Endurance Coach Development

Endurance Coach Development

A range of opportunities are available for endurance coaches throughout the year.

These include

To view the upcoming workshops and events for endurance please click here.

National Coach and Athlete Training days

These activities will be targeted at coaches with an Athletics Coach qualification or equivalent (Level 2 to 4) who have established groups and are looking to challenge their coaching process. Most sessions will involve practical activity using athletes to demonstrate key coaching points. We will aim to use high quality deliverers with years of experience in athletics and other sports/services and will cascade down information from the British Athletics Futures and Performance programmes.  The national activities will be organised by the Coach and Athlete Development Managers and leading coaches. More about National Coach and Athlete Training Days 

  • Practical activity with athletes to contextualize learning and development.  Clearly mapped content will be detailed in the promotion of the events.
  • Three or four days per year with invited coach and athlete pairs and open to all coaches
  • Places will be limited

Roles in Endurance at England Athletics and who to contact

National Endurance Lead - Spencer Duval sduval@englandathletics.org

Targeted events
Specific event queries, camps and events:

Talent coach mentors
Helping coaches to move athletes up the pathway:

Road running
All things to do with road running and Club Run:

Regional Coach Leads Endurance

People to speak to in your region about anything to do with endurance coaching, training and opportunities.

North 
Helen Clitheroe hclitheroe@englandathletics.org 
Helen is a 2 time Olympian and European 3000m champion in 2011. She won Commonwealth bronze at 1500m and was England team coach at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She is a Talent coach mentor and steeplechase coordinator for England Athletics.

Midlands 
Tom Craggs tcraggs@englandathletics.org
Tom has been coaching for 10 years working with athletes from beginners to athletes who have competed at majors championships. He has been Head Coach at two different athletics clubs and is former Coaching Development Manager for sportscoachUK. Tom has wide experience coaching in the UK and overseas as well as significant experience in strength and conditioning and nutrition. He is currently finishing an MSc in Performance Coaching.

South East 
Nick Anderson nanderson@englandathletics.org
Great Britain and England Athletics running coach, PT, coach for Saucony, High5, Running Bug, Brighton marathon and charities. Nick commentates at various athletics events. With over 20 years' coaching experience at all levels. He is a former UK Event coach for Cross Country, 5k and 10k.

South West 
Mark Brace mbrace@englandathletics.org
A former Area Coach Mentor South West, he oversees the South West Endurance Network (SWEN). He organised the National Endurance Conference in 2017. He is an England Athletics Team Manager and Movement Skills Tutor.

University Chartermark

For all University Chartermark enquires please contact Lynne Duval on lduval@englandathletics.org .

England Athletics recognises the important contribution that universities make to student athletes and coaches, not only in their development stages but also when they leave university and transfer back out to the wider community. The Charter Mark scheme will enable prospective students, coaches and parents the ability to identify specific universities that meet exacting and high standards set out by England athletics for athletic improvement and development. 

Race Walk programme

England Athletics will run a series of coach and athlete training and development camps at the National Race Walking Centre in Leeds. In addition, we will run a series of ‘taster sessions’ and regional coach and athlete activities.

Contact: adrake@englandathletics.org

Details are published in our events section as events are announced

 

Date Activity
15 September 2018

ESAA Championships

Select athletes for race walk event training (EA Champs and/or ESAA finalists) in addition to invited senior athletes from British Championships 5000m (or equivalent).

27 September 2018

Race Walk Come & Try Day

Leeds Beckett University Athletics Track, Headingley Campus, Churchwood Avenue, Leeds, LS16 5LF. 6pm-7:30

29 September 2018

Race Walk Event Training Day, and Come & Try

Invited Athletes / Coaches for Training Day. Coventry Athletics Track, Kirby Corner Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL. 10:30am-2:30pm

30 September 2018

Race Walk Event Training Day, and Come & Try

Invited Athletes / Coaches for Training Day. Sutcliffe Park Sports Centre, Eltham Rd, London, SE12 8DB. 10:30am-2:30pm

6 October 2018

Race Walk Event Training Day, and Come & Try

Invited Athletes / Coaches for Training Day. The Brownlee Centre, Bodington Way, Leeds LS16 8NA.10:30am-2:30pm. 

