I deliver bespoke training plans, fitting around your life, with full support to ensure you achieve your goals.
My running takes me from short fell races and park runs to 190 mile non-stop endurance runs across the UK, and whatever your level or goal I look forward to coaching you. I take a holistic approach to consider all aspects of training, recovery and mindset.
I have podiumed at the 110 miles Montane Spine Challenger twice, and 190 mile Northern Traverse, all while I was working 80 hours a week as a Human Rights Lawyer, after being called to the Bar in 2005. I know how to train smartly and can fit your training around your work and life responsibilities.
I have completed multistage races such as MdS Peru Half and the OMM and can help you prepare for multistage races around the world, looking at your kit, food, and other preparation.
For years I managed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as well as my racing, although this was later discovered to be treatable. However, the years of personal research gives me a particular interest in stress and health management alongside training, especially for female athletes.
I grew up in the Peak District hills and was always sporty as a child, competing in athletics at a county level and playing football for Sheffield Wednesday, before going to university. Years of partying and working long hours took their toll on my fitness and body while I was in my 20s, and it took a move back to the Peak District, and the death of my Dad and Brother, for me to take up regular running. My daily runs in the hills allowed me to process the grief, and it led to new friends and pushing myself in the distances I was running. After my first ultramarathon in 2014 (50km Dig Deep Intro Ultra) I was hooked, and my love of running was reignited. Since then I have run numerous ultramarathons and international races, such as Cappadocia Ultra-Trail, MdS Half Peru, Montane Spine Challenger 2018, 2019, 2020, Northern Traverse 190 mile race in 2018. It wasn’t until 2017, after coming back from a meniscus tear, that I started consistent training and following a schedule from husband and coach Marcus, and my interest in the elements of training began. Seeing the dramatic improvement of my performance, and podiuming in my first 100 miler a few months after starting the training, cemented the benefits of working to a schedule and with a coach. My coaching is based on both the theory of training and experience of years of racing to work with you to achieve your goal.
I hold a Leader in Running Fitness (LiRF) with England Athletics. I have practised yoga for over 10 years and am currently completing my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training qualification.
With the current underrepresentation of women in both endurance running and coaching, I am really proud to be a female running coach.
Public speaking experience includes being a keynote speaker at the Allianz Explorer Camp Running Edition in Athens in 2019, and motivational and inspirational talks to a wide range of groups. Please contact me to discuss any requirements you have.
Allianz Explorer Camp- Athens 2019 Presentation – YouTube
Podcast appearances include Tough Girl Challenges, Of Mountains and Minds, Trail Running Women, Further Faster Podcast – Montane
Tough Girl Challenges – Jen Scotney
Of Mountains and Minds – Jen Scotney
Trail Running Women: E51 Jen: Overcoming chronic fatigue and the love of running
MONTANE – FURTHER. FASTER. PODCAST Episode 5 – Jen Scotney
Press appearances include Women’s Running and Trail Running Magazine.
Trail Running Magazine – How trail running changed my life
Lessons in Badassery – Jen Scotney – Training to run the 190 mile Northern Traverse