My running efforts began at the age of 25 as a means to lose weight and improve fitness. In 1997 I slowly jogged my way through my first marathon and when the man in the rhino suit ran past her I felt it might be pertinent to try more focused and structured training for my next race! My times steadily improved culminating in a marathon personal best of 3:28:27. At the age of 29 I first stepped on to the track and discovered that I was more suited to running both 1 and 2 laps than a marathon. I now specialise in both the 400m and 800m and is coached by Greg Richards. At the age of 35 (2007) I became eligible to compete as a Master (or Veteran) and since that time have focused my efforts and seasons on securing medals at the World Masters and European Veterans Championships.
As a running coach I devise goal-orientated weekly running programmes. As these are designed specifically around individual goals, fitness levels and lifestyles I am able to accommodate both a wide age range and athletic capability. Whether you want to train for your first 5k race and have little or no running experience or are already an experienced runner who wishes to improve personal best times then I can help.
- Individual goal specific running and/or fitness programme costs£40 per week payable in advance by monthly standing order (£173.33 pcm). This programme would incorporate running sessions/steady runs, strength and conditioning and designed around the individual goal, ability and time and facilities available.
- The teaching of drills would require a minimum of 8 sessions ideally 2 or 3 per week. The cost would be £50/hour. As the client becomes more adept the session times will reduce to 45 minutes then 30 minutes and the fee adjusted accordingly pro rata. Nina is happy to take groups for these sessions and this will lower the cost that each individual has to pay – please feel free to email Nina directly with the expected number of athletes in the proposed group for a quotation. Drill sessions take place at Parliament Hill athletics track (admission £3.00) – nearest train station Gospel Oak.
- The teaching of the power clean would require a minimum of 6 x 45 minute sessions at a cost of £50/session. Nina has access to a gym where the cost for client is £4 admission and she would do a pick up and drop off at Finsbury Park tube station.