When I was approached by The Running School to consider taking on a franchise opportunity I have to say I was somewhat sceptical. The thought of taking on a new business and organising finance in the current economic climate was not overly attractive. However, after much consideration and research I could see that being associated with The Running School would not only expose my current clinic/business to potential new clients but also fill a large hole in the market place, i.e. most people cannot run without hurting themselves and need to be taught! Consequently, I decided to take the plunge and although it is still early days it has turned out to be the correct decision. The training and support with Mike Antoniades has been of the highest calibre. The ‘product’ is exceptional, academically sound and has been proven over many years. Mike Antoniades is an inspirational figure with international experience in coaching. My fellow coaches and I at The Running School Bristol actually feel it is a privilege to be associated with him and The Running School and I’m grateful for the opportunity to be part of such an exciting organisation.