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Purdue Performance a worldwide running community

This very unique vision was born in 2016 and, over the past two years, has developed into a worldwide running community and coaching service. Purdue Performance has gone from strength to strength with athletes, of all abilities, joining the team from 8 different countries including Australia, America, Dubai and the United Kingdom.
The past two years have been truly inspirational seeing athletes run their first parkrun, clocking a PB over a Marathon, and creating lifelong friendships across the globe, all through the power of running and Team Purdue Performance.

Charlotte and the team at Purdue Performance are excited to continue both their development as coaches and the growth of their running community by promoting new ways and opportunities to help and guide more and more runners, whilst sticking to their core principles as head coaches, providing guidance and motivation to all.

Head Coaches

Charlotte Purdue

Charlotte is the current British Marathon Champion, 3rd fastest Half Marathon ranked ever in the UK and previous European Cross-Country Champion. She runs professionally for Nike and has over twelve years’ experience competing and coaching around the world. Charlotte over the years has been privileged to work alongside some of the world’s best coaches in developing her knowledge and skills. This gave her the vision back in 2016 to bring together a team of coaches and create a truly unique coaching service Purdue Performance.

Adam Clarke

Adam is both a Great Britain International athlete as well as a professional running coach. He has trained closely with Mo Farah and numerous other Olympians in the lead up to a number of World Champs and Olympic Games. As well as being an elite athlete and coach, he has a BA in Sports Science from St Mary’s University and is a qualified Sports Massage Therapist. As a coach Adam prides himself on individuality and building a strong relationship with all athletes.

Andrea Seccafien

Andrea is the Canadian Record Holder in the Half Marathon (69min) as well as a 2016 Olympian. She runs professionally for Nike and the Melbourne Track Club. Andrea competes in distances ranging from 5,000m to the half marathon, bringing Olympic level experience to Purdue Performance to help broaden our coaching service and ultimately help more and more runners around the world push their goals.

Luke Allen

Luke is a performance coach working across elite sport supporting athletes to reach their potential. As an athlete he competed over distances ranging from 5k to Half marathon. His coaching experience includes supporting athletes to performance plan and train for events of 5k through to the marathon. Luke’s biggest passions lie in developing athletes to realise their personal potential and he thrives in supporting them do this whilst managing the balance of life and sport. You’ll often hear him asking athletes about their ‘purpose’ behind decisions, something he believes is important to communicate when setting training.

Ross Skelton

Ross is a 2.19 marathoner with experience from the 5km through to the marathon. He developed a passion and understanding of coaching at a young age, having seen his father coach and become chairman of his local athletics club. Helping others to achieve their running goals alongside continuing with his own running career. Ross has since gained an England Athletics coaching award and has been expanding his knowledge and experience coaching since.

I started working with Purdue Performance in November 2018 ready for my second attempt at the Manchester marathon. I was so impressed at the quality of my personalised training and how it fits into my busy life. No question is too big, small or silly and I feel a valued team member. I love the additional support in terms of hydration strategies, strength and conditioning training and help if I ever need to buy any kit. As well as Adam and Charlotte, we have a great Team Purdue family who are always there for the good times and any struggles.

Catherine Foley Member since 2018

The plan was enjoy running and racing again and bloody hell that’s what we did. I can’t quite believe what I’ve said yes to since then; from entering some big London 10ks, entering ‘that Kew Gardens race again’; doing Ragner Relay of all things and then starting the year with a trail series of rave oh and just the small thing of a Marathon this year. Charlotte and Adam, the whole Team PP and my wonderful runner friends have been absolutely superb support and I couldn’t have asked for better people and athletes. Thanks, Big Man and Big Lady Coach, Adam and Charlotte!

Charlotte Smith Member since 2018