Craig Stewart has been involved with Harmeny AC since 2011. He started coaching in 2012 and was awarded his Coaching Assistant award in October of that year. In May of 2015 he passed his UK Athletics Coach course. Craig was a talented junior runner, but only recently started running again running his first marathon a week after his 40th birthday and regularly represents Harmeny at local cross country events.
Derek JohnstonUK Athletics Level 3 Coach
Derek’s first venture into coaching was as a Level 2 Triathlon coach in the dim and distant past and when his oldest child joined Harmeny in 2010, it was no surprise he joined the coaching team son after that. Achieved his Athletics Coach/Level 2 award in 2012 then Level 3 Event group (jumps) award in 2013. Derek likes to coach all events but combined events and high jump are his special interests. Only running he does these days is with his dog! Outside of athletics, a complete guitar geek!
Andy RossUKA Level 3 Coach
Andy joined Harmeny in 2015 after a spell competing in multi-sport events. A keen runner himself you will see him cheering on kids and competing in cross country events over the winter, describing it as ’’the best day out ever’’.
Andy coaches endurance and middle distance and team manages for cross country and track & field events throughout the year.
Lorraine BoydUK Athletics Level 3 Coach
Lorraine ran for Whitemoss AAC during her teenage years, competing in all events. She later took part in several Heptathlon competitions. Moved to Edinburgh in 2009 to study Sport and Exercise Science. Lorraine has her Level 3 Athletics coach qualification and has been coaching for 3 years. She is is also getting back into her personal running.
Graeme StewartUK Athletics Level 2 Coach
Graeme’s a level 2 Athletics coach. He currently coaches the Club Session at Craigmount, and the junior endurance group at Saughton. He is also the Club Development Officer. He coaches a large number of Active Schools sessions around SW Edinburgh and West Lothian. He’s completed ultras up to the Great Glen at 73 miles, but still aims to get the WHW feather in his cap.
Ryan KyleUKA level 2 Coach
Ryan joined athletics in 2015 with a focus on sprinting. Since then he has been training and competing regularly as a sprinter with performances meeting the UK Power of 10 standards across all distances. He joined Harmeny AC in early 2018 as a Coaching Assistant, and will be a UKA Athletics Level 2 Sprints Coach by the end of 2019. Ryan coaches on Monday evenings at Saughton/Balerno HS
Ian BeattieRunning Fitness Coach
Ian started running 30 years ago and in that time has completed more than 100 marathons / ultra-marathons and more than 100 half marathons. Over the years he has lived in various parts of Scotland and was a member of Troon Tortoises, Central AC, Strathearn Harriers and Portobello prior to joining Harmeny. He is the Chairman of Scottish Athletics, a post he has held since 2012, and sits on the Members’ Council of UK Athletics. He has been the Race Director of the West Highland Way Race since 2010, a race he has completed 8 times. Ian qualified as a Coach in Running Fitness in 2018. He leads a senior training group on a Tuesday evening in the centre of Edinburgh, and coaches a number of senior endurance runners.
Jonathan KennedyUKA Level 3 Coach
Jonathan is a level three coach in Sprints, Hurdles, Endurance and Jumps. He began running at 15 and started at Larkhall YMCA harriers. Not long after starting athletics he started his coaching journey. Before joining Harmeny Jonathan worked at Livingston AC through a Scottish athletics post and worked at developing their RJT program and club outreach as well as their club athletes. Jonathan is still a competitive athlete himself and focuses on middle distance in the summer and XC in the winter. You will find Jonathan either coaching or training and is happy to help anyone he can who wishes to improve.
Darren CavaroliRunning Fitness Coach
Darren has been running with Harmeny AC since 2007. He completed his first marathon in 2007 and regularly competes with a number of top 10 finishes and age group podium finishes to his name. He has also won a Park Run event and competes for the club in district and national cross country events. He has completed his Jog Leaders course in 2009 and his UKA Coach in Running Fitness (CIRF) which focuses on distance running.
Jane LeaskUK Athletics Level 2 Coach
Jane has always had a keen interest in sport. During her time at school she joined Falkirk Victoria Harriers and competed in cross country and 1500m track events. She studied Sports Science and Exercise Physiology at University and then worked as a health and fitness instructor for 8 years. During this time she completed her Athletics Assistant Coaching course and then more recently in 2018 she completed her Athletics Lead Coach Qualification. Jane has competed in 10km running races over the years in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Wales. Jane initially coached athletics with Active Schools and has now joined us at the beginning of 2018 to coach for Harmeny.
Nicky FreedmanLevel 3 Personal Trainer and Jog Scotland Leader
Nicky has been running with Harmeny AC since 2009 and loves all types of running. To date she has completed 18 marathons (Boston, New York, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, London, Edinburgh to name a few!) and she is also a keen triathlete previously completing Ironman Wales.
She also coaches core & strength for Pentland Triathletes and is a qualified personal trainer.