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

If you are a coach that works with athletes that are club level or above and are aged between 11 and 18 years old and run the 800, 1500, 5000m, steeplechase, cross country and / or road events then the Regional Coach and Athlete workshops are for you AND your athletes.  The most recent Regional Coach and Athlete Training Day took place on Sunday 3 March 2019. Click here to find out more.

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
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

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.

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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