|My coaching background||At a CC6 race in late 2011 we were chatting about how difficult it was for a “medium paced” runner to find the right training group once they had progressed beyond their first “beginner” experiences but still felt a bit intimidated by the “fast” groups.
Some “friends” – including my wife – suggested I might enjoy filling that medium paced gap and the rest is history. I am now qualified as a Leader in Running Fitness and take an all comers medium paced running group on a Thursday evening.
|Why I enjoy coaching||It is fun. Not just the sessions themselves (I generally train alongside the athletes in my sessions) but also I get a buzz from seeing runners developing into athletes who are competing in the Black & Gold and scoring for our teams.|
|My sporting history||I have always enjoyed running as a way of trying to keep fit and enjoy some personal time whilst away on business and trying to combat aeroplane food and/or jetlag. I enjoyed a number of mass participation fun runs, half marathons and marathons over the years before trying club running as a mid-life novice with WADAC back in the noughties. Since then I have tried my hand (or rather my feet/legs/breathing) at most of the events that WADAC compete in and managed to enjoy most of them.|
|The best advice I was given||Rest that niggle before it becomes an injury.|
"Feasts and famines don’t work and risk injury, training a little and often is a better way."