Centurion Running

Welcome to One to One coaching.

Our team of six 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
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 is now into the second year of the 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.

His own personal running has seen periods of time focused on everything from 5k and marathon, up to every kind of ultra-marathon you can think of, with lessons brought from all of it into his own coaching. Personal running highlights: 3rd at World 24hr Champs with 261km, 2:29 marathon and  Centurion SDW & NDW100 winner.

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 105 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, 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.

Tom Craggs has been at the forefront of endurance coaching in the UK for the last 10 years. As Runners World UK Head Coach and England National Team Coach he has supported countless athletes to achieve their best from middle distance to ultra runners, from beginners to senior GB internationals and those competing at major championships.

Tom has huge experience of supporting athletes to race on the road, track, trail and in the mountains and has led warm weather and altitude training camps across Europe. He has been a speaker at the National Running Conference and London Marathon Expo. Tom is a level 3 athletics coach, holds an MSc in Performance Coaching and a Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Personal Training. Tom has also worked with multiple ultra distance athletes of all levels and is a part of our Training Plan Plus coaching team. 

As a runner Tom has achieved a raft of higher level results in the hills and on the trail as well as running a 2:45 for the marathon on the road.

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, 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.