Nick is an outstanding teacher/coach…… very patient and very supportive. I honestly can’t rate Nick highly enough. Genuinely the best coaching I’ve had. I have done the full day one to one and a further tune up. Well worth the money. Thank you Nick.
I began my running coaching journey in 2008 by qualifying as a Chi Running coach. Having ran and been active in sports all my life (since 11) it felt a good time to move on to coaching. I hold a post-grad degree in Physical Ed, with my first degree in Theoretical physics and Astrophysics. I have practised yoga for 25 years (recently qualified to teach in 2018). I also work in Adult Education as an associate lecturer with the Open University.
I integrate and develop my own running programmes and coaching with a strong focus on yoga knowledge and practice (attending professional development workshops from Leslie Kaminoff (https://www.yogaanatomy.org/) and Gary Carter (https://www.naturalbodies.co.uk/), A.G Mohan ( https://www.svastha.net/) ). We are all different, I create personalised programmes that allow runners to feel more relaxed, have a greater understanding of how they move and how they can improve their running form without an increase of injury. I have coached over 2000 runners, with a very mixed profile. From National runners to starting out and broken ‘lost mojo’ runners, all ages from 12-80! Running with awareness, running with ease, running with relaxation and stillness will set the conditions to allow you to run quicker, pain free and have a deeper sense of ‘in the moment’ focus when running or walking.
I focus on developing a more mindful and holistic approach to movement (using much yoga training), allowing runners to recognise ‘if it is somewhere it is everywhere‘ and ‘don’t think it, feel it‘. We explore ‘changing our relationship with gravity‘ allowing us to feel more relaxed and encourage a lighter and better feeling with the ground. For the BODY, for the MIND, for the BREATH
The yoga practice complements and integrates into the running coaching, I don’t teach a ‘little bit of running’ and a ‘little bit of yoga’. They two disciplines connect and I hope folk get a sense of the power of combining the two practices.
I also organise and host retreats in Scotland and Europe with my yoga teacher and colleague, these are normally fully booked months in advance but please feel free to visit the website and check out the retreats and email me if interested.
Move with ease