Endurance Coach Development

A range of opportunities are available for endurance coaches throughout the year, these include:

  • Regional Coach and Athlete workshops
  • Marathon programme
  • Steeplechase programme
  • Race Walk programme
  • Masterclasses
  • Conferences

Regional Coach and Athlete workshops

England Athletics is running a series of Regional Coach & Athlete Training Days across the country between September 2019 and March 2020. Delivered by elite-level coaches, these practical event-specific sessions are tailored to either Speed, Endurance, Jumps or Throws and are perfect for club-based athletes and coaches looking to develop in areas including training, preparation and technique.

Masterclasses

Event specific activity delivered by UK and world leading practitioners; these are smaller get togethers where a limited number of coaches can ask specific questions and explore the coaching requirements in deeper detail with the individual presenters.

Date

Activity

Week commencing 20 Jan or 3 February 2020
(7pm onwards)
England Marathon programme workshops
with special guests Professor Andy Jones physiologist to the breaking two attempts.
Venue: Manchester.
January to March 2020 Middle Distance masterclass
Venues: tbc
Wednesday 29 January 2020
(7pm-9:30pm)
England Marathon programme workshops
with special guests Professor Andy Jones physiologist to the breaking two attempts.
Venue: Winchester.

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
  • 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. Marathon preparation evenings for coaches and athletes.

Key speakers and discussion groups talking through practical experiences of marathon preparation.  These evenings 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

England National Marathon Camp

Date

Activity

Friday 31 January (from 4pm) to Sunday 2 February 2020 National Performance Programme Weekend Camp one.
A mixture of group training sessions and time to train, field testing, coach network and development sessions. Talks from experienced coaches and athletes to share best practice. Full weekend rate £100 including accommodation, food and all workshops and training sessions. One day pass available for coaches at £25.
Venue: Forest of Dean
Click here to book online

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

Date

Activity

17 November 2019
(10am-2pm)
Race Walk Training Camp 1, with Andi Drake, supported by Noel Carmody and Verity Snook
Invited Athletes / Coaches.
Technical drills & skills, performance testing, strength & conditioning, athlete/coach Q&A (2019 lessons)
Training kit, lunch
Venue: Sutcliffe Park Sports Centre, Eltham Rd, London SE9 5LW
8 December 2019
(10am-2pm)
Race Walk Training Camp 2, with Andi Drake, supported by Verity Snook and Noel Carmody
Invited Athletes / Coaches.
Technical drills & skills, group tempo training, athlete/coach Q&A (2020 goals)
Training kit, lunch
Venue: Aldershot Military Stadium, 2JL, Queen’s Ave, Aldershot GU11 2JL
12 January 2020
(10am-2pm)
Race Walk Training Camp 3, with Andi Drake, supported by Noel Carmody and Verity Snook
Invited Athletes / Coaches.
Technical drills & skills, performance testing, strength & conditioning, athlete/coach Q&A (race preparation)
Training kit, lunch
Venue:  Sutcliffe Park Sports Centre, Eltham Rd, London SE9 5LW
Monday 17 (1pm) to Wednesday 19 (2pm) February 2020 Race Walk Training Camp 4
Invited Athletes / Coaches.
Three day training camp with coaches and sport science support team. Andi Drake, supported by colleagues from Leeds Beckett University (EA silver charter mark university). Training kit, book own accommodation and meals
Venue: Leeds Beckett University, Headingley Campus, Leeds LS6 3QT

Steeplechase Programme

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

Helen Clitheroe 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

Date

Activity

January to March 2020 Steeplechase technical workshops, with Steve Purser
Open to all Athletes / Coaches.
Venue: South
March 2020 Steeplechase practical workshop, with Helen Clitheroe and Stuart Stokes.
Open to all Athletes / Coaches.
Venue: Preston
January to March 2020 Steeplechase technical workshops, with John Skevington
Open to all Athletes / Coaches.
Venue:  Midlands
March 2020 Steeplefest races by John Skevington
Open to all Athletes
Venue:  Midlands

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. Next conference due end of 2020.

Roles in Endurance at England Athletics

Regional Coach Leads

People to speak to in your region about anything to do with endurance coaching, training and opportunities, you can read more about your Regional Coach Leads here.

Targeted events

Specific event queries, camps and events:

Talent coach mentors

Helping coaches to move athletes up the pathway:

Road running

For all things to do with road running and Club Run contact Charlotte Fisher cfisher@englandathletics.org

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