Running Club

Southampton Half Marathon

Running Club

Welcome! Our club is broken down into the following services:

Online Coaching which gives you the guidance and support you need to take that next step.

Weekly Running Group our session gives you that contact time with a coach and is on every Monday evening at 7pm.

Bespoke Running Programmes which are a no brainer because no one in their right mind wants to do junk miles! See Below.

Online Running Programmes & Coaching

No matter where you are in the world, we can help you with your running training. Our online running service provides you with the opportunity to follow a bespoke running programme, track your progress and get expert support and advice from our experienced online running coach.

Individual Running Programmes

Whether you want to run your first 5km, train for a sub 4 hour marathon, win your next triathlon or just get a bit slimmer and fitter, we can write a running programme just for you that will help you to achieve your own personal goals.

We have three packages to choose from so click the button below to select the right one for you.

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Lose Weight

Go Further

Run Faster

Injury Prevention

Train for a Specific Running Event

Improve Fitness


Track Your Progress Online

Your running programme will be uploaded to your own online portal where you can follow the plan and track your progress. We’ll also keep an eye on your activity, tweak your programme if necessary and provide you with plenty of encouragement and advice along the way.
You’ll first need to complete our running questionnaire so we can understand where you already are with your running and where you want to be. Click the button below to get started.

Expert Running Tips and Advice

You can contact your online running coach by email throughout your plan, at a time that suits you, to ask any questions you might have about your training, nutrition, any aches and pains, or race preparation.

Our view is that running without a plan is madness! You’ll gain so much more from your running if you follow a plan. Plus, if you start to achieve some milestones you’ll feel motivated to run further and more often. Here are just a few of the reasons why running with one of our online training plans will get you the results you want…

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  • Benefits

    • Personalised training programmes are proven to produce better results
    • Stay focused on your own goals
    • Keep motivated with expert support from your online running coach
    • Make your training accountable
    • Achieve your goals quicker
    • View training plans via the app, wherever you are
    • Edit training plans as you progress
    • Get answers to all of your questions about running styles, breathing, technique, nutrition, race preparation, injuries and stretching
    •  Be a part of our Strava running group and be inspired by others

  • Run Smart, Whatever Your Experience

    • Recreational Runners
    • Performance Runners
    • Novice Runners
    • Experienced Runners
    • Any Runner Who Wants To Progress!

We offer online running to a whole host of different runners from those just starting out to experienced distance runners and performance pros. Whatever your experience, we can help.

Your online running programme will be written specifically for you and will be designed to help you progress and achieve your pre-set goals, at your own pace.

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Running Programme

We use the VDOT O2 online running portal which gives you access to everything you need for a successful online running programme

  • Online training calendar
  • Progress tracking and analysis
  • Personal profile, records and goals
  • Coach notes and advice
  • Reminders and notification
  • Garmin Connect syncing

Expert Running Tips and Advice

The VDOT O2 Run Smart Project was launched by the world famous running coach and olympian, Dr Jack Daniels. We have spent time training with Dr Jack Daniels in person and we are now a certified provider of his very popular run training formula. His expert advice, combined with our own personal training knowledge and experience, means we can provide you with running programmes that work and are tailored specifically for your own goals and milestones.

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Meet Your Online Running Coach

Andrew McGhee

Andy is a certified VDOT distance running coach and the founder and owner of Pinnacle Performance. Andy is a Team GB Age Group Duathlete who is dedicated to his sport and the runners he coaches. He’s a sub 3 hour marathon under his belt and one of his greatest achievements expect being a father to 4 wonderful children is raising over £9700 for charity after running 7 marathons in 7 days. Andy believes in a holistic approach to training and can offer advice not only on running but strength training, conditioning and nutrition too.

Success Stories


First Time Marathon Runner

“I cannot reiterate how confident I felt considering it was my first marathon and I was going for a reasonably ambitious time. I stuck to the plan and I completed the marathon in 3 hours 25 minutes!…I’m kicking myself a little that I didn’t start the online training plan sooner – given it works out at just over £3 a week, I’d like to think that if I had made a better start with training I could have been that couple of minutes quicker!”


First Time 10 Mile Runner

“Having never run more than 3 miles before, and at a painfully slow pace at that, I had just 5 weeks to train for the Great South Run. Andy put together a progressive running programme that helped me to build up the miles and improve my speed. He was very supportive throughout the training plan and gave me the confidence I needed to not only finish the race, but smash my target finishing time too!”

Matt Dixon


“I’ve been following Andy’s training plan for 3 months in preparation for the Manchester marathon. He has specifically built the run plan around my needs. This structured run training combined with a strength and conditioning plan is definitely paying off as I clocked a 6 minute PB and a second place finish at the Portsmouth coastal half marathon on Sunday! I’m really excited to see what I can do at marathon distance now.”


From as little as £3.50 per week you can have your own online running coach and a training programme written just for you. Choose from our 12, 16 or 24 week packages below.

Ready, Set, Go!

To get started with your very own online running programme, simply follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Choose an online running programme package as listed below
  2. Pay for your chosen package via GoCardless or PayPal
  3. Complete the online fitness assessment questionnaire at the top of the page and send to us as soon as you can
  4. We’ll send you a welcome email with the link to download the VDOT app
  5. Create a profile on the VDOT system
  6. We’ll upload your new running programme to your VDOT profile within 5 days
  7. Start working with your online running coach and get running!
  • What You Get

    • Weekly training schedules
    • Unlimited email communication with your coach
    • Bespoke training paces for every workout
    • Pace updates to suit your running progress
    • Manage your training on the VDOT O2 app

12 Week Bespoke Training Program


16 Week Bespoke Training Program


24 Week Bespoke Training Program