The Project & The Coaches

Meet your new team

Team Project Run was established in 2017 by Head Coach Lloyd Kempson. The vision is not only to help you reach your personal goals with bespoke training but also to help you understand the mental, physical and social benefits that running can bring you. 

We see too many people that would love the idea of starting a new exercise regime but fall into the category of not actually knowing what to do or where to start. From that point you could hire a personal trainer for £££ per hour and follow the cardio sessions that are instructed or buy the latest edition of a fitness magazine and follow the basics and hope for the best that you can run your parkrun a little quicker than last month, or shave a few pounds off over a sustained amount of time.

What we are here to do is specifically break down each and every element of your training so it is completely specific to you and your progression to achieve the best results, physically, mentally and socially.

A factor close to our hearts is the relationship that is essential to succeed between the coach and the individual. Regardless of your ability or exercise history, a coach is more than someone giving you the workouts to do. Lloyd will express the utter gratitude he has for the influences he has met from around the world, that have taught him not only how to run and how to run faster, how to lift correctly, how to eat to enhance performance and maximize recovery but also how to be a better person and how to enjoy a healthy balance.

Lloyd Kempson

The man with a plan

With over 16 years and counting experience as an athlete over events ranging from 800-marathon in competitions ranging from club level up to national championships, Lloyd has returned to the UK after a spell living and training full time in Sydney, Australia.

Within his time down under Lloyd was fortunate enough to reside with and to be part of a group that featured some of the top athletes that Oceania has to offer including multiple Olympic Games, World Championships and Commonwealth Games representatives.

Being in and around this environment and witnessing the success that comes with following a training plan unearthed a new passion for Lloyd, not only to progress himself as an athlete but also seeing others reach their goals. Fast forward to 2019, Lloyd now resides in Teddington, London and is surrounded by Olympians, Professional Athletes, British Athletics physiotherapists and Sports Scientists along with some of the most respected and established coaches in the world.

Lloyd prides himself as being an example for his athletes and embodying the motto that there is no substitute for hard work. As a full-time athlete and full-time coach, his personal bests stand at 3:52 for 1500m, 8:16 for 3000m, 14:31 for 5km and 2:39 for his debut marathon. Lloyd is also an ambassador for Science In Sport and Suunto.

Since 2017, Lloyd has coached athletes ranging from complete beginners to International level.

With a passion for health & fitness from a very young age, with this new found worldwide experience and knowledge, it’s now time to share this passion with the public and inspire the next generation of runners.​

Personal Bests

1500m

3:52

3000m

8:16

5000m

14:31

Half Marathon

71:41

Marathon

2:39

Ross Murray

Olympic Success

In 2020 we’re delighted to add Ross Murray to the TPR coaching staff. We’ve decided to bring Ross on board for a variety of reasons. Ross comes with a background of knowledge and experience from grassroots club athletics, to the highest stage of them all, The Olympic Games. As a man of the people, Ross is held in very high regard within the running community and this is exactly the type of person that we want to have a part of our team.

Ross has been a competitive runner since he was 10 years old and was a professional athlete for 11 years. Most notably, he ran for Team GB at London 2012 Olympics in the 1500m. Ross also boasts a highly impressive mile PB of 3:52, ranking him 20th on the British all-time list. In addition to his track credentials, he also represented Great Britain at the World and European Cross Country championships, with his highest finish being 14th.

In 2018 he was forced to retire prematurely due to chronic Achilles injuries. Nevertheless his love for running is as strong as ever and he still runs most days…and competes when he thinks he’s fit enough!

He now works full time in London and full understands the challenges around fitting training around a full time job, this is just one of the reasons we think he’s going to be a great addition to the team.

Ross’ core beliefs about coaching are based around consistency, staying injury free…and enjoyment! If you can stick to those three, you will find your potential with your running!

Personal Bests

1500m

3:34

Mile

3:52

3000m

7:58

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