Coaching at The Saxons

We have a great team of coaches at the Saxons and they are always on hand at training sessions if anyone needs any advice. They take it in turns to run the weekly training sessions.  Please find below more information about them all.

Gordon Merfield - Head Coach

  • Gordon is a High Performance coach
  • He started running in 1982 and went on to do his first triathlon in 1983.
  • He has competed every year since, competing in all the distances from sprint to Ironman and winning age group championships
  • Competed in Ironman World Championships in Hawaii
  • 15 Ironman Competitions
  • 101 marathons
  • Founded two clubs, 1066 Triathletes in Hastings in 1990 and The Saxons in 2005
  • Has coached several junior and age group champions during his coaching career
Chirs Lucas - Coach

  • Holds an England Athletics Coach in Running Fitness qualification
  • Holds an England Athletics Coaching Assistant qualification
Richard Clark - Coach

Richard Clark

  • Holds an England Athletics Coach in Running Fitness qualification
  • Holds an England Athletics Leadership in Running Fitness qualification
Marion Walker - Coach

Marion Walker

  • Holds an England Athletics Coach in Running Fitness qualification
  • Holds an England Athletics Leadership in Running Fitness qualification
Sara Bloor - Assistant Coach

Sara Bloor

  • Holds an England Athletics Leadership in Running Fitness qualification
Shannen Wilson - Assistant Coach

  • Holds an England Athletics Leadership in Running Fitness qualification
Tina Church - Assistant Coach

Tina Church

  • Holds an England Athletics Leadership in Running Fitness qualification
  • Holds an England Athletics Coaching Assistant qualification
Jo Clifton - Assistant Coach

Jo Clifton

  • Holds an England Athletics Leadership in Running Fitness qualification
Ann Granger - Assistant Coach

Ann Granger

  • Holds an England Athletics Leadership in Running Fitness qualification
Keelan Smith - Assistant Coach

Keelan Smith

  • Holds an England Athletics Leadership in Running Fitness qualification
James Wilson - Assistant Coach

James Wilson

  • Holds an England Athletics Leadership in Running Fitness qualification
Mark Wright - Assistant Coach
  • Holds an England Athletics Leadership in Running Fitness qualification