Club Coaches

We'd be lost without our coaches. The club can support members who are considering leading or coaching. There’s no correlation with being a fast runner - it’s far more important to be interested in helping others improve. If you're interested in getting involved then please speak to one of the existing coaches or leaders, or contact the Coaching Reps at

UK Athletics coaches / leaders

Mike Banfi (Leader in Running Fitness - LiRF)

David Bell (Level 3)

Paul Boross (Level 1)

Kate Carter (LiRF)

Roger Clarke (LiRF)

Anne de Silva (Coach in Running Fitness - CiRF)

Trevor de Silva (Level 4)

Steve Dickinson (Level 2)

Steve Fletcher (Level 2)

Ralph Gilbert (Level 2)

Jeff Hoadley (Level 2)

Keith MacIntosh (CiRF)

Claire Morgan (Level 2)

Steve Pallister (LiRF)

Mark Palmer (LiRF)

Samantha Pickford (CiRF) (Coaching Rep)

Olwen Seear (Level 3)

David Turner (Level 1)

Norman Urquia (CiRF) (Coaching Rep)


LiRF and CiRF are the modern qualifications, along with Coaching Assistant (CA) – more details here 'Levels' were used for qualifications before 2010.


British Triathlon coaches (triathlon)

Simon Olney (Level 2) (Triathlon Rep)

Julian Ward (Level 1)

David Wood (Level 2)


Further details on British Triathlon coaching:

A register of interests for all coaches can be found in the Files and Documents section of the website.