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Track & Field

Abi Irozuru – Interview

  Abi Irozuru is a multi talented athlete from the U.K.  Not only is she an international level Long Jumper competing for GB at the...

Why having a female coach has been the best thing about my journey…

  Know that you are a champion. Believe that you are a champion” This quote may seem comparable to a Muhammad Ali precept; a motto he...

Kathy Butler – Interview

  Kathy Butler is an endurance running coach and athlete. was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and moved to England then Canada at 11 and again...

Women On Track – Paula Dunn

    Biography Paula was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire.  She is one of six children and has been a member of Trafford Athletics Club since the...

Women on Track – Shona Malcolm OBE

    Biography  Shona started coaching athletics over 30 years ago, coaching mainstream at Central Athletics Club and started coaching athletes with disabilities 25 years ago when...

Women On Track – Shani Palmer

    Biography  Shani a former sprinter, competed in the 2000 Sydney Olympics in the 4 x 100m really and the 100m.  Shani now coaches athletics from...

Women On Track – Lorna Boothe

      Biography    Lorna Boothe is a double Olympian and Commonwealth Gold and Silver Medallist in 100m hurdles and was also British record holder and Commonwealth Games...

Women On TracK – Lisa Waddon

    Biography  Lisa is a former Welsh sprinter and long jumper who competed at European and World Junior Championships in the early 1990's.  Lisa achieved a...

Women On Track – Laura Turner-Alleyne

    Biography    An Olympian with an enviable wealth of experience in international Athletics and a diverse educational background, Laura is a coach with a brad knowledge...

Women On Track – Laura Kerr

    Biography   Laura is the Coach Development and Physical Lead at Athletics Northern Ireland, based in Belfast working with a team to develop athletes at all...

Women On Track – Gladys Bird

      Biography Gladys represented GB and England at Pentathlon, 400m, 400m Hurdles and 4 x 400m relay including two Olympic Games, World and European Championships and...

Women On Track – Ellie Kormis (nee Spain)

        Biography Ellie started her Journey into Polevault in 1997.  After an 11 year career as an athlete which saw her represent GB numerous times, she...

Women On Track – Coral Nourrice

      Biography Coral, a former athlete herself has been a coach since 2004 whilst working in various primary schools throughout Newham, which led her to receive...

Women On Track ; Dini Patel

    Biography  Dini is a running coach who delivers athletics sessions at her club East End Road Runners for local disabled and disadvantaged people, recently through...

Women On Track – Clova Court

      Biography As an athlete, Clova competed for Great Britain at several major championships during the 1990's.  Her first individual international vest was at the age...

Women On Track – Christine Bowmaker

    Biography  Christine, a former sprinter, has coached in some capacity since she was 16 and has always had the passion and will give back to...

Bridget Martin – Interview

  Bridget Martin is the Girls Varsity Head Track and Field Coach at PCM High School, Monroe, Iowa, USA. ?Bridget began her coaching career as...

Women On Track – Carol Jackson

        Biography  Carol bean coaching High Jump in 1974 at the request and under the watchful eye of Eric Laxen and worked with Mark Naylor as...

Women On Track – Alison O’Riordan

        Image: Ernest Simmons  Biography: Alison is a sport, exercise and physical activity professional and educator with over thirty years experience in varying positions within the public...

Women on Track – Inspiring More women and girls to get involved with athletics

    Following on from the successful COACH photographic exhibition back in October 2017 to celebrate the diversity of athletics coaching in the UK, project creator...

76 year Old Anna Botha win Track & Fields most prestigious Coaching Award

  Congratulations to the brilliant Anna Botha for picking up track and field's most prestigious Coaching Award - IAAF Coaching Achievement of the Year Award. Anna...

Tracy Demerath – Interview

  Tracy Demerath is an assistant Track and Field Coach from the US, who is a retired runner herself and began coaching with a passion...

Carmelita Jeter – Interview

Carmelita Jeter is the fastest woman alive over the 100m with a time of 10.64 seconds.  She currently holds a total of 4 Gold,...

#London2017; Kelly Sotherton shares her thoughts on moving from competing to coaching

  Kelly Sotherton is a former British heptathlete with 3 Olympic Bronze medals to her name. In the heptathlon she was the bronze medallist at the...

