Our coaches and leaders are the key individuals that support our athletes and help them develop. They inspire, support and work across all events, ability levels, aspirations, and ages.

The Club has a number of England Athletics trained coaches. EA inspire coaches by providing direct support through the programmes they run.  The Club coaches are licensed, safe and qualified.

Coaches in Running Fitness

Allan Seheult

Phil Connor

philconnorPhil Connor works as a senior specialist exercise rehabilitation instructor for South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust, delivering programmes for respiratory, stroke and cardiac patients. Has been a member of Elvet Striders for 3 years now and has a great deal of experience of racing over a variety of distances.  Phil’s favourite running quote is “Head down let the legs and feet do the talking”.

Fiona Kinghorn-Jones

Anna Seeley


Athletics Coach

Katy Walton

Lesley Charman

Coach in Fell Running

Geoff Davis

Elaine Bisson

Coaching Assistant

Fiona Shenton

Anita Wright

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