Centurion Running

We construct a day by day training program bespoke to you, taking into account your goal race and work/ life commitments. You do the training and at the end of each day or week we go over everything with you. We then adapt the following week's schedule based on your feedback so that every day/ week of your training is optimised towards getting you in the best shape possible to achieve your goals.

Initially we ask you to fill out the form below. Once you have submitted it, we will contact you with our initial thoughts and get you to give us as much detail as possible about your past racing and training experiences, daily life, strengths, past injuries, goals and ambitions.

Based on the information you have provided your lead coach will then schedule the initial call, to gain more insight and to openly discuss your program and within 24 hours, you will receive the first fortnight of your training plan. Your lead coach will have the majority of the contact with you through email & skype/ phone calls. Our other coaches will provide input towards your plan and communicate back to your lead coach. In this way, you benefit from combined experience and knowledge behind the construction of your bespoke plan.

Everything we send to you is based on the information that you give to us. No two training plans are alike because your goals as a runner and available time to train and race are different from the next person's.

The coaching service you will receive is highly personal. You will receive a training plan with detailed notes regards training (or rest!) for every day you are with us. The plan will be updated as often as required based on email communication between you and us. Skype calls will be included as often as necessary for you to go over anything you wish with us & in order for us to stay as close to you and your plan as possible. All coaching clients also receive a 10% discount on any purchases made at the Centurion Running online store.

  The Plan
Minimum Commitment Period 3 months
Initial Consultation Cost £100
Monthly Cost £150
Training Program Updated As often as required
Email Contact Unlimited
Skype/ Phone Contact Regular

James has been running ultras since 2005 and has been fortunate enough to race on all 7 continents, competing in and completing initially 5 multi day desert races before taking to running longer one day events.

In 2010, he started Centurion Running to give runners the opportunity to experience running 50 / 100 miles supported, on some of the UK's most scenic trails. 

He has been coaching since 2010 and is a UK Athletics Certified Coach In Running Fitness. He has worked with dozens of athletes in that time with runners with goals as varied as competing for their country and earning placings at the highest profile races on the world stage to those looking to finish their first ultra. 

Personal Ultra experience:

  • Race Director at Centurion Running
  • Team GB 24hr Runner. European Champs (2016) Team Silver Medal.
  • Athens 24hr (2016) - 242km
  • Grand Union Canal Race (2013) Winner 
  • Spartathlon (2013)
  • Bob Graham Round (2014)
  • Badwater (2010)
  • Barkley Marathons (2019)
  • Western States 100 (2011)
  • Lakeland 100 (2017) (4th)
  • Marathon Des Sables (2006)
  • Leadville Trail 100 (2011)
  • Autumn 100 (2015) (14:35/ Course Record)
  • 'UTMB' (2012)
  • Rocky Raccoon Trail 100 Mile x 5 (PB of 14:50)
  • Comrades (2011)
  • 4Deserts Series: Gobi, Atacama, Sahara, Antarctica (3 x top 10 finishes) (2007-2009)
  • Other 100s including: Old Dominion 100 & Caesars Camp
  • Ironman 
  • 100 marathon club with a PB of 2:43
  • Crossing of Iceland North to South on Foot
  • South Downs Way East To West Self Supported in one push

Robbie's ascent to the top of the UK ultrarunning scene was a fast one. He began running 100s in 2010 recording some solid perfomances, learning quickly how to refine his training to maximise success and taking his first win in 2011. He joined the GB24hr Team in 2013. Shortly afterwards he went on to win the Petzl South Downs Way 100 in a time of 15:42. In 2014-15, Robbie stepped on to the International Stage, running for Team Inov8 at Transvulcania, recording the second fastest ever time at the West Highland Way Race, sub 27hrs at UTMB and took home bronze overall in the 2015 24hr World Championships. He races across all distances on all terrain types and has made the Alps his home.

Robbie is a Qualified UK Athletics Coach having completed the international athlete to coach program. His currently working towards his Masters in Performance Coaching. 

