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 (or having been) a fast runner, it’s far more important to be interested in helping others develop. If you're interested in getting involved then speak to one of the existing coaches or leaders, or contact the Coaching Rep at

UK Athletics coaches / leaders

Andrew Alcock (Leader in Running Fitness - LiRF)

Mike Banfi (LiRF)

David Bell (Level 3)

Andrew Black (Coaching Assistant)

Paul Boross (Level 1)

Diane Carter (LiRF)

Kate Carter (LiRF)

Roger Clarke (LiRF)

Anne de Silva (CiRF)

Trevor de Silva (Level 4)

Steve Dickinson (Level 2)

Caroline Ferrari (LiRF)

Steve Fletcher (Level 3) (Coaching Representative)

Ralph Gilbert (Level 2)

Jeff Hoadley (Level 2)

Keith MacIntosh (CiRF)

Gavin McLaughlan (LiRF)

Claire Morgan (Level 2)

Kate Newton (LiRF)

Steve Pallister (LiRF)

Mark Palmer (LiRF)

Amy Prescott (LiRF)

Olwen Seear (Level 3)

James Spinks (LiRF)

David Turner (Level 1)

Norman Urquia (CiRF)


LiRF, CA and CiRF are the modern qualifications – more details here 'Levels' were used for qualifications before 2010.


British Triathlon coaches (triathlon)

Michael Barnett (Level 2)

Lindsay Doy (Level 1)

Isabel Gwyther (Level 1)

Simon Olney (Level 2)

Piotr Mizerek (Level 1)

Julian Ward (Level 1)


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.