I have recently qualified as a PT and have plenty of running experience, where do you live?
But seriously in general unless the PT is a runner, and most seem to be more into weights from what I have seen, then go to a running club. A PT will certainly be able to help with general fitness, nutrition and an overall body plan but you pay a price.
Of course some people need to be motivated and they should be able to help there but if you can't afford it then follow the advice above. You'll do well.
Also agree with most of the above, P & D schedules seem to work for most of the forumites that have used it, and weight loss of course does help but needs to be sensible for your individual body shape.
Your height/weight figures are in the healthy range but are at the top end in terms of BMI so you probably could lose a few kilos quite safely.
I would suggest looking at your diet anyway and making sure it is a healthy one, cut out the processed foods, cut back the red meats and substitute with chicken/turkey breast & fish or even have a couple of vegetarian days per week. You will find this should have an effect on your overall body fat % which should then lose overall weight but without affecting muscle mass.
You need to make sure though that during the heavy marathon schedules you take on enough carbs and protein to provide the fuel and aid recovery.
Had to take a look Lit and like the Warning: looking directly at the Duds may result in dizziness, nausea & hypnotism. Physical effects aside, these optically-thrilling shorts will mesmerise your fellow runners and make your nether-region the talk of the running track.
I wear the mens version and they are the best shorts ever for a long run and because the pockets and elasticated gel thingys on the back are spread across the whole of the back and slightly on your side you don't notice any real weight. Having two ordinary side pockets gives you somewhere to stuff gloves on a cold morning rather than down your pants.
Seren they have a drawstring so that plus the even spread of weight doesn't give a feel they are about to come down.