GIRLS ON HILLS COACHING
Never had a coach? Tempted to try but nervous to commit or unsure what to expect? Why not start out with a stand-alone personalised training plan from Nicky Spinks and see how you like it!
If you have a big race coming up or a personal challenge, this is a great way to structure your training and achieve success without committing to a contract.
You don’t have to be an elite athlete to get involved! Runners at all ability levels can improve significantly by working with an experienced coach.
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MEET THE COACH!
NICKY SPINKS is an Inov-8 athlete and Alpkit ambassador with an impressive list of achievements to her name across trail, ultra and fell-running.
Nicky has completed ten 24-hour rounds, and set records on all three of the big UK rounds; Bob Graham 18.06, Paddy Buckley 19.02 and Ramsay Round 19.39. She also holds the record for the ladies Lakeland 24-hour round. In 2016 she broke the record for the Double Bob Graham round, finishing in 45.30 hours and in 2018 attempted a Double Ramsay Round but was thwarted by extreme high temperatures, but went on to complete in 55.56 hours.
Nicky enjoys racing long mountainous fell races such as the 10 Peaks Extreme (which she has won outright and is current course record holder), the Ultra Tour Mont Blanc (11th & 16th), E’Chappee Belle (2nd), Grand Raid Pyrenees (1st twice) and Grand Raid Re-Union (4th), Ultra Tour Monte Rosa (1st), as well as classic fell races and mountain marathons in the UK.
In 2019, Nicky’s esteemed running career gained her an entry in the formidable Barkley Marathons. In 2021 she came 3rd female in the Tor des Geants, as well as setting a new Lakeland 24h record. Already in 2022 she placed 2nd female in the Montane Cheviot Goat ultra.
As a farmer, Nicky understands what it’s like trying to balance a demanding and unpredictable job alongside training and racing. She also understands the need to enjoy life and get real pleasure from running! – this is especially true after her cancer diagnosis in 2006, and subsequent recovery.
Nicky is a certified Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF) with the Fell Running Association and trains groups, clubs and individuals for specific goals. She is committed to supporting grassroots projects and has a passion for encouraging women to aim-high and achieve their goals. Nicky has many years of successful coaching experience, training runners for varied competitive events such as the CCC, UTMB, Everest Trail Race, Celtman, Race to the Stones etc.
Together with the support of Girls on Hills, Nicky Spinks is offering 16-week personalised training plans for any level of trail racing, to include ultra-distance events and the 24-hour rounds for £160.00. No set-up fee.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Upon purchase, download Nicky's coaching questionnaire below, and email this back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You will then receive your training plan from Nicky directly!
Creating a bespoke plan which incorporates this level of information takes time and careful consideration, so you can expect to receive your plan within 1-2 weeks