We’re delighted to announce that our running team, ‘Team Naomi’ will now be supported by Nick Anderson, founder of ‘Running With Us.’ Team Naomi is growing year on year, and we’re delighted that we can now support runners not just with fundraising, but also with training advice!
‘Running With Us’ brings together a team of endurance coaches with over 40 years’ collective experience, coaching runners and triathletes of all abilities. Nick Anderson has over 25 years’ running experience and is a graduate in Science & Management of Health & Fitness, a UKA level 4 endurance coach, a qualified nutritionist and sports therapy practitioner. Nick has been an England Athletics flying coach and manages GB squads for events such as the World Half Marathon Championships, and has coached hundreds of athletes from beginners through to Olympians. Nick is one of Europe's most highly respected coaches.
Running With Us has been working with Charities and Brands nationally for a number of years, but as a long standing Winchester resident and coach to the local club, Winchester & District AC, I’m delighted to have the opportunity to form this partnership with local charity, Naomi House & Jacksplace. As the charity’s coaching team, we look forward to helping all fundraisers in their running journey, from Couch to 5k, the marathon and beyond.
Jason Davies, London marathon runner and a member of Team Naomi, said:
Having a GB running coach on board would massively help and inspire not only me, but the amazing running community that is Team Naomi. I think every novice runner solely works on running further and further each time they go out (I know I did!), but having an experienced coach within the team will help set achievable goals, offer advice on which strength training can benefit running, and the frequency to increase mileage – all helping to minimise injury and keep the pavements lined with runners in support of this fantastic charity.
Charlotte Patrick, Events Fundraiser for Naomi House & Jacksplace, commented:
We are thrilled that Nick and his team will be supporting our runners. We have the fundraising knowledge for our runners and now they have the added benefit of being supported by a top running coach. Runners will be offered virtual assistance, training support and plans, and two training days across the year. Next year will certainly be an exciting time to be part of Team Naomi!
If you’ve recently taken up running by completing the Couch to 5k challenge, or simply rediscovered your love of running and would like to progress to a race with the support of a coach, please get in touch. Team Naomi have free places available at the Winchester Half and Great South Run.
To get in touch with our Events Fundraiser and running guru, Charlotte Patrick, about joining Team Naomi and having the support of Running With Us, please leave your message below. Or, if you fancy a chat, drop us a line on: 01962 760060.