Normal Group Runs have restarted (in line with the relaxation of Covid Restrictions) on Tues/Thurs Evenings @ 7pm from Kenilworth Rugby Club. Arrive ready to run.

Friday Night Track Sessions are booked separately – book your slot via KR Members Facebook Site

Coaching & Welfare

Kenilworth Runners Current Coaches & Coaching Qualifications – 29/09/21

Kenilworth Runners currently have 19 qualified Coaches and Run Leaders who will lead and Coach running activities within the club. Each of these has a current License from England Athletics and an up to date DBS check certificate. These are regularly reviewed by England Athletics (our Governing Body) and updated as required.

CIRF = COACH in Running Fitness / LIRF = Leadership In Running Fitness

DavidPettiferCIRF (Athletics Coach) | Coaching Assistant (Coaching Assistance)
StewartUnderhillCIRF (Athletics Coach) | Coaching Assistant (Coaching Assistance) LIRF (Leader)
StefLunnCIRF (Athletics Coach) | Coaching Assistant (Coaching Assistance)
SimonMottersheadCIRF (Athletics Coach) | LIRF (Leader)
PaulineDableAssistant Coach (1)
ThomasDableAssistant Coach (1)
ColinBaileyLIRF (Leader)
PeterBryanLIRF (Leader)
KellyBurnett NichollLIRF (Leader)
RichardClarkeLIRF (Leader)
JamesGloverLIRF (Leader)
PamelaGrimwadeLIRF (Leader)
SallyHicksLIRF (Leader)
RogerHomesLIRF (Leader)
SamanthaMoffattLIRF (Leader)
LauraPettiferLIRF (Leader)
JanePhillipsLIRF (Leader)
AnneThomasLIRF (Leader)
RichardZanettiLIRF (Leader)

As well as taking group activities including road running, track training and youth training, our Coaches are available to give individual advice to our members and, in the case of our CIRFs, one to one coaching and advice.


At Kenilworth Runners the Welfare of our members is paramount. Youth training is undertaken by a minimum of two licensed Coaches and in addition parents are encouraged to attend.

Youth members and vulnerable adults are treated with respect and all our Coaches are advised on how to look for any worrying concerns and deal with it appropriately. The first point of communication for anyone who has a concern about bullying, harassment or unwanted attention etc. is our Welfare Officer, Clare Crofts Tel: 07919 886 080

England Athletics

Everyone in Athletics has a part to play in safeguarding children and adults at risk, England Athletics aims to create an environment where everyone involved in athletics and running feels safe and welcome to enable them to be the best they can be.

Emma Davenport, Head of Clubs and Participation (England Athletics Safeguarding lead)

It is everyone’s responsibility to protect the welfare of all those who participate in athletics

Welfare covers a range of issues such as safeguarding and protecting children, anti-bullying, poor practice in coaching and disciplinary matters. It encompasses policies and procedures to set out minimum standards of expectations, such as codes of conduct, procedures to follow for dealing with child protection concerns, other welfare issues or complaints, and to ensure that England Athletics, clubs and associations meet their statutory responsibilities to safeguard and protect children and adults.

Welfare is essential to contribute to good practice within athletics, develop performance and to ensure the safety and enjoyment of athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers.  England Athletics recommend that Clubs should work through the England Athletics Club Welfare Framework and ensure they are compliant with all areas.  The framework can be found in the resource section of the website.

England Athletics Safeguarding Policies

The purpose of these policies is to demonstrate the commitment of UK Athletics and the four Home Counties Athletics Federations to build a safer future in athletics for everyone.

Guest Runners

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Runners of the Month – September 2021

Sandeep Purewal
Emma Clarke
Melanie Jz
Luke Morgan
Adam Homes

"Runners of the Month for September. Yep, it's hotting up again as racing returns!

Lots of performances to choose from but the ones that caught the eyes of our Committee were Sandeep Purewal for a small heap of PBs including at the Balsall 10K and at Coventry parkrun and for Emma Clarke and Melanie Jz for their first half marathons.

For the men it was the young guns blazing with Luke Morgan's amazing marathon debut of 2.42 in Berlin and the emergence of Adam Homes with a sub-40 debut at Balsall Common, a strong leg at the relays and nice progression with his parkrun times.

Keep getting out there and flying the flag."