Phil Nichol

Phil joined the club over 40 years ago at the age of nine.

As an athlete he ran at county level for nearly 30 years competing for Cheshire, Greater Manchester & Derbyshire. He has won county medals at track, road and x-country, as well as a British Polytechnics vest for the steeplechase. In later years he turned to the marathon where he won the prestigious Snowdonia Marathon on what is allegedly the toughest road course in Europe.

Phil is a UKA level 2 endurance coach with a Sports Degree from Carnegie College, Leeds, where he specialised in exercise physiology and athletics. He also works for England Athletics in a coaching capacity on their Club Run programme. Phil’s athletes have achieved finals at national track championships plus Area and County vests/titles on track road and cross country.

Though still working with athletes at other distances he now specialises at the marathon where his athletes’ successes include victories at the Manchester Marathon and England international vests.

Phil’s training group is for senior athletes and sessions are designed predominantly for the longer distance events, but the overall balance still incorporates the required speedwork for quality performance.

Phil’s sessions are below:

If you wish to attend please use the following link to email me, as due to covid regulations places are limited: