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Run Leaders Workshop - Endurance, Mindfullness and Injury Prevention


When? 19th May 2018
Registration Closing
17th May 2018
Holiday Inn Hotel Guildford Egerton Road Guildford Surrey GU2 7XZ
£ 0.00
UKA Licensed Coach (Registered users only)
Lirf's - Cirf's - Coach Asst. - Athletics Coach - Officials
£ 25.00

Non UKA Coach
Standard - Other sports
£ 45.00


Endurance Training, Avoiding Injury and Mindfulness for Runners.

Join Jo Meek and Tina Chantrey for two inspiring presentations about their experiences in their many roles including those as a Physiotherapist, GB Mountain trail athlete, Running journalist, Athletics Coach, Mother of 3, Marathon des Sables Finisher, Women's Running magazine contributing editor on overseas races, Scott sponsored athlete and Amazon listed running author.

Sarah Gardiner - Club Support Manager for England Athletics will be at the event to give an update of EA's 2018 focus, opportunities for affiliated clubs and volunteers and answer any questions you may have about club and coaching matters.

From previous events, this has provided a great networking opportunities for coaches and leaders for various clubs and RunTogether groups to discuss ideas and practices allowing you to make new contacts and ideas to take home to your club or group.

All day refreshments and hot lunch will be provided! If you wanted to take part in the Guildford parkrun before the session, be it as a local runner or a pr tourist, details can be found on the parkrun link


This workshop is ideal for any Run Leaders, Running Coaches, Athletics Coaches and Assistant Coaches from both clubs and RunTogether groups.

It is also open to any interested athletes or coaches from other sports who are able to attend at the non UKA licensed coach fee.


10am - Coffee on arrival, 10:30 - Presentation 1 - Jo Meek, Q+A, 12:00 - Lunch, 1:00pm - Presentation 2 - Tina Chantrey, Q + A, 2:45pm - England Athletics update - Sarah Gardiner, 3:15pm - Networking Opportunities or Depart, 4:00pm - Depart.


Jo Meek is a sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapist. Working for both the MOD looking after Royal Navy personnel, and for the English Institute of Sport in Bath where Jo works with funded professional athletes.

Jo has been a runner for 20+ years, starting as a recreational local club runner. Having participated in mainly road races and XC and some track events, Jo progressed to road marathons before competing in ultras (road, trail and mountain). Results have included a second at Marathon des Sables, 4th at a 100km World Championships representing GB, 7th at a World Trail Championships for GB and 2nd at UltraTrail Mont Blanc race (the 100km CCC).

Jo' s presentation will touch on her endurance achievements, the journey she has been on to progress to such achievements and will share information on training tips, the injuries sustained and the high's and low's of being an endurance athlete.

Jo will share her insight as a physiotherapist that runs, how to advise runners re: injuries, signs and symptoms, what to expect, how to manage injuries and rehabilitation and will take questions from the audience.

presenter 2 - tina chantrey

Mindful running: looking at the mental health benefits of running, and how you can adapt a more ‘mindful’ approach to your sport. Brief overview of the what the many mental health benefits of running are, looking at the science behind those feel-good feelings, and how running can affect our mood and our lifestyles. What does mindful running mean in the larger community, and to each of us as individual runners? Can training your mental fitness improve your performance? Can it make you a happier runner, and how does it translate in to life to help make you a happier person? We’ll use some group work to practise some mindful techniques and show that everyone can achieve this, as well as encourage others to try.

Tina Chantrey is an author, journalist and running coach. Tina is contributing editor of Women’s Running magazine and the award-winning blogger shewhodaresruns. Her book The Divorce Survival Guide: How Running Turned My Life Around, was published in Summer 2017. She is also an England Athletics Mental Health Ambassador and mum of three girls, Lola, Amelie and Sienna. If you’re looking for motivation and ideas to improve your running, every week Tina posts a new session to try in her Strava group @shewhodaresruns You can also follow what her running group gets up to every week on Instagram @shewhodaresruns


For any questions please email Sarah Gardiner - Club Support Manager (Hampshire & IOW, E & W Sussex, Channel Isles) on

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Please note the below cancellation charges apply to this CPD Event:

  • More than 42 days - 80 % Refund
  • More than 28 days - 70 % Refund
  • More than 14 days - 50 % Refund
  • Less than 13 days - NO REFUND

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