Transform Your Running
"It's been something different &
new - a great motivator.
Thanks to Chrissie & Zoom Running again. Hitting top speeds!"
Live expert run coaching over audio to motivate & inspire you
Zoom Running - what on earth is it?!...
Zoom Running started in lockdown, when some of the runners Chrissie coached were struggling to stay motivated running on their own.
It's had such an incredible impact on all the runners who have joined, that it's here to stay.
What happens on a "Zoom Run"
Zoom Runs are live audio coached runs over the Zoom App'.
You log in, pop your headphones in, run and listen while Chrissie runs and motivates you, it's as though you're running together.
A community of runners around the world are doing the same run as you at the same time :)
They're live!, which runners say has helped no end to get them out the front door
We appreciate that getting out the front door is one of the hardest things. Hence why all coaching is live
- we've taken the option
We know how hard getting out the front door can be, so all the coaching is live - there's no thinking you'll just leave it for later, and later never arriving.
The runs are live, as we know how hard getting out the front door can be
We know how hard motivation can be, and so the runs are live, to make sure you actually (!) get out the front door, rather than putting it off until a "later" that never appears
They're live!, which helps no end to actually get you out the door rather than
With the onset of winter and it’s short daylight hours amid ongoing Covid pandemic disruptions we know that our collective mental health is under a lot of pressure.
We also know that running AND community can help.
Our Early Milestones programme has been developed with that thought in mind. We wanted to create something that helped people improve their running and also provided support in these strange, difficult, chaotic, anxiety provoking and difficult times.
There are two elements to the programme, working hand in hand.
First – Podcast coaching sessions, recorded by Steve Hobbs while he runs himself, where you simply download the recording and listen to it on the run as if he is there with you – an approach so successful that it featured in The Guardian. Each recording includes hints and tips on the psychology of running as well as the physical aspects but perhaps most importantly it offers companionship.
Second, that companionship extends into membership of a dedicated WhatsApp group which gives you the opportunity to ask questions and to share your experiences with other members of the programme.
This approach has been so successful that we have now created The Milestone Pursuit Running Club, a unique community of runners of all abilities who share a common goal, to keep moving. The club is supported by more podcast coaching sessions and WhatsApp chat that is all about finding out more about running AND about encouraging one another beyond the 8 week life-span of a specific Early Milestones programme.
So, there are many reasons why you might want to join this programme – Perhaps you have done couch to 5k and now want to progress to a longer distance, or to be able to run 5k or 10k faster or more comfortably? Perhaps you want affordable coach led support? Perhaps you want companionship through some difficult months ahead? There is something in this for everyone.
Here’s what others have to say about it;
“It beats any other couch to 5k. I’m glad I found Early Milestones and I honestly wish I had found it sooner”
“It is like going running with a friend who matches your pace exactly and the WhatsApp group is the game changer, adds accountability and support too”
“A brilliant and affordable way to access a running coach plus peer support.”
“You have genuinely changed the way I run.”
The inaugural Zoom Run 1 Apr 2020
On 1 Apr 2020, Chrissie and her runners tried the first ever "Zoom Run"
- all of them logged into the Zoom app' on their phones
- all of them running in different locations
- audio only so they could see where they're running
- Chrissie ran, coached and prompted throughout.
And somehow it worked - exceptionally well!
And the wonderful world of Zoom Running began.
It's live - so there's no putting it off until later (and never doing it!)
There's a great connected group of runners, who you'd happily hang out with as well as run with
The runs are designed for all levels
Chrissie and all the Zoom Runners log into the Zoom app'
- from all around the world
- all levels of abilities
- Chrissie is there to motivate and help you get the most out of your running
When are the Zoom Runs?
Mon 7:45-8:25am GMT: Steady chatty run
The aim is to get you up and out starting your week right with a steady run. We either encompass technique work to help your running, or have incredible guest runners to keep you interested, motivated and learning some good nuggets :)
Wed 6:00-6:40pm GMT: Intervals
The intervals are all coached on effort level - to ensure that regardless of your speed you're optimising your training.
I'm not sure anyone feels like it before we start - but the results are mind blowing! So many runners have completely smashed life-time PB's by joining.
What do I need?
* Zoom App' downloaded on your phone
* Ready to start promptly
How far do we run?
* This very much depends on your speed
* The runs are 40min long, including warm up & cool down.
What level of runner is this for?
* Most runners are recreational runners looking for fun and motivation
* We have runners logging in who struggle to get to 5k on their own, to those who've broken 2hr20 marathons!
How do I join?
* You can come and try, to see what it's like by booking here
* Your spot is valid for the next week. If you can't make it, I will try to re-book you, but can't guarantee it.
* If you would like to join us after, your trial
Mon 7:45-8:25am GMT: Steady chatty run
The aim is to get you up and out starting your week right with a steady run. We either encompa
Run solo -> virtually with us
*40min coached run
-> banish the boredom
-> hit new PBs!
- Run solo
- virtually with Chrissie & friends
If you're looking for help with your running mojo
Try a "Zoom Run with Chrissie"
* Chrissie runs with you virtually & coaches you over the phone
*Effort & technique based, so you go as steady or as hard as your body is ready for
*No need to worry what others make of you
*You'll achieve so much more than on your own
* Post run virtual Q&A / coffee & cake
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Look to and at Chrissie, to be coached inspired and motivated. She's a good'un
I'd been hopeful my first marathon 4hr30,
with Chrissie, I not only smashed my half PB to 1:48, but run a 3:57 marathon!
Very pleased with that time!
Thank you Chrissie, your coaching was a key part of getting there
Can’t thank Chrissie enough for her realistic and sensible approach to coaching, and for everything she’s helped me to achieve
Smashed my half PB! 1hr 24
Consistency in my training, finally fueling races right, training right!
more PBs to come!
PB at half to 1hr 48
Marathon target: 4hr 30
Marathon achieved: 3hr 57
@49yrs old, & only in first year of running
I can't thank Chrissie enough,
Not only am I running again, but I'm achieving things I never thought possible for me.
Her support when I've been unsure has been invaluable
sub 2hr half marathon
multiple half PBs
first marathon @55yrs old in 4hr32
Chrissie, I hope you're feeling as good as you make us feel
finally feeling like a proper runner!
friends and family keep commenting about how much happier I am - it may not sound like alot, but for me it's made such a difference
If you're thinking of joining,
Get fit in body and mind.
I've gained confidence and positivity. It's the improvement not only in my fitness but my mindset
All of this, down to this inspirational woman!