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 programmec
  • Masterclasses
  • Conferences

National Coach & Athlete Endurance Get Together

England Athletics will be holding this event on Sunday 24 February 2019, the day after the ECCA National Cross-country, in Leeds with guests including Jon Brown, Barry Fudge, Steve Vernon, Rob Denmark and Jenny Meadows.

You will be able to hear from coaching experts as well as having opportunities to discuss ideas.

Throughout the day there will be three 90 minute interview sections based on three endurance areas:

  • 800/1500m
  • 5000m / 10,000m / cross country
  • Road & Marathon

The following panel of experts have been confirmed:

  • Trevor Painter – Coach to Jenny Meadows
  • Jenny Meadows – Former athlete. World Indoor Championships silver medallist at 800m
  • Craig Winrow – Coach and former athlete. 1:45.69 for 800m.
  • Rob Denmark – British Athletics Endurance coach and former athlete. Commonwealth Games 5000m champion.
  • Steve Vernon – Coach and manager of Team New Balance Manchester. Former athlete including 8 x English National Cross Country Championships individual medallist
  • Barry Fudge – Head of Endurance at British Athletics.
  • Jon Brown – Coach and former athlete. Twice fourth placed finish at the Olympic Marathon

The four England Athletics endurance regional coach leads will also be available throughout the day – Nick Anderson (South West), Tom Craggs (Midlands),  Helen Clitheroe (North) and Mark Brace (South West).

Places are limited and you must book for a place on the day, both coaches and athletes can book on this day.

The cost is £25 for the whole day and includes refreshments hot and cold mid-morning and afternoon snacks, lunch and car parking.

The event is being held at Village Hotel. Leeds North.186 Otley Rd, Headingly, Leeds. LS16 5PR.

Please click here for details and to book.

Regional Coach and Athlete workshops

Targeted at coaches with or aspiring to an Athletics Coach qualification (which can include Coaching Assistants) 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. Coaches are encouraged to bring their own athletes.

  • 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

For more information contact Spencer Duval sduval@englandathletics.org

Date Information
3 March 2019 This workshop covers pre track season training session to highlight the differences between winter and summer training and how factors such as volume, intensity, training surface and pace can be evolved and adjusted to make the most effective transitions through different stages of the year and get the best performances in the competition periods.

Venues:

  • Stevenage
  • Birmingham – Alexander Stadium
  • Millfield School Outdoor Track
  • Manchester – Sport City

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 Camps

Date

Activity

9 January 2019 England Regional Marathon Workshop Tour – One
Training, physiology & Nutrition – with Nick Anderson and Georgie Bruinvels, Dr Charlie Pedlar presenting via video link
Venue: St Mary’s University College, Twickenham  Time: 7pm onwards
Click here for more information and to book
16 January 2019 Marathon England Regional Workshop Tour – Two
Training, physiology & Nutrition.
Venue: Birmingham University – Nick Anderson and Dr Charlie Pedlar

Click here for more information and to book
23 January 2019 Marathon England Regional Workshop Tour – Three
Training, physiology & Nutrition.
Venue: Leeds University – Nick Anderson and Dr Charlie Pedlar
Click here for more information and to book
1 – 3 February 2019 National Performance Programme Weekend Camp Two
A mixture of group training sessions and time to train, lactate field testing, coach network and development sessions. Talks from experienced coaches and athletes to share best practice
Venue: Forest of Dean
Click here for more information and to book

 

Masterclasses

Event specific activity delivered by UK and world leading practitioners.

National Marathon masterclasses. 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

9 January 2019 Masterclass for marathon performance driven coaches.
How to read physiology tests, periodising elite marathon training phases, bloods and climatic factors.
Only 10 coach places available.
Venue: St Mary’s University College, Twickenham Length: 90 mins.
Click here for more information and to book
16 January 2019 Masterclass for marathon performance driven coaches.
Looking at how to read physiology tests, periodising elite marathon training phases, bloods and climatic factors. 
Only 10 coach places available.
Venue: Birmingham University. Length: 90 mins.
Click here for more information and to book
23 January 2019 Masterclass for marathon performance driven coaches.
Looking at how to read physiology tests, periodising elite marathon training phases, bloods and climatic factors.
Only 10 coach places available.
Venue: Leeds University. Length: 90 mins.
Click here for more information and to book

 

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
24 November 2018 Race Walk Event Training Day, and Come & Try
Invited Athletes / Coaches for Training Day.
Venue: 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.
Venue: 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.
Venue: Leeds Beckett University Athletics Track, Headingley Campus, Chrurchwood Avenue, Leeds, LS16 5LF
18-20 February 2019 Race Walk Training Camp 2
Invited Athletes / Coaches.
Venue: 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 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
17 November 2018 Helen Clitheroe & Luke Gunn (Birmingham University) present practical advice on steeplechase including pre-hab, mobility, drills and Q&A’s. The workshop is practical in nature so athletes please come prepared with kit and spikes.
Coaches are encouraged to attend with athletes to learn what and how to do the specific drills.
Venue: Birmingham University Track Time: 12.30pm-3pm
Click here to book.

 

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 – 28 October 2018: South West Endurance Network Conference “Using Technology” – Click here to read more.

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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