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Our personal coaching packages offer an outstanding service to runners of all ages and abilities. We have worked with beginners and elites, 5k to ultra marathon runners. Our coaches will look at every aspect of your running to ensure that you enjoy your training and racing.

You will receive a package of first class support that is unique to you. From strength and conditioning to nutrition, running technique to cross training, injury prevention to race tactics, our coaches will leave no stone unturned to make sure that you receive all the support that you need. We are 100% committed to athlete centered coaching that will ensure you achieve new PBs or successfully complete running challenges.

We guarantee to help you train more effectively so you get fitter, stronger and faster

Our coaching packages offer fantastic value for money.

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Adam Pettitt

Why did you decide to get a coach?

Three years.

I was having persistent running injuries and my sports masseuse at Backs and Beyond recommended my getting a coach to balance my running better and to have someone to build in injury recovery to the schedule. She gave me three recommendations and I checked them all out and plumped for Full Potential as they seemed to have coaches who worked with people in my situation. The response was really rapid and efficient and I had plans within a week.

How long have you been coached?

What have you achieved?

I ran my first marathon ( 2017, Tokyo) and have now run seven! Berlin, Moscow, London, Rotterdam, Chicago and a Covid-19 one - 100 laps of a school field to raise money for digital poverty: laps for laptops.

What do you enjoy most about the coaching?

What would you say to someone thinking about signing up to coaching?

It’s the security of a plan: not only what I do day by day and week by week - that gives me structure; I like going to bed knowing what training I will do in the morning - but the long term, patterned training which has its phases adding variety but also getting me ready for each race, and making sure I don’t over-train.

My coach is the lovely, ever-attentive Ben. I’ve only met him once face to face when he ran a running camp my kids were on, and I speak to him if I need to but I choose to communicate by email. His messages are cheerful and encouraging, and his plans detailed and with just the right amount of context. But it’s the individual responses, the ‘Hey Adam, that was really great the way you knew to ease off last week’ or ‘That’s some great running; you don’t need to worry about x ...’.

Touch wood, but I’ve had no injuries and not needed to take any breaks from training. It’s worked for me and I’m a complete convert to long distance running now. I like the fact that Ben encourages me to do other races and to get outside my comfort zone. Efficient, encouraging, respectful, professional service.

I ran my first marathon ( 2017, Tokyo) and have now run seven! Berlin, Moscow, London, Rotterdam, Chicago and a Covid-19 one - 100 laps of a school field to raise money for digital poverty: laps for laptops.

Celina Kelly

Why did you decide to get a coach?

I’ve been coached by Ben since 2017.

Because my running had stagnated. I had been doing the same things for years, kept getting injured, and was starting to lose motivation and enjoyment. Some friends convinced me to go to one of the Full Potential running camps in Portugal, where I was impressed with the approaches of all of the coaches and their commitment to supporting runners of all ability and experience levels. I had some really interesting chats with Ben in particular about his coaching philosophy and, once I got back home, decided to give coaching a try. I figured that I didn’t have anything to lose and everything to gain!

How long have you been coached?

What have you achieved?

My main goals were to enjoy running again and to be able to run without getting injured, and I’ve certainly achieved both of those. The sessions that Ben gives me are varied enough and challenging enough that I never get bored, and his structured but flexible approach to training has meant that my slightly wonky biomechanics have coped well with the demands of increased mileage. I’m now able to manage higher weekly mileage than I ever have and I’ve been able to run even ultramarathon distances without injury. I wasn’t particularly concerned about improving my pace – I’ve always been a solid middle of the pack runner who finds enjoyment and fun more motivating than speed or races - but an unexpected side effect of training with a coach has been that I’ve gotten faster. I’m still middle of the pack, but now I’m upper middle rather than lower middle, which has made me surprisingly happy!

What do you enjoy most about the coaching?

What would you say to someone thinking about signing up to coaching?

Having a varied programme of sessions to keep me motivated. Having someone else think about how to fit it all together so that all that I have to do is show up and run. Not only receiving expert guidance through the training programmes but, almost more importantly, receiving support with the psychological aspects of running and performance as well. And, of course, being able to have a laugh about it all.

My main goals were to enjoy running again and to be able to run without getting injured, and I’ve certainly achieved both of those. The sessions that Ben gives me are varied enough and challenging enough that I never get bored, and his structured but flexible approach to training has meant that my slightly wonky biomechanics have coped well with the demands of increased mileage. I’m now able to manage higher weekly mileage than I ever have and I’ve been able to run even ultramarathon distances without injury. I wasn’t particularly concerned about improving my pace – I’ve always been a solid middle of the pack runner who finds enjoyment and fun more motivating than speed or races - but an unexpected side effect of training with a coach has been that I’ve gotten faster. I’m still middle of the pack, but now I’m upper middle rather than lower middle, which has made me surprisingly happy!

Debbie Lowi

Why did you decide to get a coach?

I first started working with Ben towards the end of 2017. Under his guidance I found that running became my favourite discipline and this is where I excelled in the multi sport races. I then took a year to focus on triathlon but found that I really missed the running element and guidance from Full Potential, so I decided to return again in 2020. I’ve really enjoyed having the structure of Ben’s training during lockdown and I’m starting to get my running mojo back!

I first decided to get a coach after qualifying for the 2018 Aquathlon World Championships (swimming & running). I was keen to improve my running and get a structured programme tailored to my needs, as well as a coach who could help me balance my running around swimming training.

How long have you been coached?

What have you achieved?

Since working with Ben I have set PBs over all distances which I’ve raced (5km to half marathon). I also placed 6th in my age group at Aquathlon World Championships under Ben’s guidance!

