Endurance Performance and Coaching Centre (EPACC)Coaching Staff
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Craig Winrow and Mick Woods coach the EPACC squad. Both performance coaches will either lead coach or will work alongside existing coach/athlete relationships.
Craig Winrow, Centre Coordinator and Performance Coach
During his running career Craig won the European Junior 800m title and ran for GB in the 800m semi-finals at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. After retiring in 1998 he moved to the States and coached in the collegiate system for six years. Craig has been a St Mary’s EPACC coach since 2007 working with a number of successful athletes including:
• Andrew Osagie - 800m Bronze medallist at the 2012 World Indoors and 800m finalist at the 2012 Olympics
• Ross Murray - 1500m semi-finalist at the 2012 Olympics
• James Brewer - 1500m semi-finalist at the 2009 World Champs.
Mick Woods, Performance Coach
As an athlete Mick competed in over 70 marathons, he ran internationally for Ireland and has a personal best of 2:20.12. He started coaching in 1986 and has been an EPACC coach since 2003. Mick has an outstanding coaching record that has seen numerous junior athletes make GB World and European championships. Amongst the athletes that Mick works with are:
• Stephanie Twell - competed in the 1500m at the 2008 Olympics and 1500m Bronze medallist at the 2010 Commonwealth Games
• Emma Pallant - Gold medallist in the 2011 U23 cross country championships.
• Charlotte Purdue - Gold medallist in the 2010 U20 cross country championships.
England Athletics’ Coach Development Centre
The EPACC is also an England Athletics’ Coach Development Centre providing a resource for coaches through mentoring and extending coaching knowledge and expertise. A range of workshops is delivered to support coaches in gaining a better understanding of endurance running.