Coaching for Endurance Runners

At OPTIMAL RUNNING we help endurance runners improve performance at all levels, including goals for any 5k, 10k, Half Marathon and Marathon races.

Head coach is Mark Perry aka 'CoachP'. Mark holds a UK Athletics Level Two 'Coach in Running Fitness' qualification, supporting all road, trail and cross-country(XC) running.

We use a holistic approach to training, building on principles of proven coaches, athletes and sports scientists. Combined with our own training ethos, we take the best from these fields to create individually focused training plans.

Coach P

Coach Mark Perry

Please get in touch if you're interested in working with us.

Subscription Plans

Subscription plans are ideal if you want a 'coach centred' approach and are happy to let your development happen over a longer period of time.

There are two subscription plans; Premium and Standard. Both plans are 'Pay As You Go' on a monthly basis.
( We use STRIPE for online payment, with the addition of bank standing order or cash as alternatives methods)

PremiumStandard
£80/month £60/month
Introductory meeting, in person OR Skype OnlineIntroductory meeting, in person OR Skype Online
Online training platform integration with TRAINING PEAKS Premium AthleteOnline training platform integration with TRAINING PEAKS Basic Athlete
Connect with coach via phone/text, email and Skype CallConnect with coach via phone/text and email
Weekly training plan, dynamicWeekly training plan, dynamic
Daily sessions review and comments Daily sessions review and comments
Quarterly coach/athlete debriefs, in person OR Skype OnlineBi-annual coach/athlete debriefs, in person OR Skype Online
Coach P

Fixed Term Plans

Fixed term plans are suited to those who have a short-term race goal in mind and need a structured training plan to follow. However, we can also adjust these to suit your personal situation.

MarathonHalf Marathon10 K5 K
£35/month£35/month£35/month£35/month
16 Weeks12 Weeks12 Weeks8 Weeks
4 x 1 month training plan3 x 1 month training plan3 x 1 month training plan2 x 1 month training plan
Online TRAINING PEAKS integrationOnline TRAINING PEAKS integrationOnline TRAINING PEAKS integrationOnline TRAINING PEAKS integration

Race Specific Plans

Race specific plans are created on an individual basis, with the complete plan being delivered via email in digital file format. These are ideal for those runners who need the structure of an overall training plan without the support of a coach.

MarathonHalf Marathon10K5K
£50£40£40£30
16 Weeks12 Weeks12 Weeks8 Weeks
1x16 week plan1x12 week plan1x12 week plan1x8 week plan
pdf/docpdf/docpdf/docpdf/doc

Coaching Platform

OPTIMAL RUNNING uses the Training Peaks online platform to plan and distribute your training and race plans.
By subscribing to either a 'premium' or 'basic' athlete account, your coach can link up to enable planning, administration, review and commentary of your training and races.

Coach P

Get In Touch

We are more than happy to help with any questions you have.

Thank You

We look forward to helping you achieve your goals in running.

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