28 October 2018

Race Walk Event Training Day, and Come & Try

Invited Athletes / Coaches for Training Day. Aldershot Military Stadium, Queen's Avenue, Aldershot, GU11 2JL. Come & Try Open to all athletes. 10:30am-2:30pm. 

24 November 2018 

Race Walk Event Training Day, and Come & Try

Invited Athletes / Coaches for Training Day. Coventry Athletics Track, Kirby Corner Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL. Come & Try Open to all athletes. 10:30am-2:30pm. 

25 November 2018

Race Walk Event Training Day, and Come & Try

Invited Athletes / Coaches for Training Day. Sutcliffe Park Sports Centre, Eltham Rd, London SE12 8DB.  Come & Try Open to all athletes. 10:30am-2:30pm. 

11-13 February 2019

Race Walk Training Camp 1

INVITED ATHLETES/COACHES. Leeds Beckett University Athletics Track, Headingley Campus, Chrurchwood Avenue, Leeds, LS16 5LF.  

18-20 February 2019

Race Walk Training Camp 2

INVITED ATHLETES/COACHES. Leeds Beckett University Athletics Track, Headingley Campus, Chrurchwood Avenue, Leeds, LS16 5LF. 

 

Steeplechase programme

England Athletics will run a series of coach and athlete training days for all interested in steeplechase.

Helen Clitheroe hclitheroe@englandathletics.org will be working with leading steeplechase coaches and will be organising these days with the aim of providing practical advice and training tips to coaches and athletes looking to transfer into and develop in the event.

Contact: hclitheroe@englandathletics.org

Details are published in our events section as events are announced

Date Activity

13 May 2018

10-12:30

Workshop - functional strength for steeplechase

at Robin Park Wigan.

8 July 2018

1pm-3pm

Workshop - Injury prevention mobility and conditioning workshop

at MIHP299, Alan Turing Way, Manchester. Sat Nav postcode M11 2AZ.

Indoor session - bring drinks and kit.

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14 July 2018

English Schools' AA

at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham.

Meet and Chat.

2 September 2018

10am-1pm

Physical and mental preparation for water jump

at Julie Rose Stadium.

"One Foot Wet". Practical skill development and Sports Psychology presentation on developing confidence and belief.

Bring spikes, towel and change of clothes. Stella Bandu. 

13 October 2018

1pm-3pm

Invited athlete workshop

at Loughborough (Saffron Road).

UKA coach David Harmer. Presentation and practical element. . Helen Clitheroe and David Harmer.

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27 October 2018

9:30am-12pm

Preston workshop

Winter training focus. Helen Clitheroe and Stuart Stokes.

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17 November 2018

12.30pm-3pm

 

Winter training focus what to do in off season

at Birmingham.

Steeplechase pre-hab, mobility, drills and Q&A. Helen Clitheroe and Luke Gunn.

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March  2019

at Birmingham.

Pre Season workshop

at Birmingham.

Helen Clitheroe, Stuart Stokes and Luke Gunn.

 

Marathon programme

England Athletics have planned a marathon programme that will support coaches and athletes with the aim of significantly raising the depth of performance.  We know that we can only do this in partnership with the coaches, clubs and athletes.

Targets

By the start of the Commonwealth Games of 2022, England Athletics aim to have;

  • 5 English women inside 2.30
  • 20 English women inside 2.40
  • 100 English women inside 2.55 
  • 5 English men inside in 2.14
  • 20 English men inside 2.20
  • 100 English men inside 2.28

England Athletics will run a two-tier programme, Performance and Development. Athletes reaching the standards detailed below for the performance group will be invited with their coach to training and development camps.  Athletes and coaches aspiring to reach these standards are invited to register for the development activities linked through the development group notes. 

