The origins of Running With Us Academy date back to 2016 when Nick got chatting about junior endurance athletes and their development in Winchester. From this arose a desire and passion to see young athletes receive the support and guidance needed to make those first, small steps from enthusiastic juniors through to successful seniors, sharing our love for the sport. Running With Us Academy was conceived as an innovative project to provide the next level of support to junior endurance athletes in Winchester and beyond.

We believe we have the skills, vision and desire to support any keen young endurance athlete through the key stages of their athletic development, with fun always being the main ingredient. Helping you to look after your body, mind and energy levels whilst learning and striving to be the best you can be are our daily goals as your coaching team.

Collectively, we bring an enviable range of qualifications, skills and experience to support you on your journey.

nick anderson

With over 25 years running experience, Nick is a graduate in Science & Management of Health & Fitness, a UKA level 4 endurance coach, a qualified nutritionist and sports therapy practitioner. Nick has been a England Athletics flying coach & manages GB squads for events such as the World Half Marathon Championships. Having coached hundreds of athletes from beginners through to olympians Nick is one of Europe's most highly respected coaches. Nick is former England Marathon Lead and England Regional Coaching Lead for the South.

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andy parkinson

Andy brings over 27 years experience of coaching young athletes to the team. He has also coached extensively in youth basketball and rugby. Having gained an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology and accreditation as a BASES Sport and Exercise Scientist, Andy has worked with a variety of athletes at all levels helping them to manage the mental aspects of their performance.  He understands the balance between training and other commitments. Andy is a level 3 Personal Trainer, a UKA Endurance Group Coach and SAQ instructor.

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