Victory AC Coaching Team
Head Coach: Pete Harding (UKA Level 2)
Dave Lown (CiRF); Malcolm Hagan; Marilyn Crocker; Gemma Corbett (UKA Level 1); Lucy Smith (UKA Level 1);
Nicola Stott (LiRF); Mary Short (LiRF); Becki Ralf (LiRF); Lesley Allen (LiRF); Deborah Clarke (LIRF), Paul Mitchinson (LIRF)
Peter Harding, our Head Coach writes:
I have been a member of VAC since 1999, and over the years have competed and run distances from Marathon to the 3K Chichester Corporate Challenge and every distance and terrain in between.
Having benefited from members experience and support, I wanted to give something back to the club so I qualified as a UK Athletics Level 1 coach in 2001 and achieved UKA Level 2 coach status in 2003, these are renewed every 3years. Level 2 qualifies me to coach all running, jumping, throwing and track activities for both club juniors and seniors although I major on endurance (over 1500k.)
I initiated, on behalf of VAC, the Return to Running courses (forerunners to Couch to 5k) and have organised two successful Sport Relief days with both activities providing increased membership to VAC. I get my greatest satisfaction from seeing those new and less confident runners go on and achieve their first distance, be it 5k, 10 miles or cross country. I work with coaches at other clubs to develop a fresh and lively training programme that is suitable for all members, no matter age or ability.