I engaged the services of Dave Bradley to help me with a late-starting marathon training campaign. Due to work commitments and lack of time, I had pretty much resigned myself to postponing my participation to the following year.
Dave helped me to focus on getting started and gently getting back into the flow of things. His encouragement, thorough knowledge and time-management tips really helped me get back on track.
Unlike previous training campaigns, Dave kept the goals and the diary realistic. He was always encouraging and had good ideas to work on form, build endurance and develop speed. He offered great insights and sound advice, which helped me through the difficult parts of the training and got me to the start line in one-piece and confident.
The upshot of all this was that I ran round the crowded London Marathon course in 3hrs 19, which to say that only a few weeks previously I was doubtful to be participating in, was a minor miracle!
I am very grateful to Dave for the excellent coaching and helping me enjoy my training and the race. If you want great support, good humour and to enjoy your training more, I strongly recommend you take on Dave to be part of your team.