Joshua Schofield - Head Coach

As the Head Coach at PGC1-Coaching I believe in using up to date sports science concepts and applying them to endurance running. I currently have 3+ years coaching experience and in this time I have coached athletes to personal bests performances from 800m to the Marathon. I have also worked with team sports players such as Professional Football Referees and Academy Level Football Players.

My time at University studying Sport and Exercise Science (BSc) has taught me a vast amount about structuring training and how to apply theoretical concepts to athletes in order for them to improve. Within this time I have carried out applied work in both Nutrition and Physiology including dietary assessment and plans for Elite Runners, Academy Level Rugby League and Netball Players as well as University Level Rowers and individual weekly training plans to club level athletes. 

Having graduated from Leeds Beckett University I am now currently studying an MSc in Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Loughborough University. My studies so far have helped me advance my understanding of endurance Nutrition and Physiology. Specifically through effective use of supplements, supporting performance in extreme environments and effective use of nutrition to support training adaptation. 

As an athlete myself I have been training for 15 years and in this time I have learnt a lot about all aspects of running performance whether it be physiological, nutritional, biomechanics or psychology of running. In my time within running I have represented England and the North of England on multiple occasions and run under 15mins for 5km.  As part of my coaching plans I apply what I have learnt across my degree and time within the sport in order to help you as a runner improve on your performances, health and wellbeing! 


BSc in Sport and Exercise Science - specialising in Endurance Metabolism, Physiology and Nutrition.

UKA Accredited Coach in Running Fitness (Formerly Level 2 Endurance Coach)

Event Group Endurance Qualified Running Coach (Former Level 3 Endurance coach)

UK Anti-Doping Advisor. 

Member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Scientists (BASES).

Level 2 Safe Guarding in Athletics Qualification

Behind The Name 

PGC1-Alpha is the primary chemical involved in mitochondrial biogenesis, which is a vital component in making aerobic training adaptions. This embodies the core purpose of my training plans; applying physiological and biochemical concepts into training plans in order to help you improve. 



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