Run Bike Fun

JILL ECCLESTON

COACH . ENDURANCE ATHLETE . CYCLIST . ADVENTURE SEEKER .

I have always enjoyed sport and being outdoors, even more so since moving to this amazing part of the Yorkshire Dales over 25 years ago.  Back then on my single speed Raleigh racer I would take myself off on days out exploring all the connecting valleys.

I started my running career at primary school taking part in x country events, competing for Andover Athletics over middle distance track stuff  in my early teens. I joined my local club Settle Harriers in 1997 where 21 years later on I am one of the coaches in the rapidly growing juniors section.

I am a passionate coach keen to inspire, drive, motivate and support others in achieving their goals. I hold the British Cycling qualification of Level 2 Coach as well as being a Mountain Bike Leader, National Standards Bikeability Instructor, Fell and Mountain Running Event Specialist amongst numerous other sports qualifications. I am coach for my local cycling and running clubs and am currently working with athletes of all abilities from recovering cancer patients to multi day ultra marathon runners.

Progressing from local fell races to ultra distance events including podium finishes in the 62 mile Fellsman, triathlons, duathlons and cycle sportives such as The Etape and Fred Whitton, multi day expedition  events and coast to coast stage races.  All these have given me the most amazing memories and experiences whilst developing my skills and passion for fell running, cycling and many other sporting activities.

With a passion for getting more women on their bikes and involved in cycling I am a Breeze Champion and work as a mentor with British Cycling’s Ignite Your Coaching Programme supporting new female cycling coaches.

I have set up childrens bike clubs at both Giggleswick Junior and Primary schools and also take FUNdamentals of movement and running clubs at Kirkby Malham, Kirkby Lonsdale, Tatham Fells, Embsay and Cowling, Cononley, Old Hutton primaries for both Key stage one and two groups.

QUALIFICATIONS

CYCLING

Level 2 Club Cycling Coach (British Cycling)
Level 2 Ride Leader (British Cycling)
National Standards Cycling Instructor NSIQ (British Cycling)
Bikeability Instructor (British Cycling)
Breeze Champion (British Cycling)
Fundamentals of Movement (British Cycling)
Child Protection in Sport and Active Leisure Level 2 (Educare)
Mountain Bike Leader (MBCUK)
Level 3 Orientation Coach (GO MTB)

RUNNING

Level 3 Fell and Mountain Event Specialist (England Athletics)
Athlefit Leader (England Athletics)
Leader in Running Group Fitness (England Athletics)
FUNdamentals of Movement  (Sports Coach UK)

FIRST AID

Casualty Carer for Mountain Rescue
I am fully insured UK Coaching, British Cycling and England Athletics.
I hold Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificates (DBS previously CRB)

MEMBERSHIPS

Settle Wheelers Cycling Club
British Cycling
England Athletics
Settle Harriers
Clapham Cave Rescue Organisation
Connected Coaches (UK Coaching)
Reach (UK Coaching)
Cycle Experience Instructor Training Organisation (Bikeability)
Women’s Coaching Development Network Mentor Programme (British Cycling)

Our Value Proposition

We believe in making healthy lives a fun experience for everyone

Our Mission

Empowering others to achieve their life goals by inspiring and motivating them to become healthier and by making it fun.

Our Vision

We put together totally bespoke health and fitness programmes for clients of all abilities so that everyone who works with us has fun, meets their goals and leaves with a smile on their face

Recent achievements

Thats Lythe 1st ladies team 25 miles 3hr 52mins

Haworth Hobble 1st ladies pair (1st ultra marathon) 33 miles 5hr 40mins

Open 24hr race 1st & 2nd ladies team

The Yorkshireman Marathon 1st ladies team 26 miles  4hrs 20 mins

Adidas Adventure race 4 day 200 mile coast to coast stage race) 5/16 (non standard team)

Open Adventure  Open 5 (5 hr running and biking navigation)   1st ladies pairs

Yorkshire 3 Peaks  2nd & 3rd ladies team 24 miles

The Fellsman  3rd lady 62 mile 10,000ft navigation event 14hr 4mins

Fred Whitton Sportive  8:24 114 miles

Yorkshire 3 peaks Cyclocross  3rd V40 4hr 24 mins

Itera Wales Expedition Race 2014  146 hours 5th GB team