Clare Henry is a mum and a freelance communications consultant – and has an ambition to run a marathon. Running a marathon obviously takes a lot of dedication and sheer grit during the race itself and in the lead-up to the event, but it’s also an exciting challenge.
Meeting the challenge
Whilst training for the 2012 Brighton Marathon, it was all going well until Clare started to experience problems with her digestive system. She had a training plan set out for the race, but due to these health challenges she was not achieving her peak performance.
In order to overcome this setback and carry on with her plan to run the marathon, she decided to take a course of hands-on therapy to combat her physical problems. She then decided to combine this with a programme of performance coaching to put herself back on the right track both mentally and emotionally.
It’s well known that mental strength and preparation is key to the success of many top-flight athletes and coaching can dramatically alter the mindset in order to improve performance – both during the training routine and on the day of competition.
Achieving your goals
For Clare, that’s where Atrium Synergies comes into her story. Julie Courtney at Atrium Synergies explains, “Undertaking a coaching programme can help you to boost your confidence and maintain the ability to sustain peak performance regardless of external challenges. It can also help you improve your focus and this is what we worked on with Clare.
Ready for the race
Clare says, “Julie explored every conceivable way of achieving better health, wellbeing and performance. She kept me focused on an overall action plan and was an excellent coach and mentor. Now all I have to do is run the race!”
To find out more about how performance coaching can help you achieve your goals, get in touch with Julie at Atrium Synergies for a consultation or visit www.atriumsynergies.com