Founder & Lead Coach

Name:

Chris Adams

 

 

 

 

 

 Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience, Memberships:

  • Certified Running Technique Coach (VivoBarefoot)
  • Certified Speed/Agility/Quickness Coach (SAQ Int.)
  • Certified Level 3 Personal Training & Instruction - Diploma
  • Certified Level 2 Gym Instructor
  • Certified Level 2 Kettlebell Instructing
  • POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (Breathing)
  • Assessment and correction of Running Biomechanics
  • Motor Control Training
  • Evolutionary Anatomy
  • One to One Coaching
  • Group Coaching
  • Outdoor Coaching
  • Stretching & Flexibility, inc PNF Stretching
  • Mobility & Postural Analysis
  • Functional Sports Conditioning
  • Personal Training Plans (Aerobic/Anaerobic Fitness, Muscular Strength & Endurance)
  • Nutrition
  • Member British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences (BASES)

Coaching Speclialism:

  • Efficiency 
  • Running Biomechanics 
  • Long Distance
  • Breathing Training

Availability:

  • Saturday: 8am - 5pm (availability upon request) 

Biography:

An experienced and keen runner myself competing in events from 5K to Marathon Distance, I have been fortunate enough to benefit from the improvements in both speed and endurance that can be achieved through learning to run with correct skill and technique. Reducing personal best times and eliminating recurring injuries are often aspirations for many runners, which I fully empathize with and throughout the last few years have taken great pride in helping clients to achieve.

In most sports, balance, co-ordination and technique play a significant role in performance, which I learnt from a very young age whilst competing in BMX track racing and motorcycle trials - both requiring skill, balance, agility & coordinated movement!

I have enjoyed running for as long as I can remember (initially the mud and hills of my schools Junior Cross Country course) and still run between 40-60miles per week, competing at club level today, as well as representing my County in Senior Cross Country Championships.

During the day I work within Information Technology helping the UK's largest organisations solve business issues and network performance/IT security risks to their global computer networks.  During the weekend, as the Founder & Lead Coach for The Running Coach, I work with clients providing individual assessments on running form and personalised coaching at our Training Studio in Chesterfield.  I can also be found delivering weekend workshops educating athletes on biomechanics of long distance running to improve running ability for sporting performance, and assessing injurious movement patterns. 

Clients range from recreational runners through to elite athletes, club coaches and professional sportsmen/women. I have had the pleasure of watching clients overcome recurring running injuries, achieve new PB's at all distances, win county championships and make the podium finish (Top 3) at the National Championships. I have also worked with sports scientists and researchers at Loughborough University in identifying the ideal long distance running biomechanics and participated in studies to improve elite endurance running economy. 

If you are a runner,  a coach (with athletes), or a parent with a junior athlete, wanting to improve running ability, performance and/or reduce injury risk and would like assistance please contact me at chris.adams@therunning-coach.co.uk.

Chris...