Your Coach

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Your Coach2018-10-20T19:02:18+00:00

Gerry Reilly

I  have been a UKA Level 4 ( Senior) Long Distance and Marathon Coach since 2003 and am a registered England Athletics “Flying Coach” in the South East Region visiting EA affiliated clubs and conducting/advising training sessions.

I have been the Head Coach of Canterbury Harriers Running Club since 1997 during which time I have coached a large number of club runners of all ages including beginners and relatively inexperienced runners through to elite standard runners and have been responsible for the supervision and development of new coaches. Throughout this time I have also been responsible for   the preparation of all club training programmes including Marathon programmes. I have also significant experience in coaching junior athletes competing in middle distance races.

I hold a current DBS  ( formerly  CRB = Criminal Records Bureau) Enhanced Check certification.

I have long- standing experience in advising runners on running technique, injury prevention, and rehabilitation and I am an experienced  Sports First Aider.

I have competed in a large number of road races, cross country events and fell races including six London Marathons and on top of my ongoing role as Head Coach to Canterbury Harriers I  continue to train and compete regularly in local road and cross country races as well as inter – club league events.

I have been directly involved for over 15 years in the planning and organisation of a wide range of club and charity races and have acted as an advisor to high profile charity events such as Race for Life  and  Sport Relief. I am currently a trustee organiser and Race Director for the Cancer Research UK  Man on the Run charity.