Based in the north Bolton, Wigan and Chorley area, Miles with Michelle was originally founded in Lincoln in 2016 by running coach Michelle Mortimer, who has recently relocated to the northwest.
Michelle has been running since 2002, and is a regular trail runner, fully qualified and insured Coach in Running Fitness through UK Athletics, a run leader mentor through Run Together, and regularly helps at her local parkrun as part of the core team sharing the run director role.
Michelle founded Witham Runners (Lincolnshire) running club in 2009, and, as chairperson for 8 years, guided the club from its conception through affiliation with UK Athletics. She was instrumental in attracting fundraising through grants to subsidise the club’s activities and equipment needs, and introduced track coaching and cross country to the club. Michelle was at the helm as Witham Runners took on the race management of the popular Bassingham Bash 5 mile event, and was co-race director for the 2015 and 2016 events. She has also organised other sporting events including several Sport Relief Miles.
Michelle has many years experience of coaching, from beginner level through to ultramarathon distance. She was also instrumental in setting up an after school running club at Witham St Hugh’s Academy.
A keen runner herself, Michelle has competed in many events including the London Marathon and Race to the Stones 100km, and firmly believes that anybody can achieve anything they set their heart on with the right mindset and the right coaching.
Michelle is proud to be associated with UKRunChat and Boobydoo. Awarded Angels Bring Business “Sportswoman of the Year” 2015 and featured in Runners World UK “Top 75 Real Runner’s” and “Top 25 Runners You Need To Follow on Instagram” in 2017.