Enjoyable Evening with Bud Baldaro

Posted on 13/03/12

On Wednesday 7th of March 2012, 6.30-8pm at EIS, Sheffield, the South Yorkshire Athletics Network ran An Evening with… Bud Baldaro. The evening was a great success with 24 people in attendance, all taking away something with them.

Bud delivered an informal presentation on Training programmes for performance at 10k and half marathon with reference to interval training and tapering for races. Followed by a question and answer session with coaches from the SY road running community.

Bud Baldero is an England Athletics National Coach Mentor for Endurance. Bud is one of the country's top middle and long distance running coaches with more than 20 year’s experience in coaching athletes at all levels. A former national marathon coach, Bud now works as a national coach mentor for England Athletics and is athletics coach to the University of Birmingham team. Bud has coached Olympians, Commonwealth medalists, World & European champions and several UK record breakers. His depth of knowledge and ability to motivate is second to none.

One attendee said: “It was an excellent evening; I thoroughly enjoyed it and found it hugely beneficial”.

Another said: “It was a really enjoyable evening”.

The next coach development opportunity organised by the network is the second South Yorkshire Coaches Day taking place on Saturday 24th of March at EIS, Sheffield 9.30am-3pm. The day will begin with a workshop on learning disabilities for the morning, followed by a lunch break, with the follow up Athletics 365 workshop focusing on planning and the beginning of implementation.