Steeplechase Workshops - Welsh Athletics National Endurance Programme

When & Where? 

Saturday 17th March 10.00-16.00 at Brecon Athletics Track 

Sunday 8th April 10.00-16.00 at either Newport or Cardiff (TBC)

Athletes or coaches wishing to attend the workshops should contact Darryn McAtee ( beforehand in order to receive further information prior to the event.

The Welsh Athletics National Endurance Programme is excited to announce two steeplechase workshops that will take place in March and April. The workshops will be delivered by Rob McKim, UKA Endurance Coach Level 4, who is highly regarded as one of the leading steeplechase coaches in the UK.

The workshops will include lots of practical work, discussion, observation, involvement, be inclusive and explore the progression of the coach and athlete through a season and longer. Video clips and other similar resources will be used to support the learning process.

Steeplechase is an event where Welsh Athletics believes it can target future success. Ieuan Thomas recently competed for Great Britain at the 2017 IAAF World Championships, and he will be joined in the steeplechase by Jonathan Hopkins at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Among our development athletes, Remi Adebiyi, Ben Thomas and Ffion Higginson all won medals at the 2017 England Age Group Championships, while Lucy Davies was the 2016 England U17 steeplechase champion.


U17 / U20 / Senior - to attend both workshops if they are able to. Let us know in advance if you have any particular technical needs, as this can help fashion the workshop content.


All endurance coaches are welcome and encouraged to attend, regardless of whether they are coaching steeplechase athletes at this time. A confirmation email with further details will be sent to all those attending.

How to attend

If you wish to attend, or want more information, please email to the following:

Darryn McAtee (Welsh Athletics Steeplechase Development Coordinator)



This level of the athlete support pathway invites UK top-30 ranked U17, U20 and U23 athletes, their coaches and their parents to attend various development and educational events.  The aim of the prorgamme is to share best practice amongst some of Wales’ most talented individuals and create a sense of ‘togetherness’ in the Athletics community in Wales.  It will provide opportunities for athletes, coaches and parents to learn from one another and increase their understanding of what the necessary requirements are to achieve success at the highest level in the sport of Athletics.

Welsh Athletics Ltd.
Cardiff International Sports Stadium
Leckwith Road
Cardiff. CF11 8AZ.

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