Liz Yelling – Training and Coaching for Endurance Runners

Monday 11th April 7-9pm

Anglia Ruskin University

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Double Olympian and Commonwealth medalist Liz Yelling will talk about her own career and coaching influences, and how the fundamentals of better endurance performance were integrated into her training. She will cover the common training questions asked by marathon runners and coaches – what, when and how? Now a successful coach in her own right, Liz will also talk about her own coaching of athletes – performance and recreational – what works and what doesn’t. The talk will end with an open Q&A session.


How to sign up

• Coaches from GCAN affiliated clubs can attend for free and should email to reserve a place. Please mention which GCAN club you belong to.
• Anyone else can BUY TICKETS HERE. The cost will be £5 for members of GCAN affiliated clubs, or £7 for anyone else.

Liz Yelling – Yelling Perfomance co-founder and coach

Bedford & County athlete Liz Yelling made her marathon debut in 2003 where she finished eighth in the Berlin Marathon in 2:30:58. This ensured qualification for the 2004 Olympic Games where she finished 25th, and was followed by a bronze at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. One season later Yelling broke the 70-minute barrier for the half-marathon in Bath and was eighth at the Flora London Marathon in a lifetime best of 2:30:44. Yelling proved that age is no handicap as she finally broke the 2:30 barrier in London 2008, clocking 2:28:33 for ninth. Later that year she competed in the Beijing Olympic Games, but a fall at the 15km point in the Olympic Marathon meant any chances of a high finish were ruined. More recently and locally, in 2011 Liz set a new Peterborough HM ladies course record of 72:14

Liz is a world class marathoner but also a highly respected female coach. She has helped first time 5k finishers and experienced marathoners achieve more than they’d previously thought possible. Her client list includes celebrities, Olympians and she coached double amputee Richard Whitehead to a World Record in the marathon (2hr42min) and a Paralympic Gold Medal in the Games of London 2012. Her approachable, friendly, non-judgemental style and her understanding of the needs of women runners make her the ideal coach for you.

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How to get there
Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge Campus)
East Road

Directions, travel information and maps can be found here:

The seminar will be in lecture theatre LAB026, which is located in the Lord Ashcroft Building. Enter ARU via the main entrance on East Road, into the Helmore Building, and the seminar will be signposted from there.