Coaching and Officiating


Our coach-lead sessions are held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening at the Ashfield Track, starting at 6.30pm.

All of our coaches are fully qualified and DBS Checked. The club has a clearly defined coaching structure based on England Athletics guidelines. To underscore our committment to our junior members the club has achieved the Sport England Clubmark award.

Clubmark is a cross-sport quality accreditation for clubs with junior sections and is aimed at developing the skills and optimising the talents of young people, as well as encouraging healthy, active lifestyles. The award recognises that the club holds all the necessary criteria to fulfil its commitment to junior athletics, with qualified coaches, a child welfare officer, and a safe environment in which youngsters can participate in athletics.

If you would like some advice please contact one of our coaches who will be happy to help or email our Club Secretary.


Malcolm Hackney, Level 2 Group event coach S,E,A

Vic Bevington, Level 2 Group event coach S,T,J,E,A

Wendy Fradley, Level 2 Group event coach S,T,J,E,A

Julia Bailey, Level 2 Group event coach S,T,J,E,A

Martin Bailey, Level 2 Group event coach E,A

Jon Kemp – Coach in Running Fitness

Kevin Oakley – Coach in Running Fitness

Sophie Goodfellow, Level 1 Assistant coach

Laura Matthews, Level 1 Assistant coach

Amy Whitehurst, Level 1 Assistant coach

Hannah Jones, Coaching Assistant

Leaders in Running Fitness

Lynne Frith

Dan Walker

Laura Walker

Craig Taylor

Andrew Vickerman

Anna Drinkwater

Gemma Hall

Susan Twardochleb

Stephanie Nagington

Deb Owen


Malcolm Hackney Level 2 (Region) – Endurance, RA, HS, Race Adjudicator

Wendy Fradley, Level 2- F, T, TK, HS

Hannah Jones, Level 2- F, HS

Laura Matthews, Assistant Official

Mike Whitmore

Tracey Johnson Knowles

Susan Twardochleb

Louise Collins Smith

Kevin Oakley


A number of parents also help out at the training sessions and are gaining coaching experience.

To help us to continue to grow as our club we need additional coaches and officials in all areas of athletics, so if you are interested please come down to the track and see how you could help out.

The club will support you as much as it can in getting you started on the coaching pathway.