The Coaches

Meet your new team

Lloyd Kempson

Team Project Run Founder

With over 18 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 2021, 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, Suunto and PureSport CBD.

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 newfound 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

London 2012 Olympian

Ross brings an abundance of over 20 years 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 helping you hit your goals.

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

Tom Evans

Professional Ultra Marathon Runner

Running was not the first thing on Toms to-do list when he was growing up. While serving in the military, Tom signed up to race the famous multi-stage race, Marathon des Sables. After a shock finish on the podium, Tom decided to explore the ultra running world.

In the 3 years that Tom has been running, he has set course records all over the world and built up experience at all types of ultras from multi-stage races in the jungle to the 100-mile distance.

Tom also focuses on Cross Country as a way to improve his ultra performance. In 2019 Tom represented Team GB in the European XC Championships and won the Team Gold medal. This versatility is Tom’s strength and something that he incorporates into his coaching.

Tom’s coaching mantra is ‘process not outcome’ – do the basics well and the performances will follow. His approach leaves no stone unturned with very specific training for goal races.

Personal Bests

5km

14:41

10km

30:39

10 miles

49:38

Half Marathon

63:14

Marathon

2:26:04

Other Achievements

2017

3rd Marathon des Sables

2018

3rd Trail Running World Championships

2019

3rd Western States 100, European XC Championships Team Gold

2020

1st Tarawera Ultra (Course record), 3rd British XC Championships

2020

Team Great Britain representative at the 2020 World Half Marathon Championships

Aly Dixon

Rio 2016 Olympian, 2:29 Marathoner and 50km World Record Holder

Aly joins the team with 31 years and counting experience as a runner, 11 years as an international athlete and 20 years and counting coaching experience from coaching in schools all the way through to an international level.

With a hugely decorated career as an athlete across various distances, her most recognised achievements include competing at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, six World Championships, three European Championships, two Commonwealth Games and being crowned the British Marathon Champion twice.

She holds a stellar personal best in the marathon of 2:29 which ranks her inside the top-20 all-time British rankings for the women’s marathon and most recently broke the 50km World Record when she won the 2019 50km World Championships in a time of 3 hours 7 minutes 20 seconds in Romania.

Amongst these incredible athletic achievements, Aly also holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest half marathon whilst dressed as a superhero where she ran 78:26 just a week after breaking the 50km World Record.

Personal Bests

5km

15:52

10km

32:17

Half Marathon

70:37

Marathon

2:29:06

50km

3:07:20 (WR)

Other Achievements

2 x British Marathon Champion

2016 Rio Olympian

6 x World Championships representative

3 x European Championships representative

2 x Commonwealth Games representative

50km World Champion

50km World Record Holder

Guinness World Record Holder for the fastest half marathon whilst dressed as a superhero

Aaron Scott

International Marathoner

2:16 marathon man, Aaron, brings a wealth of experience and knowledge as an athlete over the past 15 years of competitive running. Having spent time in the American NCAA collegiate system, and racing over every distance between 1500 and half marathon on the domestic circuit, Aaron moved to the marathon in 2013 and hasn’t looked back.

Having represented England on numerous occasions on the road, Aaron has worked and trained with some of the best distance athletes and coaches in the world. Thanks to a background in journalism and an inquisitive nature, he brings a huge bank of knowledge to the team, absorbed from working and listening to athletes and coaches from around the world.

Through hosting a weekly podcast, Inside Jogging Podcast, Aaron continues to regularly talk to the who’s who of distance running, and despite holding firm views on how he thinks is the best way to coach and inspire, is continually open to learning new ideas and training methods.

Aaron still has ambitions to represent GB over the marathon. But, after becoming a Dad for the first time this year his viewpoint on life has shifted. He is now also on a mission to share his knowledge and enthusiasm for the sport with others, inspiring them to be the best they can be and not set any limitations on how far running can take them in life.

Personal Bests

5km

14:09

10km

30:06

Half Marathon

65:50

Marathon

2:16:55

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