Ultra Marathon Coaching, Ultra Distance Coaching

Ultra Coaching

XNRG Ultra Running Coaching


"We enable people to achieve their dreams"

We focus on getting you to the start line healthy, race-ready, and with a plan to enjoy the experience and get the result you want.

Our coaches can help you get more from your training and racing - whatever your level.


**Special Offer Now On**

Sign up to get 50% off the initiation cost & your first 3 months discounted from £160 to just £149.99 a month - a total saving of £80. Apply now >


Why hire a coach?

You have a big goal you want to achieve but not sure how to get there - like your 1st ultra, your 1st 100-miler, the Marathon Des Sables, the UTMB, or something else...

You’re stuck...

You’re just starting out...

You’re cruising and feel bored...

You want to make a breakthrough...

You want to step up and achieve something new...

You hire a coach because you want to go places – and you know it’ll be easier, faster (and more fun) with help and support.

Simply put, hiring a coach will give you the best chance of achieving your big goals.

XNRG ultra coaching has been developed to enable more people to achieve their ultra running dreams. We'll work with you on much more than a tailored training programme. As well as the physical preparation, we'll also use XNRG founder Neil Thubron's 7P formula for achieving any big goal - something he developed after winning the 300-mile Yukon Arctic Ultra.

The 7 P Formula For Achieving Any Big Goal:

The 7 Ps:

Purpose - be clear on your reasons why
Prepare – specific and thorough preparation
Plan – build a detailed plan to get you to the start line, and a strategy for the event
Pledge – the commitment you will make to yourself
Perception – strategies for adapting the plan during the race
Pain – pre-planned tactics for handling the tough times
Persistence – keeping focused on the end goal.

A coach is an enabler that has the tools, techniques, experience and skills to help you prepare physically, mentally and technically to achieve any big goal. They'll work with you, specifically. There's no template that will be blanket applied to everyone - they'll develop programmes tailored to you. They'll look at the 'whole you', challenge and push you, support you and spend time working on every element to give you the best chance of success.


What one of our coachees thought:


Our coaches:


Andy Mouncey


Susie Chan


Nathan Montague

Why an XNRG Coach?

Our coaches have one goal: to work with you to help you achieve your ultra running dream.

All our coaches are UKA qualified and have been through XNRG Coach Training. The training takes them through the XNRG coaching process, the 7P Formula structure, holistic coaching skills, and much more. On top of this they are all very experienced ultra runners, as you will see from their bios.

Our coaches will work on all elements of your preparation. From the minute you sign up, you will know you are being looked after as an individual and that our programme is about the whole you, not just the physical you.

We have developed a Coaching Toolkit book which you will be sent when you sign up. It'll take you through the whole programme, from your first conversation, the preparation, the training, and the race strategy, to setting your next goal. The Coaching Toolkit is there to enable you and your coach to track and record your progress, learnings and strategies.

We use the latest technologies so your coach has immediate live data about your progress.

We'll have regular (roughly every 10 to 14 days) 1:1 telephone or skype calls to talk through your progress, as well as the ability to communicate at any time via Whatsapp, text or email.

As an XNRG coaching client, you will also get discounted entry into our events and receive an XNRG Endurance Athlete hoodie.

Our Coaches

Andy Mouncey

Andy Mouncey

Andy practices what he preaches and very definitely walks the talk. He is also a published author, writes regularly for a number of publications and is one of the leading thinkers on high performance – working as he does in sport, education and the corporate world.

Andy's books include:

In 2003 Andy said goodbye to 17 years in triathlon by setting record stage times for the Enduroman Arch To Arc Challenge: A 300 mile solo triathlon linking London & Paris via an English Channel swim www.enduroman.com

Since then he’s been into his ultrarunning and has, among his race resume, two second places at the UK’s premier trail 100 miler then Montane Lakeland 100.

Andy therefore brings a multi-facetted perspective to his training and coaching. His is a powerful mix of humour, experience, penetrating insight and a skill in getting to the heart of the problem quickly and making the complex seems simple. We are very proud to have him as part of our team. He is married and lives with his family in the north of England. Keep upto date with Andy’s latest blog at http://www.bigandscaryrunning.com/blog/4584755693 and find out more at his website www.bigandscaryrunning.com

Susie Chan

Susie Chan
Qualifications UKA Qualified Coach
Event Experience

Numerous single and multistage ultras including:

  • Marathon Des Sables 3 times (elite finisher)
  • Jungle Marathon
  • Coastal Marathon Costa Rica
  • Ring of Fire
  • Thames Path 100
  • Autumn 100
Coaching Experience Coach for couch to 5km, informal coaching to friends for multi and single stage ultras, now stepping into professional coaching
Other Info Completed the 6 Major City Marathons, 12 hour treadmill record holder
Personal Comment "For me, running does not have to be all about the times. It's about your attitude and staying positive and keeping your head in check. To be able to enjoy a race or running is the most important thing to me."

Nathan Montague

Nathan Montague
Qualifications Level 2 UKA Endurance Coach, BSC Sports Science, post grad in Physical Education
Event Experience
  • 4 x England National Team vest 100km
  • 1st Place Wild Elephant Trail, Sri Lanka, Multi-day
  • 1st Place KAEM, South Africa, Multi-day
  • 3rd Place Mt. Goaligong Ultra 104 Miles, Tenchong China
  • 2 x National Trail Running Association 1st Place Ridgeway 86miles and previous course record 12hours 13 minutes
  • 1st Place Cotswold 102 Miles and National Trail Record holder
  • Multiple UK course records on multi-day and single stage trail ultras
  • 2 x 4th place National 50km championships
Coaching Experience 10 years coaching and supporting young athletes. Coached multistage and single stage ultra runners to achieve their goals.
Other Info A secondary school PE teacher
Personal Comment "While I think running itself stretches our perceived limitations, my own conscious challenge lies with how I cope and balance stretching myself physically within unfamiliar environment both internally and externally. Running makes me a better person."

Packages and Prices

Premium Coaching Package


3 months

(£160 per month, after your first discounted three months with us)


  • Discounts on XNRG events, worth up to £80
  • A hoodie, worth £35
  • Your personal Coaching Toolkit (Priceless!)

Additional 1:1 face to face ½ day and full day coaching is available for £200 per day.

Marathon Des Sables Success Package


24 weeks

(£51 a week, plus £100 initial set up fee)



  • Free entry into the Druid's Challenge and Pilgrim Challenge, worth £300
  • Free entry into our December MDS preparation kit run
  • An Endurance Athlete hoodie, worth £35

We can arrange heat chamber training at an additional charge.

Additional 1:1 face to face ½ day and full day coaching is available for £200 per day.

Apply for ultra coaching here