Marianne Van Kleeff-Overduin – Lauftrainer Luzern Running Coach

5.00 out of 5
(2 customer reviews)

From: $75.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

$10 first month! Me: coach, runner, physiotherapist | You: recreational runner | Training: dynamic, playful, science based | Together, to be better!



Coach Marianne is a Luzern Running Coach, or a Lauftrainer Luzern since she can write training in English, German and Dutch! With trails right outside her doorstep, she focuses on trail mountain running, as well as strength training, injury prevention, and post-injury running.

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LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate
TYPES: Road, Trail
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon, Ultra
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited text
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
LOCATION: Emmen, Switzerland
IN-PERSON SESSIONS: Yes, meet 10km from Emmen, (kanton Luzern) Switzerland. Options include: Running gait analysis, training in different running speeds or hill training, trail runs, technique training (both running and strength training)


  • Trail running in the mountains: by living in Switzerland, I have the mountains for training and racing at my doorstep.
  • Strength training and injury prevention as well as post-injury running: Next to runner and coach, I am a physiotherapist and work with injured runners and other athletes. I did several courses on rehabing injured runners and getting them back on track.
  • Starting runners who want to reach their first running goals.
  • I can coach in English, German and Dutch!


You, the runner, are the focus point. I will help you to reach your goals with a personalized training plan, based on your current fitness, fitting in your life. I give my full attention to you, so that you become a better version of yourself.

Life is not always easy and sometimes we struggle to find the time or energy to work for our goals. I can help you to find a healthy run/life balance and plan trainings according to your needs.


I coached myself, family and friends for several years. In spring 2020 I became a UESCA certified Running Coach.

I coached beginner runners to their first half marathon, both road and trail. I coached runners to mountain trail distances of 16k till 51k in Switzerland and Austria.

I worked with often injured runners to get out of the cycle of injuries and enjoy running again.


I didn’t like running till a few years ago… A was not very active in my school years, I was the girl picked last at gym class because of my Asthma. Few years later I joined the military and I had to run, it was not fun at all: I was always kind of forced to run faster than I could. After quitting I only ran to maintain my fitness and out of solidarity I ran a half marathon (road) with a colleague. Hated it. Till an other college told me about Trail running. Loved it instantly! I learned to run at a slower, more endurable pace and could enjoy scenery and nature.

A year later I moved to Switzerland (from the flat Netherlands) and my trail running became mountain trail running. Time on my feet in the mountain is now one of my highlights of the week!

I learned over the years, that with the right training at the right intensities, running is not that hard, but a very enjoyable activity. I wish I had a coach who learned me that when I started running!


As a physiotherapist and a coach, Tom Goom, Running Physio, inspires me: an injury doesn’t have to stop you if you treat it smart.

Coaches I learn from a lot are Jason Koop, Shawn Bearden, Jason Fitzgerald and David and Megan Roche.

I like to do my own research into anatomy of a runner, (exercise-)physiology and science behind training, to give you as a runner the most up to date information and most efficient training you can get.


A flat road half marathon (Zwolle, NL) in 2016. After that I entered trail running. Progressed from 16k with 250m of elevation (Montferland trail, NL), to an ultramarathon with 51k and 3.300m of elevation (Eiger Ultratrail, CH).

Other races I did:

  • Koning van Spanje trail, different distances (NL),
  • Scenic Trail, 27k, 2,200m+ (CH, Dutch National Championship Skyrunning),
  • Stelvio trail 21,5k, 1.900m+ (IT),
  • Eiger Ultratrail 51k, 3.300m+ (CH): one completed and one DNF, and both 16k and 35k unsupported not on race day.
  • Zermatt Half Marathon 21,5k, 1,000m+


  • UESCA Running Coach 2020
  • Bsc Physiotherapy (NL) 2016
  • Rehaboom (rehabilitation of athletes, NL) 2017
  • Running Repairs (GB) 2019


I like to enjoy my races as long as possible 😉 All jokes aside, I am not a particular quick runner, I run middle to back of the pack. PR’s are not important to me, experiences are much more valuable as I see it.


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?



2 reviews for Marianne Van Kleeff-Overduin – Lauftrainer Luzern Running Coach

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jaco O

    Coach Marianne is a passionate running trainer/coach. Her training schedules are always useful, challenging, varied and never boring. This keeps me motivated to perform these pleasant workouts in a nice pace while making progress. Her holistic view on running in general and the trainee in particular has her full attention creating the best workout; next to running: endurance, strength, flexibility also advice on food/nutrition and exercises for injury prevention and injury healing.

  2. 5 out of 5

    maaike van etten

    It has been 5 years since I met Marianne. During a trail workshop in the Siebengebirgte (Germany) we trailed pieces together and immediately had a click. I was in training for the E35 of the Eiger Ultra Trail at that time after having a DNF on the E51 the year before. Marianne caught us at the finish in Grindelwald and still the click was there despite the fact that we only knew each other for a short time.

    In the May holidays of that following year we met again, in Grindelwald (Switzerland) where we followed a workshop at Backdoor and where we eventually trailed a part of the E16 together. I’m not fast, Marianne is a little faster but the acceptance and respect for each other’s qualities was and is there. In the meantime, I trained with a trainer who gave nice schedules, who really supported me via the app, but I never felt was fully there. As I said, I’m not fast and it’s not the will and motivation that’s it, but I didn’t feel good enough.

    Shortly thereafter, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and many pieces of the puzzle fell into place. Marianne started coaching and I thought it was time to make the switch to her. Nevertheless, corona and a lack of motivation / goals caused me to stop.

    Quitting turns out to be totally counterproductive for me, Hashimoto’s is in that sense a devil in a backpack that is always there and causes higher inflammatory values, more fatigue, lethargy and depressive feelings. Something had to change, corona had been around for a year and a half, goals could be carefully made again, starting independently was possible but still gave a feeling of not being complete.

    And at that moment of, I don’t know, I will start again, I can do it myself, doubts and the urge to be healthy with my body and mind you gave me an opportunity. Yes yes yes, just at the right time Marianne was back there. We have been training for a few months now. I really like the final surge app. The training on low heart rate is gradually finding its way to acceptance, the distribution per week is super. The feedback after training sessions are so nice, both in case of a pain or a difficult training Marianne knows how to give the right words / advice and feedback.

    Marianne, I am so happy with you as a coach, as a person, as a running buddy (when I am in Switzerland). Thank you already for the results I see, feel and experience.


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