I’ve had the pleasure of receiving some wonderful feedback from various people that I work with or have worked with. It’s up on the website and I feel really grateful that kind words have been written:
As someone who does ultra running, I am unfortunately not good at managing my breath running, in the gym or in day to day life.
With an existing coach and training programme, Kevin designed opportunities to improving my breath within my existing programme, to complement it. The key for me was fitting it in with my programme, and life, without the feeling of adding another thing in a busy agenda to focus on.
With a mix of in person and virtual conversations, he created an approach and adapted as we went, working out what worked and what would be even more helpful for me as an individual and my goals.
For me, as someone who struggles with intentional breath, I found most useful the intentional recovery breathing in sprint sessions, the recovery stretching breathing and for the slower runs, focused breathwork.
Kevin is kind, curious, stretching and uses gentle nudges to ensure that you stay on track. Explaining as you go the “why”, which was important for me. He was a pleasure to work with in something that was very new to me and being able to integrate into what I did day to day, was really important.
I’m very much enjoying working with Kevin to reach my London Marathon goals. Not only does Kevin provide me with a completely tailored plan, he explains why he has structured the plan the way he has and the benefits of doing so in an accessible fashion. If I ever require any clarification or have any queries, Kevin has always been on hand to assist.
In a short space of time working with Kevin, I have learned a lot on a number of topics whether that be breathing, injury prevention, mental resilience techniques, strength etc – this gives you an indication of the broad, deep knowledge that Kevin has in his repertoire.
Most importantly, I am noticing significant improvement in my performance and I’m very confident I will meet my goals under Kevin’s guidance. Kevin’s positive demeanour and expertise only strengthens this belief. I would highly recommend working with Kevin.
Before we officially started working together, I was nursing a knee injury. Kevin kindly provided a complementary training plan and advice to get me back up to speed – which was an incredibly kind gesture!
Kevin has been a brilliant running coach for me. He is absolutely obsessed about movement and is passionate about seeing people reach their potential. Kevin has given me the confidence to be bolder in my running goals and is able to see the bigger picture of what I can achieve. Kevin’s approach is bespoke where he spends a great deal of time understanding the strength and weaknesses of his athletes. He uses this to create plans which are flexible and finds the sweet spot between progression and recovery. A real strength of Kevin’s is his ability to listen to his athletes and tweak plans based on changing goals or circumstance. He is always seeking to learn more about you as an athlete and is always keen to improve his coaching. He is very dedicated to his athletes and invests a lot of time analysing their runs and advising on next steps. Kevin does this by thinking carefully about training in a holistic manner. He trains you to improve speed, endurance, mental strength, breathing and S&C. Most of all Kevin is approachable, friendly and down to earth – he has been a great coach but also friend.
I really enjoy working with Kevin. He is creating an individually tailored program to help me reach my goal of competing in the Manaslu trail race this November. The program is focussed on building strength over time and on increasing my running endurance. Instructions and training plan are well thought through and presented, exactly what I need to build my fitness and keep motivated.
I think I would say your main attributes are a huge enthusiasm, tempered with a rational, calm and professional approach based on extensive knowledge base.
You are also a very good listener and provide level headed sound advice particularly if things are not going to plan. But also good at pushing when things are going well.