Don Nichol

Endurance Coach

Don joined ADAC in 1976, took up athletics coaching in 1977 and qualified as a Middle Distance Club coach in 1981 with the then BAAB. In 1989 he became a senior coach for 3000m to 10,000m and in 1990 became a senior coach for the marathon.

He is now, under UK athletics, a level 4 coach for endurance events and Marathon. Throughout the 1980’s Don has held positions as county cross country manager and was also North West Regional Coach for endurance events.

During the 1990’s, Don lectured for the BAAB on their coach education programme plus lecturing on developing endurance for the National Coaching Foundation at St. Martin’s College, Lancaster University.

In 1992 Don took the full time BAF International Coaching Course at Loughborough University and from 1993 to 2001 he lectured at South Trafford College on Anatomy and Physiology plus Biomechanics. Organised coaching sessions are Tuesday & Thursday evenings plus some Saturday mornings Spring & Summer for the steeplechase.

Tuesday Training Sessions at Timperley Track

– Start Time 7-15pm. Plus our Clubs

– Track & Field , Road and Fell Championship Races.

Tuesday Training Sessions at Timperley Track

– Start Time 7-15pm. Plus our Clubs

– Road and Fell Championship Races.

General Training Sessions at Timperley Track – Start Time 7.15 (and future events)


Sun 2nd Manchester Marathon

Tues 4th 4 sets of 3x400, 75 sec rec, 3min jog rec between sets

Sat 8th National 12stage/6 stage Sutton Park, Birmingham

Tues 11th 8x600, 3min jog rec

Fri 14th Salford 10k (club championship race)

Tues 18th 6x800, 2min rec

Tues 25th 8x300, 2min rec, followed by AGM at Timperley Sports Club, please make every effort to attend.


Tues 2nd 10x 90secs, 60sec rec

Tues 9th Session in John Leigh Park.

4 sets of: 1x30sec hill rep, 1x90 sec sustained effort, 1x30sec hill rep, 1x 3min-30sec sustained effort. 2min rec between efforts & 4mins between sets

Tues 16th 4 sets of 1x700, 90sec rec,1x300. 3mins between sets

Sat 20th National Veterans Road Relays, Sutton Park, Birmingham

Tues 23rd 10x500m, 90 sec rec

Thurs 25th Dunham Massey Park 5K (Race 1) (hosted by ADAC)

Tues 30th 4sets of 3x300m 90 sec rec, 3mins between sets

Future events Thurs 8th June Bowdon 5K (hosted by ADAC)

Thurs 15th June Dunham Massey Park 5k(Race 2) (hosted by ADAC)

Sun 25 June Colshaw Hall 10K (club championship race)