Endurance Coach Centres

Endurance Coach Centres

Physiological TestingThe following centres have agreed to partner England Athletics in the provision of physiological testing of athletes.  All the Centres are BASES (British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences) registered and all have agreed to adopt the UKA/England standardised protocols for testing, drawn up by Professor Andrew Jones of Exeter University.  Professor Jones is also providing quality assurance of the various partnership centres.

Coaches interested in making access to a Centre for a test of an athlete are requested to contact the Centre of choice directly.  Individual costs of tests, protocols and bookings should be made directly.

Endurance Athletes

5 institutions have been working with England Athletics to help endurance athletes choose where to go. They have provided summaries for your information.  There is also information on American universities and the offers they can make.  The information includes details on bursaries and scholarships, staff and scientific expertise and recommendation by other athletes.  You can also read a document that covers 23 universities in the USA. Click here to find out more.

Any general comments or feedback on the partnerships and programme should be directed to Spencer Duval, Coach & Athlete Development Manager for Endurance at sduval@englandathletics.org, 07915 513641.



University of Birmingham
Eleanor Jones
Senior Sports Scientist
Tel: 0121 414 8583

Hi Performance Centre
Munrow Sports Centre
B15 2TT

Leeds Beckett University
Andy King
Tel: 0113 8126569

School of Sport, Carnegie Faculty
Leeds Beckett University
Headingley Campus
Leeds LS6 3QS

Loughborough University
Rhona Pearce
Sports Science Manager
Tel: 01509 226259
Loughborough University
Sports Science Service
Performance Centre
Leics LE11 3TU
University of Bolton
Colin Robertson
Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science
Tel: 01204 903789
School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
The University of Bolton
Deane Road
Bolton BL3 5AB
St Mary's University College
Dr Charles Pedlar
Tel: 020 8240 4076
St Mary's University College
Waldegrave Rd
London TW1 4SX
University of Exeter
Professor Andy Jones
Sport and Health Sciences
Tel: 01392 722896 / 722884
Fax: 01392 724726
College of Life and Environmental Sciences
St Luke's Campus
Heavitree Road
Exeter  EX1 2LU
University of Hertfordshire
Dr Justin Roberts
Division of Sport, Health and Exercise
Tel: 01707 286495
Fax: 01707 285046
University of Hertfordshire
College Lane
University of Brighton
Alex Bliss
Sport Science Consultant
Tel: 01273 643742
University of Brighton
School of Sport and Service Management
Welkin Laboratories
Gaudick Road
Eastbourne BN20 7SN
Northumbria University
Phil Hayes
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 0191 227 4690
Northumbria University
Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Northumbria University
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne NE1 8ST