Middle Distance (Mike)

Important squad announcement

Training and Competing has been cancelled until further notice. Use the Band App to check to updates and how to train at home.

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


Mike Taylor

UKA qualified Athletics Coach & Endurance Event Group Coach


Chris Filer

UKA qualified Athletics Coach

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John Caddell

UKA qualified Assistant Coach

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

About the coaches

Mike and Chris are both UKA qualified Athletics 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 (from 2 April 2020)
Saturday 9:30 - 11:30 am at Little Marlow Athletics Track (from 28 March 2020)

Winter Training

Tuesday 7:00 - 8:30 pm at Little Marlow Track
Thursday 7:15 - 8:30 pm at Kingsmead Recreation Ground (rugby pitch), High Wycombe (last session 26th March 2020)
Saturday 9:30 -11:30 am at Hughenden Park (Meet at the entrance to children’s playground on Coates Lane) (From 7 September 2019)

Other training information

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

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