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James Gibson Coaching offers bespoke ultra running programmes uniquely designed with your ambitions and goals in mind. As a qualified mountaineering instructor I have over a decade of knowledge and experience in a range of activities including mountaineering, climbing, hill walking and guided runs

About
Snowy Winter Wainwrights

MEET JAMES

An accomplished endurance athlete with many long distance achievements against his name. Many of his achievements have been first completions, often in winters harshest weather and environments. James also has many fastest known times (FKT) for a variety of long distance challenges, often in a solo/ unsupported style. James Gibson is a fully qualified UESCA endurance coach, Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor, Winter Mountain leader, an Inov-8 ambassador and also sponsored by Garmin. Through years of experience and training, James Gibson Coaching was set up to help others achieve their goals through an exciting journey of training and commitment using his own knowledge and experience to help aid progress, whilst using scientifically backed training methods.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS

WINTER RECORD FOR UK’S ‘BIG THREE ROUNDS’

Record for winter solo and unsupported sub-24 hour completions of the Bob Graham Round (Lake District, England), Paddy Buckley Round (Snowdonia, Wales) and Charlie Ramsay Round (Highlands, Scotland).

THE FIRST COMPLETION OF THE WINTER WAINWRIGHT ROUND

A continuous traverse of all of Alfred Wainwrights 214 tops of the Lake District. 350 miles, 41,000 meters of ascent in true winter weather, in a total time of 8 days, 6 hours and 44 minutes.

THE FIRST SOLO/ UNSUPPORTED SUB 24 WINTER RAMSAY'S ROUND

Regarded as the wildest, most spectacular and toughest of the "big three rounds". 24 summits, 58 miles and 8,900 meters of ascent. All in proper winter conditions, alone. The ultimate test of perseverance and resilience.

THE FIRST COMPLETION OF THE TRANS CUILLIN

A link-up of all the summits in Skye's Black and Red Cuillin. 70 summits, 9000m ascent, a 5.5hr Cuillin Traverse to start proceedings off, and a total time of 23hrs13.

REMOTE RUNNING COACHING

At James Gibson Coaching I offer a variety of different choices, all of which are uniquely tailored to you to help achieve whatever performance goal you may have, whether it's running your first 10km race or wanting a sub 20 hour Bob Graham round, I can help you get there. Through endurance best practices, I'll provide you with structure and consistency whilst ensuring that you get the right balance of intensity and recovery, alongside considering the normal aspects of life (work, family etc)

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Fixed Training Plans
(12, 16 & 24 Weeks)

  • Initial free consultation 

  • Bespoke training plan

  • Long term view of the planned training blocks

  • Easy to follow plan on Training Peaks 

  • Built around your plans for the duration of the training plan

  • Strength and conditioning exercises as part of the plan

Bespoke Monthly Coaching

  • Initial free consultation

  • Bespoke training plan, updated every 2 weeks

  • Long term view of the planned training blocks for your goal and beyond

  • Strength & conditioning exercises included

  • Target event day plan (nutrition strategy, pace and race logistics)

  • Weekly feedback and monitoring of sessions via Training Peaks

  • Weekly phone calls

  • Access to my experiences and knowledge on specific challenges

  • Regular contact via WhatsApp or email

Premium Monthly Coaching

  • Initial free consultation

  • Bespoke training plan, updated every week

  • Premium Training Peaks account

  • Long term view of the planned training blocks

  • Target event day plan (nutrition strategy, pace and race logistics)

  • Strength & conditioning exercises included

  • Weekly feedback and evaluation via TP

  • Unlimited phone calls to ask any questions

  • Access to my experiences and knowledge on specific challenges

  • Unlimited contact via WhatsApp, Zoom, Google Meets or email

  • Two guided days out in the Fells of the Lake District, each year

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Contact

GET IN TOUCH

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JAMES GIBSON COACHING

1 Meadow View , Kitchen Syke, Torver, LA21 8BD

info@jamesgibsoncoaching.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 7595843705

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