Madmule is based in Poole, Dorset, and trains an exciting group of clients, all with one factor in common - to be the best they can be.
As well as personal and group fitness coaching services, Madmule is contracted by BWT Physio, providing their clients with mobility and strength sessions. 

Richard O'Connor A qualified personal fitness trainer of 20 years and former British Royal Marine.
Rich is an accomplished Ultra runner, UTMB finisher, and World Age Group Duathlon competitor. He has trained two British No.1 Pro Tennis players and continues to mentor International athletes. 

Recent Madmule Fundraising

2020 - £1200+ raised for the #keeprodrockin fund, completing the Madmule 15k4Rod. 15,000ft up and down the Ulwell Stairs - 49 reps in 9 hours

2019 - £1200+ raised for the Donkey Sanctuary, completing the Madmule Century4Sanctuary. 101 miles Poole to Sidmouth 27hrs

2017 - £1300+ for the Royal Marines Association completing the 'Oner' Ultra 82 miles along the SWCP in 19 hrs

Future Madmule Challenges

For Winter 2020 I have some personal Ultra challenges to tick off.

The goal being to complete them, then talk about them 🤫

In 2021, I will mainly be hoofing it up and down the fells and mountains at the Lakeland 100 and fingers crossed the travel situation returns to normal as there are a few Alp races to add to the experience.

No adventure unless

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Rich is incredibly knowledgeable about the science of exercise and it all makes sense when he translates it


Through Mad Mules experience and understanding of my personal goals Richie has assisted me in achieving my amateur (40+ mid life crisis) goals both sporting and lifestyle. Training with Mad Mule has improved my posture, made me stronger and as a result moving better.


If you'd told me last year I could ever run an 8 minute mile I wouldn't have believed you! Rich always impresses with his knowledge and enthusiasm...If you know where you want to go he will be able to help you get there.