|Disciplines||Hurdles, sprints, speed & conditioning.|
|Ages||I coach/advise coaches and mentor talented athletes as requested.|
|My coaching background||Coached since 1976, Level 4 Performance Coach, coaching Hurdles- Sprints-Speed & Conditioning. Former National and Great Britain Junior 400 meters hurdles coach. 1992-1995 South and South West was Group Hurdles Development Coach.
I have coached International athletes who have competed at Commonwealth, European, World and Olympic Games.In1988 Mark Rowland won a Bronze Medal in the 3k Steeplechase at the Seoul Olympics clocking 8min.7 sec. breaking the British, Commonwealth and European records. He went on to win the silver medal in the World Championships.
|Why I enjoy coaching||I’m happy to help talented athletes achieve their goals as it was afforded to me. Now a mentor to talented athletes and coaches.|
|My sporting history||I represented Sussex as a schoolboy at athletics, football and cricket.
Won county championships at race walking at every age level, before retiring from serious completion in 1960 due to a football injury sustained in 1955 while on National Service in Hong Kong. I was fortunate to have competed against some of the greats in my sport and on some occasions getting the upper hand.
I was one of the founder members of Steyning AC in 1951 and the founder member of Winchester & District AC in 1976, inspired by Captain Jim Fox from Aldershot who won the individual Modern Pentathlon Gold Medal in the 1976 Olympics whom I meet in 1975.
|The best advice I was given||And to quote my old coach and mentor – concentrate on technique and speed will follow – success is earned and not given – and from the IF poem “the man who wins is the one who thinks he can”.|
"The hardest bit is getting out the front door on a cold winters night."