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Coaching staff

Harling coaching staff are DBS checked

Coaching staff

Harling AC coaching staff are all DBS checked.

Junior Coaches

Senior Coaches

Sam Brotherhood

Juniors - Head Coach | Athletics Coach | Coach in Running Fitness

Sam has always been enthusiastic about sport and fitness. As a youngster, she took part in many different sporting activities and events but her main interests were in tennis and netball. From the age of 16, Sam became a keen gym and fitness class enthusiast and a little later in life she took up running.


Over the years, Sam has taken part in many 10k’s, half marathons and in 2015 she completed the Edinburgh marathon in 4 hours and 6 minutes.


Sam is now a qualified Athletics Coach, a Coach in Running Fitness, a Level 2 netball coach and a Gymnastics Coach. She is incredibly passionate about her coaching and is really keen to try to encourage others to take part in sport whether it be to compete, to improve fitness and health, to socialize or just to have fun.

Sarah Ford

Juniors - Athletics Coach

Sarah has had a keen interest in running since the age of 16. She has trained with several clubs over the years including Stilton Striders in Melton Mowbray, Beaumont Leys in Leicester and Springfield Striders in Chelmesford.


Her most memorable race was the Leicester Half Marathon which she won and received a prize to compete in the Strasbourg half. In 1989, Sarah took part in the London Marathon which she finished in an impressive 3 hours 29 minutes.


Sarah decided to start coaching so she could give something back to a sport she loves and one that has been a big part of her life. She recently passed her Athletics Coach qualification and now coaches the younger age groups at Harling Athletics Club. She believes they should be outdoors taking part in a fantastic sport, having fun, getting fresh air and socialising with others.


Sarah still likes to race and compete and loves nothing better than running round the woods on a lovely, crisp, cold morning!

Nicci Clark

Juniors - Coach in Running Fitness (CIRF)

Nicci has always been a keen runner, but in particular, is very passionate about Cross Country running. During her time at school, she regularly represented Gloucestershire, in cross country races.

Nicci decided to become a coach as both of her children are keen and ambitious runners, to help them, and other young people in the club progress in a great sport and to achieve their full potential.

Nicci successfully completed the London Marathon in 2009, which she describes as a fantastic experience. She continues to enjoy competing in 10k and cross country races.

Nicci achieved her Level 2 Coach in Running Fitness (CIRF) qualification in December 2017 and coaches the Under 17 endurance runners at Harling AC.

Gary Brotherhood

Juniors - Athletics Coach

Gary has always been a keen sportsman and played a variety of sports to a good standard. He was an Army PTI where he taught recruits during their army recruitment phase. He represented his Corps in Cross Country and Athletics. His primary discipline was the 400m in which he achieved a personal best of 47.8 seconds.


Over the years he has completed a number of half marathons with his pb being 1 hour 24 minutes in the Great North Run. He has also completed the Brecon Beacons Tough Mudder, the Snowden 7 Challenge and the Edinburgh Marathon which he completed in 3 hours and 51 minutes.


Gary decided to become a coach to try to encourage others to engage in sport and to help them follow their dreams.

Kate Grantham

Juniors Coaching Assistant

Kate has always enjoyed being active and as a teenager was keen on cycling.


She joined the Harling AC about three years ago to support her daughter who enjoys running and decided to become a coach as she really believes that all children should get the opportunity to have fun while being active.

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Joe Denton

Seniors - Head Coach | Leader in Running Fitness

Paul Claughton

Seniors - Leader in Running Fitness

Sarah Fry

Seniors - Leader in Running Fitness

Martin Gooderham

Seniors - Leader in Running Fitness

James Grantham

Seniors - Leader in Running Fitness

Lesley Heath

Seniors - Leader in Running Fitness

Lizz Shaw

Seniors - Leader in Running Fitness

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