Learn to Run, Love to Run, Run with Karen

Running in Richmond Park

Karen Weir; Runner, Triathlete, Personal Trainer, Ironman and now your Running Coach! 

I specialise in working with people like you, the club or recreational runner wanting to improve or learn how to start out in their running career. 

I began my running journey over 13 years ago when I still worked as a Management Consultant in the City, and my experiences and passion for running have shaped the services I am offering today. I know what it is like to be a beginner, or to have to fit your training around a busy career, I understand what it feels like to plateau and the frustrations from feeling like you are no longer improving or forever injured. I can help you get started in a safe and sustainable manner so you learn to love running and minimise the chance of getting injured or I can help you improve your running through structured training, improving your strength or just providing the motivation to get out there.

I have run marathons, ultramarathons and many more shorter distance races. I've honed my own training programme, nutrition, running technique and mental strategies to consistently improve my own PBs and I can bring this experience to your training whether your focus is 5km, 10km, marathon or beyond! I have tested myself over 3 different endurance disciplines and taken on the Ironman (twice!) I like to keep challenging myself so my goal for 2013 was to run Comrades (54 hilly miles from Durban to Pietermaritzburg in South Africa) which I completed in just over 10 hours and this year I set myself the Jurassic Coast Challenge. Its a multi-stage, 3 marathons (ish) in 3 days along the beautiful but brutal South West Coast Path. While others faded, I was surprised and delighted to be able to hold my pace and came 20th overall, 3rd female and won my age group too.

As a passionate runner and triathlete who decided to make her passion her career, I would like to help you achieve your running and endurance ambitions, help you achieve your own full potential. I am a qualified coach with UK Athletics and the British Triathlon Federation in addition to being a Personal Trainer. These qualifications and my desire to continually improve my own endurance abilities ensure I not only practice what I preach but am able to share tried and tested techniques and advice.

Karen Weir, UK Athletics Qualified Coach