Head Coach

Head CoachesIan Jones & Leigh Smith

  • Overall responsibility for all matters coaching and coaches.
  • Appointment, mentoring, training and supporting the coaching team and develop the coaching provided.
  • Periodically review the structure of the training groups and adapt as necessary.
  • Communication with the club and rest of the coaches re coaching needs.
  • Responsible for training content of the website ensuring members are signposted to and given, accurate advice.    
  • Researching (evidenced based) articles for circulating / posting.
  • Lead on run technique / video analysis and correctional advice when appropriate.
  • Maintain and monitor coaching schedule ensuring all sessions are covered with appropriately qualified coaches.   
  • Liaise with Welfare Officer on DBS and First Aid qualifications.
  • Attend BHR committee meetings. Update committee with coaching issues and coaches with committee issues.
  • Arrange Coaches' meetings - venue, agenda and minutes.
  • Co-ordinate coaching awards.


Stuart Condie will also continue to watch the coaching issues at England Athletics, both as a regional councillor and a member of the local coach development programme in Sussex.