ALL of our coaches are volunteers and receive no payment for their dedication. They coach at Harrier sessions following Club and England Athletics policies.

Below is a list of our qualified coaches with the date when they first qualified as Assistant coaches, in some cases going on later to be Full Coaches.

Some (*] have now coached continuously virtually every week with the Harriers for 15 to 20 years, whilst others have either joined us some years after taking their qualification, or have been able to 'fill in' by helping out from time to time.

Coaches receive free Harrier annual membership and appropriate kit. The following are currently registered to coach at Harrier sessions.

Full Coach/Level 2: Paul Chadwick (2003)(*]; Graham Goldsmid (2004) (*); Jon James (2007)(*); Al Thorner (2011); Simon Prior (2015).

Assistant Coach/Level 1:  Sarah Massey (2017); Ben Tickner (2018); Stephen Nicholls (2018); Alexander Coombs (2022); Stuart Dowden (2022); Isaac Whitcombe (2012); James Fisher (2023); David Hirst (2024).


Coach in Running and Fitness: Lynne Elstob (2014); Sharon Bowles (2014).


We are again RECRUITING TO THE COACHING TEAM. Please contact Paul Chadwick, Graham Goldsmid, or Jon James if you want to know more about what it entails and talk through with Paul Chadwick about how the Club will pay for your coaching course. See Coaching with England Athletics

The Club will pay for your coach training but you are expected to contribute to sessions on a regular basis - we are currently particularly keen to recruit some more women coaches to work with our junior athletes.


Below is the current coaching pathway that England Athletics offer.

The Coaching Pathway diagram