Training & Coaching

Bob Willows




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Training Days:

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Coaching Qualifications and Background:

Started coaching when I returned to athletics after a 12 year gap to raise our kids!

Famous Athlete help start:

Athletes I have coached have won 3 English schools titles, two runners up and a third place: several others in the top 6 places as well. They have also won two Schools International titles and four have won National medals as well. Recently one of my throwers broke the British girls under 13 record and another athlete is in 6 th place on the British all time lists. All of them have started with me from the outset of their careers in javelin. My goal is to continue to give everyone the chance to try my event no matter what their standard or age. The only thing I insist on is that they enjoy themselves.

Athletics Background:

Long-term member of Brighton and Hove: first joined in 1968! A member of the original British league side. Currently club secretary and an official at meetings. My suggestion to all athletes is: do not wish you had tried harder; it is too late by then! Never forget to thank the officials at a match; they are giving up their time for you. Be proud of your club.

Favourite Music:

Beethoven’s 9 th followed by Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin, and Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen. Anything except jazz!

Favourite Athletes:

Alan Shearer, Sergei Bubka and Al Oerter