Contact: nanderson@englandathletics.org

England PERFORMANCE Marathon Group

This part of the programme is invitation only - based on standards of

  • Women - Sub 2.55 marathon or sub 80 half marathon.
  • Men - Sub 2.28 marathon or sub 68 half marathon.
  • PLUS
  • Other identified 10k runners looking to move up to the marathon in the next 18 months

England DEVELOPMENT Marathon Group

Open to all coaches and athletes (although numbers may have to be restricted subject to demand and availability)

Marathon preparation evenings for coaches and athletes

Key speakers and discussion groups talking through practical experiences of marathon preparation.  These evening are targeted at athletes aspiring to the performance group targets i.e. those athletes realistically aiming to achieve:

  • Women - Sub 2.55 marathon or sub 80 half  
  • Men - Sub 2.28 marathon or sub 68 half   

Sessions will ensure athletes aspiring to run the higher performance targets are catered for as well.

Date Activity
30 November - 2 December 2018

National Performance Programme Weekend Camp One

Forest of Dean 

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1 - 3 February 2019

National Performance Programme Weekend Camp Two

Forest of Dean 

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9 January 2019

Marathon England Regional Workshop Tour - One

Training, physiology & Nutrition. St Mary’s University College, Twickenham.

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16 January 2019

Marathon England Regional Workshop Tour - Two

Training, physiology & Nutrition. Birmingham University.

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23 January 2019

Marathon England Regional Workshop Tour - Three

Training, physiology & Nutrition. Leeds University.

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April 2019

Marathon Performance Event

TBC

 

Masterclasses

Event specific activity delivered by UK and world leading practitioners.Details are published in our events section as events are announced

Date Activity
9 January 2018

Masterclass for performance driven coaches

Only 10 coach places available. 90 mins. Looking at how to read physiology tests, periodising elite marathon training phases, bloods and climatic factors. St Mary’s University College, Twickenham (prior to Marathon Workshop)

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16 January 2018

Masterclass for performance driven coaches

Only 10 coach places available. 90 mins. Looking at how to read physiology tests, periodising elite marathon training phases, bloods and climatic factors. Birmingam University (prior to Marathon Workshop)

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23 January 2019

Masterclass for performance driven coaches

Only 10 coach places available. 90 mins. Looking at how to read physiology tests, periodising elite marathon training phases, bloods and climatic factors. Leeds University (prior to Marathon Workshop)

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Conferences

One or two-day events bringing coaches together for world class content and practice. The aim will be to hold these annually where possible tying in with partners such as the European Athletics Association and the other home countries.

27 October 2018 "Using Technology" - Click here to read more about the South West Endurance Network Conference

 

Regional Coach and Athlete workshops

Targeted at coaches with or aspiring to an Athletics Coach qualification but suitable for coaches setting out on their coaching journey and for established coaches looking to be challenged.  Most sessions will involve practical activity using athletes to demonstrate key coaching points with clear take home and follow-up messages/work.

  • Coach and Athlete Training Days or Workshops focusing on endurance events from middle to long distance
  • Full day coach development sessions with athletes where indicated
  • Delivered by Regional Coach Leads and other leading coaches
  • Each of the four Regional Coach Leads will deliver a minimum of four coach and athlete training days in their region
     

For more information contact Spencer Duval sduval@englandathletics.org

Date Venues
19 August 2018
14 October 2018
11 November 2018
  • Lee Valley Indoor Track
  • Loughborough TBC
  • Bath Outdoor Track
  • Sheffield Hallam University Stadium (outdoors) TBC
3 March 2018
  • Birmingham Alexander Stadium TBC
  • Millfield School Outdoor Track

 

Full details on these events and more are available in our events section as they become available