#London2017 – Meet Carmelita Jeter; The Fastest Woman in the World Turned Coach

  Carmelita Jeter is the fastest woman alive over the 100m, she currently hold 3 Olympic Medals and was part of the USA 4 X...

#London2017 – Sally Pearson and Why She Decided To Go It Alone

  Sally Pearson is one of the best 100m hurdlers the world has ever seen.  She has multiple World, Olympic and Commonwealth titles to her...

#London2017 – Lorna Thorpe; Meet the Woman Who Discovered The Fastest Man Alive –...

  Lorna Thorpe is widely credited as the inspiration for the “lightning behind the Bolt” “The first day I saw Usain run I knew he was...

#London2017 – FCN Get Ready To Share With You the Female Coaches Behind...

London will have the sporting worlds attention once again over the next 10 days as it plays host to yet another major championships -...

EURO 2017: Steffi Jones on the hot seat after Germany loss

    Filling the shoes of a successful coach is never easy, especially if that coach is Germany's Silvia Neid. But Steffi Jones may soon be...

Eilish & Liz McColgan

  Coach-athlete partnerships don’t come much better than this…Liz and Eilish McColgan have one of the greatest sporting partnership in history – mother and daughter.   Liz...

Liz & Eilish McColgan

Coach-athlete partnerships don’t come much better than this…Liz and Eilish McColgan have one of the greatest sporting partnership in history – mother and daughter. Liz...

Cathy Breslin – Interview

  Cathy Breslin is an athletics coach based in the UK and specialises in coaching the throwing events to under-15 and under-17 boys and girls. Cathy...

Q&A With Rachel Adkins

  Originally published: indeonline.com   Rachel Adkins’ first chance to be a head coach has turned out to be a good one. The Massillon girls track coach has...

Louise Capicotto – Interview

  Louise Capicotto is a powerlifter and athletics coach based in the UK, with plenty of sporting roles to her name. As well being the...

Laura Wake – Interview

  Laura Wake has many roles within the world of sport. As well as being a 400m runner for Great Britain, she is also a...

Marina Armstrong – Interview

  Marina Armstrong is a track & field coach based in the U.K. and achieved her Masters in Athletics in 1983 in Moscow. She has...

Ellish McColgan – Interview

Ellish McColgan is a middle distance athlete for Great Britain who competes in the 3000m steeplechase and the 5000m. Having competed at the London...

Paula Dunn – Interview

  Paula Dunn is the Head Coach to the GB Paralympic Track & Field team who came back from the Rio Games with their biggest...

Alison O’Riordan – Interview

  Alison O’Riordan is a British Athletics Level 3 and an Athletics Australia Level 5 (Master) coach with a background in biomechanics and education. Having...

The greatest 400m race in History & The Amazing Achievement of Anna Botha

Anna Botha, a name that not many in the sporting World had heard of before Rio 2016, made a name for herself on the night...

The FCN showcase Track & Field at the European Athletics Championships

Picture: Jolande teaching young children how to use starting blocks. During the European Athletics Championships held in Amsterdam between 6th - 10th July 2016, the...

Liz McColgan – Interview

  Liz McColgan-Nuttall MBE is a Scottish former middle-distance and long-distance runner. She won the gold medal for the 10,000 metres at the 1991 World...

Carla Nicholls – Interview

  Having originally interviewed Carla back in November 2014, back then, Carla Nicholls was the Event Lead for Jumps and Combined Events with Athletics Canada…she...

Vickie Croley – Interview

Vickie Croley is not only one of the very few female coaches working at the elite levels of track and field, but is also...

Why I Continue to Coach: A Mothers Journey Back to Track and Field Post-Partum

Shelli is the Associate Head Track & Field Coach at the Univeristy of Iowa, USA.  After working hard as a track athlete as a...

Nicole Lincoln – Interview

  Nicole Lincoln is one very busy track and field coach! Based in Illinois, USA, Nicole set up her own track & field club after...

Carla Nicholls – Interview

  Carla Nicholls is currently the National Event Group Coach for Jumps and Combined Events with Athletics Canada. She has achieved her IAAF Level 5...
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