My experience with Sarah has been just brilliant. She guided and encouraged me in all aspects of the training for my 180km mountain trail race in Nepal. Sarah uses her vast experiences of different running abilities, health issues, knowledge of body movement and injuries to provide a comprehensive coaching experience. Sarah always showed empathy, understanding and patience. She was always happy to answer any questions I had about the training. Communicating with Sarah was easy, she responded to emails and messages quickly. Our monthly catch up chats were very useful to talk things through and set targets. Sarah responded to my comments of my training sessions in a positive and encouraging way. She was always efficient in changing the training plan if the unexpected happened. Sarah provided a completely bespoke plan, that fitted around my availability, lifestyle and location on a daily basis. If I had access to trails or not for instance she would always find a session that worked to help achieve my race goal, constantly working with me and what we had access to. Given the amount of interaction you get with Sarah as a coach, her training plan represented great value for money.
Prior to working with Sarah I was running lots of junk miles without taking rest days. The weekly plans for each of my sessions had a clear realistic purpose and challenge and that made the training more interesting. Working towards the goals she set meant that every week I achieved beyond what I ever thought I could do. I now understand the importance of rest days too! She has made me into a much wiser runner!
I really enjoyed training with Sarah and I know that when I decide to do another big challenge event, I will be asking Sarah for her wise, knowledgeable, expert advice again! Thank you Sarah, you have been an amazing coach!
Diana (coached for Manaslu Multi-Day Race)