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    Head Coach & Founder
    Carl Wakeford

    "Crossing the marathon finish line is an incredible moment. I love that I get to relive this moment with every person that joins Stride&Glory's coaching program."

    - Carl W.

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    Meet Stride&Glory Head Coach - Carl

    With a passion for running, a love for food, and a drive to help others push their limits, Carl is a renowned marathon coach, the founder of Stride&Glory, and a Chartered Accountant with a diverse corporate background.

    With an impressive record of completing multiple marathons, ultra marathons, and a 70.3 Iron Man triathlon, Carl brings a wealth of personal experience, expertise, and a deep understanding of mental resilience to the world of marathon coaching.

    As the founder of Stride&Glory, a marathon coaching program with a global reach, Carl has successfully trained and guided runners from all walks of life to cross the coveted marathon finish line.

    Stride&Glory is known for its international footprint, assisting runners worldwide in achieving their marathon goals and embracing the transformative power of running.

    Committed to helping others build resilience

    Carl's love for endurance sports and its positive impact on mental health has helped shape Stride&Glory's coaching philosophy. Having completed numerous marathons, ultra marathons, and the grueling 70.3 Iron Man triathlon, Carl has first-hand experience of the physical and mental challenges that Stride&Glory athletes face.

    This allows him to relate to his athletes and provide personalized training plans and strategies that foster mental resilience, pushing individuals beyond their perceived limits.

    Beyond his athletic achievements, Carl brings a unique professional background to the coaching program. As a Chartered Accountant with experience working for multinational corporates, he has a deep understanding of the importance of discipline, organization, and goal-oriented planning.

    This business acumen translates into his coaching approach, ensuring that athletes receive a holistic training experience that encompasses not only physical preparation but also effective time management, progress tracking, and performance optimization.

    Carl also has a massive love for food. He recognises the vital role that nutrition plays in an athlete's performance and overall well-being - treats too!

    Carl believes that fueling the mind and body with the right foods can enhance endurance, speed up recovery, and optimize training results. His expertise in balancing nutrition and training allows Carl to provide valuable guidance and practical tips, helping S&G athletes achieve peak performance through mindful eating.

    Known for his personable and empathetic approach

    Carl understands that each runner is unique, with different goals, challenges, and motivations.

    His coaching style is tailored to meet individual needs, providing unwavering support, encouragement, and motivation every step of the way.

    He prioritises building strong coach-athlete relationships and creating a supportive community that fosters camaraderie and mutual inspiration. He has even paced a number of his athletes in marathons at home and abroad.

    Outside of coaching, Carl enjoys exploring new cuisines and flavors, often sharing his culinary adventures and recipes with his clients and social media followers.

    Carl firmly believes that a healthy and balanced lifestyle includes savoring delicious meals and finding joy in the culinary experiences that nourish both the body and soul.

    Empowering individuals to surpass their limits

    With a combination of athletic experience, business acumen, and a passion for fostering mental resilience, Carl continues to make a lasting impact on the running community.

    Through Stride&Glory, he aims to empower individuals to surpass their limits, achieve their marathon goals, and embrace the incredible journey of self-discovery that running provides.

    Become an inspirational marathon runner with coaching from Stride&Glory™

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