Chris O'Brien

Chris O'Brien

RunTeach Founder

 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. 

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. 

With training in biomechanics, dynamic movement skills and sports nutrition, Chris is a qualified UKA Level 2 coach 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 lucky enough to be one of the few gait analysis and coaching companies in the UK to use the cutting edge technology from dorsaVi that measures key aspects of your running gait to produce detailed reports that highlight areas of concern and potential risk. 

Chris is an ambassador for both: 

  • SOS Hydration, an organic electrolyte product that mixes in seconds and is gentle on your stomach and highly effective at hydration, even in the toughest environments. Use discount code CHRIS20 for a 20% saving!
  • 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%!

Contact Chris through our contact page here.