Coaches (Juniors)

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.


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.

Carl Royle - Level 1

Carl has been assisting with coaching the juniors since 2013. He has also taken up running in this time and is an enthusiastic park runner. Carl is a professional magician and he uses his skills to help the athletes he coaches!

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.

Kate Cammish - Level 1

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. 


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

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