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)

February

Tues 7th Track session – 10x500m, 90 sec rec

Sat 11th MCCL, Woodbank Park, Stockport

Tues 14th Grass- 1x1500m, 4x1000m, 4x500m all with 90sec rec

Tues 21st Track session, 4 sets of 1x700m, 90 sec rec, 1x300m. 3mins between sets

Sat 25th National XC championships, Woolaton Park, Nottingham

Tues 28th Grass – 6x1000m, 2x500m all with 90 sec rec

March

Sun 5th Trafford 10k (hosted by ADAC)

Tues 7th Track 6×800, 2mins rec

Tues 14th Track 10x90sec with 60 sec rec

Sun 19th Wilmslow Half Marathon

Tues 21st Track 3x1100m, followed by 3x700m all with 2mins rec

Sat 25th Northern Men’s 12 stage/Women’s 6 stage champs, Blackpool

Tues 28th Track 10x500m, 90 sec rec

Future events

Sun 2nd April Manchester Marathon

Sat 8th April National Men’s 12 stage/Women’s 6 stage champs, Sutton Park, Birmingham

Fri 14th April Salford 10K

Sun 23 April London Marathon