Having moved to Cheltenham from New Zealand in 2012, Conor founded Cheltenham Running Club as a means of helping more people to improve health and fitness than ever possible in his personal training business.
His background in strength and conditioning paved the way for a new culture where training comes first and racing shows results.
Conor is a Run England Coach in Running Fitness as well as a Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Coach & Level 3 Personal Trainer. He has been a self employed Fitness Professional since July 2001.
Kate Foster specialises in rehabilitating and preventing running injuries through a combination of manual therapy, massage and acupuncture.
Weekly meetings with the club's head coach mean programmes are optimised and members are well cared for.
Katie has presented a vast range of educational workshops to save members money on Physiotherapy.
Georgina helps our members fuel themselves better for running and day to day life. Members benefit from higher energy levels, weight loss and putting a stop to intestinal discomfort.
She achieves this through a process of identifying which foods are causing negative symptoms and replacing them with other which provide equivalent or better nutritional value and taste.
George runs group nutrition programmes on Monday nights and Friday afternoons which help members improve energy levels, manage their weight and much more.
Support is always available with meal ideas, recipes, and consultations provided in person and via phone or email.
Philippa Sawtell specialises in Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates. Like Katie Foster, Philippa has advanced training in manual therapy and is an acupuncture practitioner. She has an understanding of running biomechanics and muscle activation.
Her aim is to help people move as well as they can to achieve their optimal goal, whether it is walking or running. Her combination of training allows Philippa to work alongside Katie Foster and help her patients from diagnosis, to treatment, rehabilitation and injury prevention.
Sarah joined CRC in January 2016 in our very first Couch to 5k group. She was also an attendee at the very first Yoga for Runners class in 2016 which ignited a passion for yoga.
Yoga helped her with her training for half marathons and also through injuries. But the benefits filtered into other areas of her life as well, so in 2019 she decided to complete her yoga teacher training. Now teaching in Cheltenham, Sarah is passionate about making yoga accessible for everyone - regardless of age, fitness and ability. As well as teaching our Monday night Yoga for Runners, she also teaches chair yoga classes at a local care home alongside weekly classes suitable for all levels.
I joined CRC in April 2017, and it was the best decision...Was not a runner at all previously, but with amazing community and support I ran Gloucester 10k by November, never thought that would be possible before!
It is a very good club for those beginning to run whatever age you are. There is a very friendly atmosphere to encourage people to reach their goal. This is one of the best running clubs in Cheltenham.
Great club, supportive and inclusive. Very good for beginner runners. Friendly people and a good atmosphere on training sessions. Would recommend to all