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Meet The Team

Running Coach Brennan Townshend

Brennan has been coaching endurance athletes for the past ten 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, trail and sky runners in the UK and he is our head coach at High Peak Running. Brennan has 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.


Running Coach Katerina Townshend

For almost five years Kat has been sharing her passion for running and building confidence in many athletes. Her clients have had success at the personal challenges, short and long races. 

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.

Notable results:

3rd Female, 21st overall at the LAP (74 km Ultra).

4th Female at the Serpent Trail 50KM race part of the Salomon UK Golden Series.

7th Female at the Fairfield Horseshoe Fell Race.

 10th Female at the Ennerdale Horseshoe Fell Race ( English Championship race).


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 coaching.

Whiteside, Lake District

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