Bob Graham Round
Athlete-specific coaching for the Bob Graham Round
I started working with Kate in September 2022, and in May 2023 I completed my major goal: a Bob Graham Round (a rout of 66 miles, 8000m ascent in the Lake District) in 22h 45 minutes.
The really obvious improvement during this time is my long endurance. I used to go into "limp home mode" towards the end of really long runs (way shorter than I had to run for the BGR), but her training plan meant that I was running into Keswick 22 hours into the round with good form. My descending skills over technical terrain have improved a lot too. I've noticed that while I used to have been jumps and dips of form, without much rhyme or reason---since working with Kate I've steadily and cumulatively improved, with no real dips.
A remarkable thing is that the training to get to this point typically took less of my time than when I was trying to build towards this goal without a coach (this is great for domestic harmony). Partly that's because Kate has made me take recovery way more seriously. But also it's because every session has a purpose, and I'm no longer doing runs simply to achieve my arbitrary weekly mileage target. Kate also incorporates the social runs I enjoy into the training---the plan fits around my lifestyle and priorities, not the other way around.
I'd very strongly recommend Kate as a coach to any runner with a big off-road goal they want to achieve." -Robbie
This is a coaching package for a Bob Graham Round. We focus on terrain-specific training, motivation, hill-skills and navigation as well as covering the wider considerations of a successful round.
Personalised training schedule to fit your day-to-day life
Navigation and hill skills half-day session
Advice on event-day planning, nutrition and pacing
8-weekly video/phone session
Regular feedback and progress updates
Free online coaching account
£75 per month
*Please note, this is not a guided round but aims to equip you to undertake your own, supported round according to the ethos of the round