Simon Mennell


This year 2017 I have worked on developing my skill set further and qualified as a level 2 gym instructor and a level 3 personal trainer.



England Athletics Tutor (for Leadership in Running & Fitness and Coach in Running & Fitness)

England Athletics Coach Assessor

England Athletics Regional Trainer

Passed 23 Endurance Modules and Integration Day

Level 3 British Athletics Coach

Coach in Running & Fitness

UEFA Football Coach Level B

I have been involved in running since the age of 11. I competed in middle distance and cross country at county level. I now enjoy Road Running, competing in distances ranging from 5km to Ultra Marathon. As to date I have completed over 50 Marathons and 3 Ultra Marathons, with a personal best time of 3 hours 3 minutes for the Marathon.

I started my coaching career in Football at the age of 20. Then I was fortunate to work for Ipswich Town Ladies, starting as a Community Coach before moving up to First Team Coach. For the last 8 years I have been coaching Athletes from the age of 9 upwards to help them achieve their goals over distances ranging from 800m to the Marathon. I coach athletes of all abilities and ages as I enjoy helping them to become the best that they can be. My passion for coaching has led me to become a British Athletics Tutor and Coach Assessor, where I take great pleasure in teaching others how to take on the role of Leadership or Coach. 

My work as a Sports and Remedial Masseur helps me to understand how the body works and how to prevent injury. This knowledge has proved to be invaluable when coaching.


Recent Awards

Simon Mennell Accepting The Educator Award, 3rd September 2016


Dear Simon

Congratulations, you have been nominated for ‘The Educator Award’.

Your colleagues have noticed your passion for personal development, which has contributed to your professional and cheerful teaching style. You have also demonstrated all attributes of the ATHLETICS mnemonic. Well done.

The panel have now met and the winner of the award will be announced at the Tutor Conference on the 3rd September.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Kind regards,




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