Rob Denmark is relishing what lies ahead for him after joining the British Athletics endurance programme as a national institute coach.
Denmark, who won 5000m gold at the Commonwealth Games in 1994, will coach full-time in Loughborough as part of the new role.
He has been the man behind the rise of teenager Jessica Judd, who reached both the Commonwealth and European 800m finals this summer, and will work with head of endurance Barry Fudge.
Denmark will also liaise with the programme’s key advisors Steve Cram and Paula Radcliffe and can’t wait to get started in Loughborough.
“I’m delighted to have been given this opportunity and it’s one that I’m really looking forward to,” said Denmark.
“This summer we have seen British athletes reaping the rewards of the British Athletics Endurance Programme which certainly bodes well for the next few years.”
And head of endurance Fudge is welcoming Denmark as a national institute coach in Loughborough with open arms.
“Coaching is a fundamental part of preparing athletes to compete at the highest level,” he said.
“I am confident Rob’s skill set will complement the vision of the endurance programme to produce athletes who stand on the start line and are the best prepared in the world.”
© Sportsbeat 2014