Overweight and constantly out of puff, Chris started running at the age of 38 to get fit enough to spend quality active time with his soon-to-be-born twin daughters. It was a journey that would take him from a 60 minute 10k in 2009 to a 38 minute 10k in 2015 and a 02:59:04 marathon in 2017. Along the way, Chris has placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in 10ks, 5ks and pairs 24-hour endurance races and an age group wins in 50k.
While Chris is no elite runner, he is living proof that attention to running technique, correct movement patterns and mindful practice can rocket you from an everyday recreational runner to the top few percent in both local and national running events.
Chris’ motivation to set up RunTeach came from his desire to share what he has learned and to help other runners achieve their running goals, no matter what level they are currently at. Chris’ passion is to provide the tools and understanding so that runners can learn to move properly and therefore reduce their injury risk and increase performance.
Chris is a Z-Health Movement Performance Specialist with training and certifications in neuromechanics, biomechanics, dynamic movement skills and sports nutrition. Chris is also a qualified UKA Level 2 coach specialising in Endurance Running. He shares his knowledge and understanding through fully comprehensive gait analysis, rehab and prehab, coaching and live workshops. Chris works with athletes at all levels from the couch to 5k graduates to competitive club runners.
Chris is an ambassador for:
- Generation UCAN, a one-of-a-kind race fuel that utilises ultra-slow release carbohydrate that doesn’t raise your blood glucose. It still allows your body to burn fat as a fuel source rather than relying on sugar with the inevitable crash. Ideal for high intensity sessions/races and long distance running. Use code RunTeach to save 10%!
- ND:R Sports, high quality British designed sports sunglasses and a growing range of clothing.
Contact Chris through our contact page here.