Name: Les Grant
Grade: Athletics Coach (NCDP – Youth Development)
Specialist Disciplines: Hurdles, 300/400m, Endurance, H Jump, Disability Age Groups: Under 13 – Senior
Training Days: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sat
Years coaching: 6 years
Coaching Background: I started coaching Endurance alongside Paul Brown. I was a Level 2 Group Event Coach on the old coaching structure and then took the Athletic Coach qualification on the new coaching structure which allows me to coach the following events. Sprints, Hurdles, HJ, LJ, Jav, Shot, Endurance, Steeplechase, TJ and Pole Vault. I am now on the National Coach Development Programme for Youth Development.
As well as working with other coaches within the club, I am also mentored by Brian Scobie (Endurance), Keith Daniels (Sprints), and John Barron (Hurdles)
I was first coached by Arthur Oxley and then moved to Brian Davey who coached me over 400m and 400m Hurdles. With Brian’s coaching I qualified for the 400mH in the English Schools Finals breaking the SY Schools record which had been held by Ex Olympic Athlete Steve Sole for 10 years. I continued running at University getting a bronze medal in the University Games. Unfortunately in 1989 I contracted TB which stopped my running for many years. However when I reached 40 I decided to give it a second go and I now compete as a Masters Athlete at multiple events including 400m Hurdles managing to win Gold in both the Yorkshire and Nrn Vets Championships and coming 3rd in the British Masters Championships.
Favourite Music: Katy Perry, Evanescence
Favourite Movie: Top Gun
Favourite Food: Rice
Worst Job: Still to find it.
Favourite Athlete: Daley Thompson, Yelena Isinbaeva
Favourite Quote: There are no limits to what you can achieve
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