Ultra experience (major races):

  • 24hr World Championships 2015: 3rd Overall
  • Tarewera 100km
  • UTMB (2014)
  • CCC (2016) - 11th
  • West Highland Way Race (2014 - 2nd)
  • Spartathlon
  • South Downs Way 100: 15:42 (1st & CR)
  • North Downs Way 100: 19:47 (1st & CR)
  • Thames Path 100: 16:02 (2nd)
  • Cotswold 100: 20:26 (2nd)
  • Caesars Camp 100 x 2 incl. 21:30 (3rd)
  • GUCR: 31:26 (7th)
  • Winner and Course Record  XNRG Pilgrims Way Ultra 2014
  • Marathon PB: 2:29
  • Crossing of Iceland North to South on Foot

Eddie studied Sport at Durham University and went onto Exeter to do a PGCE in PE. She taught for 10 years with 8 of them as a Director of Sport. After having children she decided to not go back to work full time and took on some part time work talking at seminars, running courses on how to motivate and encourage girls in sport and took her triathlon coaching qualifications. She went on to qualify as a gym instructor, advanced personal trainer and run leader. Being a busy mum and athlete, she prides herself on making plans athlete centric not the other way around. Eddie has been coaching triathletes over many years and working closely with ultra focused athletes since 2013. 

Eddie has a BSc in Sports Science in Education. Eddie is a Level 2 Gym Instructor, Level 3 Advanced Personal Trainer, SAQ (Speed, Agility and Quickness) coach, Level 2 British Triathlon Coach, Bodyweight Certificate & holds a UKA Run Leadership License.

Ultra experience (major races):

  • 2016 ACP British 100km Champs 2nd Lady
  • 2016 Steyning Stinger 1st Lady
  • 2014 South Downs Way 50: 7:09 1st Lady and CR
  • 2014 Country to Capital: 5:42 1st Lady and CR
  • 2014 Weald 50km: 1st Lady and CR
  • 2013 Salisbury 50km 3.53, 2nd overall and 1st lady
  • 2013 Downslink Ultra 38 miles, 3rd overall and 1st lady, 4.47
  • 2009 Ironman World Champs Kona: 10:48
  • 2009 Ironman European 30-34 2nd Lady: 10:07

Neil is an experienced coach with over a decade of personal racing experience to apply alongside that. His background spans some of the longest single stage races to the very longest in multi-day - Trans-Europe. His experience covers all terrain from rough mountain to the road and through all environments, from the heat of the desert to the cold of the Arctic. His original path was carved in road biking and Iron distance triathlon. Most recently he has added climbing, ski-mountaineering and alpinism to his repertoire having moved to the Chamonix Valley in 2013.

Ultra experience (major races):

  • Spartathlon
  • JOGLE - Winner
  • Trans-Europe
  • UTMB
  • Mont Blanc 80km
  • Ronda Del Cims
  • The Spine
  • Lakeland 100
  • Hardmoors 110 - Winner
  • Viking Way - Winner & CR
  • Grand Union Canal Race
  • Swiss Irontrail 201km
  • Tooting Bec 24hr (135 miles)
  • North Downs Way 100
  • Ultra Trail Atlas Toubkal
  • Frostskade 500 - Winner
  • Self-Supported non-stop 100 mile Trail: Offas Dyke in mid winter. SDW.

Sophie's determination and grit took her from a recreational shuffler to an elite international ultra runner. Over the last 10 years she has raced in every distance from 5km to multi day desert races and run top tens and podiums in major events such as UTMB, TransGranCanaria and Lavaredo Ultra Trail. She recently finished her 5th UTMB in her best time of under 28 hours. In 2017 she was a member of the Great Britain team that placed 3rd in the world trail running champs Sophie loves challenging and technical races and is the 2018 UK Sky Running Champion.

Sophie is a Qualified UK Athletics Coach having completed the international athlete to coach program.

Ultra experience (major races):

  • UTMB x5 (PB 27:51)
  • Transgrancanaria 125km x4 (PB 18:19)
  • Transgrancanaria Advance x2 (3rd Fem)
  • Grand Raid Reunion 
  • Lavaredo Ultra Trail x3 (PB 16:48)
  • Lakes Sky Ultra x2  (best 1st Fem)
  • Tarawera Ultra Marathon 2017
  • Marathon Du Mont Blanc 2017
  • World Trail Running Championships 2016   (Bronze Team)
  • Highland Fling 2016 (3rd Fem)
  • Salomon Zugspitz Ultra Trail 2015 (2nd Fem)
  • Scott Rock the Top Zugspitz Marathon 2015 (1st Fem)
  • Marathon Des Sables 2013 (4th Fem)
  • London Marathon x6 (PB 2:52)