"There are plenty of sub 3 marathon plans out there but what they don't give you is focus on your weaknesses and they don't adjust to changes as the plan progresses."

JOHN KEAT 2020
 

"I'd been targetting a sub 3 marathon for 3 years, each year getting 3 or so minutes quicker, but in 2018 I'd only got down to 3:07 using online generic marathon plans. At 52 I wanted one last go at hitting it so I approached Michelle at Maxwell Coaching asking for help. Her experience in both running and coaching marathons and ultras made her the number one local choice. In our first meeting I explained that I wanted to go sub 3 at Newport 6 months later in May but also wanted to run a very challenging 100 miler 7 weeks later.... I followed the plan and in May 2019 I ran 2:59:53! And 7 weeks later I was 12th in the Jurassic Coast 100. There are plenty of sub 3 marathon plans out there but what they don't give you is focus on your weaknesses and they don't adjust to changes as the plan progresses. If you're fatigued the plan gets changed to fix this. If you're after help in moving your running to the next level I can thoroughly recommend Michelle and Maxwell Coaching."

I have been using Maxwell Coaching for a few years now. Chris and Michelle have always been incredibly supportive. I have found their coaching flexible and adaptive to my busy life and work patterns. In times where I've had niggles, they've worked closely with my physio to get me going again swiftly. These guys go beyond...even popping up at events to support their athletes!! Great Coaching Team!

"I have found their coaching flexible and adaptive to my busy life and work patterns"
Laura Richards 2020
"Maxwell Coaching have a thorough knowledge to help an athlete develop physically, but crucially they also understand the mental side - both in competing and in every day life"
Matt ScarsBrOOk 2020

Michelle has taken me from simply having big ideas to becoming a really well rounded runner with several successful ultra marathons and plenty more to come. Maxwell Coaching have a thorough knowledge to help an athlete develop physically, but crucially they also understand the mental side - both in competing and in every day life. As a result you end up with a plan built around you and your schedule, which means it’s far more achievable. Superb coaches 👍

Maxwell Coaching are first class. I’ve been coached by Michelle for the last 7months and she has not only helped me achieve PBs but lifted my confidence in my running ability. With Michelle’s knowledge, support and experience I have improved in areas of weakness, train smarter, run more efficiently and finally achieved my sub 1hr30mins Half Marathon PB, which has escaped me many times. Whatever you’re looking to achieve, Maxwell Coaching can help you with it for sure!

"With Michelle’s knowledge, support and experience I have improved in areas of weakness, train smarter, run more efficiently and finally achieved my sub 1hr30mins Half Marathon PB"
BEN MILLER 2019

"Michelle is totally committed to her athletes and achieving their goals."

Karen Hacker 2019
 

"Personalised training plan from a talented and amazing coach Michelle Maxwell. Michelle is totally committed to her athletes and achieving their goals. She has a wealth of experience and knowledge to help from 5k to ultra and understand the complexity of day to day life issues creating a personal flexible plan to help with the life/training balance. Michelle will help you reach those heights you never imagined you could. Friendly bespoken coaching from an incredible athlete. Highly recommended."

"Knowing she’s there for me, knows what I can do and keeping me accountable has been invaluable. I probably could have done it without her, but if I did the results would have been totally different."

Krysia CHOMKA SmiTH 2020

I signed up with Maxwell Coaching having entered the TP100. I’d only ever run one 100km before having made up my plan by cobbling together plans from all over the place. 100miles however was a totally different beast and being a busy full time working mum to young kids I knew I needed something that would work for me around my schedule and get me to the start line in the best possible shape without sacrificing everything else. There are plans out there for 100miles which I could have followed but they aren’t really aimed at people like me.

Michelle developed a training programme around my life which though at times was daunting was always achievable, with Michelle knowing my paces and my capabilities much better than I myself. On top of the runs I also got s&c plans too.

With regular check ins the plan was adapted whenever I needed it and Michelle was always on top of how I was doing. Michelle has so much knowledge and expertise and her advise is always spot on.

