Jon grew up near London and worked as a building surveyor in his early twenties. With no background in athletics, he was never meant to become a professional runner. Yet in the past years, he has won multiple world titles in obstacle course racing and trail/sky running. All whilst being self-coached.
Jon has always published his training through Strava, citing his desire to make everyone better rather than hold back key sessions and activities that could help others improve. He is now taking this mission one step further, seeking to pass along the skills and knowledge gained from a decade of training and racing by offering personal 1:1 online coaching.
At the centre of his coaching philosophy is the idea that training must match the individual, which in turn requires the athlete to better understand how to train and how their body responds to training. Honest guidance from Jon combined with close collaboration between coach and athlete will help you discover a training regime better suited to your needs.
Are you interested in learning and applying Jon’s training ethos to reach your own athletic potential? Drop him an email at Albontraining@outlook.com and he will be in touch to discuss in more detail.
“Obstacle course racing is a relatively young sport and it is my belief that no athlete or coach has found the most effective way to train for it. I have now been competing in obstacle racing for 10 years and have seen it change from a hypothermic ice-breaking sufferfest in the UK to the cleaner more technical international sport it is today. I have also won the majority of events along the way. If anyone has the experience and knowledge to help you reach your OCR goals, it’s me.”
“Growing up in Essex and working in London didn’t offer me the ideal training environment to become a skyrunner. Through not only hard work and dedication but thinking outside the box, I built the base making me the runner I am today. Sure, I moved to Norway…but was already winning mountain and fell races before then. I believe it is possible to get strong and fast in the mountains without living near them and I will teach you how.”
“For me, enjoyment has been the key to long-term success. Running smooth in natural terrain is a hard skill to master, but one that comes with far greater rewards. Not only will trail running make you a stronger and more resilient athlete, it will also allow you to explore new places and immerse yourself in nature.”