I started coaching while at university way back in the 1990s, having been a (not particularly good) runner at school. When I returned from university I started the club’s junior section in 1996.
Over the years I coached runners from all events from 400m upwards, plus multi-eventers, although my favourite event is the steeplechase. I have coached national champions & British internationals in seniors and junior age groups and across all types of events. In 2011 I was awarded the South West Performance Coach of the Year Award.
I stopped coaching when family and work commitments wouldn’t allow and I was appointed the club’s Coaching Co-ordinator at the start of 2019 to help align coaching strategy and to mentor our coaching team, which I have continued until the end of June. Now I still do a bit of online coaching and help mentor some of our endurance coaches. I enjoy coaching all abilities and ages so long as people are looking to improve themselves.