Join us in celebrating female Track & Field coaches in the U.K as profile a number of female coaches with athletes at this years British Athletics National Championships
Coach: Laura Turner-Alleyne
Coach Laura Turner-Alleyne is a sprints and multi-event coach based in the South of England. A former sprinter, Laura was one of the GB team’s most successful female sprinters, having been coached by Madeleine Weston and sprints legend Linford Christie With a PB over the 100m of 11.11, Laura competed at European and World and Olympic Games in 2008.
Laura is now the lead Coach of Sprints/Hurdles/Combined Events at West London Track and Field, where she heads up a team of over 30 athletes and coaches. Laura’s most notable athlete is Heptathlete Holly Mills who has stormed to success throughout the 2021 season, coming 5th at the European Athletics Indoor Champs, still as an U23.
In March 2021, Laura become the first female coach to be part of the international GB squad, as the Team Sprints Coach at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Poland.
To watch our full interview with Laura back in March – CLICK HERE
Coach: Verity Snook
Coach Verity Snook is a Race Walking coach from Scotland who represented GB on a number of occasions in the 90’s. Having made the World Championships in 1993, she went on to compete in the Commonwealth Games, European Championships and World Race Walking Cup in 1994 and 1997.
Verity now coaches a number of race walkers based at her club Aldershot, Farnham & District, including her son Christopher Snook who will be competing at the British Athletics Championships in Manchester.
Coach: Coral Nourrice
Coach Coral Nourrice is a sprints coach and the Paralympic Talent Development Coordinator at British Athletics.
Coral was chosen to be part of the UK Sport female coach leadership programme in 2021 and coaches a number of athletes across a variety of age groups including Aleena Sibbons who will be competing at the British Athletics National Championships.
Coach: Helen Clitheroe
Helen Clitheroe is an endurance coach based in the North West of England. As an athlete, she competed at the Olympic games in Sydney in 2000 in the 1,500m and in Beijing in 2008 in the 3,000m Steeplechase. In addition to her Olympic career, Helen won bronze in the Manchester Commonwealth Games in 2002 and Gold in the European Championships in 2011.
Having delivered a number of projects and webinars for England Athletics, Helen is now one of the lead coaches at the Leeds Endurance Hub, as well as coaching a number of athletes at her home club Preston Harriers.
Most recently, Helen was Team Coach at the European 10,000m Cup and has athlete Kian Davis competing at the British Athletics Championships in Manchester.