Rory Murphy – I am a sub 4 hour marathon runner!

It was late 2011 and I was fed up with running. I started running seriously in 2009 and quickly progressed from 5k to 10k to half marathon, and ran some reasonable times. I then stalled, [...]

Simon Burrell – First Ironman!

I have been "running with Karen" for some time including three seasons as a 1-2-1 triathlon coach, with remarkable results! As a recreational runner for several years, I lost some weight, learnt to swim and [...]

Karen Rees – Learned to Love Running

I was fit, but I didn’t run. Fit people run don’t they? So I tried running. My Achilles decided to tell me it thought this was a bad idea. After ongoing problems several months later [...]

Chris Oddy – sub 2.40 marathon target smashed – and a 2.35 PB in 2015!

At the beginning of 2014 I contacted Karen for her running expertise to help me break my target time of 2hrs 40 in the London Marathon (previous PB 2hrs 48 mins). Karen had 12 weeks to [...]

Georgina Burnett – Brighton Maraton PB

When I asked Karen for a marathon training plan, I didn't give her an easy job as I was travelling a lot and going on holiday 3 weeks before the event, but she gave me [...]

Martin Gouray – My First London Marathon

Most of my running has been over shorter distances, but having finally obtained an entry into the Virgin London Marathon, I decided that I would like some help with my training. I had seen Karen’s name [...]

Ian Wilson – First Time Marathon Runner

Crossing the finish line at the 2012 Brighton marathon for my first marathon was exhilarating! I am fairly new to running and after signing up for Brighton I knew I needed help so I got [...]

Jen Young – My First 10km

A year ago I could not run at all and grumbled a lot about a few steps on the treadmill. I now run 3 times a week in the beautiful London Royal parks, can run [...]

Jenni Falconer – New Marathon PB

I have been training with Karen since January 2010. The initial challenge she had was to help me achieve my dream of setting a new London Marathon PB. With the wealth of her own personal [...]

Sophie Raworth

I began working with Sophie in the build up to the Virgin London Marathon in 2011. The signs were good, Sophie was sticking to the training and all her preparation races were spot on target [...]

Colin Brett – A new Marathon PB

I kind of messed about with running in my twenties, & then all of a sudden I was 44 and faced with the prospect of becoming a fat lunch animal. With a young family I [...]

Hywel Pegler – 2.58 Marathon PB

As a reasonably keen runner already, working with Karen has helped my performances to move up a level. She tailored an excellent training plan for me in the 2011 London marathon, which contributed massively to [...]