Our one lap Half & 5k take the journey from the Race Start on the Warwick Rd, through the Historical & Picturesque 12th Century Kenilworth Castle, out into the beautiful Warwickshire countryside, all on closed roads.


Coaching & Welfare

Kenilworth Runners Current Leaders, Coaches & Coaching Qualifications

Last updated 26/03/24

Kenilworth Runners currently have 12 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

** Head Coach

DavidPettifer**CiRF (Athletics Coach) | Coaching Assistant (Coaching Assistance)
StefLunnCiRF (Athletics Coach) | Coaching Assistant (Coaching Assistance)
StewartUnderhillCiRF (Athletics Coach) | Coaching Assistant (Coaching Assistance) | LiRF (Leader)
RichardClarkeCiRF (Athletics Coach) | LiRF (Leader)
ColinBaileyLiRF (Leader)
KellyBurnett NichollLiRF (Leader)
RobCarrLiRF (Leader)
ClareCroftsLiRF (Leader)
BarryElkingtonLiRF (Leader)
SallyHicksLiRF (Leader)
RogerHomesLiRF (Leader)
SamanthaMoffattLiRF (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 one licensed Coach, who is DBS Certified & Safeguarding Trained. 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

Please complete a Guest Runner Form which provides Insurance Cover under our arrangements with England Athletics

Runners of the Month – Apr 2024

Kaena Wasley
Emma Jagger
Martin Dorrill