Calgary , Alberta

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running & online training coach


I am currently accepting new clients, so please get in touch to move your fitness to a new level or if you want to learn how to start running. I have also launched my new Pre-designed 50k Ultra plans. So contact me for more information!


I am an endurance athlete, running coach, personal trainer and online training coach based in Calgary, Alberta. I have a fabulous fun family; James my husband and two active teenage boys. So I really understand the commitment and juggling it takes to get fit with a busy lifestyle and family. Exercise and running makes me feel great and I want to help you to feel great. I’m not saying starting training is going to be easy, but I will say, it will be worth it. I was nominated for Canada's Top Trainer award by IMPACT magazine in 2017 and I have recently become a Fast and Female Ambassador. I feel very privileged to be working with all my clients. ​

Personally, I love running far. It re-sets me. I’ve competed in half, full marathons (qualifying Boston time at the Calgary marathon) duathlons, triathlons, but my love is ultra running. Here are a few races I have finished: the Marathon des Sables, a gruelling self sufficient six-day 250 km race in the Sahara desert. In Canada I have done three Sinister 7 solo events, 148km and two100milers, finishing 5th lady in 2016 and 4th lady in 2019. In the US, I ran the 50 miler North Face Endurance Challenge in San Fransisco, California, Zane Grey 50 miler in Arizona and the Canyon Endurance 100k in Foresthill, California. For fun I ran R2R2R last fall!

I remember going out for my first run at the age of 12 to get fit for my school netball team in the UK. I haven’t stopped since. Running gives me a sense of freedom and self esteem. I am motivated to get out and exercise because I love the satisfaction of finishing a run or working hard, as I know the results will be worth it. Instead of giving myself reasons of why I can’t, I give myself reasons why I can.

I love being outside. I enjoy cultivating a love of running in my clients – whether you’re just starting out or ready to do that first marathon or ultra-marathon, I’m the run coach for you. I’m a transplant from the UK and I just can’t get enough of the awesome Alberta air and mountains! So I’m happy to meet you outside. I am now a NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, ensuring that your fitness program meets your needs and goals.



Getting to know you, hearing your story and helping you reach your fitness goals would be an honour.  So whatever your reason, let’s get together and train.

I am accepting new clients!






Obtaining a life balance fuels your wellness and happiness.

Everyone is unique and has different training requirements, amount of time to train and fitness goals. So all programs are individually designed to meet each athlete's requirements. 


I trained with Georgie for four years and enjoyed every single session. She helped train me for 10k races, 30k off-road and triathlons and was able to put together training plans that pushed me but worked with the limits of my lifestyle. I looked forward to my Tuesday mornings with her as not only were they part of my training but also became therapy! One warning though - when doing hills with Georgie and there are other runners around - she will never be beaten!”    Mags

I trained with Georgie for two years until she left for Canada. Running with her was always fun, varied and I felt fit and energized after every session. Through the sessions I reaped many benefits; weight loss,improved muscle tone, increased stamina and I felt more confident. Initially I was only running two or three miles, but due to her training program and advice on nutrition I completed the London Marathon without injury. I couldn’t have done it without her. Georgie was always so positive and fun to be with and I miss our sessions very much."    Yolanda 

I found my coach Georgie online at . Georgie is an accomplished ultra marathoner who also provides running and fitness coaching. What sold me was a picture of her finishing the Marathon des Sables. (The Marathon of Sands, is known as the toughest footrace on earth, it's 251km, and is essentially 6 marathons back to back run in the heat of the desert. I also learned that Madonna had done this race at one point.). I thought for sure someone with this type of background would be able to impart some knowledge on to me. And luckily for me, Georgie was the perfect fit. Georgie is warm, upbeat, knowledgeable, and extremely motivating! 


I felt like hiring Georgie Islip made me feel like a child again; it's been a while since I've gotten so much positive feedback and encouragement as an adult. I joked to my friends that it was like Georgie was my nanny, because she's from England, and I her loved hearing her tell me, 'well done, good job, you can do it," with a doting British accent. Every run with her was energizing, she made me love hills. Her running plans are adaptable and varied. She really stresses the importance of strength and core training to make you a well rounded athlete."    Linh 

I’ve been around the fitness world for a while now….Georgie is one of the best. I highly recommend her to help put discipline in your routine that demands results. Plus her “can-do” attitude is highly contagious.”    Jo


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