An accomplished endurance athlete, competing internationally on long distance mountain and trails. Chris Holdsworth, an inov-8 athlete and fully qualified UESCA Endurance Coach, set up Endurance State Training to help others achieve their goals through his knowledge, experiences (highs and lows) and brand of heavy metal endurance running.
Three Peaks Fell Race – 3rd – 2:54:47
Snowdon International Mountain Race – 2nd – 1:07:23
GB Long Distance Mountain Running Team, 2017, Giir di Mont, Premana, Italy
Multiple England Mountain Running Vests
Lakeland Trails Marathon Course Record Holder (26.2 miles / 4000ft) – 2:46:49
Grizedale Trail Marathon Course Record Holder (27.5 miles / 5000ft) – 2:56:39
Wales Trail Marathon – 2nd (26.2 miles / 4000ft) – 2:45:54
Salomon Serpent Trail 50k Course Record Holder (31 miles / 2000ft) – 3:13:27
5k PB – 14:50 / 10k PB – 30:27
Once you make contact through social media or the the website, I will arrange a phone call at your convenience. You will then be sent a questionnaire to learn a bit more about your background and your goals. This will form the basis of your training plan.
You will receive a full training plan based on initial goals set, whether that’s starting from scratch and building your base fitness up, or leading up to your initial goal race, whether it’s 12 weeks, 16 weeks or even longer away with a recovery plan factored in.
Your unique training plan will contain periodisation of specific training blocks designed to improve your fitness at the stage you’re at in your running journey, and get you ready for any race day you may have in mind. You will also be fully informed of the reasoning behind each training block – it’s important that you’re invested in your training and you understand the logic and reasoning behind what, why and when you’re doing it. Nutrition, strength and mobility advice will also be provided.
Continuous monitoring and evaluation of your training will ensure you hit your goals, adjusting as and when needed, whilst a race day plan will be formed to fully prepare you for your target events. This will include how to pace, suggested nutrition advice and suggested gear.
*You will be eligible for free Pennine Trails races whilst coached by Endurance State
“Since I become part of the Endurance State team, around 6 months ago, my training has improved massively.
The workouts are well explained. I have a full understanding of what I’m doing next, and more importantly, the reason why and how that’s going to help to achieve my goals.
Chris is always there for you and with his support and training, I now see myself running longer distances.”
I’ve been coached by Chris at Endurance State for the last 6 months. The first of which I was injured. I’ve also had covid, which took at least a month to recover from.
Despite this, I could PB over any distance tomorrow at a moment’s notice. I feel stronger, fitter, and better prepared for any race scenario.
With every issue I’ve had, Chris has explained the possible causes and given a long-term solution to the problem. If you’re looking for a running coach, I would highly recommend Endurance State.
“I can’t recommend this coaching enough, its helped me finally get back to sub 6’s, finally get back towards the front end of local races, helped me with my mojo, helped me find my love for running again and helped me find the Endurance State.”
Interested in becoming coached or want to discuss things further? Leave a message through the form on the right or contact via email or by phone.
+44 78526 52708