Gateshead Harriers & Athletics Club Life Members
Life Members of Gateshead Harriers & Athletics Club are members of the club who have made an exceptional contribution to the club, usually over years and years of selfless dedication or by putting the club firmly on the map with their exceptional achievements as a Gateshead Harrier.
Life Membership is proposed by other members of the club at the AGM with a vote cast to bestow this award.
We are very proud to be associated with our Life Members and here’s a little bit about them…
Middle/Long Distance Coach & Team Manager
Over the decades he has been Winter Senior Team Manager several times with the teams winning many Northern and National medals and titles along the way, he was the Club’s first Senior Men’s Team Manager for the Track and Field, when Gateshead Harriers first became an all round Athletics Club.
He started coaching (Middle Distance/Endurance disciplines) in the early 1970’s and continues to do so today; he has developed young athletes through the age groups and produced many athletes of International standard on the Road, X-country and Track disciplines in various age groups both female and male.
In 2007 John was voted Coach of the Year (from all sports) in the BBC North East Sports Awards and in 2008 he was presented with the “Gateshead Award” for outstanding service to the community.
Athlete & President
Track & Field Manager
Coach and former Chair
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