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Doretta Maynard (Level 2)
- Is a qualified gym and fitness instructor studying for a sports science degree.
- Has a Foundation Degree in Exercise Physical Activity and Health.
- Has coached Gabby George to Northern, Greater Manchester Schools and English School's medals.
- Has helped Bhekumuzi Dube to develop from "Street Sprints" to compete at the Bedford International Games and win sprint bronze at the 2013 Sheffield Indoor Championships.
- Helped Welsh International Lucy Evans to win selection at the 2014 Diamond League and the 2014 Glasgow Common Wealth Games.
- Helped coach Elber Julio to become a member of the Manchester Basketball Team and later was signed by a USA Oklahoma team.
- Has coached for two years with Trafford AC before moving to Sale Harriers to coach sprints and combined events. Supplements coaching by attending workshops on hurdling, high jump, speed training, strength training and plyos for sprinters.
- Has her own sprint groups at Sportcity and supports other sprint coaches.
- Supports athletes to promote their potential beyond athletics through modelling and several have successfully been signed by modelling agencies.
- Periodic coaching for Manchester City Council has developed skills to also coach children.
|I came into coaching as a parent helper but I've always loved sports especially athletics - hurdles, high jump and sprints. I've also played netball, lacrosse and hockey.
|Have fun; be open to questions; be polite respectful and fair. What you put in, is what you get out......so work hard or go home. Never say never because all things are possible if you believe. "There's an athlete in every one of us". I also believe in supporting athletes to utilize their potential as athletic young people to carve out modelling careers.
Peter Rougheen (Level 2)
|Since 2008 I have coached my own sprint group, ranging in ages from 11 - 18 years; developing their fitness and sprint techniques. When I believe they have sufficiently developed, I transfer them to the head coach John Smith. I have coached a number of athletes who have successfully competed for Sale Harriers in the club's senior Premier Division teams. I have also coached English Schools Sprint Champion and club record holder Jona Efoloko and some of the North top young sprint athletes.
|I became involved in athletics through my son Callum when he was at Primary School in 2003. Prior to that I played Gaelic football at County level for Lancashire where we won the all Britain title and went on to play in the all Ireland Championships. I became a sprint coach after getting involved in my son's group at Sportscity and eventually I became the coach assistant to lead sprint's coach John Smith.
|My philosophy is to prepare athletes for progression into senior level with a big focus on form, fitness, good attitude to training, team spirit and, most importantly, confidence in the athletes own ability.
Dominic Tighe (Level 3)
- Gained much experience coaching a group of women's 400m runners.
- Due to Rugby background, he coached in fitness and speed training some of Rugby's top players of the day such as Will Carling, Jeremy Guscott, Peter Winterbottom, both the Underwood boys and others.
- Following a 12 year break due to travel and work commitments, he began coaching Sale Harrier athletes in 2011 specializing with a small but very talented group of 400m runners, some of whom made it to the English Schools Championships Final and placed 4th and 7th in the Juniors and Gold in the seniors.
- Is a member of the England Athletics Mentoring scheme which gives him access to sharing best practice with some of the best 400 meter coaches in the world.
|In the late 80's early 90's, competed for London Club Herne Hill Harriers in the British League over a multitude of events including 100m, 200m, 400m, Long Jump, Triple Jump and High Jump. A memorable highlight was competing one afternoon in 10 events ... the bus had broken down!! Ironically he jumped a P.B of 1.98m in the high jump and withdrew before failing because he had to run the 400m. Whilst his main event was 400m where he achieved a degree of merit, he was in the process of migrating to multi events when he contracted Multiple Sclerosis aged 23 and had to retire from the sport. He then played first division club Rugby for a season having to then stop sport altogether and took up coaching.
Bob Gaisie (Level 3)
Sprints - Senior men and women
Since 1992 when he started coaching, Bob has coached a number of very talented young people, some of whom have performed at international level:- Dana Callow (Myhill) from the Isle of Man, Allyn Condon, Daniel Money, Heather Brookes, Danielle Halsall and Shaunna Thompson.
Through his association with these athletes, he attended the World Athletics Championships in Berlin in 2009 as a GB team member, joining the World Class Coaches club (a Frank Dick coach development scheme). He was also recognised as NW Coach of the Year (1995) and Manchester Coach of the Year (1999). He’s was also the North West Lead coach when the SPAR Sprints Initiative was launched and then became a Sprints Coach mentor for England Athletics.
He’s also been the "Sprints Consultant" to Nova for the first 2 years of the Manchester Street Race when Usain Bolt attempted the world record for 150m. During that period Shaunna Thompson and Bob were the subject of a BBC Documentary called "Olympic Dreams" which included Jessica Ennis-Hill and Tom Daley (www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZ2kOF7XyYw).
In 2013 & 2014 Bob used the Street Race experience to launch the Hulme and Moss Side street sports event with Carl Hamilton and Earl Tulloch, which proved to be extremely popular and was a great success.
He currently coaches a small group of athletes and is mentoring a new coach.
Bob started with Sale Harriers in approximately 1975/6 when Helen Nichols introduced him to coach Peter Schofield who developed him into a good "club level" sprinter. He trained with some excellent athletes in Peter’s squad - Ian Saunders, Derek Price, Carl Hamilton, Earl Tulloch, Steve Pegler and the late Trevor Carrington and, as a result, was fortunate to be selected on a number of occasions to represent the region and GB.....
Persistent injuries frustrated his athletics career so he drifted into semi pro football with Glossop and a few other clubs. He then caught the American Football bug and joined the Manchester Spartans and was lucky enough to win British and European Titles as well as represent GB and win the European championship. He was also invited to try out for the NFL World League (London Monarchs). He started coaching when some of the guys in his team wanted him to coach them. He eventually joined Earl Tulloch as his assistant in 1992.
|I only coach people who want to compete and win (I am not a gym instructor). To the athletes I say... Start the way you mean to finish - as fast as possible!