Our team of qualified running coaches have a diverse background in running and work with members to improve their form, technique, and speed.

AFF Coaches

Below 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.

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  • LiRF
  • CiRF
  • CiRF L3

Barry Dackombe

General Running Advice

Chris Newnham

General Running Advice

Christine Sharman

General Running Advice, Beginners & Improvers

Dave Sedgley

Mountain/Fell, Orienteering

Gemma Bear

Beginners & Improvers

Giles Shorley

General Running Advice

Jeremy Bell

General Running Advice, Juniors

Jon Bowler

General Running Advice

Mark Billington

General Running Advice

Mark Rouse

Half Marathon, Full Marathon, Ultra Marathon, Beginners & Improvers

Mark Waine

Half Marathon, Full Marathon, Ultra Marathon, Middle Distance, Track

Martin Lees

Post C25K Support & Advice

Nichole Neate

Beginners & Improvers

Nick Rimmer

General Running Advice

Paul Owen

Half Marathon, Full Marathon, Ultra Marathon

Philip Mead

General Running Advice

Richard Jones

General Running Advice, Fitness

Siobhan Lees

Beginners & Improvers

Stan Greening

General Running Advice

Val Von Arx

Nice & Easy's


Please remember: If you cannot attend one of your coaching sessions make every effort to liaise with the other coaches to find a substitute of an appropriate level.

Also, please wear your 'Coach' Viz-Vest.

key points to follow for each session

Ensure good running form is maintained

Forsake speed for form

Encourage use of Viz-Vests

Be vigilant of hazards

Give way to traffic

Give positive feedback

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