Mike Kent, Team Titans

I recently turned 50 and was looking at innovative ways of trying to improve my 5K and 10K times and increase my overall aerobic fitness.

John came to give a talk at my Wednesday night Run Company 5K event. I listened to John talk about his running performance package and thought why not give it a go! In early December I had the initial consultation with John where he listened to my training aims and objectives and then a blood lactate run test on a treadmill. Throughout the test, John encouraged and supported me and was able to give me immediate feedback including the test results and my suggested training paces. We sat down and discussed my training programme for the 2017 triathlon season with the focus initially on running the Chichester 10K.

I must say that I was initial sceptical about the high intensity training but John could not have been more supportive. He was able to see my results via Strava which included pace/heart rate and give me practical and supportive feedback. This feedback made me feel stronger and more able to deal with the suggested training. So much so that John decided to drop my pace on longer sessions to ensure I was training the most appropriate energy system avoid potential over-training - what do I know!! That little change made all the difference and I managed to keep progressing and getting stronger as the weeks went by.

I can honestly say that I have become stronger and fitter in the short time that I’ve worked with John. We are now going to work together over the coming season on one of my other disciplines, cycling, as well as continue to improve my running. Thank you John and I now look forward to the coming season with confidence