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Junior Coaches



Duncan was one of Salford Harriers most successful ever athletes, being part of many National medal winning teams. He is also a UK Athletics Physiotherapist having treated some of Britain's most successful endurance athletes at altitude camps in Kenya and before major Championships including London 2012. He now uses his experiences to train and develop Salford Harrier's young athletes.  


SENIOR COACH - Dr Ian Grime - Level 3


Originally from Oldham following a successful junior career, Ian went on to study at Loughborough University, where he was coached by the legendary George Gandy and trained with many of the countries top athletes including Paula Radcliffe. Ian went on the represent Great Britain several times at 1500m including at the World Indoor Athletics. Ian leads training from our North Manchester sessions.




Diane Hooper - Level 2


Diane has been a competitive athlete for many years mainly at road and cross country running. She became a coach when the section first began in 2013 and has been central in leading the development the under 11 section since.


Gwyn Davies - Level 2


Gwyn also competed for Salford Harriers back in the day, including appearances in several road and cross country gold medal winning teams. He not only assists in coaching at the track but is also responsible for development of movement skills in the wider context of track and field, including jumps and hurdles.


Julie Cook - Level 2


Julie is another ex Salford Harrier A team member who was highly successful on the road and cross country winning Northern and National titles. Julie coaches from our North Manchester bases.


Kate Cammish - Level 2


Kate is yet another coach with a running background. She has been a competitive athlete from a young age where she ran regularly in English schools. Kate is very experienced in racing one of her most recent achievement being the Manchester marathon in 2016. 




Joanne Aplin - Level 1


Joanne is another coach who originally competed for Salford Harriers for many years. Joanne is now involved in the development of the under 11 athletes at the North Manchester training bases. 


Matthew Hopkins - Level 1 


Matthew runs regularly an competes in triathlon. He has also been heavily involved in swimming in a former life! He assists with training from the Salford training bases. 


Mark Russell - Level 1


Mark also assists in training when run out of Salford. He is still a competitive athlete and triathlete recently winning the Ambleside Half marathon and completing the Ironman UK. You may see Mark at the front of sessions acting as a pacemaker.


Nick Bayman - Level 1


Nick will be found at training from Salford bases and is mainly involved in assisting in coaching the under 11s. His background is in cycling, so if Mark cant keep up Nick can on his bike.


Phil Mansfield - Level 1


Phil originally from Leeds has been working in education for the past twenty years. Got into running through his own children. Regular (slowly improving) runner. Has competed in 10km and half marathon events.


Kevin Russell - Level 1


Kevin originally from Brighton, moved to Manchester in 2001. Got involved with the club when his daughter joined, he then started running and became an assistant coach last year. Now has the running bug and is up to Half Marathons.  


Diane Brockley-Langford - Level 1  


Diane started running at the age of 11. Had a successful junior career running for the county numerous times, plus northern champion on the track 5 times in both 800/1500m.  Competed for England 4 times as a Junior athlete twice in XC and twice on the track in 800/1500m. As a senior athlete competed for England 3 times twice on XC and once on track. Came 4th, 6th and 6th in the XC National. Also represented England in the Home International coming 6th with one shoe from the start. Finished 6 in the English schools XC. Running is a huge part of Diane's life. 


Simon Hope - Level 1   


Simon was a junior runner with Salford Mets AC competing at club and county level in track and cross-country. He returned to running later and got involved with Harriers as an assistant coach when his daughter joined the U11’s group in Salford


Rob (Coach Bob) Bratt


Rob has been a Proud Salfordian all his life. He set both my girls on a journey of an active and healthy lifestyle from an early age. This following the legacy & influence of his Dad, Harold, a professional sportsman & Physical Education instructor. Rob is keen to help support the development of youth.


All our Coaches are qualified to UKA standards and are DBS (CRB) checked.

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