About Me- Running, Racing and Coaching

Gemma Carter - Running Coach and Personal Trainer, 50km treadmill World Record holder, representing England at the ACP 100km championships
My Running Background:

After a lifetime revolved around sport, I am now an experienced runner having completed many marathons. However, my expertise lie in ultramarathon running and endurance races competing in many ultra distance races (50km, 50milers and 100 milers). I am currently committed to my goal of fulfilling my potential as a full time competitive runner and one day hoping to represent my country with a GB vest at a major international championship.

I am lucky and thrilled to be one of the chosen few to represent England at the ACP 100km Championships in March this year.  My first international vest for my country.

In 2015, I succeeded in setting a Guinness World Record for the fastest 50km on a treadmill (female). 
 
I am currently a member of Serpentines Running Club in London and have been a Watford Harriers Club member in my youth, attaining titles at championships on the track for many years and captained many athletic teams.

I have coached many clients over this time in such specific goals running and non running for general fitness training, competition specific training (such as marathons), nutritional advice and recovery from sports related injuries but am always adding other skills to my repertoire. I have a keen academic interest in sports psychology and the role it has in optimising performance.


Past Result Results (a selection):

2010:
Chiltern's trail 18 mile- winner overall

2011:
Fair lands valley ultra- 1st place (F)

2012:
Malvern hills 52miler- 2nd place (F)and team winners
NDW 50 mile-6th place (F) (50 mile debut)

2013:
NDW 50 mile- 4th place (F)
Caesars Camp 50 mile- 2nd place (F)

2014:
SDW 50 mile- 3rd place (F) (trail 50 PB-7:32:33)
NDW 50 mile-2nd place (F)
Mont Blanc marathon 
Lakeland British Trail Championships 2014- 6th place (F)
Henley trail Half Marathon- 1st place (F) CR 1:33:28
Downslink trail Ultra 39 miles- 1st place (F) (CR holder for alternative route)

2015:
Shakespeare marathon- 2nd place (F) 3:06:20 (current PB)
Set 50km Treadmill Guinness World record 
Northants Ultra Shires and Spires 35- 3rd place (F) 5:11
Salisbury 50km- 4th place (F)
Suffolk ultra 50mile- 1st place (F)
Innovation Battersea Park 10km- 1st place (F)

2016:
Selected to represent England at the Anglo Celtic Plate 100km Championships.

Coaching:

Qualified R.E.P. Level 3, Bsc (Hons) psy, Dip LC (LC Inst)

I am a R.E.P level 3 certified personal trainer and running coach who provides a bespoke coaching service. My services are tailored to suit your needs being carried out via personal training sessions, email and telephone coaching on nutrition, sports and fitness goals especially running.
I coach runners of all types and abilities however my speciality is in endurance and long distance running.

My Qualifications:
 
I am a fully qualified R.E.P level 3 personal trainer and UKA Level 1 Running Coach.
 
Additionally, I am qualified in First Aid, Corrective Exercise, Physiotherapy and Gym Instruction and Nutrition as well as being a certified Life Coach.

My professional background prior to becoming a personal trainer and running coach stemmed from my Degree (hons) in Psychology from the University of Nottingham. I specialised in my final year of University in Sports Psychology and motivational techniques aiming to maximise athletic performance, physically and mentally.

Additionally, ascertaining a level 4 Diploma in Life Coaching (ASET accredited) advanced my knowledge and expertise base in many clinical therapeutic techniques in used coaching and psychotherapy.
 
Currently, I work in Central London as a personal trainer and running coach helping my clients to reach their individual goals.
 
I also write advice columns as a running expert for 'Runner's World' magazine and  'RunningFree' magazine. I have featured as a health and fitness expert for the US companies 'Popular Fitness', 'America's Biggest Loser' and 'Efitnessforlife'. I have worked with 'RunningShoesLondon', the largest running shoe specialist in the UK advising on gait analysis and running needs.
  
I am always willing to contribute to other company's literature with articles and features, so if you are interested please feel free to email me.

I have been registered with or have been affiliated with,  the following institutions:

 
  • Serpentines Running Club
  • University of Nottingham
  • Life Coaching Institute (LCI)
  • British Psychological Society (BPS)- General Member
  • British psychological society (BPS)- General Member of the Division of Sports and Exercise Psychology
  • Premier Training International personal training
  • UKA (United Kingdom Athletics) Coaching Association


Further to this please be assured I have full public liability insurance through Towergate Specialist Insurance to coach and train.

My goal is your success.

gemma@cartercoaching.co.uk
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