Meet the WADAC committee.
As an athlete from a young age and former GB marathon runner Michaela has a passion for the sport. She still enjoys running for fun and can occasionally be seen out on a cross-country in a WADAC vest. Michaela also coaches the U15/U17 middle distance group. Her husband is a former sprinter and they romantically met on the athletics track.Their 2 sons are following their own paths in middle distance running and hockey. As a qualified physiotherapist and yoga teacher getting people moving and fulfilling their potential is what she loves to do.
John started helping at track meetings when his daughter Kate started running with WADAC in 1990. He qualified as a field official in 1993 and was women's team manager for a few years. John then took over as Treasurer (only the 4th since the club started) in 1998. Following a short spell as Chairman from 2006, he returned to the Treasurer's role in 2009. John has never been an athlete, and prefers to take the easier option as a starter or field official!
Coach, Field Official & Lower YDL Team Manager YDLLower@wadac.org.uk
Gary started off at WADAC as a parent helper in about 2009 initially helping out with the running groups. Having qualified as a Coach early on, Gary now specialises in the field events particularly the jumps & hurdles. Gary is the Team Manager for the YDL lower age group and regularly helps out at the Sportshall competitions. He is also a Level 2 Field Official
Alan joined the club in 1978. He competed as a long distance runner for over 30 years, of which 24 years were with WADAC. He has been a committee member for many years, carrying out key tasks including team managing, establishing and maintaining club records; and currently organises the Hampshire XC league races at Farley Mount. Alan has been coaching Juniors and Seniors for 20+ years for all endurance events. His daughter Natalie also competes for the club, and was a highly successful Junior. Alan enjoys keeping fit with swimming, gymming, cycling and modern jive.
Athletics Coach, Lead Coach in the Development Group (u13s and u15s), Quadkids coach firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul competed in most athletics events when he was younger including long jump, discus, triple jump, shot put, 100m and 1500m, and also competed in cross country races. He returned to athletics when his older son, Charlie, started Quadkids a few years ago. Since then, he has been actively involved in coaching Quadkids and endurance athletes and is the team manager for the Wessex League Cross country races.
Athletics Coach, Lead Coach of Development Group, Field Official email@example.com
Growing up in Scotland, Karin's main events were Long Jump and Sprints where she competed for various teams from club to junior international level. Karin also enjoyed Cross Country, Road Running and Pentathlon. When her daughter started athletics she found her background in athletics could be tapped into for coaching and officiating.
Assistant Coach (U11-U13), Junior Endurance Training Group Admin, Junior Waiting List Co-ordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
WADAC member since 2013, runs a bit, coaches a bit, administrates a lot.
Coach & Officials Development Officer, Coach Co-ordinator, Wessex League T&F Team Manager email@example.com
Member of WADAC since 2011 and the committee since 2014. Kathryn brings track and field experience to the committee as she competes herself. Kathryn also team manages a junior league.