Club Coaches

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

** Congratulations to our two newly qualified LiRFs - Kate Carter and Mark Palmer! **

UK Athletics running coaches and leaders

David Bell (Level 3)

Paul Boross (Level 1)

Kate Carter (Leader in Running Fitness - LiRF)

Roger Clarke (LiRF)

Anne de Silva (Coach in Running Fitness - CiRF)

Trevor de Silva (Level 4)

Anna Desogus (CiRF)

Steve Dickinson (Level 2)

Caroline Dunleavy (CiRF)

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)


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


British Triathlon coaches (triathlon)


Jane Harries (Level 1)

Simon Olney (Level 2) (Triathlon Rep)

Julian Ward (Level 1)

David Wood (Level 2)


Further details on British Triathlon coaching can be found here

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