Good coaching includes taking into account each individual`s personal goals and ambitions, for some it may be to be the best they can be at the highest level, for others it maybe to get a bit fitter and enjoy their running.
Blackhill Bounders are a fully affiliated member of England Athletics and work closely with the North East club and coach support officer John Stacey. John has been a huge help in the development of the club, coaches and leaders over the past 2 years and we continue to work closely to develop the club further.
Joy Bell – Coach Assistant
Maresa Bell – Coach Assistant
Stewy Bell – Coach Assistant
Geordie Hughes – Coach Assistant
Ian Young – Level 3 Off Track Endurance Coach
Role of a Coach
- To identify, plan and evaluate the development needs of runners.
- To supervise Assistants or Leaders in the delivery of sessions or part sessions.
- To manage the safety and welfare of those under coach supervision.
- To educate runners about all aspects of competition.
Club Run Leaders
Dave Anderson – LiRF
Stacey Bell – LiRF
Nigel Cook – LiRF
Stephen Daglish – LiRF
Mark Fish – LiRF
Colin Hodgson – LiRF
Nick Hattrick – LiRF
Rachael Hopps – LiRF
Aidan Hughes – LiRF
Lesley Lee – LiRF
Erin McHugh – LiRF
Phil Morris – LiRF
Amanda Phillips – LiRF
Mark Phillips – LiRF
Mike Powell – LiRF
Sharron Skeen – LiRF
Tony Skeen – LiRF
Stu Smith – LiRF
Mike Swainson – LiRF
Shelagh Richmond – LiRF
Role of a Run Leader
- To plan sessions and deliver a safe and fun warm up and a cool down.
- Demonstration and supervision of effective stretching.
- The different types of activity that can make running varied and enjoyable.
- Leaders are qualified to lead sessions to athletes aged 12 years and older.
- Leaders can take a group out for a run unassisted as they will have covered health and safety and risk assessment on the course to cater for this aspect of the role.