High Peak Running
Coach: Brennan Townshend
Brennan has been coaching endurance athletes for the past seven years, using scientific driven plans to get the best performance from athletes and prepare them for races, events, and reach fitness goals. Brennan’s passion for running and attention to detail within a training plan will deliver you to your peak performances and progress you as a runner.
Brennan Townshend is one of the top fell and mountain runners in the UK and he is our head coach at High Peak Running. Last year Brennan won many races including 3 Peaks, Garmin Mourne Sky race, Skiddaw, Buttermere Sailbeck and Grisedale Horseshoe. He was also UK Skyrunning Champion in 2018 and top 20 in the Skyrunning world championships that year.
Brennan is a qualified UK Athletics, United Endurance Sports Coaching Academy running coach and Association of British Cycling Coach, studying at Manchester Metropolitan University BSc of Sport and Exercise Science. Professional development is always at the heart of Brennan’s personal learning and development as a coach.
At High Peak Running we believe consistency and scientifically backed training principles are key to success. Our online coaching and technique workshops incorporate these principles to ensure you are running at your full potential.
Coach: Katerina Polyakova
Kat is a qualified UK Athletics running coach, working with scientific proven coaching methods to make you faster, stronger, gain endurance and improve mountain running skills.
She is passionate about sharing knowledge and building confidence in female athletes. She aims to show that anyone is able to enjoy running and compete.
Last year She successfully completed; Buttermere Sail beck, Ring of Steall, Mourne Skyline, Skiddaw and the Snowdon Trail Half marathon. This included 3rd in the Skiddaw Fell Race and top 10 finish in Ireland in her first season of transitioning from road to fell.
Kat is a former mountaineer having climbed in Nepal, the Alps, the Tian Shan, Norway, Russia, Uzbekistan, Scotland and Wales. This included summits such as Mt Blanc. High altitude training, ice climbing, rock climbing and road/fell running has provided Kat with a great base to develop her running coaching.
She is a mother of one and understand’s how difficult and challenging it is to fit training in to everyday life. But it’s possible. Every online coaching plan is built and tailored around you.