Track & Field

Joanna Warmington, the most successful female coach in UMD women’s cross country and track...

    Joanna Warmington Sues UMD/University of Minnesota Administration in Separate State and Federal Court Filings  Multiple Violations of State and Federal Law Are Disclosed  Joanna Warmington,...

DOHA 2019: The Husband & Wife Duo Who Won the Greatest Shot Put Final...

Joe and Ashley Kovacs are the Shot Put duo who together, won the greatest shot put competition of all time! Joe, who is coached by...

DOHA 2019: Highest Quality Polevault Final of All Time Won By Russian Athlete and...

The highest quality women's Polevault Final took place in Doha on the 3rd day of the Championships.  With 6 athletes clearing 4.80m (which in...

Is it possible to return to coaching the way Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce returned to competing?

On day 3 of the World Athletics Championships, three women from three completely different corners of the Globe made history.  The 29th September 2019 saw...

DOHA 2019: Polish Hammer Thrower wins Silver & credits her coach

Celebrations all round as the second day of the Athletics World Championships produced a silver medal for Polish coach and athlete duo Malwina Sobierajska-Wojtulewicz...

DOHA 2019: The Woman Behind the Refugee Athletics Team

Tegla Loroupe is the incredible woman behind the Athlete Refugee Team who will be competing at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha. Tegla, a...

Why the Lack of Female Coaches in Elite Track & Field?

CREDIT: Jeff Cohen 27th September – 6th October 2019 sees the 17th edition of the IAAF World Athletics Championships take place in Doha.  The Championships...

DOHA 2019: A 10 month Whirlwind for Coach and Athlete

CREDIT: Jeff Cohen The last 10 months have been a whirlwind for Coach and Athlete Joanna Hayes and Sydney McLaughlin.  At only 19 years old,...

Joanna Hayes – Interview

  CREDIT: Jeff Cohen Joanna Hayes is an Olympic Gold Medallist and a Track Coach from the USA.  As an athlete, Joanna originally specialised in the...

DOHA 2019: Iwona Krupa – the woman behind one of Europe’s fastest sprinters

  You would be forgiven for not knowing the name Ewa Swoboda until she burst threw the finish line at the European Athletics Indoor Championships...

DOHA 2019: Meet Marina Armstrong – a coach at her first World Championships

  Meet Marina Armstrong, a track & field coach based in the U.K.  Marina achieved her Masters in Athletics in 1983 in Moscow. She has...

FCN Team Member Abi heads to Doha 2019!

  Abi Irozuru joined the FCN team in June 2019.  As well as being an international long jumper, Abi is also a law graduate, business...

DOHA 2019 – Meet the 2% of Female Coaches

  27th September - 6th October 2019 sees the 17th edition of the IAAF World Athletics Championships take place in Doha.  The Championships comes second...

How Abi Irozuru has gone from retired to elite in less than 3 years?...

Abi Irozuru is a multi-talented Long Jumper from Manchester, UK.  Having retired through injury back in 2016, Abi has had an incredible 2019, competing...

Achieving Gender Equality in High Performance Coaching in Athletics in Europe

  The Female Coaching Network are working alongside European Athletics to increase the number of female coaches within Europe. To date, the FCN has worked alongside...

Abi Irozuru – Interview

  Abi Irozuru is a multi talented athlete from the U.K.  Not only is she an international level Long Jumper competing for GB at the...

Why having a female coach has been the best thing about my journey…

  Know that you are a champion. Believe that you are a champion” This quote may seem comparable to a Muhammad Ali precept; a motto he...

Kathy Butler – Interview

  Kathy Butler is an endurance running coach and athlete. was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and moved to England then Canada at 11 and again...

British Coach Series – Paula Dunn

    Biography Paula was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire.  She is one of six children and has been a member of Trafford Athletics Club since the...

British Coach Series – Shona Malcolm OBE

    Biography  Shona started coaching athletics over 30 years ago, coaching mainstream at Central Athletics Club and started coaching athletes with disabilities 25 years ago when...

British Coach Series – Lorna Boothe

    Biography  Lorna Boothe is a double Olympian and Commonwealth Gold and Silver Medallist in 100m hurdles and was also British record holder and Commonwealth Games...

British Coach Series – Laura Turner-Alleyne

      Biography  An Olympian with an enviable wealth of experience in international Athletics and a diverse educational background, Laura is a coach with a broad knowledge...

British Coach Series – Gladys Bird

  Biography Gladys represented GB and England at Pentathlon, 400m, 400m Hurdles and 4 x 400m relay including two Olympic Games, World and European Championships and...

British Coach Series – Coral Nourrice

      Biography Coral, a former athlete herself has been a coach since 2004 whilst working in various primary schools throughout Newham, which led her to receive...

British Coach Series – Clova Court

    Biography As an athlete, Clova competed for Great Britain at several major championships during the 1990's.  Her first individual international vest was at the age...

Bridget Martin – Interview

  Bridget Martin is the Girls Varsity Head Track and Field Coach at PCM High School, Monroe, Iowa, USA. ?Bridget began her coaching career as...

