 3 hours 37 mins.
This has been a long year of training. David followed a training schedule for the planned April London Marathon, and the May Edinburgh Marathon, both were cancelled. We adjusted and tweaked the training schedule to suit the new dates, & added in one2one personal sessions. With David's determination, hard work & patience, race day went to plan (apart from the weather) & David achieved his goal pace giving him an incredible finishing time. Looking forward to working with him again.


Allison completed my 10 week New to Running Course during 2020 and then joined the TRG group sessions. Allison also continued with personal coaching sessions and we worked towards completing her first 10km. Well done Allison.


Personal Running Coaching sessions with Gareth of Stansted Essex. Gareth is looking to return to running, to stay injury free and is working towards a strong, well paced 5km.
Looking forward to welcoming Gareth to Takeley Running Group soon.


Hill Training session with Alex of Takeley Running Group. Starting from Great Easton in Essex and working up & down the hills of Tilty. Hill training adds important strength to those running legs.


Rachael joined the New To Running Course last year. Following a break from running at then end of last year, Rachael is now back on track to completing her first 5km. Well done Rachael, lets keep this going!


Weekly training sessions with Louise of Hatfield Broad Oak, where the big 10km race takes place. Louise would like to improve her pace over this distance, in preparation for when we can participate in 10km races again. Louise also competes in Triathlons.


It was a pleasure to meet Steve last year & to welcome him to the Takeley Running Group sessions as well as Coaching him on a one2one basis. Steve has great pace & and is looking to improve & maintain this over 5km

Rhonda / Takeley Essex

Rhonda attended the 10 week New To Running Course, unfortunately due to lock-down restrictions we were unable to complete the last 2 weeks. During the lock-down Rhonda lost motivation and struggled without having a clear plan to follow. I am pleased to say after one2one sessions Rhonda is now back on track.

Sian / Cambridge

Sian wanted Running to be a regular form of exercise, to keep her fit and healthy throughout life. However Generic Couch - 5km Training Plans were giving Sian niggling, running injuries, and preventing her from enjoying running as part of her weekly exercise. The goal with Sian was to start running again, progress sensibly without re-occurring injuries - not to set distance, pace or race goals. Yes we have achieved it! Sian now runs (injury free) 3 times per week with varying sessions and a Sunday run of 10km. The important thing for Sian has always been to run for happiness, fitness and good health. It is important as a Coach that we listen to your needs and goals.

Amanda/ Takeley Essex

A regular member of the Takeley Running Group, Amanda is having one2one sessions whilst lock-down prevents Group Running. This is a great opportunity to have a chat about personal goals, look at technique, put structure and motivation back into your training, and set new goals. Amanda is an experienced runner and has completed race distances from 5km to a full Marathon.

Claire / Great Dunmow Essex

Claire is an experienced runner, looking to improve her pace, technique, and to run more efficiently. She has a Half Marathon time that she would like to get back to, and then improve on. The goal is to work together over the coming months, using the Vitality London Half Marathon as a guide to where Claire is currently at & then to work towards an Autumn Half Marathon.

Louise / Braintree Essex

I first met Louise in 2015 when the goal was to run 1.5miles in 15 mins for the Army Reserves. I still Coach Louise on a weekly basis and over the last 5 years she has set herself various targets and goals, including Parkrun, 5km & 10km races and the Spitfire 24 hour team event. Louise has improved her technique and stamina. Despite niggling injuries along the way that have reduced training at times, Louise continues to re-access and set the next challenge. We have many giggles along the way too!

Martin / Braintree Essex

I met Martin through Louise. Louise asked if it would be possible to Coach Martin her husband at the same time, even though Martin runs at a very different pace to Louise. Yes most definitely it is possible, and also very enjoyable to have a couple or small group session. Each person can work to their own ability and I have time during the session to talk to both Louise & Martin separately. Martin is an experience runner with a competitive pace, and I enjoy coaching him through various sessions to help him run more efficiently.

Beverley / Hatfield Heath Essex

Beverley is an absolute beginner, having never attempted running before. Beverley came to me after a recommendation from Valerie May, who said "Josie can get anyone out running, give her call." We started off with only 30 seconds of running. Beverley has progressed sensibly building up to 1km and then 1 mile. Amazing lady well done.

Iris / Cambridge

Iris is a very experienced runner over many years. However like many of us had to take time off from running. Once fitness levels were back Iris contacted me to help put structure back into her training, by introducing tempo sessions, training plans and variety to her running.

Toni / Elsenham & Henham Essex

Toni's husband booked a number of sessions for her as a birthday present! Great present idea. Toni has progressed from 5km to Half Marathon, following training plans too. Toni is now a member of the Friday Takeley Running Group.

Claire / Takeley Essex

Claire enjoys the benefits of one2one sessions, and enjoys being part of the Takeley Running Group, participating in either the Wednesday or Friday sessions. Due to an achilles problem Claire has had to rest from running, however so pleased that we can now start again with a walk/run session, building up sensibly & slowly to 1k, then 1 mile, and in time 5km. Always finding time to talk & run too!

Seb & Charlie of Essex

Archie, Oscar & Aisla of Essex

Takeley Running Group

We welcome runners of all ages (min.18 years) into the group. We meet on Wednesday evenings and/or Friday mornings where we train together as a group. Each session is structured and coached to suit all abilities. We pride ourselves on being very friendly and welcoming. Each member of the group is valued and your personal running goal is important to us.