Coaching Biography – Andrew Kennard

Name:- Andrew Kennard
Contact Details:- 020 893 1921 or 07734 298 495

I have been involved in athletics for over 3 decades, starting my career as an 800m/ 400 Hurdler for Enfield Harriers, before moving to Woodford Green AC in the mid eighties.  I moved to Walton AC 20 years ago and concentrated solely on the 400 hurdles, which still today remains my specialist event (and I am still the club record holder!).
During the later part of my running career I was fortunate to be coached by one of the world’s most travelled and respected coaches, Jim Alford, the 1938 British Empire Games Gold medalist over 1500m and first National Coach for Wales in 1948.
Currently a level 2 sprints coach, I now look after the senior sprinters and hurdlers at the club.  The squad train on Tuesday/ Thursday evenings and Saturday or Sunday mornings.  Throughout my athletics career I have gained widespread knowledge of general conditioning/ fitness programmes and ‘technical’ drills to enable athletes to fulfill their potential. Any athlete is welcome to join the squad, as long as they have the desire and passion to work hard.
Other involvement
I am also a qualified marksman and track judge, and when fit and if time permits compete in veterans competitions.

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