Lindsay Dunn: 1942-2020

It is with sadness that we have heard Lindsay Dunn has died in hospital. Lindsay was a giant amongst coaches in Britain and was one of a group of individuals in the north East who were responsible for the strength and depth of endurance running from that region of England. He is of course remembered for coaching Charlie Spedding to an Olympic Bronze in the marathon in 1984.

But all the athletes he coached from club runners to international athletes will remember the person as well as the coach England Athletics were lucky enough to recruit Lindsay as a National Coach Mentor.

Head of Coaching Martin RUsh said, “It was through that programme that I got to know the person behind the coaching reputation. Reserved and calm but always with a smile and twinkle in his eye, Lindsay was always about the person as well as the schedule and theory behind performance. Lindsay was hugely knowledgable, personable and always interested in learning and in helping others to learn and benefit from his experience. Lindsay will be remembered by all the athletes he coached, his friends and colleagues as one of the greats of British endurance coaching.”