Craig was my personal trainer for 5 years and I can honestly say that working with him changed the course of my life.
I had always wanted to be a runner, however, when I first met Craig I was an unfit, 57 year old woman who had rarely engaged in exercise or sport. Other PTs might not have wanted to take on the challenge but Craig did not appear to be fazed.
Over a period of 6 months or so, using a series of progressively more challenging workouts, we built my fitness up to a level where I could start to run. From then on I never looked back. I quickly progressed from 5K parkruns to 10K events. The gym work continued alongside my newfound love of running and enabled me, in the years that followed, to compete successfully at Master’s level in many distances including winning my age group in the iconic Comrades ultramarathon in South Africa and running for my country in the UK Masters Marathon Championships.
During this time, I also completed over 160 marathons including the Six World Majors and numerous multi-day endurance events. Craig’s excellent knowledge of physiology and exercise science helped keep my body strong and injury free.
Throughout our time working together I always found Craig to be supportive and reliable and sessions to be varied and fun. He led by example by keeping his own fitness levels high and demonstrated perseverance and commitment to his sport.
I learnt a lot from Craig but one of his phrases in particular often comes to my mind towards the end of a long race, “Last set, best set”- when I think I have no more to give I can usually find something extra.
Craig helped me to become a runner. Whatever your fitness goals and dreams I’m certain that working with Craig will make it more likely that you will achieve them.