I'm really excited to be able to support some great Gloucestershire athletes throughout 2018. I will be providing Sports Therapy (including sports massage, injury therapy and rehabilitation, and performance & injury prevention programs) to help them achieve their goals (and stay in one peice!) all through the year.
Kerry Newell is a coach at Gloucester Athletics Club working with junior athletes, and seniors with outdoor rankings from County to previous European Gold Medalist for 5K, as well as Cotswold Pentathlon working with GB athletes.
Kerry has PB's of 1.37 for the half marathon and 42 mins for 10K. She's recently returned to the track and is aiming to better her current 800m PB of 2.51! So far through the autumn of 2017 we have been working toward this goal, addressing Kerry's weaknesses, resolving some onging niggles, and implementing a strength training program.
Kerry is a qualified Athletics Coach and qualified Coach in Running Fitness and has worked for England Athletics and Welsh Athletics since 2012 as a Tutor - educating our up and coming coaches. Kerry is currently also working as a mentor for up and coming coaches in the South West, and has been working closely with the Women into Coaching group within England Athletics, to promote and support women into coaching.
She has previously held the Run England Co-ordinator post for Gloucestershire and has helped set up 14 Run Together road running clubs in the South West. Kerry won the prestigious prize of SW Run Leader of the Year for England Athetics in 2015.
She has been on the British Athletics Local Coach Development Programme within England Athletics and is now working on the British Athletics National Coach Development Programme to support her own coaching to the highest standard within the UK.