Centurion Running

Welcome to One to One coaching.

Our team of nine coaches work by constructing 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 whatsapp, 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 get priority entry to Centurion events. Entry is available up to 6 weeks up to any of our events even if general entries are sold out.

All coaching clients also receive a 15% 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 (£250 for Robbie Britton)
Training Program Updated As often as required
Email/ Whatsapp Contact Unlimited
Skype/ Phone Contact Regular
Extras 15% Store Discount. Priority Event Entry.

Robbie is our Head of Endurance and leads coach development for the team. For over a decade, Robbie has worked with a huge range of athletes and abilities, as well as being focused on his own development as a coach.

In 2019 Robbie completed the MSc Performance Coaching with the University of Stirling and then went on to study for an IOC Sports Nutrition Diploma, highlighting his desire to keep learning and improving as a coach. He is also a UK Athletics Qualified run coach and part of the management and support team for the British Athletics 24hr Squad.

Robbie set a British 24hr Record of 277.4km in 2023, in the same park that he finished third in the World Championships 8 years earlier. In between he has broken 2:30 for the marathon, 2:57 for 50km and won multiple races on road and trail.

As Head of Endurance Robbie's Monthly Fee is £250 per month.

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.

Her own racing background includes a career in Ironman, having qualifed for and raced at the World Championships in Kona in 2009. Turning her attention to ultras in 2012 she went on to win the SDW50 and finished second at the British 100km champs, amongst many other wins and podiums on the trails and on the road. 

Neil is an experienced ultra-distance coach, having joined the Centurion team in 2016. He has worked with dozens of athletes over the years through goals as varied as first 50km finishes through to Double Grand Slammers. He also has 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.

Sophie is a qualified UK Athletics Coach and GB International trail runner who joined the Centurion team in 2019. Sophie's desire to learn and improve as a coach is infectious and not only of great value to her athletes, but her fellow coaches too.

Over the past 10 years, the New Zealand born ultra-runner has raced every distance from 5k to 200+ miles and has helped coach athletes to a wide range of distances as well.

On a personal level Sophie has finished in the top 10 at prestigious races such as UTMB, Lavaredo, TransGranCanaria, La Diagonale les Fous and the Marathon des Sables and TDG so really understands the training, dedication and planning required to do your best on race day.

Sophie is currently working towards her Level 4 Strength and Conditioning qualification.

Sarah Cameron brings a wealth of experience to the Centurion Coaching team with diplomas in Exercise Physiology and Plant based nutrition. Sarah has coached athletes on trail and road, from 10k up to 24hrs and beyond and brings together success as an athlete and a coach.

A past winner of the SDW 100 and 2nd at the NDW100, Cameron is no stranger to Centurion events and was selected for the 2020 European 24hr Championships for Team GB&NI after running 215.8km the previous years in a 24hr event in Albi, France. 

With racing experience including a 3:05 marathon best up to a 2nd place over 500km in the French Mi MiL’KiL, Cameron brings road and trail experience. A win at the Festival des Templiers - 100k Endurance Trail in 2015 is a highlight.

Ry Webb is a UKA Coach in Running Fitness who has been part of the Centurion family since the very first NDW50 race in 2011. Ten years later Webb won the 2021 event, setting a course record and achieving a long term goal of the athlete based in the Surrey Hills.

In recent years, Ry has really stepped up performances with a 13:24:59 100 miler at Centurion Track 100, 232km in 24hrs and strong results in European mountain races such as the UTMB CCC and TransGranCanaria. In 2020 a 1st GB vest for the Global Solidarity run was followed by selection for the then cancelled 2021 World 24hr Champs.

With a 2020 diploma in Sports Nutrition, the Centurion 50 mile Grand Slam finisher has been coaching athletes and guiding runs for the past five years, through UK and European races on the track and in the mountains.

Dr. Jamie Pugh is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science at Liverpool John Moores University and one of the UK's leading sport physiologists, with an expertise in sports nutrition and endurance training. 

A UKA qualified coach and physiologist for the England Athletics marathon and road running teams, Jamie is also an avid ultra-runner himself, and started with Race to the Stones in 2014 and saw his best performance yet in 2023 when he finished 2nd at the Hochkönigman Endurance Trail in Austria.

Jamie has worked with a host of British and international endurance athletes in the lab, including Olympic and World medallists and champions and was a key member of our own Robbie Britton's support team when preparing for and running the British 24hr record in February 2023 nd will be Men's team lead for the World Championships in Taiwan in December 2023.

Julia is a British international trail ultra runner and ASICS athlete who has been involved in endurance sport for other 10 years. From that first 3:34 marathon in 2013 to her 2:39 PB and loads of races in between Julia came into ultra-marathon with a wealth of road running experience.

Based in Cornwall, Julia has raced in the US, South Africa, Europe and across the UK, has the course record for our own South Downs Way 50 and ran the World Trail Ultra Champs for GB&NI in 2023. Not only an excellent athlete, but as a coach Julia brings her experience of balancing being a working mum with getting the best out of yourself in training and racing.

In 2010, James 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 directed over 70 ultras since then including over 40, 100 mile trail events.

He has been coaching since 2010 and is a UK Athletics Certified Coach In Running Fitness. He started the coaching arm of Centurion in 2012 and since then has worked with hundreds of athletes 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. 

As an athlete 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. James has competed for Team GB twice at the 24hr format. He has won various trail events including the Grand Union Canal Race and our own Autumn 100. On road and trail he has finished some of the more high profile ultra distance challenges and events such as Spartathlon, Tor Des Geants, the Spine Race, Western States, Badwater, Leadville 100, Bob Graham Round, UTMB, Rocky Raccoon 100 (5 times), MDS, the 4Deserts Series, Comrades, Ironman, Lakeland 100, the Arc of Attrition and recently DNF'd the Barkley Marathons on his second loop.