"My goal was to participate in a marathon. I did this, and with good nutrition and hydration, a run-walk strategy and mental tactics all as suggested by Ben - I crossed the finish line in a time good enough to get a medal and well within my expected pace.
"Breathing was a challenge to begin with but now it's no problem. I have lost weight and have better rhythm and no niggles of pain or discomfort. Initially I had low confidence and was very nervous; now I'm much more relaxed.
"I would recommend Ben and am continuing to work with him to learn and experience more."
Peigi came to Run with Ben as a brand new runner with the aim of completing her first marathon. It was a real pleasure to help her achieve this.
"I contacted Run with Ben as I wanted to train properly for a marathon. I had run two before but never felt adequately prepared. Last week I ran an easy and enjoyable personal best. The support made such a difference - I've never felt so prepared for a race.
"Training with Ben was great and hugely contributed to me achieving my goal. Ben set me clear and realistic training goals. I enjoyed the training and was excited to run the race. I would happily recommend Ben and would train with him again."
It was a pleasure supporting Michael in achieving a 50-minute personal best at the Amsterdam Marathon after some great training.
"I always felt that if I had a question it would be answered.
"I wanted advice on how to train smarter, and guidance on nutrition and fuelling for long runs; speed sessions and hill training; and strength work. The advice I have received on all of these things has been really valuable and I have enjoyed mixing up my running more and learning new things."
Carrie was really great to work with, and as part of the coaching she successfully completed the Valencia Marathon.
"Working with Ben was a complete success - I wanted to do a half marathon in under two hours and I exceeded my goal.
"Ben really helped me think about how to gauge my levels of tiredness and when to push it, and tactics to increase my overall pace. He was also very easy to contact and communicate with."
Sophie had a series of one-to-one sessions to improve her half marathon PB. Working with Run with Ben she achieved that, getting a 12-minute PB in her goal race.
"My main goal when I started working with Ben was to start running regularly again following injury. I also wanted to look at my running style. Ben helped me transition to a forefoot-strike running style which has made running more comfortable; I now run three times a week.
"I've made good progress using a combination of online coaching and occasional sessions.
"I was a bit demoralised to begin with as I was beginning to worry I may have to give up running. Working with Ben has changed that; I now enjoy running again and I feel confident.
"My overall physical and mental wellbeing has improved. I have a well-balanced and enjoyable training schedule that counter-balances my mainly sedentary workday.
"It's good fun working with Ben. I'd been running for over 10 years but he has really helped me discover new aspects of training that I hadn't thought of before."
"I enjoyed the sessions immensely as they pushed me to do more than I would normally do on my own, so thanks for coming in and running them."
Anne took part in a one-off series of Run with Ben 'HIIT and running classes' for a local company.
"It was a great experience working with Run with Ben. Fantastic communication and professionalism."
Hani trained with Run with Ben for his first marathon. After some strong training, he confidently completed the Berlin Marathon in 4 hours 14 minutes.
"I’ve lost a lot of weight because of these sessions. I’ve even gone down a couple of waist sizes and my legs feel stronger when I’m doing my park runs. I credit all this to Ben! I felt much better after one of his sessions, mentally and physically. Ben’s the best!"
CJ took part in a series of Run with Ben 'HIIT and running' classes with a local company.
"I was always put off exercise and coaches because it can seem daunting and coaches are often scary or intimidating. Ben is totally the opposite - really warm and supportive, and that is just what I needed."
Katie was introduced to running by Ben and has since gone on to complete two marathons and multiple other races.
"The timing was great. The schedule was good and inspired me to do more per week. I enjoyed your company and motivation."
Sophie was a beginner runner who joined a Run with Ben running group introducing people to running.
Phil rated Run with Ben communication and professionalism as fantastic, and likely to recommend to others. Phil had a running form assessment in preparation for the start of marathon training.
Inma gave a positive review, saying she's likely to recommend Run with Ben to others. Inma was a new runner and had a series of one-to-one sessions to help build the running habit.
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