About Jonny Mellor

Jonny Mellor is the founder of JM Coaching and an elite distance runner representing Team New Balance Manchester.

Having starting with a small group of athletes out of the Underground Training Station Gym in Hoylake in 2013. Jonny has since developed his coaching services to help support a number of athletes across the UK. Jonny is proud to offer online coaching that is based on communication, supported by science, forged in experience and tested and proven on the international stage working with you and not for you.

With over 15-years competing at the highest-level Jonny is strongly positioned to offer training tips and advice. Over a distinguished career, Jonny has competed in over 315 events as shown on his Power of 10 Profile, including 8-marathons around the world. Therefore helping you prepare both physically and mentally to reach your goals. As a result of running 2:10:03 at the Seville Marathon in February 2020, Jonny has finally shown his potential as one of Europe’s leading marathon runners. Therefore showing his ability to win medals on the international stage.

As an athlete Jonny has been fortunate to train and race in some of the biggest settings in the world. Surrounding himself with top class athletes and coaches along the way. Learning from an elite runner can help you to understand the importance of timing, structure, periodisation and training SMART to achieve your goals and aims. Over the years it has become clear it’s not just about training as hard as you can but getting the right balance of training, recovery, family and work life to train not just more, but better.

JM Coaching goes the extra mile to offer coaching services that fit in around your current daily schedule, rather than having to fit your life around your training programme.

Improvement comes through dedication, passion and when engagement is long-term and integrated.

Following a detailed assessment of your training history, lifestyle and working backwards from your goals and aims to help you achieve your targets.

Unlike other online training providers, JM Coaching is directly supporting an elite athlete on his journey to the top of the sport and by purchasing a plan or subscribing to one to one coaching with Jonny then you too can share the journey with him.

Coaching is teaching life through running.

Athlete Personal Bests

Distance Time
800m 1:51
 1500m  3:41
 1 mile  3:58
 3000m  7:46
 5000m  13:31
 10000m  28:40
 Half Marathon  62:23
 Marathon  2:10:03

About Sophie Mellor

Sophie joins JM Coaching to meet the growing demand to support athletes on their coaching journey.

Sophie will be joining the team to assist with general admin (the stuff Jonny is useless with!) and also to assist with training plans.

For those that don’t know, Sophie has ran at a competitive level for a number of years having been a member of Liverpool Harriers and has ran 17:06 for 5k and for 35:48 10k, amassing 150 races to date on Power of 10. LiRF qualified with England Athletics as well working as a personal trainer since 2010 and massage therapist, Sophie has a wealth of experience to offer the team. Having worked in specialist running retail for a number of years Sophie also has a fantastic knowledge of the gait cycle and offering advice when it comes to buying your next pair of trainers.

Sophie is now available for one to one coaching and will be specialising in new runners just starting out or returning to the sport following a break given her background with Jonny to continue overseeing plans and also working individually with athletes. Sophie is also primed and ready to assist with your strength and conditioning needs, specialising in running specific functional exercises helping runners enjoy the process of becoming faster and stronger.  This is available either alongside your training plan (via a plan such as our 12-week strength plan) or totally separate to your coaching plan via Stockport Personal Training.

We think it’s an exciting move as it will enable us to spend more time helping you to achieve your goals and also expand our offering.

With that in mind it now means we are in an excellent position to offer additional spots in our coaching team AND as a way of saying thank you we are offering you a gift voucher worth £20 for every client referral you make following their successful sign up.

If you're interested in working with Sophie directly please get in touch today!