Find a Running Coach Near You

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Athlete Running Through WoodsThank you so much for using My Sports Map to find a running coach near you.

Search our Directory to find a Running Coach Near You!

We are an online sports directory listing people, and clinics, offering a range of sports services. You can find a running coach online near your location by using our main directory page here. Some may even offer online coaching so that you can connect with experts who are not in your location. 


A running coach can be very beneficial whatever standard you are. While at first glance a running coach would seem to be something only for experienced or serious runners a running coach can also be very helpful for people who are just starting to run. Like all sports running has its fundamentals. For example warming up and warming down, pacing and running technique and understanding these fundamentals is very important if you are just starting to run regularly. A running coach can help you develop a training plan the benefit of having your own coach is that this will be individualised to your specific needs, aspirations and ability. Some of the generic training schedules that you can get for free don't really add much value and  an individualised training schedule with bespoke advice is much better.


The best running coaches will be able to apply principles from across the range of sport science to help you improve and this becomes particularly important as the running you are doing becomes more challenging or competitive. Running coaches can help give evidence on physical preparation, nutrition and hydration advice specific to running. In particular some of the best advice from a running coach is when to ease of and taper on training and not push yourself so hard. A good running coach will also have a network of specialists who can input into this advice (nutritionists, physiologists etc). Also if you are racing competitively then a good running coach can be a very helpful mentor on race day, helping you devise your race plan, providing psychologist support and motivation for competition. 


When choosing a running coach it is also worth thinking about personality and fit to your own needs. For example you may be after a personable coach, that is an individual, who is able to relate well to others, share a joke, be empathetic and simply get on well with people. Or you may be after someone who is less personable and more dictatorial in their style. You will have a good sense of who will be a good fit for you. 


So whether you are a part of a running club, competing at an elite level or just looking to get started a running coach can be helpful. Wither it is an online running coach or in person, very simply a running coach can help runners of all levels run faster and for longer. 


Thank you once again for visiting our directory to find the ideal running coach near you to help you get a personalised training plan and individualised advice. Good luck with your running training and if appropriate on all your race days from My Sports Map!


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Finally, if you can't find what you need online then please contact the My Sports Team and we will be delighted to help.