WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
"I was a newcomer to running and after just a couple of 10k races, I decided I wanted to really challenge myself and run the London Marathon! Without Alex's help, his bespoke running plan, and his endless encouragement, that really wouldn't have been possible.
I have since run many Half Marathons and the Brighton Marathon in 2023 achieving new PBs. Each time I turn to Alex for his expert guidance. Apart from being extremely generous with his time and knowledge, he always ensures I achieve my full potential."
Multiple events - 10k, Half/ Full Marathons 2023
“Alex has been a fantastic coach for me, twice getting me to my race time goal. Second time around was difficult as I had some illness and injury to contend with. Alex amended my training plan twice and was a great motivator throughout, helping me achieve my time. Will be using him again to get to my new marathon race time goal! “
Dorney Lake Half 2021
Manchester Marathon 2022
“I was really happy with the results from the training plan that Alex developed for me. I wasn’t just given a plan and left to it, he reviewed my progress and provided feedback regularly, tweaking the program according to my progress and to fit with work and life. We set a goal months and months before the marathon and nailed the time on the day, I felt really confident going into the event and enjoyed it so much more because I felt really prepared, thanks Alex, couldn’t have done it without you!”
London Marathon 2021
"I had been running for about 10 years with very little progress and wavering commitment levels before I met Alex.
Using his online running plans have had a dramatic impact. I've really enjoyed the challenge and the structure of it - and after just 12 weeks I smashed my half marathon PB. I really enjoy logging in each Sunday and seeing what the following week has in store, and by tracking the run on Garmin he can offer great insights and the comments really help to stay motivated. I highly recommend this to anyone looking to start out with running or improve their times. It's great value. I can't wait to get started on the next 12-week plan."
Dorney Lake Half Marathon 2021
"Having spent most of my life saying I can’t run I decided to try the couch to 5k. To my surprise I found myself being able to run for extended periods of time which improved my general fitness, eased long held aches and pains in the knees and lower back and helped me lose a few pounds too! But before long I found my running had plateaued. I could run a 5k in half an hour and a 10k in an hour but I wasn’t improving. And that’s when Alex came into his own. He encouraged me to set myself a challenging goal - something to work towards – and I signed up for a half marathon! He then took my times and worked out a personalised 12-week programme comprised of 4 runs a week which was both achievable and easy to maintain. The plan got me to run at varying paces and this turned out to be key. By sticking to the different paces I began to see improvement in my ability to run for longer, in my speed and in my general fitness. Each week I had an easy pace run, an interval or hill session, a tempo run and a long run. Sometimes I had a distance to achieve at a given pace, sometimes an amount of time at a given pace and I really liked that variety. It was never repetitive. Knowing the rest days in advance meant that I pushed through the days when I didn’t want to head out! And so I kept to the programme and in 3 short months I achieved my target time in the half marathon!
Alex was available for tips, advice and encouragement every step of the way and I can't recommend him highly enough. His knowledge, experience and understanding of fitness is exceptional. His ability to progress you from where you are and to set you targets that are achievable means that you avoid that defeating sense of failure. His programme sets you up for daily successes which result in noticeable long-term improvements. He helped me achieve so much more than I ever dreamed possible for which I shall be eternally grateful!"
Surrey Half Marathon 2019
"At the start of 2019 I set myself some goals which could be achieved by the end of the year. I settled on the challenge of running a half marathon, building muscle bulk, losing body fat and improving general body condition along the way! I was comfortable running 5km and 10km distances in decent times, but I struggled over longer distances to get the right pacing for the time I wanted. I got into a rut of only running 5km and 10km distances and wasn't improving. This is when I decided to start working with Alex! We agreed to a tailored 3-month program where he would set me challenging weekly workouts and runs; consisting of interval training, hill repeats, slow paced runs, long runs, HIIT, weights sessions and more. All workouts were tracked, analysed and monitored through an app – this allowed me to rate the difficulty of the session, how I felt etc which gave Alex feedback on the workouts he set which he could adjust if necessary, the next time. I loved how varied and challenging each weekly program was – but at the same time it was achievable and enjoyable. I not only started to enjoy the longer runs, I also saw the improvements in my pace and fitness. The weight was coming off and my muscle strength was improving. Alex was always available via email, text, phone to answer questions or for a bit of encouragement. Although I had a minor health issue prior to my race I still achieved it and I don't think I would have done without Alex’s support. I would highly recommend Alex to anyone – he has a great depth of knowledge and really understands your goals."