British Coach Series- Carol Jackson

    Biography  Carol bean coaching High Jump in 1974 at the request and under the watchful eye of Eric Laxen and worked with Mark Naylor as...

76 year Old Anna Botha win Track & Fields most prestigious Coaching Award

  Congratulations to the brilliant Anna Botha for picking up track and field's most prestigious Coaching Award - IAAF Coaching Achievement of the Year Award. Anna...

Tracy Demerath – Interview

  Tracy Demerath is an assistant Track and Field Coach from the US, who is a retired runner herself and began coaching with a passion...

Carmelita Jeter – Interview

Carmelita Jeter is the fastest woman alive over the 100m with a time of 10.64 seconds.  She currently holds a total of 4 Gold,...

#London2017; Kelly Sotherton shares her thoughts on moving from competing to coaching

  Kelly Sotherton is a former British heptathlete with 3 Olympic Bronze medals to her name. In the heptathlon she was the bronze medallist at the...

#London2017 – Meet Carmelita Jeter; The Fastest Woman in the World Turned Coach

  Carmelita Jeter is the fastest woman alive over the 100m, she currently hold 3 Olympic Medals and was part of the USA 4 X...

#London2017 – Sally Pearson and Why She Decided To Go It Alone

  Sally Pearson is one of the best 100m hurdlers the world has ever seen.  She has multiple World, Olympic and Commonwealth titles to her...

#London2017 – Lorna Thorpe; Meet the Woman Who Discovered The Fastest Man Alive –...

  Lorna Thorpe is widely credited as the inspiration for the “lightning behind the Bolt” “The first day I saw Usain run I knew he was...

#London2017 – FCN Gets Ready To Share With You the Female Coaches Behind...

London will have the sporting worlds attention once again over the next 10 days as it plays host to yet another major championships -...

Eilish & Liz McColgan

  Coach-athlete partnerships don’t come much better than this…Liz and Eilish McColgan have one of the greatest sporting partnership in history – mother and daughter.   Liz...

Liz & Eilish McColgan

Coach-athlete partnerships don’t come much better than this…Liz and Eilish McColgan have one of the greatest sporting partnership in history – mother and daughter. Liz...

Cathy Breslin – Interview

  Cathy Breslin is an athletics coach based in the UK and specialises in coaching the throwing events to under-15 and under-17 boys and girls. Cathy...

Q&A With Rachel Adkins

  Originally published: indeonline.com   Rachel Adkins’ first chance to be a head coach has turned out to be a good one. The Massillon girls track coach has...

Louise Capicotto – Interview

  Louise Capicotto is a powerlifter and athletics coach based in the UK, with plenty of sporting roles to her name. As well being the...

Laura Wake – Interview

  Laura Wake has many roles within the world of sport. As well as being a 400m runner for Great Britain, she is also a...

Marina Armstrong – Interview

  Marina Armstrong is a track & field coach based in the U.K. and achieved her Masters in Athletics in 1983 in Moscow. She has...

Ellish McColgan – Interview

Ellish McColgan is a middle distance athlete for Great Britain who competes in the 3000m steeplechase and the 5000m. Having competed at the London...

Paula Dunn – Interview

  Paula Dunn is the Head Coach to the GB Paralympic Track & Field team who came back from the Rio Games with their biggest...

Alison O’Riordan – Interview

  Alison O’Riordan is a British Athletics Level 3 and an Athletics Australia Level 5 (Master) coach with a background in biomechanics and education. Having...

The greatest 400m race in History & The Amazing Achievement of Anna Botha

Anna Botha, a name that not many in the sporting World had heard of before Rio 2016, made a name for herself on the night...

The FCN showcase Track & Field at the European Athletics Championships

Picture: Jolande teaching young children how to use starting blocks. During the European Athletics Championships held in Amsterdam between 6th - 10th July 2016, the...

Liz McColgan – Interview

  Liz McColgan-Nuttall MBE is a Scottish former middle-distance and long-distance runner. She won the gold medal for the 10,000 metres at the 1991 World...

Diamond League 2016 – 217 elite athletes, 4 female coaches (Track & Field)

June 5th, Birmingham, UK, saw the 6th leg out of 14 Track and Field Diamond League meetings of the season. This Global elite competition...

Carla Nicholls – Interview

  Having originally interviewed Carla back in November 2014, back then, Carla Nicholls was the Event Lead for Jumps and Combined Events with Athletics Canada…she...

Vickie Croley – Interview

Vickie Croley is not only one of the very few female coaches working at the elite levels of track and field, but is also...

Why I Continue to Coach: A Mothers Journey Back to Track and Field Post-Partum

Shelli is the Associate Head Track & Field Coach at the Univeristy of Iowa, USA.  After working hard as a track athlete as a...

Nicole Lincoln – Interview

  Nicole Lincoln is one very busy track and field coach! Based in Illinois, USA, Nicole set up her own track & field club after...

Carla Nicholls – Interview

  Carla Nicholls is currently the National Event Group Coach for Jumps and Combined Events with Athletics Canada. She has achieved her IAAF Level 5...
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