Whatever your goal or level of running, I can help you achieve your dreams. I have coached from beginners planning their first race, runners improving on times or distance, up to those running at an elite level.

If you are wondering how to go about training for your next 10km, marathon or ultra marathon, or have hit a plateau in your racing or training, then I can help you.

I have over 25 years of running experience from 10km to 100 mile races. I have represented GB and England eight times, won medals twice at the British 100km Championships and the British Trail Championships 2014. I have also won Leicestershire Country 1000m and 5000m championships, as well as orienteering championships.

I am a UK Athletics Run Leader, a qualified Sports Therapist, and also a member of the UKSCA with a foundation certificate in Strength and Conditioning. I have been coached by twice World 100km Champion Carolyn Hunter-Rowe.

Coaching is through the Accelerate Performance Centre where we develop bespoke training programmes and one to one sessions to help keep you on track. The Accelerate Training Program (ATP) is designed with one thing in mind – to help you achieve your potential with training and racing goals.

“Having never been a runner I started about 5 years ago. Last year I joined a club, enjoyed it and wanted to see what I could do. I met Marcus and we talked through what I was hoping to achieve. Only six months later, with his training advice, I have managed my best ever fell race results and taken two hours off the time I did for an ultra last year. I would definitely recommend it!” – Charlie Elliott

“I started working with him in December 2014 and he has helped structure my training with a strong scientific base and it has re-booted my running. The mini targets and variation and challenges in training sessions have made it real fun. He has also really helped me with my race strategy from my mental outlook through pacing and finishing with kit and nutrition. Oh yes and he’s a sound bloke too!” Dan Shrimpton – winner and course record holder of St Oswalds Way 100mile Ultra.
ATP Compilation: Lifestyle, available training time, and other commitments, all have to be balanced to provide stress free training and racing. Each ATP is written following an inital consultation.
Once the ATP is in place, contact is ongoing, to ensure focus remains in both the training and racing plan.

One to One Coaching Sessions: Sometimes you may just be looking for help with your own devised training plan, or you require help in a certain area. This is where one to one coaching sessions can help. Topics can include: goal setting, endurance development, increasing speed, periodisation planning, heart rate training, technique and SWOT Analysis.  These one to one sessions can be arranged and booked at any time.

Trail Running and Mountain Marathon Navigation Training Sessions: As a summer Mountain Leader I can offer one to one or group navigation training sessions in the Peak District or an area of you choice.

For more details on coaching and navigation training please contact

Public Speaking & Workshops

I am an experienced public speaker, and available for events, I have spoken at schools, youth events, training conferences, workshops, and corporate events internationally.

  • About Marcus

    I am no stranger to long endurance events, coming from an orienteering background. I ran my first ultra marathon in 2008, finishing 2nd.

    This year I've so far won the Spine Challenger Race and the Iznik and set a coarse record on both races.

    I'm part of the team at the Accelerate Performance centre in Sheffield, I cover Sports Therapy, Endurance Coaching and Lactate Testing
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