As a runner used to racing 10km or Half Marathon distances I set myself a goal of running a sub 4 hour marathon and gave myself 6 months to train up to it.To stand the best chance I enlisted Una to design a training scheme to give me every chance of succeeding The monthly schedules were very clear and had enough variety to avoid boredom through doing the same blend of speed, distance and frequency I found Una to be responsive to my questions and requests for changes, very knowledgeable and also enthusiastic 3hr 53min!!
“I have to say thanks so much to Una Lacey for agreeing to coach me for the season – I thouroughly recommed speaking to her if you want a personalised training plan tailored to your time and commitments, it makes a real difference from using a generic plan.
Kirsten Fasey. 2016 = IM Staffordshire, Outlaw Full and Ironman Wales
As a novice approaching my first iron distance triathlon I thought it was best to hire a coach to help guide me on the way. I had previously done two half iron distance but wasn’t sure how to train for double that distance. Una wrote me detailed easy to follow weekly training plans which helped not only increase my fitness levels but also prepared me for the mammoth task ahead. Una was very supportive, encouraging and adaptable as she changed the training plan to suit my lifestyle. I thoroughly recommend Una as a coach for people of all abilities as I don’t think I could have done it without her. Having Una as a support was invaluable as she was constantly there to answer any questions and offer guidance.
Steven Spriggs. Outlaw Full 2016
“I approached Una with a goal of representing GB at Age-Group level. Less than a year later, I was at the European Championships in GB colours. I wish I had started working with Una earlier, as she has instilled the need for consistency and recovery when undertaking any form of competitive performance. Sessions are varied and avenues for communication are there at all times.”
North London Half Marathon (1:21)
Pwhelli Aquathlon (1st place)
London Marathon (2:57)
Outlaw Half (4:56)
European Aquathlon Championships (7th in AG)
Capital Tri Standard Aquathlon (2nd overall)
Sussex Middle Distance Endurance Festival (4:45; 6th overall and 1st in AG)
“I’d done a few sprint triathlons and had really been bitten by the triathlon bug and entered the Outlaw half for 2016. In late 2015 I met up with Una who developed a plan for me to finish safely whilst still getting the work/home life/training balance right. The weekly submission of the training achievements was a huge motivator for me and it certainly kept me focussed.
The other two huge advantages of having Una as a coach were (1) All of the strength and conditioning exercises that allow you to train injury free and (2) The support offered in answering all of my stupid new boy questions and removing any self-doubt. May 30th 2016 was an amazing day and I certainly couldn’t have done it without Una”
Andy Rogerson: Outlaw Half Nottingham, 2016