Get Ultra Ready for Bennachie


Now you are signed up for Bennachie Ultra that's one part of the hard work done! To get to that finish line the next few months will involve a lot more and I want to share with you a supportive community which will help you to get over that finish line in one piece and with all those feelings of satisfaction and achievement.

'Get Ultra Ready' is a weekly 1 hour Zoom call with a small group of fellow ultra-runners. I started this concept in June 2020 with a group of runners from all over the UK and it has proved to be extremely enjoyable and beneficial for everyone involved (see the reviews below).

Ultra-running can be a lonesome sport sometimes and I seek to bring likeminded people more easily together so they can achieve their best in their ultra races. I use my Coaching skills to help you overcome inevitable challenges in the run up to the race so you can keep making the best progress possible and keep consistency going! All your ultra-running related questions can also be answered in one place for example about kit, nutrition, training, race strategy, injuries etc. We will learn lots from each other plus I will bring my expertise to the group to help you with these key areas. I will also invite additional experts in from time to time such as running specific physiotherapists, sports nutritionists and other experienced ultra-runners to chat with you.

In the weekly call we talk all things running related, share our goals and actions (which makes us more likely to achieve them) and we celebrate the progress made. Each week you leave feeling motivated, inspired and organised with 1 or 2 action steps to keep you focused, on track and moving forwards.

This community is for you if you want to:

  • Prepare well for Bennachie Ultra marathon
  • Be on the start line in October feeling ready and confident to take on the challenge
  • Meet likeminded people, learn helpful tips and strategies and be part of a team
  • Get a boost of inspiration and motivation each week
  • Be more consistent with your training and nutrition with the accountability of the group
  • Gain expert guidance and support throughout from me (certified Health Coach, Ultra-running Coach, GB ultra-trail runner and current Bennachie Ultra Marathon female record holder!)

What's the commitment?

  • £12 a month
  • Starting Monday 3rd of May
  • 7.45pm each Monday for 1 hour

Please note: Depending on numbers, another day and time might be set up so if you cannot do this day and time but are still interested, do get in touch!

Want to try before you buy?

Join my current group as a guest on a Thursday at 7.30pm or try the first session for free!

Register for your first free session by emailing me at


Get Ultra Ready has had a really positive impact on my motivation and self-confidence. Knowing that each week, I get to come together with other likeminded people to motivate and support each other, always gives me a huge boost. Get Ultra Ready has become a real community and has definitely helped me to create more focus within my running and training. Rosie

Having Get Ultra Ready in my life has really helped me with reaching my running and life goals. We share tips on nutrition and training, books to read and documentaries to watch. Each week Meryl and the guys keep me motivated and inspire me to keep going or to push further, along with keeping me accountable and on track. Thanks Meryl. Emma

Get Ultra Ready is a safe zone. It has been one of the best tools I have used for the mental training side of ultra-running. It is a positive environment to keep you accountable to YOUR goals. You can't help but be inspired when you surround yourself with like-minded individuals. The group are genuinely interested in your own goals and offer personal experiences to help you. I'm glad I was introduced to the group, and like any Netflix series each week I can't wait until the next episode. Meryl guides and facilitates the discussion expertly which covers all bases and many more. I even learnt how to make Fro-yo.... I'd tell you how but you're better coming along and finding out for yourself :-)" James

When I joined Get Ultra Ready, I really didn't know what to expect as I didn't know anyone. But joining was one of the positive to come out of lockdown. Since then Meryl and the team have supported me so much, probably more than they even realise. Running can been seen as a lonesome sport, especially long-distance trail running. However, at Get Ultra Ready you're never alone, you are part of a community, part of a team! We share stories, knowledge, expertise and keep each other motivated and accountable. Since joining, I've gone on to run my first 110 KM Ultra Marathon. The goal was to finish in one piece, which I did and it felt great, especially when I found out I'd finished first lady and had broke the female course record by 2hrs. Thanks Meryl for hosting Get Ultra Ready every week and for bringing us together. Emma

Register for your first free session by emailing me at