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Want to improve your running? Then speak to GR8running; to discuss how we can help and work with you, please use the Contact Coaching form.

New to the sport and need advice to get started?  GR8running can help you by providing an easy to understand guidance on correct technique and a plan to follow.

If you are an experienced athlete wanting to smash that PB;  GR8running has the qualities and experience to enable you to meet your goal across any distance from a 5k through to a marathon. This is achieved through 1:1 coaching which is delivered in a friendly and positive manner. Personal training plans can be developed to help you achieve your goals.

Ged Ruffle
UKA Athletics Coach and UKA Coach in Running Fitness
England Athletics Athlefit Leader

GR8 Coaching 17012014 1aAn athlete centred, approachable, enthusiastic and motivational coach with a real passion in helping athletes develop to their full potential. Experienced in coaching junior athletics and adult/ junior running from novice to performance level. Continuously studying  best practises in training methods and techniques that I try and test myself before sharing with my  athletes.

 

 

Ged Ruffle
Endurance Runner

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A  passion for endurance running and an active member of Hart Road Runners.  Regular training  is enjoyable and is fitted into a busy lifestyle. This  enables me to compete competitively in races from 5K through to marathons and winter cross country.

 

2018 Age Category Winner in Virgin London Marathon and Great North Run

Recent results include:

Great North Run – 6 in a row age category wins: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Virgin London Marathon – 2018 1st in age category. 2013, 2014, 2015 3rd in age category.

VLM Awards x 3ab

Wokingham Half Marathon: 2013/2015/2016/2017 – 1st in age category
Bramley 20: 2013/2014/2017 – 1st in age category
Bramley 10: 2016 – 1st in age category
Cranleigh 21: 2013/2015/2016/2018 – 1st in age category, 2017 – 2nd in age category
Cabbbage Patch 10: 2016/2017 – 1st in age category
Fleet 10K: 2013/2015/2016 – 1st in age category
Fleet Half Marathon: 2015/2017 – 1st in age category
Stubbington Green 10K: 2014/2016/2018 – 1st in age category,  2017 – 2nd in age category
Marlow 5: 2014 – 1st in age category
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Rushmoor Park parkrun

“A special mention goes to Ged Ruffle of Hart Road Runners who recorded the highest Age Grade and his highest at Rushmoor to date (88.48%). Watch out Age Grade course record….Ged’s coming for you!”  ……167th Rushmoor Park parkrun newsletter

Frimley Lodge parkrun

“Looking through the results, the most inspiring performance came from Ged Ruffle whose new PB of 18.39 gave him an Age Grade of 87.49% and emphatically proved, once again, that getting older is no barrier! ……232nd Frimley Lodge parkrun newsletter

Upton Court parkrun – current course record holder in age category and overall age graded record holder

 

“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.”— Ralph Waldo Emerson