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European Speed Conference 2014

European Speed Conference 2014

Bookings are now open for the 2014 European Speed Conference, which will take place on 8th and 9th November at The Belfry in Birmingham.

Hosted by British Athletics and England Athletics, the conference forms part of the European Athletics Coaching Summit Series and this year brings together some of the world’s leading coaches and sports scientists to explore key themes important to the development of speed athletes. 

Amongst those confirmed as speaking are:

  • Malcolm Arnold – coach to Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth Champions, including former World Record holder in the 110mH, Colin Jackson.
  • Peter Aargard – renowned sports scientists and expert on training tendons for health and performance
  • Loren Seagrave – top US sprints coach whose Olympic champion athletes include Pauline Davis and Angelo Taylor.
  • Zig St Clair Gibson – Neuroscientist and expert on fatigue and its impact on performance
  • Lloyd Cowan – coach to Olympic and double World Champion Christine Ohuruogu.
  • Steve Fudge – coach to 2014 European Champions James Dasaolu and Adam Gemili, and IPC Athletics World and European Champion Jonny Peacock.
  • Benke Blomkvist – former long-term coach of women’s 60mH World Record holder, Susanna Kallur.

British Athletics’ Event Group Lead for Sprints, Tony Hadley, said:

“We’re very happy to be hosting this year’s European Speed Conference. We are delighted with the quality of the line up that blends the best of speed science with practical coaching experience. With such a high profile line up we expect this years event to sell out quickly so I encourage everyone to book as soon as possible. I look forward to welcoming you to The Belfry in November.”

To book, visit

  • British Athletics Coaches can login to uLearn using their regular login credentials and have this event added to their CPD profile.
  • European and other coaches can book as 'guests'.

European Speed Conference: Event Flyer (pdf file, 0.67Mb)

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Venue details

The Event will take place at the Belfry

The Belfry, Lichfield Road, Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B76 9PR 

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