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Noel Hitchcock

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  • UESCA Ultrarunning Coach
  • UKA Coaching in Running Fitness
  • Lydiard Foundation Level 2 Coach
  • SCE Youth Strength and Conditioning Coach
Sport(s) Coached
  • Running (marathon or shorter)
  • Ultrarunning
Level of Specialization
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert/Advanced
Coaching Experience

10+ years

About Noel

I love running. I'm a self confessed running geek

Over my coaching career I have coached a truly diverse range of runners from sub elite athletes to those just embarking on their running adventures. I have coached athletes to top finishes (including multiple podiums) in ultramarathons but also coach athletes regularly competing at an intercounty standard at shorter distances.

I have a background in education, with 20 years experience of teaching biology & physiology ... but for most of this time my main job was training others in teaching / mentoring and coaching techniques.

Coaching Philosophy

Nobody cares what you know till they know that you care! Coaching is so much more than plans and programmes its about having someone there to support and advice you.

I might be an old school Lydiard coach ... but in honesty after coaching for so long I have come to realise that there is truth in the saying "Everything works somewhere, but nothing works everywhere". So all our athletes, from our pros to our novices, get the same 1:1 personalised and bespoke coaching.