Kim Collison

Exploring the Yorkshire Three Peaks

After spending a decade empowering young people to believe in themselves through the power and magic of adventures in the Lake District, I'm sharing my experience, passion and knowledge for endurance running to coach and support others. This coaching and support helps you realise new challenges, reach goals and achieve ambitions. I believe in a cooperative approach to coaching with individualised  training plans and the flexibility to respond to changes.

Running for Great Britain at the Trail World Championships in Portugal 2016

I have twice represented Great Britain and Northern Ireland at World Trail Championships; winning a team Bronze in 2015. Prior to this I was part of a Great British team at three Adventure racing world championships; achieving 6th place in Ecuador 2014. 


In 2014, with victory at the Lakeland 50, I was British Trail Running Champion and went on to achieve a number ultra records on the trails including Hardmoors 55 (55 miles), Lakeland Trails 110km (65 miles) and Lakes in a Day (50 miles). 


Overseas trail running experience includes a top 10 finish in the Skyrunning World Championship, winning the Falcotrail Ultra in Spain and finisher at both the Courmayeur Champex Chamonix (CCC) and Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB). 


On the fells I'm a keen Fell Runner and Mountain Marathon competitor with significant success including wining a British Championship race, a close second in an English Championship race, wins in both the Elite and Long Score classes at the Original Mountain Marathon (OMM) and twice winning the Elite Dark Mountains Mountain Marathon. I have completed Winter and Summer Bob Graham Rounds. 

Lead runners at the Highland Fling Ultra 2016

During my outdoor education career at the Outward Bound Trust, I qualified as a   Mountain Leader, Single Pitch Climbing Instructor, UKCC British Canoe Union Level 2 Coach. Certification in Transactional Analysis (TA101), Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and First Aid.  I'm a qualified (UKA) United Kingdom Athletics Level 2 Fell & Mountain Running Development Coach.