20 December 2012
John Nuttall has been appointed to the role of Endurance Coach in the latest coaching appointment to the UKA Performance team by Performance Director Neil Black.
Nuttall will join Terrence Mahon in taking UKA’s endurance programme through to Rio 2016 and the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London.
Nuttall, who was endurance lead for the 2012 Olympic Games, is the former coach to 2010 European 10,000m silver medallist Chris Thompson and currently coaches European Indoor 3000m champion Helen Clitheroe as well as leading British marathon runner Lee Merrien and 2011 European Cross Country bronze medallist, Gemma Steel.
A former endurance athlete, Nuttall had a successful competitive career including representing Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and winning a bronze medal over 5000m at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Canada.
GB & NI finished top of the medal table for the fifth consecutive year at the recent European Cross Country Championships and Nuttall will work with newly appointed consultant endurance coach Terrence Mahon to build on the ongoing success of UKA’s Endurance programme.
Nuttall said: “Over the past 4 years we’ve seen our Endurance programme go from strength to strength - so many British endurance runners have benefited from training at altitude in Iten and Font Romeu. This has impacted on the success of the endurance programme on the track, cross country and road.
“I am looking forward to working alongside Terrence Mahon to build on what has been achieved in recent years for the next Olympic cycle to Rio 2016.”