Athlete - Tom Reynolds

I started working with Neil in January 2017 and  since then I can honestly say that my running ability has improved in a profound way in terms of goals achieved, stamina and resilience.

Prior to this, although I had engaged in major events (including been the first to run  the “Wild Atlantic Way” in Ireland in 2016) both my performance and recovery were inconsistent, since I started following Neil’s guidance and plans I have been able to achieve a number of ultras (TGC, Highland Fling, Wicklow Way, Lavaredo) and a multiple day event (Mauna to Mauna) with the ability to recover quickly after.

Neil’s approach seemed counterintuitive as to what I was doing previously which focused more on miles whereas now it is much more focused and structured which continuously delivers gains in terms of results and stamina. My speed has improved and has remained consistent in races

Before I started with Neil at the start of 2017 I felt tired, now I feel I have a lot more energy and in racing I always have a good reserve for the end.  His training really fits into my work lifestyle as I travel most weeks and the training fits well around this without any pressures of doing miles and miles…

Tom

Athlete - Jed Newton

"My coaching experience in the short term has revolutionised my training and has left me more prepared both physically and mentally.

In a short time I have found that a more diverse structured approach to training yields much better gains than the aimless grinding out of miles.

Having a structure and being accountable of it has brought out significant gains in less than 8 weeks.

The bespoke approach that Neil takes is tailored to my available time and goals but is also refreshed weekly to take into account how I am feeling on a day by day basis. This avoids setting a schedule that is simply too much or too little.

The support and wisdom offered provides well needed boosts in confidence when it counts and when it is needed."

image1


Athlete - Will Green

I started out 2016 with 3 main objectives in mind, first, the Lakes Sky Ultra in July, then onto the Glencoe Skyline in September and finally the Spine Challenger in Jan 2017. With the first two done I'm now on the final stretch into the Spine in Jan '17. The one thing i realised in early 2016 was that i could either carry on with my slightly schizophrenic approach to training and not get very far, or, i could get a lot more structured and a lot more serious about my training in order to get to these events in good shape. I opted for the structured approach.

Once i had made that decision it seemed only logical to set my self up with a coach and Neil Bryant was that man! Neil has delivered everything i was looking for in a coach, the structure, the discipline, the awareness of what my physical state was telling my head, the variety of training runs tailored to my objectives and the progressive nature of the training intensity. Through his weekly training plans, and my daily feedback diary, he has been able to tailor the training to get me from plod-along road runner to completing, and enjoying, two of the most intense, physically demanding ultras you are likely to sign up for. He even made time to come on couple of training runs with me when i visited his home town of Chamonix for a bit of summer hill training in the alps! One of the key things i will take away with me from working with Neil is that he has changed my mindset from a Strava junkie simply focused on hitting as many weekly miles as i could to one much more focused on the quality of training. 

The URC coaching service has been established to help you achieve your ultra goals. Whether you are an experienced runner looking to cut down your 100k time, a newbie trying for your first 100 mile buckle, or an adventurous person looking for completion in a race such as the Spine or Yukon Arctic ultra, I can help you reach your goals.

Read the testimonials here

Coaching

Together we will look at your existing training habits and discuss your goals, and develop a  weekly training schedule, tailored to you and to fit around your life.  We will decide on short, medium and long term targets to give you focus, structure and motivation.  At all times, you will be able to message me online with questions or concerns via email or any instant messaging system (Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber etc).

My name is Neil Bryant and I have over a decade of experience in ultra running now with finishes in races such as ;

  • Spartathlon
  • Tor des Geants
  • JOGLE
  • Trans-Europe
  • UTMB
  • Ronda Del Cims
  • The Spine
  • Lakeland 100
  • Hardmoors 110
  • Grand Union Canal Race
  • Swiss Irontrail 201km
  • London 24hr (135 miles)
  • North Downs Way 100
  • Ultra Trail Atlas Toubkal
  • Frostskade 500 ...

...and many more. I am based in Chamonix, France, to feed my hunger for the mountains.

Through my experience I have learnt just how important mental strength is, especially on the bigger events. To perform well the body and mind must be ready. I also am a firm believer that if you are enjoying things (overall) then you will probably perform better. Through my  coaching, with your dedication, commitment and hard work, we will ensure that you are mentally and physically prepared for your event.

The service includes ; detailed weekly plan, unlimited email/instant messaging, phone call when necessary.

To ensure a good service, places are limited.  To apply, or if you have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register your interest.  

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Prev Next

Steve Birkinshaw supports Kilian Jornet …

Steve Birkinshaw supports Kilian Jornet on Record-Breaking Bob Graham Round

Written by Steve Birkinshaw - http://stevebirkinshaw-wainwright2014.blogspot.com/ If it wasn’t exciting enough to have one record-breaking runner to blog about, try having two. That’s right, Wainwright round record-holder Steve Birkinshaw tells us about...

