Introducing our Coaches ...
The Club has six UK Athletics qualified coaches. All support the Club by organising a variety of structured sessions on Club nights. They are also happy to work with athletes on an individual basis. To find out more, simply contact your coach of choice.
I have been a runner for 20 years and a member of Eastleigh Running Club since 2013. I first became a run leader in February 2015 and then qualified as a Coach in running fitness in November 2016. I have enjoyed running and competing in all distances from 5k to marathon on both road and trail.
As a coach, I enjoy taking sessions where I can help athletes, both new to running and seasoned runners develop their running skills and techniques, put them into practice and improve their running style and performance.
I have been running for nearly 40 years and joined Eastleigh Running Club in the mid 90's. I parkrun most Saturdays and use this base to build towards longer distances, of up to a half, across the year.
I qualified as a Coach in Running Fitness in Nov 2015 and have developed a reputation for coaching Beginners - "Couch to 5k" - having been involved in such courses over the last half a dozen years. I gain huge satisfaction and pride from seeing complete "newbies" enjoying their development across a Beginners Course to be able run a 5k non stop before progressing to 10k and beyond. I do though coach more experienced athletes as they seek to improve their existing times or push the distance. As well as writing training plans, I look at style and efficiency and pace athletes in races to their target times. As a Coach there is nothing better than when it all comes together and I receive an email or text from an athlete saying that "I achieved a PB - thank you"
I have been a member of the Club since 2005/6. I qualified as a Coach in Running Fitness in Nov 2015. I have been running for nearly 20 years and enjoy competing in a wide range of events both on and off road ranging from 5k up to Marathon. From a coaching perspective I particularly enjoy working with athletes who are relatively new to running helping them to improve their overall fitness. I typically coach sessions aimed at helping athletes improve their running style and endurance levels with a view to them achieving their personal fitness goals
I have been a member of the Club since 2001 and became a fully-qualified Athletics coach in 2012. Competitive running has been a important part of my life for over 40 years. I love racing on road, cross-country track and occasionally indoors. I have enjoyed national level success and most recently was the British Indoor 3000m M55 champion. As a coach I find it immensely rewarding helping athletes to explore their potential - from 800m to marathon. I enjoy coaching groups and on a one-to-one basis. I can usually be found at Fleming Park on Monday and Thursday club nights. I coach sessions at Southampton Track on Tuesday evenings and hill, fartlek or track sessions on Saturday mornings. I have just started a coaching blog at noelodowdcoaching.wordpress.com
I have been a member of the Club since 2004 and became a fully-qualified Athletics coach in 2011. I have been running for 13 years and I enjoy competing for the club in both its road and off-road leagues, as well as other running events. From a coaching perspective I enjoy working with athletes who have developed a sense of 'I want to do well' with their running, regardless of their speed or experience. I thrive on seeing the individuals and squad of athletes I coach develop, and achieve the unexpected. I coach sessions on Thursday evenings and can often be found leading club runs on a Sunday morning.
I have been a member of the club since 2006. I qualified as a Coach in Running Fitness in 2015. I have been running for 11 years and currently enjoy running longer distances such as half and full marathons. I also prefer off-road to road running. From a coaching perspective I enjoy working with dedicated athletes that have a desire to achieve their set goal. I prefer to coach drill and technique sessions to help athletes develop the fundamental skills needed for successful running.