As a member of the Running Bear Running Club, you will be hearing from Coach Nick every week. Nick will offer you weekly training plans, will bring you “live QA sessions”, and podcasts featuring people that will really make a difference to your running!
Who is Coach Nick?
Nick has been a competitive runner since primary school where he won the school Victor Ludorum. Once at Senior School, he became a track and cross-country runner, representing Cheshire at both. At that time Nick was a Member of Manchester Athletic Club, when he twice raced against Sebastian Coe!
Having run the inaugural Manchester Marathon In 1981, Nick then ran from London to Manchester with a team of three in five days…two marathons each day for five days!
Running has always been a big part of Nicks life, and he joined Wilmslow Running Club in 2001.
After suffering a number of injuries, Nick started coaching in 2013. As an EA qualified Coach, he is now Coach at Wilmslow Running Club and of course here at Running Bear.
Nick is well known in the running community, having had articles published in Runners World, Running & Fitness, and is currently writing a series of articles for Run Britain (The road running body of UK Athletics). The first can be found here.
Other roles include:
- Cheshire County Selector & Team Manager for fell running
- Chair of The Manchester Area Cross Country League
- Race Adjudicator for The North West
- EA Stadium announcer & Commentator
- Co Race Director Bramhall parkrun
You will be in safe hands with Nick, and we know how much he is looking forward to helping you all on your running journeys.