Club Coaches Register 2018

Seniors Coaches - Tuesdays

Name

Level

Speciality

Contact

Tel

George Arbuckle

Level 2 - Coach in Running Fitness

Half & Full Marathon,  Running Technique & Mental Strategy

georgearbuckle@hotmail.com 

 

Gemma Bear

Level 1 -  Leader in Running Fitness

Beginners & Improvers

 gemmabear2@hotmail.com

 

Jeremy Bell

Level 2 - Coach in Running Fitness

General Running Advice

jeremy.bell@ubs.com

 

Mark Billington

Level 2 - Coach in Running Fitness

General Running Advice

marybill@ntlworld.com

 

Barry Dackombe

Level 1 -  Leader in Running Fitness

General Running Advice

 da.ck.bs@googlemail.com

 

Jeremy Day

Level 2 - Coach in Running Fitness

General Running Advice

Jerry.day@hotmail.com 

 

Steven Gibbons

Level 1 -  Leader in Running Fitness

Beginners & Improvers

 stevenjohngibbons@gmail.com

 

Nichole Hill

Level 1 -  Leader in Running Fitness

Beginners & Improvers

nicholehill@hotmail.co.uk

 

Richie Jones (RJ2)

Level 1 -  Leader in Running Fitness

General Running Advice

richie.a.jones@btinternet.com

 

Nick Jones

Level 2 - Coach in Running Fitness

General Running Advice

nick25348@gmail.com

07775 825533

Jodie Kelly

Level 1 -  Leader in Running Fitness

Beginners & Improvers

jodiekelly@msn.com

 

Brendan O'Mahoney

Level 1 -  Leader in Running Fitness

General Running Advice

brendan@omahoney.com

 

Paul Owen

Level 2 - Coach in Running Fitness

Marathon and Ultras

paulowen2@googlemail.com

 

Mark Rouse

Level 1 -  Leader in Running Fitness

Beginners & Improvers

Mrouse2804@gmail.com

 

Christine Sharman

Level 1 -  Leader in Running Fitness

Beginners & Improvers

chrissie.courty@hotmail.co.uk

 

Giles Shorley

Level 1 -  Leader in Running Fitness

General Running Advice

giles.shorley@euro.ngc.com

 

Mark Waine 

Level 1 -  Leader in Running Fitness

Distance & Track 

m.waine1@sky.com

 

Louise Wilkins

Level 1 -  Leader in Running Fitness

Beginners & Improvers

louise.wilkins1971@gmail.com

 

Main

Occasional

 

Above are listed the current club coaches who are responsible for leading training sessions.  Any of the coaches are willing to give advice on training schedules, running safety, and what to do if injured.

Training takes place on Tuesdays: there is one session starting promptly at 6.30pm.  Training is at various locations around Flitwick and Ampthill - but usually starting from Redborne School in Ampthill.  During the late spring and summer the track at the school is used.  Members are divided into 2 or 3 groups depending on ability, under the guidance of the above coaches.  Information on the sessions can be found on the website by clicking the ‘coaching’ button.

 

The club has licensed UKA Level 2 Coaches who are CRB-checked, insured and qualified to coach endurance athletes and deliver sessions. We also have licensed UKA Level 1 Assistant Coaches who are qualified to assist Level 2 coaches.

Coaches are re-licensed every 3 years.

 Level 2 Coaches generally take the lead and will check that there are sufficient allocated coaches to deliver the session.

Level 2 Coaches also make sure that their coaching team is properly briefed and that all have opportunities to contribute - it is perfectly acceptable for a Level 1 Assistant Coach to deliver the main part of the session with support from the Level 2 Coach who is present, but only if the Assistant Coach is provided with sufficient notice to prepare.

All coaches are expected arrange a substitute if they are unable to deliver an allocated session, and to keep their coaching team informed.

The club has many natural leaders who support and encourage their fellow runners when training as groups, and help to ensure that sessions are delivered effectively.

Coaches volunteer their time freely. The Committee is grateful for the time and effort that coaches invest in the club.

Feedback is encouraged from athletes and coaches alike.