Tavistock Run Project is the result of years of helping runners achieve their goals. The founder and lead coach is Dave Chanter who has a diverse background in sports, with a masters degree in Exercise Science and Sports Coaching (Sheffield University), along with a bachelors degree in Sports Studies (Sheffield Hallam).
Dave obtained his coaching licence while in Australia and has enhanced his qualifications by attaining LIRF, CIRF and most recently Event Group Coach in endurance through the England Athletic pathway.
Current CIRF and LIRF coaches at TRP
Ben Neale -Started his coaching journey a few years ago within the TRP setup, completing the Leadership in running fitness and Coaching in Running Fitness qualifications through English Athletics. Ben also has over 10 years experience of competing at County level winning the Plymouth Half Marathon, Henley Half Marathon, Tavitock Half Marathon twice and many more. He has also completed the Big 5 Marathons (London, Berlin, Boston, New York and Chicago), so has a wealth of knowledge to pass on to anyone willing to learn.
I would say I started running “properly” in 2017. Prior to that my runs were very sporadic and they were only used to complement my martial arts training.
In March of 2017 I agreed to take part in Hope 24 – a 24 hours running event, either as a solo runner or as part of a team. I was going to be in a team of 5, so the predicted distance over the 24 hour period could have been between 25-30 miles. I started training for that event and I haven’t looked back since. I got completely hooked to running.
Since then I have completed 3 marathons, 1 ultra-marathon and many other races. I used to be a lone runner but joining TRP is the best decision I have made. The club is very supportive and I have grown immensely as a runner.
In 2019 I was given the opportunity to attend the Leadership in Running Fitness course. This is hopefully the first step in progressing through the various coaching qualifications and enable me to share my passion for running and help others improve and enjoy their running.
I started running in 2015 when my sister persuaded me to sign up for a
half marathon and haven’t looked back! In my final year at University
I decided to try Tavistock Run Project and since graduating I now run in
as many local events both on and off road as I can. I have completed
the Leadership in Running Fitness course so I am able to help others
improve in their running and most importantly enjoy running!