Dunstable Road Runners - Club Coaches

Meet Our Coaches

If you're interested in becoming a Leader in Running Fitness (LiRF) or a Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF), please download and fill in an Application form. Please return your completed forms to a committee member for consideration. Thanks for your interest!

Name: Mark Pedder
Leader In Running Fitness
Has been a runner since 2007
Normally leads: sub-8 min mile
Favourite race distance: Half
Marathon
Top running tip: To think positive whilst running, always encourage others, and always smile!

Name: Paul Eggleton
Leader In Running Fitness
Has been a runner since 2006
Normally leads: 9 or 10 min mile
Favourite race distance: Half
Marathon
Top running tip: Enjoy it!

Name: Adrian Shotbolt
UKA Coach Level 2
Has been a runner with DRR since 2004
Normally leads: 8.5 min mile
Favourite race distance: 10 Miles
Top running tip: We run for enjoyment. Try to keep that thought in mind when training

Name: Wendy Cope
UKA Coach Level 1 & Leader in Running Fitness
Has been a runner since 2006
Normally leads: 9 min mile
Favourite race distance:
Top running tip: Even if you don't fancy a run, say you'll go out for 1 mile and I guarantee you'll end up doing more!

Name: Ian Sage
Leader in Running Fitness
Has been a runner with DRR since 1989
Normally leads: 10 min mile
Favourite race distance: 10k
Top running tip: Don’t try to pick up where you left off after an injury. Ease your way back into running


Name
: Lee Harper
Leader in Running Fitness
Has been a runner with DRR since 2011
Normally leads: 8-9 min mile
Favourite race distance: Half Marathon
Top running tip: Keep hydrated, always believe you can achieve your goals, eat well before and after running to help prepare, run and recover with the right food

Name: Tara Quinn
Leader in Running Fitness
Has been running for 4 years Normally leads: 10 min mile
Favourite race distance: Half Marahon
Top running tip: Stretch!

Name: Mike Jackson
Leader in Running Fitness
Has been a runner with DRR for 4 years Normally leads: 8 min mile
Favourite race distance: Marathon Top running tip: Always get your trainers properly fitted and half a Mars bar at 18 miles into a marathon works a treat

Name: Mark Wootton
Leader in Running Fitness
Has been running for 3 years
Normally leads: Nice and Easy
Favourite race distance: Any I can watch - like Cross County!
Top running tip: Listen to your body, never be scared to miss a session or two, enjoy the running


Name: John Caitlin
Level 3 UKA coach
Has been running for 26 years
Normally leads: Nice and Easy
Favourite race distance: 10 mile
Top running tip: Maintain running style even when tiring - Head up, shoulder back, arms and hands relaxed, trunk and head steady, stride length maintained. Think "Looking Good"