Marcus Pletts – Belfast Running Coach

$100.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

25% off your first month! Bespoke training programs for the time crunched runner. Overcome limiting barriers and beliefs with life and mindset coaching.



Belfast running coach Marcus Pletts knows what it’s like to balance a busy schedule with training for running events, while also incorporating strength, mobility and injury prevention. Marcus has run some of the most challenging trail and ultra races in the UK and abroad, including the Kepler Challenge in NZ. Reach out to Marcus below to get started!

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LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced,
TYPES: Road, Trail
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited text
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
LOCATION: Omagh, Northern Ireland


  • Mountain running
  • Trail running
  • Ultras
  • Marathon
  • Half marathon
  • Beginner and intermediate.
  • Middle aged time consumed athlete
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Mobility
  • Mindset coaching
  • Injury prevention


My coaching takes a holistic approach and helps the ‘time crunched’ runner who wants to run anything from 5k to 100miles, trails, ultras and other events without high mileage weeks. With strength and conditioning sessions personalised to you, your equipment and your time, all programs are designed around quality over quantity with the aim to keep it simple and keep it real. My coaching also includes mindset coaching which helps overcome any limiting beliefs or barriers to training, racing and life in general by implementing strategies that can change your perceptions to limiting beliefs and create new and beneficial habits in the process.


  • Personal training in a gym
  • Designed and ran a 12 week RunFit strength and conditioning course to all levels.
  • Online mindset coaching and life coaching


Running is in my blood and my soul. From my early days of sprinting, 800m, 1500m and cross-country, to half marathons, marathons and ultras in New Zealand, Ireland and the UK, I have always had a passion for running and adventures. During the COVID pandemic and subsequent lockdowns I decided to tap into my wealth of experience and retrain as a Personal Trainer, Mindset Coach and Life Coach with the ultimate goal to help people achieve their goals through physical training, mindset training and better life choices.

Most of my achievements have occurred while working full-time as a landscaper or stone mason and around family time. This has helped me hone my skills towards training smarter, putting quality of training over quantity. I soon realised we all have the same amount of hours in a day, it’s how we use them. With me as your coach you will come to learn that there really are no excuses.

At 50 years of age, I am the fittest I have ever been and still able to complete events in the top quarter (and occasionally top 10 with a recent 3rd overall placing in a coastal ultra) from half marathons to 100 miles. I put this down to; quality/smarter training, strong mindset and healthy lifestyle.


I like to use training aids to monitor a clients progress but also believe that the client needs to listen to their body. I encourage, through various strategies, clients to embark on a journey of self exploration that will ultimately help them reach their full potential. Matt Fitzgerald has helped me understand my body better, it’s likes, limits and to trust my instincts.

I also like to follow the 80/20 rule and monitor the impact high intensity training has on a clients body as we all react differently to physical stress.

Mobility, Strength and Conditioning and mindset coaching are integral to success and helping you to keep running injury free well into old age.


  • 2006 Kepler Challenge, New Zealand. My first 60km mountain run, just awesome!
  • The inaugural 2018 GB Ultras Snowdon 100 miles. One of only 12 finishers. One tough event.
  • 2019, 10 events in one year. Trail runs, sky races, and ultras, all while employed as a stone mason.
  • 2023 My recent 3rd place overall in The Oner ultra.
  • Full race history and blogs can be seen at:


  • Level 3 Planning and Delivering Personal Training
  • NLP Practitioner Diploma
  • Life Coaching Diploma
  • Mindfulness Diploma
  • Emotional Freedom Technique Diploma


  • 47km, 5:40, (2023), The Oner, 3rd overall, hilly, muddy, brutal.
  • 100 miles, 41 hours, (2018), GB Ultras Snowdon, one of only 12 finishers. 30,000ft ascent. Tough.
  • 50 miles, 10:37, (2019), Dartmoor 50, 6th overall.
  • 50km, 5:15, (2019), Ham & Lyme, 15th overall. Started way too fast!


Finding a coach who is a great fit for you is really important. We encourage you to email your coach prior to signing up so you can connect, communicate, and ensure a good athlete/coach fit.

Give us a brief history of your running, and this can include what distances and/or races you’ve run, how long you’ve been running, any past or present injuries, if you’ve worked with a coach or a specific training program before, etc.
Any short term or long term goals?
Describe your ideal coach/athlete relationship.
Any questions/comments for Team RunRun or the Coach in general?


All blogs at:



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