What do you enjoy most about the coaching?

What would you say to someone thinking about signing up to coaching?

I really like having the structure and being able to discuss my goals with my coach. It’s great having someone to support my running and provide me with confidence, which is so important to progress. Another key thing for me is to enjoy the training and stay motivated, and this is something which Ben has really facilitated. He is flexible to work my swimming / triathlon training into the plan and always willing to change things when needed.

Since working with Ben I have set PBs over all distances which I’ve raced (5km to half marathon). I also placed 6th in my age group at Aquathlon World Championships under Ben’s guidance!

James Riley

Why did you decide to get a coach?

A year and three quarters

I signed up to run the 2019 London Marathon on behalf of the NSPCC and they arranged for Ben at Full Potential to produce me a training plan. I was so pleased with the results (see below) and enjoyed the process of training with Ben so much, I immediately signed up to continue coaching on completing the marathon.

How long have you been coached?

What have you achieved?

The improvement in my race results was truly astonishing and more importantly I’m enjoying my running more than ever.

5k 17:23 to 16:47

10k 36:17 to 34:47

HM 1:22 to 1:13

Marathon 3:07 to 2:38

What do you enjoy most about the coaching?

What would you say to someone thinking about signing up to coaching?

I love the structure and discipline that a training plan brings to my running. Also the opportunity to discuss my training with Ben - both his expertise and the clarity that discussing your running with someone you trust brings. He brings a wonderful positivity to the training, supporting me with my self-criticism, while managing to temper my wilder ideas and wish to overdo it!

The improvement in my race results was truly astonishing and more importantly I’m enjoying my running more than ever.

5k 17:23 to 16:47

10k 36:17 to 34:47

HM 1:22 to 1:13

Marathon 3:07 to 2:38

Mathieu Lecoeuche

Why did you decide to get a coach?

I started in April 2017.

I decided to really start running when I was 30 years old after my son, Leo, was born after many years of doing nothing and starting to pile on the pounds. I have always seen my dad as a hero and wanted to make sure I can achieve great things with Leo when he will be older. While I ran a bit at school in my youth, I knew nothing about how to actually put a plan together. I was using Garmin and saw that full potential was providing some plans. I did some research and Keith's story was quite amazing and resonated with me, who was 30 years old at the time. I decided to go ahead and I have been running consistently for 3 years now with full potential.

How long have you been coached?

What have you achieved?

Back in 2017, Kerry (my coach) has quickly helped me to do my first half marathon in less than two hours. We have since worked on all the different distances (5K, 10K, half and ultramarathon) smashing all my PBs again and again.

Beyond the running they have helped me to change my lifestyle, I shed 3 stones. I feel much better physically and mentally and Kerry has been a constant support for the past 3 years to help me through successes and tough times.

If you would have told me back then that today I can run a 5k in 20 minutes, I could run ultramarathons I would have laughed but that’s a reality and above I have shared so many fond memories being cheered and run with my son.

What do you enjoy most about the coaching?

What would you say to someone thinking about signing up to coaching?

First, Kerry is a great person and that makes it enjoyable. What I really like is that she can always adapt to new challenges and really support me through my successes and setbacks. Thinking and talking about what I want to achieve is really making a difference.

Kerry is always coming up with new things that while achieving the long term goal helped to keep focus and keep the whole process fun. Her experience and knowledge about running and races has really helped me to become a much stronger runner.

Back in 2017, Kerry (my coach) has quickly helped me to do my first half marathon in less than two hours. We have since worked on all the different distances (5K, 10K, half and ultramarathon) smashing all my PBs again and again.

Beyond the running they have helped me to change my lifestyle, I shed 3 stones. I feel much better physically and mentally and Kerry has been a constant support for the past 3 years to help me through successes and tough times.

If you would have told me back then that today I can run a 5k in 20 minutes, I could run ultramarathons I would have laughed but that’s a reality and above I have shared so many fond memories being cheered and run with my son.

Sally

Why did you decide to get a coach?

I have been coached for about 18 months

There is a plethora of information on the internet and so many ‘experts’ willing to give advise which I often find overwhelming or contradictory. Although fortunate not to sustain any injuries as a result of running apart from the usual twinges I didn’t feel as though my form or pace were as good as they could. Also having decided to embark on running The Abbotts World Major Marathons I decided I needed the personal touch of a coach to help me achieve my goal of running at least one of them under 4 hours. Finally I only started running five years ago at the age of 59 I was concerned I may be more susceptible to injury.

How long have you been coached?

What have you achieved?

I have a better understanding of why its important to include a variety of types of runs in my training. Increasing speed is not just a matter of running; nutrition and cross training also pay an important part. My form has improved although still needs work on and I am definitely a faster and stronger runner. I have knocked 40 minutes off my marathon time running Dublin Marathon in 2019 in 3 hrs 51 minutes.

What do you enjoy most about the coaching?

What would you say to someone thinking about signing up to coaching?

Kerry is fun to work with and takes time to understand what I want to achieve and realistic as to my aspirations. I enjoy the monthly chats which provide the perfect opportunity to discuss what I find easy or difficult and she will modify my plan accordingly and I can always contact her at any time if I need to.
I find the structure of a training plan beneficial and more inclined not to skip a training session as I am accountable to my coach. Kerry is supportive, adaptable and really motivates me to work as hard as I can.

I have a better understanding of why its important to include a variety of types of runs in my training. Increasing speed is not just a matter of running; nutrition and cross training also pay an important part. My form has improved although still needs work on and I am definitely a faster and stronger runner. I have knocked 40 minutes off my marathon time running Dublin Marathon in 2019 in 3 hrs 51 minutes.

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