Run Coach

Here at Hillrunner we can offer personal running training either on a one to one basis in the flesh or or over the phone or by email.

We can give expert run advise and put training plans together for your next goal or PB race.

We offer this service for a small monthly fee depending on your requirments

1. Training plans to suit you beginner or Elite

2. Weight management and diet

3. Nutrition advice

4. Running form 

5. Cadence

6. Vo2Max and Heart Rate

7. One to one run sessions

8. Training advice and race build up

9. Correct Running Shoes (ie Pronator or Neutral)

10. Body Fat  & Muscle mass

If you are interested in our run coaching service please contact us here training@time2runevents.co.uk

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Run Coach Phil 

Personal run coach bolton manchester north west elite to beginers running coaches and training

About Phil

In 2010 aged 33 after not doing any sort of fitness or exercise for 9 years

Philip Eccleston a long distance truck driver from Bolton decided that he had to do something about his weight and fitness.

At a younger age Phil had always enjoyed running and dreamed of one day running the London Marathon,

he had been in the armed forces and done various running races but didn't really know how to run and anything about running.

After Completing the 2002 Kinloss to Lossiemouth half marathon in a time of 1 hour 42 minutes Phil would not run again for 9 years.

Weighing in at 18.5 stone in 2010 Phil needed to do something about his weight and lifestyle

which consisted of eating and drinking to much and sat in front of the TV watching Football,

never did he realise the 5 year journey what he was going to embark on and see him Qualify for England in the Marathon.

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At first Phil started running for charity after the death of his father,

still not really knowing much about running he trained for the Edinburgh marathon in 2011 whilst his wife Melissa was expecting there first child.

Training hard and getting his weight down to 16 stone he ran the Edingburgh Marathon in 4 hours 47 minutes.

In 2012 he joined his first running club reluctantly as he thought they would not what a slow over weight runner ,

this would be the start of a amazing journey of hard work, determination and just what you can do if you have passion and want to feel alive again.

Never giving up on his dream of running the London Marathon Phil started to listen to good advise,

learning how to run, train and get his nutrition right with expert advice.

Phil says he remembers watching elite athletes on the TV, how they ran and what they did and reading endless amount of books and magazines on running.

Still he was training hard but kept getting injuries ,

he had to learn how to run high milage weeks but stop getting injured.

His passion for running grew stronger and  after completing a few ultra marathons he ran his first 100 mile Ultra

The North Downs way in a time of 29 hours 15 minutes, something he thought was impossible and out of his reach. 

His progression was amazing the more he learnt, the more he trained  the faster he became.

Snowdonia Marathon

Phil had a passion for this marathon although a real tough marathon with 3000 feet of climbing involved he loved the whole event and the challenge and no doubt his best performances where always on this marathon. His rate of progress each year speaks for itself.

2010- 4 hours 39 minutes 55 seconds 874th place

2011 - 3 hours 35 minutes 27 seconds - 178th place

2012- 3 hours 15 minutes 3 seconds - 59th place

2013 - 3 hours 10 minutes 25 seconds - 45th place

2014 - 2 hours 50 minutes 28 seconds - 8th place

2015 - 2 hours 49 minutes 4 seconds- 7th place  

2016 - 2 hours 47 minutes 55 seconds - 5th place

And then.......

In a space of 6 years and at the age of 40 in 2016 Phil went to post the following PB times

5k 16 minutes 17 seconds

10K 33 minutes 21 seconds

10 Mile - 55 minutes 57 seconds

Half Marathon 73 minutes 39 seconds

Marathon - 2 hours 36 minutes 42 seconds

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Phil went on to win the Fleetwood 10k , Southport 10k Stanley Park 10K EMH 10K 

2nd places in Greant North Half Marathon, Wrexham Marathon, Windermere Marathon, Blackpool Half Marathon, Fleetwood Half Marathon to name a few.

In 2016 Phil finally completed his life long dream of running the London Marathon in 2 hours 37 minutes and 8 seconds.

Without being able to swim and never doing much cycling 12 month prior  

in 2014 Phil Completed Ironman UK ( 2.4mile open water swim, 112 mile bike and a marathon run) in a time of 12hours 36 minutes.

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Ok you can argue that the times compared to elites where not fantastic and his talent was strong compared to others however

the rate of progress and what he learnt over the few years maybe could have taken Phil further in his youth. 

During Phil's training he was working a 60 hour week,

putting on running events and looking after a family,

he strongly believes that there is no excuse not to train,

 everyone can spare a few hours a week to exercise regardless how busy there life is.

Phil is now the owner of Time2Run Events Ltd and coaches/inspires others to run regardless of there ability.