Running Coaching

Mark Marchant Running Coaching


A fully customised training programme delivered by a UKA coach and designed with a combination of proven coaching methods and emphasis, and real-life experience.

Our initial complimentary consultation will be more about just getting to know you. It’s important that we know where you’re starting from, what you do day-to-day and what time you have available to commit to your new training plan. It’s a chance for you to ask questions and get more information before you decide to take the plunge.

The Plan

Using the Final Surge coaching app, we will work together to design a programme which considers your goals, previous running experience, and any previous or current injury issues. Your plan will be challenging, achievable and fun, and will be designed so that it fits in with your other real-life commitments. There are a number of coaching packages available from just running coaching, to running coaching with a hands-on Strength and Conditioning element in the gym with one of the team. We can discuss which package is most suitable for you during the free consultation.


You’ll have regular daily contact via the Final Surge app on your computer or smartphone: this is what we use to keep track of your sessions day by day. Once per month we will schedule a call to discuss what your plan will entail going forward, taking into account the progress that you’ve made in the previous training block. Depending on your coaching package you may have a monthly assessment here in the gym to see how you’re progressing with your Strength and Conditioning. Irrespective of the package you’re on, you can be sure that we will be on hand to keep you motivated and on track throughout your coaching.


  • Can you tell me more about the coach?

    Mark has been involved in competitive sports throughout his life, playing football at school and progressing to boxing, powerlifting and running as an adult. 

    Mark’s love of sport took second place to work until he qualified as a UKA coach to help out at his local running club. He found coaching athletes of all levels and ages so rewarding that he decided to make running his work.  Mark has also worked in primary schools delivering his programme of Fundamental Movement Skills.

     Alongside his running events business, Greener Miles Running, Mark offers tailored coaching packages for all kinds of runners, from beginners to elites.

    Mark’s firm view is that everyone has their own measure of success, whether that is simply completing an event, or winning it, and has enjoyed working with athletes of all abilities.

    In his free time, Mark enjoys walking with his wife and two terriers and of course spends quite a lot of time running, cycling and lifting weights.
    UKA Coach in Running Fitness
    Level 3 PT
    Working towards UESCA Ultra Running qualification
  • I’m ready to start, what’s the first step?

    Just hit the book now button, that will schedule a free call/web chat where we can find out a little more about you and discuss the coaching options.

  • Is there an extra subscription cost for using the app?

    No, the cost of the app is all included in your coaching package.

  • I’m not very tech savvy, is the app easy to use or can I use a computer?

    The app is pretty straightforward, it just looks like a diary really, but has the option to leave comments and for us to add video links etc. The coaching platform can be viewed on iPhone, Android and a normal PC.

  • I’m already injured, is there any point in considering a coach?

    Often, we find runners are injured due to poor planning, poor training load and generally just doing to much to soon. The initial consultation is completely free from obligation, so it’s worth just having a chat to see if coaching and maybe coaching with more input from the S and C team or physios is something that is going to help you get and stay injury free.

  • How much time to do I need to commit?

    That’s up to you and depends what you’re running plans are, maximizing what time you have available is where having a coach can really help. You don’t need to be running every day or doing huge mileage to get the most out of your training.

  • Do we need to meet in person?

    It’s not essential to meet in person, but sometimes would be beneficial. It depends on you and where you’re starting from or if you have an existing injury. Lots of things can be done via the internet and we can even carry out physical assessments online if need be.

  • How do we keep in touch during the process?

    Daily contact is through the Final Surge app, with monthly video calls for progress updates and planning. You can also message and email and we will try to respond as quickly as possible during normal working hours.

Get in touch

We are always on hand to discuss your goals and how we can help you achieve them.

I have been a club runner for the best part of decade. With some tough mountain ultra's planned I wanted the training advice of someone I could trust and have confidence in to boost my performance level. Now that I am a month out from the Lakes in a Day I am really feeling the benefit of Mark's plan and coaching and looking forward with confidence to that event and others I have planned!

Joseph H

It is my first time with a coach and I didn't know what to expect. Firstly, it is great to draw on someone else's experience and knowledge – even if you're an experienced runner it does show you that there are smarter ways to train. I love the fact I'm accountable to Mark, who regularly checks on my diary and gives feedback. The stand out with Mark is that he is totally focused on developing a plan that fits your needs, he listens to your own limitations and worries, and he makes sure this is incorporated into your tailored plan. Would recommend to anyone whatever their goal.

Lisa L

You don’t have to be an elite runner to benefit from some structured coaching and I’m proof of that. I was really more of a cyclist who trotted around aimlessly on two legs but with Mark’s help I’ve recently completed my first trail marathon and first ultramarathon. Both inconceivable a year ago, but who knows what he’ll have me doing next! Having a tailored, focused training plan (including core strength and conditioning as well as running) and regular, personal feedback from Mark really suited me. It is also evident that he gains as much pleasure and satisfaction from us realising our goals as he does from his own running achievements. I have no hesitation in recommending his services!

Carole J

Mark has trained me for my longest race to date, the Hardmoors 50 (53 mile) The bespoke plan he wrote for me was well thought out and most importantly achievable. Receiving ongoing feedback is vital when you have wobbles, or when you think you’re struggling; his reassuring “you’ve got this” approach is such a confidence builder. I found Mark to be patient, supportive and understanding of how life sometimes gets in the way of training, yet he always manages to get me back on track. Oh, and I did 53 miles in horrific conditions, with a sprint finish and a huge smile on my face! I feel stronger and fitter than I’ve ever been and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mark to both novice and experienced runners to help them achieve their goals.

Claire K

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