5 months after I started with Michelle I completed my 100miles within mins of my predicted time (which Michelle has kept secret from me until a few days before the race) - it was spooky that Michelle knew what I could achieve when I was completely clueless and would have just been happy to finish. I was over the moon and got a time I would have never thought possible without help.

Since completing the TP100 Michelle continues to coach me and has got me through mountain races and more. Knowing she’s there for me, knows what I can do and keeping me accountable has been invaluable. I probably could have done it without her, but if I did the results would have been totally different.

"Michelle has been an absolute wealth of knowledge with running in general, but with the ultra she advised me on things I could never possibly have imagined would, and did, happen during the race!"

NICK HANCOCK 2020
 

"Great team the Maxwell Coaching folk! Whilst Michelle is my direct coach, before and after races I get messages of support from the other coaches too so you know they all really care about their athletes as a team. This is a really nice touch I think. Michelle has been coaching me now since August 2018 and I have improved so much since working with her. From a 1:39 half marathon now down to 1:21 plus coaching me to a respectable 9th place out of over 500 entrants in my first ultra marathon race. Michelle has been an absolute wealth of knowledge with running in general, but with the ultra she advised me on things I could never possibly have imagined would, and did, happen during the race! You really can tell she has the first-hand experience in competitive running at all distances and that, as an athlete, is truly invaluable."

I've worked with both Chris for triathlons and Michelle for running and I can't recommend them highly enough. They are experienced and well qualified but they also really care about their athletes. Front, middle or back of the pack, if you are looking for a coach then contact them.

"They are experienced and well qualified but they also really care about their athletes. "
Phillippa griffin 2019
"I have learnt so much regarding training for the longer distances."
lee weston 2020

Michelle has been an invaluable help in my training towards a very specific goal of a 100 miler. Feeling out of my depth a bit with regards to the programming side Michelle was great in giving a tailored weekly program working around niggles, commitments and all based on the progress you've been making. I have learnt so much regarding training for the longer distances and she has really helped with the other side of things such as nutrition, S & C, pacing/planning, kits/logistics and the mental side of longer races. All of these things were great to chat about and bounce ideas off Michelle to see what worked for me. A great individualised service that I can highly recommend to anyone, what ever your goals.

I had been running with Chippenham harriers for a few years but was finding it difficult to feel like I was getting any where new and achieving goals I was aiming for. I decided to take the step and join Maxwell Coaching with Nicky. After having a break from running after having my son I tried and failed a couple times to get back into running on my own with minimal success. I have found Nicky's support and tailored approach really valuable, helping me find the right approach for my strength training. Helping me find away to fit it in with our busy family life with work, toddler and a coached hubby. Nicky has helped me build up my confidence with my running, learning that I can run for more then a hour and 15 min and more then 10k. Which I have never felt I would be able to do. Making me believe that I can do a Half Marathon one day. I felt confident to go out and run 10k plus on my own fighting those demons grow with each run even then bad one. The support is even more valuable when you are having a tough time to talk it over find the positives and build on them. Nicky is now supporting me with my recovery from a tendon injury, building my strength to support to help prevent a recurrence. Helping me mix it up so I can train and feel useful without running. And looking forward to building the running and getting back out there building the miles again and smashing those PB’s.

"I have found Nicky's support and tailored approach really valuable, helping me find the right approach for my strength training. "
Bev Flesher 2020
"My initial goal was to improve on my marathon time, as I was sure I could do better than my previous attempt, and I actually achieved PB’s in all races distances from 5K up to half marathon."
david steele 2019

I have used Maxwell Coaching for the past year. My initial goal was to improve on my marathon time, as I was sure I could do better than my previous attempt, and I actually achieved PB’s in all races distances from 5K up to half marathon. This gave me huge confidence going into the marathon training period. With Michelle’s eye to detail and a friendly, flexible and positive approach, my marathon training culminated in a 14 minute improvement to achieve a sub 3:30 time at Manchester in April 2019. There is no way I could’ve achieved this without Michelle and I can’t recommend her coaching highly enough.