Many thanks to Bud Baldaro for a very educational and inspiring talk on June 23rd. Also, many thanks to everyone that came along and interacted on the super Q&A session. It was fun, interactive and very inspirational!
Remember one of the key messages was to enjoy your running! So please continue to do so!! 🙂
Bud Baldaro is the University of Birmingham’s endurance coach, an England Athletics mentor, is an ASICS PRO Team member, has been the GB coach for XC and marathon, writes articles for RunnersWorld, the Telegraph and several other national papers, websites and magazines and has coached athletes from School up to International level.
And he’s joining us for an hour to impart his knowledge and to answer your questions relating to half-marathon training. So if you’re planning a fast Autumn half hoping to break 90 minutes, or you’re taking on the challenge of your first half-marathon, come along and see what you can learn.
When? 6-7pm, Monday June 23rd
Where? Upstairs room, Rowheath Pavilion
What? An informal talk on half-marathon training and a Q&A session with Bud Baldaro
Who? The talk is open to all current members of Bournville Harriers
Send your questions in advance in the comments below. Or just turn up with the questions on the night.
“During his career Bud’s coached at Cardiff and Loughborough Universities. Teaching at Wednesfield High, he helped the school to county and area titles. He also met Tony Milovsorov there. Bud later guided ‘Milo’ to a 2.09 marathon and the Commonwealth Games.
Bud’s long history with Tipton Harriers goes back to 1972. He started feeding lots of youngsters from Wednesfield to the club, with great results. One big highlight was having the club and school enter a 100 x 1 mile relay. As Tipton coach Bud looked after many of their top runners. Athletes like Tony Milosorov, Eddie Wedderburn, John Wheway, Tony Graham – the list goes on. The 80s and 90s were golden years for the club. Under Bud’s guidance, they once won all eight national titles in a year.
As a coach, Bud’s worked with a host of athletic stars. Regular visitors to his home included Tegla Laroupe, Olga Bondarenko, Arturio Barrios, and Hendrick Ramaala. Bud’s also coached top athletes like:
Hannah England – World 1500m silver medallist
Bev Nicholson – Commonwealth Games 1500m bronze medallist
Marion Sutton – twice Chicago marathon winner
Eddie Wedderburn – World Student steeplechase silver medallist
Hatti Dean – GB track and cross country star
. . . plus numerous GB internationals and national champions”*
*Read more about Bud on his website here: http://www.budsrun.co.uk/bud-baldaro/