Read more

WEST HIGHLAND WAY RACE 2018

WEST HIGHLAND WAY RACE 2018

Written by Stacey Holloway - https://wayrunning.wordpress.com I have given a full blow-by-blow race report on John Kynaston’s final podcast; you can find ithere. I completed the 96mile race in 33hrs and 5mins. I...

Read more

Vale of Glamorgan Ultra - letting the do…

Vale of Glamorgan Ultra - letting the dog go

Written by Mick Farrar - https://runningoffthemadness.blogspot.fr Race date: 7th April 2018Run Walk CrawlLocation: Wales Coastal Path starting at Penarth and finishing at Ogmore-by-seaWeather/Conditions: rain, waterlogged, overcast, muddy, local flooding, getting the picture?2018 had started damp...

Read more

The Highland Fling 2018

The Highland Fling 2018

Written by Christian Maleedy - https://runningchristian.wordpress.com I have been blessed enough to have run and raced in many hilly and scenic areas of the UK – the Lake District, the Peak District...

Read more

HIGHLAND FLING 2018 RACE REFLECTIONS

HIGHLAND FLING 2018 RACE REFLECTIONS

Written by Stacey Holloway I had not intended to enter the 2018 Fling, with the West Highland Way race in the same year. Back in 2016 it took me 6 weeks...

Read more

Could you run a 200+ miler?

Could you run a 200+ miler?

Written by Neil Bryant  I have run a few races that I class as really long. These being single stage races, over 200 miles such as the Tor des Geants or the Spine. The main difference...

Read more

Kosmos 3-in-1 (Where A Marathon Is The S…

Kosmos 3-in-1 (Where A Marathon Is The Soft Option)

Written by Stuart Mann - http://runningmann.co.za [MARATHON #180 / UNIQUE MARATHON #97 / 10 MARCH 2018] The Kosmos Marathon in Secunda is an easy 90-minute drive from Johannesburg – this is below the “stayover for...

Read more

Costa Blanca Trails 65km, Finestrat

Costa Blanca Trails 65km, Finestrat

Written by Tom Wright - http://life.tomwright.me.uk For ten years I have ritually travelled the AP7 from Altet airport to Denia and marvelled in awe at the strato-volcanic semblance of Puig Campana - Costa...

Read more

Hardmoors 55 2018 Race Report

Hardmoors 55 2018 Race Report

Written by James Campbell - https://jamescampbell78.wordpress.com Since Hardmoors 30, I’ve changed my approach to training fairly radically in order to first recover from injury and then rehabilitate and strengthen myself while still...

Read more

My Tor

My Tor

Written by Neil Bryant I have been running ultras for over 12 years now, and up until around two years ago, got a real kick from races. My races had over...

Read more

THE KALAHARI AUGRABIES EXTREME MARATHON …

THE KALAHARI AUGRABIES EXTREME MARATHON 2017

Race Report by Dion Leonard, winner of KAEM 2017 Photography by Hermien Burger Webb A few thoughts from my last race... In 2012 I bought my wife Lucja a book titled ‘World’s Toughest...

Read more

Arc of Attrition - Eliot Weatherill

Arc of Attrition - Eliot Weatherill

Written by Eliot Weatherill Photography - Zoe Salt The first thing that I should get out of the way here is that I am not a hugely experienced ultra runner in the...

Read more

THAMES RING 250 – JUNE 2017

THAMES RING 250 – JUNE 2017

Written by Bob Wild - https://ultra-average.com A quick warning before you start reading this:This is going to be unpleasantly long, fairly rambling and very boring. It is not the latest blockbuster read...

Read more

Great Glen Ultra Report

Great Glen Ultra Report

Written by John Kynaston - https://johnkynaston.com After the Hardmoors 160 at the end of April I have entered 3 more ultra-races for 2016 and all of them will be new races to...

Read more

Beacons Ultra, Wales | Force 12 Events

Beacons Ultra, Wales | Force 12 Events

Written by Stephen Cousins - http://filmmyrun.com There was a time when I was an ultra virgin, and it really wasn’t all that long ago. Back in April 2014 I had just completed...

Read more

Dorset CTS Ultra

Dorset CTS Ultra

Written by Nick Grahame Dorset Ultra was the third Ultra race I've entered, having got bitten by the bug earlier in the year. The biggest draw for shoe-horning this in at...

Read more

Badwater 135 – The Race

Badwater 135 – The Race

Written by Michelle Jane - https://dreamweaverconsulting.com (This is from memory, and given the length of challenge and sleep deprivation, is as I remember it… the crew may likely have a slightly different...

Read more

2017 Lon Las Ultra

2017 Lon Las Ultra

Written by Paul Ali - https://ultraavon.com After a dream race at the Liverpool Leeds Canal race (link here) there was only one way race results could go and this is a brief report...

Read more

Share This

Follow Us