Spa Striders are actively investing in qualified running coaches to help our members achieve their running goals. Many of our coaches will have joined us as novice runners, maybe through one of our introductory programmes, and then progressed to become qualified coaches at a later stage. All of the coaches detailed on this page have achieved a UK Athletics Association running qualification (see below for more information), or an equivalent/higher level. Some of our coaches have athletics/track or gym/strength training qualifications too. They are all experienced runners and you will see many of them at club sessions on a regular basis. The majority of our coaches lead the weekly training sessions and all of them are happy to provide personalised advice at a planned session, during an informal chat and/or via social media.

If you need any running advice, just ask one of them!

 

A GUIDE TO COACHING QUALIFICATIONS

UKA Coach in Running Fitness Level 2 – A level 2 is qualified to coach for endurance running on a variety of surfaces, plan progressive programmes to help runners towards their specific goals.

UKA Leadership in Running Fitness Level 1 – A level 1 is qualified to deliver fun and safe sessions to multi-ability groups, give advice and support to new runners and develop pathways for those who want to progress.


MEET THE COACHES

Jude Baum
UKA level 1

Hartwig Busch
UKA level 1

Charlotte Everard
UKA level 1

Dan Fleming
BSc in Sports Science

Nigel Fox
UKA level 1

Jo Fleming
UKA level 1

Matt Leydon
UKA level 1

David Lithgow
UKA level 1

Mali Murphy
UKA level 2

Tracey Murphy
UKA level 1

Ben Parkinson
UKA level 2

Pete Schofield
UKA level 1

Ellen Powell
UKA level 1 & Guide  

Rich Sykes
UKA level 1

Steve Taylor
UKA level 1

Ruth Tennant
Trainee UKA level 1