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UK Athletics-Certified Trail & Fell Running Coach

PhD Biogeochemistry, MPhil Chemistry BSc (Hons) Biochemistry

Mountain Running World Cup Winner 2019

Italian Mountain Running & Vertical Kilometre Champion 2020

Top ten - World/European Mountain Running Championships - 2012, 2013, 2015, 2018

Winner, Snowdon International Mountain Race 2014, 2015, 2019

European Cross Country Championships Team Gold 2012

Irish Cross-Country Champion 2014

5k PB 15:46 / 10k PB 33:33

What motivates me as a coach is the process of getting to know individual athletes and developing a training approach that works best for each unique runner.   I believe my mixed background in track, cross country, trail and mountain running gives me a big base of experience to draw from when designing a training plan to meet both the unique needs of the runner and the specific demands of their target events.  It's incredibly rewarding to be a part of the success of other runners and to have the chance to share in their achievements."



UESCA-Certified Ultra-Running Coach

Lydiard-Certified Running Coach

BSc (Hons) Business Studies

Lakeland 100 podium, 2011, 2012, 2015

Wicklow Way Ultra podium, 2011-2015, 2017

Former Wicklow Way record holder

Wainwrights Round 2019

Team Ireland / World Ultra Trail Championships 2011, 2015, 2017, 2018

Tor des Geants 330km 2017, 2018, 2021

Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Coach

Certified Biomechanics Coach & ACE Personal Trainer

I've been involved in competitive sport from a young age, getting my start by playing hurling for my local club and eventually for my county.  I got into endurance sports during my time in Australia, and ultimately gravitated towards fell and ultra-trail running.  I have always enjoyed working with other athletes and helping them to achieve their goals through fun and challenging training.  I feel that my strength as a coach lies in my ability to understand and communicate well with my athletes."




UESCA-Certified Ultra-Running Coach

Cairngorm Big 6 Record Holder

Former Cairngorm 4000s record holder

Tor Des Geants Top-20 Finisher, 2021

When I started hill running in my early twenties I was instantly drawn to longer races.  New to running, and not knowing how to train effectively, I did a lot of painful slogging.  I've learned a lot in the intervening decade and I enjoy putting my experience to use in designing personalised, targeted and effective training programs for my athletes.

Every runner has their own individual circumstances and background, and navigating these considerations to meet goals and achieve long-term development is a hugely rewarding process for me."


Missing Link Coaching

Unit 16, The Mill Yard

Staveley, Cumbria LA8 9LR


tel: +44 (0) 7960 470 415

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