Running Coaching

We offer one to one online coaching to help you achieve your goals in running, whether you have a race lined up or you simply want to progress. We are for every level of runner, and specialise in women’s running.


What do you want to achieve?

Looking to improve your running? Doing your event, whether it’s a 10km, half marathon, marathon, ultra or triathlon but not sure where to start?

Or are you a seasoned runner and want to achieve a longed for personal best?

The expert coaches at Girls Run the World are here to guide you every stride of the way.

An initial coaching consultation by phone or email will allow us to identify your goals and also, what else is important in your life so that we can create a holistic plan that helps inspire and motivate you, rather than leaving you stressed and exhausted.

It may also include strength and conditioning workouts (with video technique advice from our GRTW training library) yoga sessions and more if appropriate.

It means that you don’t have to worry about which training plan to follow, or even, how to adjust the plan if you get injured or are busy with work/home/life in general and you slip off the training wagon. We are there to keep you on track and help you to reach your target.

Support and advice 

A well designed holistic training plan that takes into account the daily juggle of life, family and running is just a tiny part of being coached. The most important part is the relationship between you and your coach. Our aim is to empower you through the feedback you get after your workouts and training runs.

As a Girls Run the World runner, you get access to your coach through the phone, or email.

We will help you develop mental strategies that will ensure you get the most out of your improved fitness come race day.

As female runners ourselves with over ten years experience of coaching women, we can adjust your training according to the reality of what it’s like to juggle running, family, relationships and career. Sometimes, looking after kids, work or holidays get in the way and that’s where our mentoring really works – we understand your life and what’s going on, not just running.

Your training plan

Your training plan will be delivered direct to your personal Trainingpeaks account. A simple training software platform, you’ll be able to see your training plan directly on your phone with exactly what you need to do and it will allow us to track and chart your progress. Pace and HR devices are downloadable directly into the software allowing us to see all you training data and provides you with a fantastic chart of your progress and achievement.

Each training plan will specify intensity or pace, – or whatever types of format work for you that you can understand. It will also include details of warm ups, cool downs, pace, strength and conditioning workouts, yoga, and rehab – we even remind you when to get a massage! No more wasted time trying to figure out what to do.


Performance Coaching Expertise

Our coaches are Rachael, the founder of GRTW, head coach, Tara Shanahan, and ultra coaches include Sarah Sawyer.

Between us, we have over 30 years experience of coaching female runners from beginners through to seasoned runners aiming for sub 3 hour 10 minute marathon times.

Our have competed at county/club level and have run over 20 marathons between them from London to Paris, Mumbai to Istanbul. Rachael is an Age Group triathlete while Sarah won the Patagonia Ultra Stage Race, 2017.

If you’re serious about progressing your running and maintaining your motivation, you need guidance from coaches with a proven track record who not only understand training and physiology but the juggle that goes into running and living well.

Having a Girls Run the World coach means that all the worry about when you should run, how far or how fast/slow is handled for you. We tell you what to do and help you stick to your training by holding you to account, while also being there to advise and support you when you are having doubts or struggling with your training.

Personalised to your running experience and lifestyle, we will help you achieve your goals.


Virtual Coaching Silver Package

Detailed training plan, updated bi-monthly

Progress reviewed weekly by coach

Four emails per month

Monthly 25 minute skype/phone call

Access to our Members Only Facebook Training Hub

12 months: £950

6 months: £500

3 months: £275

Monthly: £100 per 4 weeks*



*Plus £65 set up fee.

** All plans include an initial start up interview / consultation by phone/Skype/email (as best suits the athlete), goal planning, and your totally individualised training plan tailored to your needs.

***Monthly billing occurs on 1st month, giving 12 billings per year for 13 blocks of 4 weeks, giving each athlete 4 weeks unstructured recovery time at the end of each season. Minimum 3 month commitment.

**** 12 month / 6 month / 4 mont block to be paid in full at beginning of coaching period.

**** You will need to sign up to Training Peaks and you will need a Garmin watch that will synch with TP. A basic account should suffice.