Running Coaching

We offer one to one online coaching to help you achieve your goals at the races that really matter to you. Whether it is doing your first marathon or ultra distance event, or getting a personal best.


What do you want to achieve?

Looking to achieve improve your running? Doing your first marathon or ultra marathon but not sure where to start? Or are you a seasoned runner and want to achieve a longed for personal best? The expert coaches and physio 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 key events for the season.

We’ll focus on your goals and motivations, and then discuss how much time you have to train, with a focus on what is realistic in order for it to fit in your work and family. We’ll then design a training plan that balances intensity and volume to ensure you get the best return on your training.

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

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, email, Facebook and Twitter.

We will help you develop mental strategies that will ensure you get the most out of your improved fitness come race day.  And if you get injured, you’ll have access to the GRTW physics to help you get back to running with our rehab programmes.

Plus, as female athletes ourselves with over ten years experience of coaching women, we can adjust your training according to not just how your running is going, but what else is going on in your life. 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 your 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, pace, and heart rate – 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, making it time efficient for the busy woman.


Performance Coaching Expertise

Our coaches are Rachael, the founder of GRTW, Dawn, co-founder and lead physiotherapist for the Brighton Marathon and head coach, Tara Shanahan, and our 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 making a step up in your performance, 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!

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.

Silver Coaching Package

Detailed training plan, updated weekly

Progress reviewed weekly by coach

Four emails per month

Monthly 25 minute skype/phone call

Access to our Members Only Facebook Training Hub

Trainingpeaks Premium Account

12 months: £1200

6 months: £650

4 months: £480

Monthly: £100 per 4 weeks*



Highly detailed training plan, unlimited updates

Progress reviewed daily by coach

Unlimited emails

Weekly 25 minute Skype/phone call

Access to our Members Only Facebook Training Hub

Trainingpeaks Premium Account

12 Months: £1800

6 Months: £1000

Monthly: £150 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.