Middle Distance (Mike)

Training in this group aims to progress athletes from the multi-skills foundation stage to the endurance event group, including the main middle distance track events and cross country. Training focuses on: running technique, the continued development of the athlete’s pure speed and aerobic capability and also includes sessions which will develop their emerging anaerobic energy system.

Athletes at this stage will continue to take part in other athletics events as well as sport outside athletics, but will benefit from attending as many of the group’s training sessions as possible. This will ensure they gain a balance of training methods. For the older athletes in the group more formal strength and conditioning work is introduced at this stage.

Training sessions are designed to be challenging but in a fun and supportive environment.

As athletes mature, they need to train more if they are to reach their potential, so we encourage additional runs to be made on 1 or 2 of the days when there is no training.

Squad coaches

Shaun coach

Mike Taylor

UKA Qualified Athletics Coach & Endurance Event Group Coach

Shaun coach

John Caddell, Martin Kempton, Clare Cogan

UKA Qualified Assistant Coaches

Shaun coach

Paul Burton

UKA Qualified Athletics Coach (Endurance)

For existing members, if you have any squad related queries, please contact: Band App

About the coaches

Mike is a UKA qualified Athletics Coach and qualified Endurance Event Group Coach.
Paul is also a UKA qualified Athletics Coach.
John, Martin and Clare are UKA qualified Assistant Coaches.

Training schedule

Summer Training

Tuesday 7:00 - 8:30 pm at Little Marlow Athletics Track
Thursday 7:00 - 8:30 pm at Little Marlow Athletics Track
Saturday 9:30 - 11:30 am at Little Marlow Athletics Track

Winter Training

Winter training typically starts around the beginning of September.

Tuesday 7:00 - 8:30 pm at Little Marlow Track
Thursday 7:00 - 8:15 pm at Naphill Playing Fields (HP14 4UR)
Saturday 9:30 -11:30 am at Hughenden Park (Meet at the entrance to children’s playground on Coates Lane)

Other training information

Weekend training day may be changed on match days. If uncertain, please check with Mike