Ultra and 24 Hour Round Coaching

 

Nicky has 16 years' experience of fell and ultra running, successfully completing ten 24 hour Rounds holding the record for the Ladies Lakeland 24 hour round with 64 Peaks in 23.15 hours. She also held the Ladies records for all three UK rounds; BG 18.06, Paddy 19.02 and Ramsay 19.39. In 2016 she broke the record for the Double Bob Graham finishing in 45.30 hours. In racing she prefers long mountainous fell races such as 10 Peaks Extreme winning outright and current course record holder, the Ultra Tour Mont Blanc (11th & 16th) , E’Chappee Belle (2nd),  Grand Raid Pyrenees (1st twice) and Grand Raid Re-Union (4th).  

Nicky has more than 25 years experience of beef farming and holds a BA in Business Studies. She understands what it’s like trying to balance a demanding unpredictable job, training and racing while determined to enjoy life especially after her cancer diagnosis in 2006.  Nicky can help you train specifically for mountainous Ultras and 24 hour rounds; develop your racing strategy, improve your racing fueling and increasing your mental strength. As a certified Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF) with the Fell Running Association Nicky can assess and work on your uphill and downhill strength and technique. 

Nicky's specialty is to create bespoke training plans for races such as the Ultra Tour Mont Blanc but she also coaches for introductory Ultra marathons and “flatter” ultra-marathons such as Thames Path 100. Nicky is happy working with runners of all levels.

 

 

Please call me on 07548 283545 or email nicky@blackcows.co.uk to book any of the Training programmes listed below. If you have questions or would like a chat to help you decide if coaching is right for you and which plan to opt for then please contact me. If you would like something not listed above then please do not hesitate to contact me for an informal chat.

Training Plans and Prices

Setup (£100)

Setup is required for all plans due to their bespoke nature and the complex process of the research that I will do into your previous training and race results. In the setup you fill in a questionnaire and we have the necessary conversations and correspondence to ensure the plan will meet your needs and suit your schedule and preferences. You only pay setup once, unless you take a break of 6+ months from the coaching in which case a new setup may be required.

Bronze: Basic Training Plan (£100 monthly)

This is the most basic option and ideal if you have one A race and prefer to be self-sufficient with minimal support. With this option I deliver for you a completely bespoke 8 week Training plan (without strength training). Throughout the plan you have weekly e-mail support about your progression, races entered and any setbacks. I will change the plan to reflect this.

Silver: Flexible Training and Plyometric Plans (£125 monthly)

With this option I deliver completely bespoke Training and Plyometric (strength training) plans to you in blocks of 8 weeks. We will  exchange weekly emails to review your progress and plan / change the next phase. I will research your A races in depth and provide you with bespoke analysis, pacing schedule and race strategy. This would be suitable if you are happy to be reasonably self-sufficient but would like regular guidance, questions answered and the benefits of a more flexible plan.

Gold: Flexible Unlimited Training and Plyometric Plans (£150 monthly)

With this option I deliver a completely bespoke Training and Plyometric (strength training) plans to you, typically in blocks of 8 weeks. We will exchange weekly emails and calls to review your progress and plan the next phase. I will research and deliver, for all your races, race analysis, schedules and racing strategies that are bespoke to you.  I will also provide advice and  guidance on all aspects of Ultra racing / rounds such as nutrition, pacing, injuries and support.

One off Coaching Days

I am also happy to provide bespoke one to one coaching for between £200 and £400 depending on group size, location and requirements. Please contact me on the details above.