A few questions to ask yourself. Do you:
- Have a running goal but not sure how to work towards it?
- Feel unsure about where and how to start?
- Lack motivation when it comes to exercise?
- Need a program in order to keep on track?
- Unsure if you are a natural born runner?
Whether you’re a weekend warrior or track specialist looking to build endurance, I coach to build on your run performance seeing you go from strength to strength. As a coach I am about building a strong foundation with a solid form incorporating slow and steady, tempo and fartlek runs through to my speciality; endurance & trail running.
I believe everyone can succeed at running, there are no such words as ‘I can’t run’. Like cooking, if you can read a recipe you can cook so if you can follow direction, put one foot in front of the other and adopt patience, you can run.
What do you need to do to become a Planted runner?
- Time & Commitment
- Drive & motivation
- Trust & belief
- Adequate rest & recovery
One on One Run Coaching Sessions
- A 1-hour one-on-one personalised run coaching session that can be coached on an athletic track, park or local outdoors space incorporating hills and stairs
- Individual time trials for running gains and improvement
- Metro Melbourne only
- With Planted Run Coach, Amanda Meggison
Personalised Run Programs
- A detailed questionnaire/survey
- Follow up phone call to further discuss your needs & goals
- A specific and targeted 8-20 week training program (dependent on race goal) with pace guide
- Detailed guide explaining how to use your program & pace guide
- Incorporation of cross training, strength training and recovery as part of the program
- Program takes into account your time restraints, work, personal life and running goals
- Runners injury prevention & maintenance guide
- Mid program assessment and review
- Personalised pre-race guide & race day plan
- Perfect for runners of all abilities and ambitions
- Perfect for trail and tarmac runners, all distances (5k, 10k, 21k, 42k)
Personalised On Day Race Plans
Do you plan to fail or fail to plan? Personalised plans include;
- Pre-race plan including tapering & what to eat in the week, the night before and the day of the race; protein intake, carb loading, hydration and most importantly guidance on mental preparation including mind and breathing techniques
- Race day plan including recommendations on when to get up, when & what you need to do to get you to the start line ready and what to do when you are at the start line. Plan includes pre-race food & drink, equipment and clothing
- Planning for on course nutrition; when to consume, how to consume and most importantly how much
Planted Runner Coach and Athlete Amanda Meggison
As a coach, I train for both trail and bitumen running in particular newbie runners who are looking for a new physical challenge.
I didn’t really find my running stride until the age of 32 when the guilt of driving to work in peak hour made me re think my mode of transport. From this day I started running to and from work, entering fun runs and then at the age of 37 I ran my first marathon. After running marathons for a few years, I started exploring the longer 100km distances after being inspired by my late No Limits Endurance coach (#stillmycoach) and friend, Craig Percival.
I love running the city streets and beach esplanades but my true love is spending time running on the trails and in the mountains. I enjoy the social and community spirit of running and sharing my passion for goal setting, improvement and exploration through coaching.
As a Coach
- Accredited Athletics & Recreational Running Coach – Level 1 & 2
- Working with Children holder
- First Aid and CPR
As a (plant-based) Athlete
Next Race: TBC (I currently live in Victoria)
FKT (Fastest Known Time), 97.5km, Mornington Peninsula Walk, Victoria – Successful Unsupported Females (with Rowan Brookes) Overall 12:50:12
Hoka One One Isolation Running Festival, 100km Slam, Melbourne – 1st Female Overall 9:35:37
Sharpy’s Beer Run, 22km, Arthurs Seat, Victoria – 4th Female/2nd Place Age Category (41-50) 2:16:24
Warburton Trail Fest – Lumberjack Ultra, 50km, Warburton, Victoria – 5th Female/37th Overall 6:02:33
Oscars Hut2 Hut, 100km, Mt Buller, Victoria – Retired, Howqua Gap Hut (80km) – 16:38:08
Alpine Challenge, 100km, Falls Creek, Halls Gap – 4th Female 18:38:39
Brisbane Trail Ultra, 110km, Brisbane, Queensland – 4th Female/1st Place Age Category (40-44)/17th Overall 17:11:48
Oscars Hut2Hut, 100km, Mt Buller, Victoria – 2nd Female/19th Overall 21:53:16
Blackall 100, 100km, Mapleton, Queensland – 3rd Female/3rd Place Age Category (40-49)/18th overall 12:16:45
Yurrebilla 56km, Adelaide, SA – 4th Female/2nd Place Age Category (40-44) 6:13:13
Surf Coast Century Relay, 23km (Leg 4), Anglesea, VIC – 3rd Place (Mixed Team of 4) 2:05:43 (Overall 8:35:26)
Wonderland 36km, Halls Gap, VIC – 3rd Female/1st Place Age Category (40-49) 4:49:37
Ultra Trail Australia 100km, Blue Mountains, NSW – 16th Female/7th Place Age Category (40-49) 13:22:16
Buffalo Stampede SkyMarathon 42km, Mt Buffalo, VIC – 3rd Place Age Category (40-49) 5:36:32
Great Southern Endurance Run (GSER), 181km, Mt Buller to Bright, VIC – 1st Female, 1st Place Age Category (40-44) 47:05:01
Yurrebilla 56km, Adelaide, SA – 5th Female, 1st Place Age Category (40-44) 6:06:28
Surf Coast Trail Marathon 42(ish)km, Surf Coast, VIC – 3rd Female, 1st Place Age Category (36-55) 4:09:12
Park Run Australia 5km, Albert Park, VIC – 2nd Female/1st Place Age Category (40-44) 21:42
Ultra Trail Australia 100km, – Blue Mountains, NSW – 30th Female/9th Place Age Category (40-49) 14:01:14
Buffalo Stampede SkyMarathon 42km, Mt Buffalo, VIC – 1st Place Age Category (40-49) 6:22:19
Sharpy’s Beer Run 21km, Arthurs Seat, VIC – 3rd Place Female/1st Place Age Category (40-49) 2:16:09
Melbourne Marathon (First Marathon) 42.2km, Melbourne, VIC – 3:34:32
Where to run
Click on the links below to find a “fun run” or race near you!
Notable runs in Victoria
Two Bays Trail Run
Sharpy’s Beer Run
Trail Running Series
Sri Chinmoy Races
Surf Coast Trail Marathon
You Yang Running Festival
Sandy Point Half Marathon
Surf Coast Century
Warburton Trail Feast
Down Under 135
Great Ocean Road
Great Ocean Walk
Bogong to Hotham