“If you don’t challenge yourself,
you’ll never realise what you can become.”
“Don’t set limits. We only go as far as we think we can. Think BEYOND! Reach FURTHER!”
“Great things never come from comfort zones…”
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by what you didn’t do than by what you did.” ~ Mark Twain
“Believe in yourself, trust in your own potential, and allow yourself the freedom and space to start something new. Unless you try, you’ll never know.”
“If you don’t challenge yourself, you’ll never realise what you can become.”
Training for trail – particularly for new challenges and bigger distances – can be daunting, and unlike road running, there’s not a great deal of quality help out there. So, where can you turn for guidance, how can you tap into a wealth of experience to maximise your training?
With more than 19 years of local and international competitive trail races under my belt, many of them achieving podium, I have that wealth of experience – from European skymarathons and IAU world champs representing my country, to 100 milers, multi-day stage races and 7-day self-sufficient desert races. In many I’ve triumphed with a podium top spot, and all have taught me invaluable experience. Through my coaching, I share that knowledge, giving back to the sport I love.
Learn how to prepare yourself mentally and physically for a trail race, how to tackle ascents and master the techniques you need to get to the front of the pack, how to approach pre-race week, race day and your race strategy. And, because there’s always the next race, how to recover.
My programmes are personal and personalised. I’ll share my running experience with you, and you’ll share yours as together we design your programme to conquer your goals.
Customised programme options:
Whether you have a long term vision in mind or a short-term goal, I offer various coaching options for short, longer and ultra-distance running (not exclusively but mostly focusing on trail running). Rather than runners having to shift their lives to adjust to a rigid training programme, my programmes are customised to meet individual runners’ lifestyles and needs. Whether you’re local to Cape Town or live elsewhere in the world, this coach is just a Whatsapp away – and yes, even when you’re mid-race!
Contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to chat about options and packages.
Linda unlocked another level in my running, beyond what I was capable of if I attempted it alone. Having her on my team has had a profound positive impact on not just running, but all aspects of life.
Highly recommended for any level of runner.
Linda is not just a coach but a mentor and her coaching is rooted deeply in a love for making the impossible – possible.
Linda is as involved in your life and training as you want her to be. If like me, you are not keen giving daily reports on how a new hill training session went, she won’t ask you about that. But if you do want that daily or weekly interaction and feedback, she’s always available for that as well.
And when time and logistics allow, Linda is a very enthusiastic second and supporter for her athletes at any race.