Coaching with Blizard



About Coaching

 The affordable coaching service allows you access to a much more personal approach used by elite athletes. It is ideal for those athletes with a busy lifestyle and need to maximise training time but unsure how to take the next step. Our expert coaches offer detailed planning with goal setting, structured training coupled with the online Training Peaks platform, so that accountable visibility between coach and athlete can be monitored. Regular reviews and specific targeted training sessions specific to your individual goals and needs are provided.  

Many of the people who come initially for a Lactate Threshold Test take advantage of our coaching service. The improvements made by having a test is often just the first step to reaching your true potential.

Our online strength and conditioning platform, Blizard Run Club, started in May 2021 after many years of leading classes for runners alongside our roles at the clinic. During Covid-19 lockdown we carried on teaching the classes online and realised that we could help more runners access more than one class per week, tap into our knowledge on building training programs as well as have access to the latest running related research given in an understandable and actionable format.

With Blizard Run Club Online  we basically do all the work for you in the background, all you have to do is turn up to the classes, follow the training programs and read the articles!   

We also have a closed Facebook Group, a Strava Group and  twice weekly training sessions that you are welcome to join in person.    

The Coaching Team is led by

Dave Tune 

A former Senior Great Britain and England International (1986-2000), David now competes in the Masters V50 age group. 

Personal Best’s 

5000m 14:03

10K 29:03

1/2 Marathon 63:11

V45 Marathon 2:41

David has been lactate testing and coaching at the clinic since 2012 and conducted over 2000 tests. Prior to opening the clinic with his now wife, physiotherapist and runner Jenny Blizard, he helped coach Jenny to achieve Great Britain International selection in 2006. 





Dave seen here in the Frankfurt Marathon 2023, heading towards another sub 2:50

Dave coaching at our annual Spring Camp in Portugal

All your running S&C covered by Dave and Jenny each week

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Lactate Threshold Test



  • Lactate Test (allow 90 minutes)
  • Comprehensive Report
  • Weekly Training Plan 
  • Heart Rate Training Zone
  • Sample Sessions For Each Zone
  • Predicted Race Goal Time
  • Preferable Race Distance 
  • Follow Up Call/Video Chat at 8 weeks
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£29.99 per month

(3 month commitment required) £49.99 per month with Blizard Run Club S&C platform

  • Initial in depth set up call (or after Lactate Threshold Test)
  • A 12 week training plan uploaded to Training Peaks 
  •  Fortnightly contact via  TrainingPeaks
  • Targeted training sessions specific for your goals
  • Tapering and race day strategies
  • Join Blizard Run Club on Facebook for tips (private group)
  • Join Blizard Run Club on Strava (private group)  
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£99.99 per month

(3 month commitment required)

  • Closely working with Dave after a Lactate Threshold test to make your dreams come true
  • Individual weekly personalised plan via Training Peaks
  •  Twice weekly personal communication and plan adjustments as needed
  • Clear weekly targets/specific sessions and feedback
  • Tapering and race day strategies
  • Access to the Blizard Run Club, strength & conditioning platform
  • Join Blizard Run Club on Facebook for tips (private group)
  • Join Blizard Run Club on Strava (private group) 
  • 10% discount if 6 months payment made upfront
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Testimonial from Coached Athlete - Scott B

Superb place if you want to improve your running ability or have injuries you need to overcome.

I've seen Dave for a lactate test and my running has come on leaps and bounds since the test and following his guidance.

I've also seen Jenny the head physio and recent third place finisher at Yorkshire Marathon for a groin/side injury and she got me sorted out by really investigating the area, getting me on the treadmill to assess my form and instantly found out what was causing my injury.

I would highly recommend Blizard Physiotherapy & Running Clinic!


Matthew T - a Lactate Threshold Test and beyond...

"I first came to Dave in Dec 22 after hearing about him through a friend. I was sceptical at booking and attending due to hitting a plateau in my running and seeing no way of improving but from the moment I sat down Dave's infectious positivity, attention to detail and his sheer love for all things running made me feel I was in good hands. The test itself while simple was explained brilliantly and Dave's guidance through it was easily digestible, no question I had was to much trouble and Dave did his best to answer them. The data provided is comprehensive and laid out in terms all can understand and look back on. Again, I was sceptical to the ways Dave was telling me to train but implementing them fully has shown improvements in my running I never knew possible. In 2023 due to implementing the training to the letter of what Dave outlined I have knocked 36 minutes off my marathon time and gone sub 3:30 twice, I have also knocked considerable amounts off all other distances I have raced with no sign of slowing down. I have never had a year where I have improved this much across the board. Knowing throughout training for both marathons Dave was there to reach out to was also a massive comfort.
It is safe to say Dave has completely changed the way I look at running and myself during the two visits I have had. The confidence he gives you to push that little more, run that little further and go that bit faster is an immeasurable part of the experience. In races where I would of normally given up I now believe I can keep going, the change in mentality is just as big as the physical and times posted, this is something I believe Dave instils in you. I would not hesitate to recommend this Lactate test with Dave to anyone. I know I will be visiting again!"