Personal Trainers and Coaches

As a club we provide coached training sessions for members and while it's clearly not a practical possibility to give individual attention to all our members a number of club coaches offer their services to individuals privately. There are also a few external coaches that club members have used and we provide contact details here.

Club members seeking individual coaching are invited to contact these people directly. Please note that while we try to keep this information up to date, it is your responsibility to check that whether or not they provide what you seek and any cost involved is between you and them. Most people run their own web site where they can give a more detailed description of what they offer.

Note that neither Serpentine R.C. nor its members may be held responsible for any training or advice given. Before engaging the services of any trainer or coach members should satisfy themselves as to training, experience and insurance.

This list in is alphabetical order (by first name).

Name and Contact Qualifications Coaching Interests & Biography

Andy Reeves

077 2556 3075



UKA Coach Level 2

ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage

VTCT Diploma in Sports Massage

Andrew offers structured, personalised coaching and training advice for endurance runners of 5k and above, consisting of one-one coached runs; tailored running schedules; recovery and pre-race sports massages; as well as packages combining all three services. In the past year he has coached a number of Serpies to marathon PBs.

David Chalfen

079 4017 8269



UKA Coach Level 4
(Endurance Performance)

David has been deeply involved in endurance running for over 35 years. He has competed up to regional standard as a marathon runner (2.32 PB) and has been coaching for over 12 years, at all levels from international to newcomer, and everything in between. His role, since 2009, as an England Athletics Coach Mentor involves supporting the development of experienced coaches in North and East London and Hertforshire. His recently published book “Improving Your Marathon and Half Marathon Running” (Crowood) has been very well-received and was firmly endorsed by four-time Olympian and World Championship marathoner, Dan Robinson: "David’s dynamism and expertise come across brilliantly in this extremely well written, useful and entertaining book." David is a UK Athletics Level 4 coach (the highest available) and has work experience across the sporting landscape with UK Sport and Sport England.

Urban Bettag



UKA Coach Level 3 (Endurance Performance)

Urban's working motto is "Champions are everywhere, they just need to be coached properly". Urban offers three services:   

  • Coaching - Personalised coaching, 1:1, bespoke training schedules and sessions.
  • Mentoring - Sounding board, goal setting, support coach, technical advisor.
  • Athlete Management - Long term planning, race planning, elite athlete representation.

Urban is a qualified UKA Level 3 (Endurance Performance) coach mainly focussing on performance endurance athletes. He is part of the England Athletics National Coaching Development Programme.