Running is my happy place. And I love to share my joy, and knowledge of running.

In all my running groups and classes it's my aim for you to enjoy the experience and to really learn to love running for the long term. 

Have you always wanted to run? Or have you fallen out of the running habit after having children? 

Then my beginners's running workshops would be just the thing. 

Join me for running workshops designed to prepare and support you to fit and healthy running for life. I offer beginner running workshops, intermediate run training, a weekly group run and one-to-one run training. 

Running workshops for beginners

Have you always wanted to run, but find it hard to get started or stick to a training plan? 

Do you want to run your first 5 or 10K in this year? Want to improve your speed, stamina or distance?

My beginner workshops are designed to support and improve your running, to help you avoid injury and find the joy in running outdoors.

Next beginners' workshops starting

Thursday 17 January 2019 - 9:30am, Flax Bourton

Saturday 19 January 2019 - 9am, Flax Bourton

Standard cost: £75

Improvers' running 

Many previous participants of the beginners' workshops have asked for additional support, so I have put together a new set of improvers running classes - to work on your strength, pace and running fitness in a 30- 45 minute run specific training session. Sessions will take place in Flax Bourton and Failand. 

Places are limited so booking is important

Saturday 19 January 2019- 8:25am, Flax Bourton

Thursday 17 January 2019 - 10:45am, Flax Bourton


Why sign up to a beginner's coursE?

Did you know that core strength is essential to improve your running style? That weak glutes can lead to sore knees? That simple changes to posture can improve your endurance? I'll give you guidance on how to build strength, stamina and flexibility for long term benefits to your running.

Workshops will take place over 6 weeks on a Thursday or Saturday morning in beautiful locations just 15 minutes from Bristol. Each session will include a warm up, some strength, conditioning and flexibility exercises as well as a 2-3 mile walk/run on various terrain. In our final week we will cover a 5k distance. 

Workshops topics will include:

  1. Effective warm up and stretching

  2. Posture and core - key exercises to take home

  3. Strength training - key exercises to take home

  4. Increasing your speed through interval training

  5. Hill training 

  6. 5K run/walk 


I have learnt so much in the last 6 weeks not only about running technique, strength training but nutrition, wellbeing and so much more. Lesley is so knowledgeable and supportive I feel like I have got more than I paid for! I finished the course on week 6 running a 5k (something I never thought I would do in the timescale) I am so happy to be running again and loving how much better I feel for it
— Tara, Clevedon
I had a great time at Lesley’s beginner running workshops. It was a personal goal to reach a point that I could understand why people enjoy running and I reached that with Lesley’s help. It’s not just about the running, Lesley also helps with strengthening exercises and how to do proper warm ups/cool downs. And her love of exercising outdoors is infectious! Highly recommended.
— Hilary, Long Ashton

one to one running support 

If you're looking to train for a 5K or 10K and would like one to one support in devising and implementing a training plan, then get in touch via the form below about how I can develop a bespoke programme to suit you. 


I have just completed Lesley’s beginners running workshop and I have to say it has been the highlight of my year. Until Lesley’s workshop I had never found the ‘joy’ in running and was not motivated to get up and go for a run. This has completely changed in just 6 weeks and I am now running at least twice a week and thoroughly enjoying the feeling it has given me. Lesley is so enthusiastic, encouraging and really knows her stuff! I have no hesitation in recommending her!
— Becky, Long Ashton
Lesley is so inspirational and patient. Amazingly I actually looked forward to each week’s run (I didn’t think I would ever say that!) and as a group we built up the run times hardly noticing we were running for longer, learning tips and tricks from Lesley which made it easy and fun...
— Juliet, Long Ashton
I have just completed the 6 week beginners running workshops and WOW - never expected the results I got!! I have tried running many times since I last ran properly (as a teenager) but failed to keep momentum each time. Lesley got me running properly - good preparation for each run, pacing it carefully, listening to your body and adjusting for little twinges, and thorough after-run stretches. All with the primary intention of remaining injury-free so that running is enjoyable - and that’s exactly what happened to me! I feel fitter and both physically and mentally stronger and I now want to run as often as I can - amazing!! I can’t recommend Lesley enough. Anyone thinking of starting running should definitely join Lesley’s workshops - I think you’ll amaze yourself too!!
— Sally, Nailsea

Monday night running group 

Come and join me and a friendly group of female runners every Monday evening at 7.30pm for a 30 - 40 minute run in Long Ashton. The group is registered with Run Together and you can book yourself in for a run here

We meet outside the Little Tipple on the Weston Road in Long Ashton for a run of approximately 3 miles around the village. Anyone is welcome, whether you're a beginner or a more experienced runner. It's a sociable group and all levels are welcome. No runner is too slow, honestly! We stick to well lit roads around the village in the winter, but get more adventurous once the evenings get lighter. 

Come and join us every week. You can either pay as you go (£5 per session) or join as a member (£8 per month). 

Love the fact I can’t slope off. Lesley offers tips as we run, and keeps us all going by asking us how our week has been, remembers the little things, and cares about keeping the momentum going.
— Michaela, Bristol