Blenheim Half Marathon 2019
"When I met Alex I was a generally fit but slightly overweight runner who had done a handful of super sprint triathlons. However, lockdown hit, I was cycling more and I signed up to a 70.3. As an underconfident swimmer and having never used tri bars on my bike nor trained for a race of that length, I asked Alex for help and it was the best choice I made.
Alex mapped out my entire training plan on a weekly basis (working with me to be flexible about my various other commitments, training niggles and general levels of energy and enthusiasm), gave regular direction and coaching to improve my skills in the pool and on the bike and gave guidance on nutrition and race day fuelling. In no way was Alex pushy at any time during my training but having him there held me to account and educated me about why each session was important. Having him there also allowed me to better celebrate the good days and stopped me getting down after a bad session.
Having set out with a target of 6 hours for the 70.3, I completed it in 5:21 and now have a much better understanding of what is required to be successful when training for longer distance triathlons."
Holkham Half (Middle Distance) Triathlon 2021 & 2022
"Alex has trained me for 2 years now. When I started I had never competed in a triathlon and was bumbling along doing exercise that wasn’t driving my fitness forward or getting me closer to my goals. With Alex I set clear intentions and after 4 months not only was I strong and fit enough to take part in the Blenheim triathlon but I was mentally prepared enough to go on and be the fastest woman in the super sprint race! Alex focusses on what you want to get out of training and sets structured plans that allow quick progression at a sustainable pace.
Alex listens, pushes and tailors every program which has made me the healthiest and fittest I’ve ever been (despite a little whingeing from me along the way!)
Through his passion Alex has hooked me into Tris and i’ll be competing in 5 events this year- something I never thought I’d do!"
Blenheim Super Sprint 2022
Compton Verney Sprint 2022
Alex is very personalised and dynamic in his training programme for us, attention to the goal is paramount and he is a great person to spend an hour with every week! I have not come across a better PT
Blenheim Super Sprint 2022
Compton Verney Sprint 2022
"I had wanted to complete a half ironman for over 10 years but only managed to complete part of the training before giving up. Alex set a structured training roadmap and provided great coaching and mental support throughout the preparation process. He even guided me through my first open water swims. I thoroughly enjoyed the coaching, discussions tips and support from Alex which culminated in the completion of the Woburn Half ironman. I would happily have Alex guide me through the journey again."
Woburn Abbey Half (Middle Distance) Triathlon 2021
"My first encounter with Alex was when I saw him coaching a group of swimmers in the pool at Soho Farmhouse, the same pool I habitually doggy paddled in having never had a swimming lesson other than being told by my gran to swim when she threw me in the freezing sea at Salcombe. I approached Alex to find out if he would take on the challenge of taking me from that out of breath swimmer who sank after half a length of a short pool, to someone who could actually move with some semblance of a swimmer. His coaching has taken me to a competent level with great experienced verbal pointers along with a weekly written break down of each session.
Having been impressed with Alex's knowledge of swimming, I asked if we could move into the gym as my fitness levels and mobility were also in need of some professional guidance. As with the swimming Alex has taken me to the next level and I have grown in confidence on the back of improved mobility and a much healthier connection with the gym. I have been on a quest to get fit with many personal trainers and can honestly say that having a connection with the person is the most important part about my training program. Alex has been a great listener to all my problems and has answered any question regarding weight, diet, stress and general life etc. with honesty and sincere kindness. Alex is a professional and very likeable person and I look forward to my next training session with him."