Sarah first came to see me a year ago with a severe groin strain on the right side - you can see from the video on the left that she was struggling to run. She came back to me again this year with a groin strain on her left side. I'm pleased to say that she is now INJURY FREE - zero groin pain! Sarah has also managed to achieve PB's in all her events, 10km - 3 minutes 15 seconds, 10 miles - 8 minutes 42 seconds, HM - 15 minutes 39 seconds!"
Lily, age 15 - Footballer
Lily is 15 years old and plays football. She came to me to improve her run technique and speed on the football pitch. You can see a huge improvement in both her technique and speed and her coach has noticed a big difference when she's playing 🙂 I'm SUPER proud of her! WELL DONE Lily!
Kirsty - Before & After 6 coaching sessions
Kirsty came to us to help her improve her 800m speed. During her time with us she also came 1st in the Cooper Test at school beating her distance by two laps of the track compared to last year!
Joanne - Before & After 6 Sessions
'Since working with Rachael, I have PB’d in all distances. I’ve gone from 58 minutes in a 10k to 46:13 this year. I’ve gone from 1:59 in the half to 1:46 last year and have got my 5k to 22 minutes. I’m 2 minutes off sub 4 in the marathon. I’m determined to get that!
Rachel is always the coach I want by my side! Ill never change! Thank you Rachael for always going above and beyond for us x"
David - Before & After 6 coaching sessions
"I went to see Rachael to work on my run technique after having an initial running analysis done by her. The results have been fantastic! I get much less discomfort in my knees now and I recently smashed 2 whole minutes off my 5k PB."
Craig - Before & After 6 coaching sessions
After 2 hip replacements, Criag has made significant progress in both his run technique and strength. "Before I started my sessions at the Running Hub, I was running with quite a degree of pain after a few miles and was really struggling and was going to quit running altogether. I now have a new belief and confidence and have improved my race time for 10 miles by over 7 minutes."
Matt - Before & After 6 coaching sessions
"Having completed the sessions I feel a much stronger runner and have taken away lots of learning points and exercises that should help me to continue to develop my running and achieve my goals."
Ella - Before & After 6 coaching sessions
Ella is a triathlete and also competes for Great Britain as a Biathlete. Her main goals were to increase speed, improve run technique and increase her confidence running. Both her speed and enjoyment of running have dramatically increased.
Clare - Before & After 6 Coaching Sessions
"You have made a massive difference to the way I think about myself as a runner. When I started with you I was so down about all the injury’s and loss of form, that I really was at the point of giving up. Seeing the video was frankly gobsmacking! I’m now running 4 days a week and loving it and honestly that is, in a large part, due to your positivity about what I can do. You encourage and support without one word of negativity."
Thank you for all your support and I wish you continued success with the hub, I will be recommending you to all who listen!'
Emma - Before & After 6 Coaching Sessions
I’ve worked with Rachael on and off for a couple of years and I feel I have benefitted massively from the combination of run technique analysis and coaching and strength sessions. I’ve been taking part in a virtual race series recently, and as well as my times for the four virtual 10k events I have done all under 43 minutes (which is more occasions than I’ve run that sort of time in actual races), in the last event I ran 42:19 to knock almost 10 seconds off my 18-month old 10k PB! To do this when ‘racing’ alone is (I think!) a great testament to the huge benefits I’ve received in the last few months.
Henry - Before & After 6 coaching sessions
Henry is a keen cricketer who wanted to improve his speed over shorter and longer distances. He wanted to get faster at chasing and retrieving the ball. He felt that his running form was 'wooden'. Henry has improved dramatically over the course of 6 sessions and is far more confident running at faster speeds.
Rachel - Before & After 6 coaching sessions
Rachel started in the Hub in August 2019 following lots of niggles and injuries, Her main goal was to run injury free which I'm happy to say she is currently doing!
'Since I met Rachael for the first time in the hub, I have a continually growing toolbox of activities to help me run much stronger, more consistently, more focused and more correct. Not forgetting I'm enjoying it all so much more, thanks to Rachael's extensive knowledge, direction, enthusiasm and motivation'.
Steph - Before & After 15 sessions
I've gained so much from attending sessions with the Running Hub. Rachael has so much knowledge to give. After my initial analysis, I learnt the leg cycle which made me feel stronger and more confident in my running. One change that particularly stood out was when Rachael taught me to stand tall running up hills, not to lean into them. The first time I tried this it felt amazing. I felt so much stronger and felt like I wanted to run the hill again!
Lindsey - Before & After 6 Sessions
I went to see Rachael at the Running Hub for some Run Technique Coaching. Even though the sessions were tough, Rachael was positive and encouraging the whole way through. Following those sessions, not only did I have a number of comments on how much my running technique had improved, but I also managed to cut a minute off my 5k PB!"
Laura - before & After 6 sessions
'I just smashed my 5k PB (28:36) by almost 2 minutes since my last PB in March! And finally got a sub-30 minute 5k! I kept thinking of your run technique training throughout, focusing on my form with no music or podcasts to distract me. This was my goal when I saw you a year ago but at that point it seemed so far off as I was doing 33 minute 5k then.'
Lucy - Before & After 6 Coaching Sessions
"I have benefited so much from the six weeks of run analysis, the regular strength classes and the run coaching programme I am currently on. They have all hugely improved my running and importantly, I have thoroughly enjoyed it. Rachael is a brilliant coach, she is really supportive and seriously knows her stuff!"
Rob - Before & After 6 Coaching Sessions
"I went to the Running Hub as I needed my running technique evaluated prior to commencing training for my one and only marathon in 2019. Rachael Hunt (no relation) was professional, patient, thorough and sorted out my running imperfections (which were many) such that I found I could then run longer distances more easily and shorter distances more quickly. Marathon completed and in a none-too-shabby time!"
Clare - Before & After 6 Coaching Sessions
I have been working with Rachael for about 18 months, I started seeing her for help with my run technique when training for my first marathon. I love Rachael’s sessions her patience is endless and her coaching doesn’t stop when the hour is up."