Endurance Bike and Run
John Hampshire and Clare Pearson, friends and training partners, decided to develop Endurance Bike and Run, building on their personal experiences and knowledge to help others gain fulfilment and pleasure from participation in endurance sports.
Concentrating on our passion for running and cycling we have learned and developed our capabilities to help people of all abilities work towards their goals.
Developing effective, supportive relationships with our clients is what makes the difference and gives everyone the best chance of success. It is also what makes our work so rewarding.
Clare is a Level 2 TrainingPeaks running coach with relevant UKA qualifications and a Certified Stryd Coach. She specialises in trail running and ultra distance. Off road running is becoming a popular sport for all people of various fitness levels. Clare loves to work with people to help them succeed at their own goals; whether that’s a personal best, a completion or a podium. Clare will work with you to plan training round life commitments and help you get the most out of the time you have.
My own running career began when I was working in a disabled unit where I needed to be fit enough to get to emergencies. I ran two to three times a week to keep fit and because I enjoyed running and its relaxing effects.
I really fell in love with running when I began my career as a Probation Officer in North Yorkshire, right on the edge of the dales I loved getting out into the hills on weekends and on long summer nights. I tried my hand at various races (The Wharfedale Half Marathon, the Three Peaks and many local fell races). I realised that I was good at off road running and in particular at running up hill, but I was still chasing some good road times.
In 2012 I met and began working with my first coach. I soon came to appreciate the value of an objective eye – I broke 20 minutes for 5km, 40 minutes for 10km, and went from being the top five to winning some races, my proudest being Skiddaw. I began to look further afield and had some trips to Europe incorporating races that interested me – Fully Sorniot, La Montée du Grand Ballon, Ucka Verticle, La Derupe Montgenevre Skyrace Sprint.
I decided to put running experience to good use and began coaching and have helped many athletes acheive their dreams and beyond.
Preferred Athlete Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
A professional endurance coach since 2009, John Hampshire has worked with cyclists and runners from all over the world to help them achieve their goals.
John specialises in helping his athletes enjoy the trails and mountains, where his passion and love of the outdoors comes through.
Whether you are a beginner or an elite competitor looking for a big win, John can help you reach your potential and be your best.
I began sports as a swimmer at a young age, setting the scene and building habits of exercise and training that have continued to form a structure around which I lead my life. I then started running to develop aerobic fitness for other sports and found it suited me perfectly. Running became part of my life and I enjoyed many trips to run and race abroad as well as at home.
In the late 90s I injured my ankle and started doing more cycling, initially to keep fit ,and then racing. I took to the sport immediately, competing and learning about the complexities of cycle racing, training and racing with power meters. Over time, I learned how to manage injuries, fatigue and how to get back on track after setbacks.
While training and being friends with some great athletes, I learned what makes a great athlete great and how to develop these traits in others. I was a member of Great Britain Cycling Team as Paralympic Handcycle coach for London 2012 where I learned more about elite sport and competition, working with the British Cycling staff including physiologists and psychologists.
More recently, John has specialised in working with ultra-endurance athletes including helping Jenny Graham become the fastest female to cycle round the world.
Preferred Athlete Levels: John coaches runners and cyclists at all levels from beginners to elite/professionals