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)

June

Tues 6th 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

Thurs 8th Bowdon 5K (hosted by ADAC)

Tues 13th 4 sets of: 3x 90secs effort, 90 sec rec, 4 mins between sets

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

Tues 20th 5 sets of 90sec effort, 60 sec rec, 60 sec effort, 30 sec rec, 30 sec effort. 3 mins between sets

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

Tues 27th 5 sets of 3x 200m, 60 sec rec. 3mins between sets

Thurs 29th Sale Sizzler 5k (race 1)

July

Sun 2nd Alderley Bypass 10k (club championship race)

Tues 4th 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 11th  10x 90secs, 90sec rec

Thurs 13th Sale Sizzler 5k (race 2)

Tues 18th  5sets of 3x400m, 60 secs rec, 3 mins between sets

Tues 25th 10x 300, 2min rec

Thurs 27th Sale Sizzler 5k (race 3)

 

Future events

Thurs 10th Aug Sale Sizzler 5k (race 4)

Sun 20th Aug Birchwood 10k (club championship race)