James McDonald

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Club:Herne Hill

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James took over the training of Herne Hill Harriers Middle Distance Squad in December 2002 after the previous Coach,Ollie Wright who he assisted,moved to the North of England.Having had individual success within the squad with 3 or 4 getting to English Schools Finals each year , the rest of the squad developed rapidly over the next few years winning several Surrey County titles,South Of England and National Titles. IN 2011 Katie Snowden, his top Athlete at the time, made it to the finals of the 800m at the World Youth in Lille, France. She was a European Youth Olympic Trials finalist in Moscow and then won the Commonwealth Youth games on the Isle of Man. Shortly after that James was diagnosed with a terrible illness but kept going for the sake of his family and Middle Distance squad. The squad have since won many age group Championships as well as individual titles on the Track, Road and Cross Country with several of his athletes making up the bulk of Herne Hill Harriers teams, winning County, South Of England and National Titles. James was voted Wandsworth Coach of the year in 2008,England Athletics London Regional Development Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2013.In 2015 Wandsworth Active awarded James with an award for his Contribution to Sports.

Athletes Coached
NameClub AG  Sex  Best Event  Rank  AG  Year  Performance 
Leila AbandahHerne HillSENW
David Aisa MillerHerne HillU15M1500581U1320175:17.2
Mohammed AliHerne HillU20M
Jacob AlleyHerne HillU17M3000127U15201710:17.43
Flo AndersonHerne HillU20W
Annabella BaileyHerne HillU15W120032U1320183:58.9
Callum BalmeHerne HillU17M
Katie BalmeHerne HillU20W500019U20201819:20.24
Billie BarbourHerne HillU23W
Callum BarkerHerne HillU20M
Robin BebbingtonHerne HillU15M
Nathan BekeleHerne HillU23M
Ibrahim BelalHerne HillU23M
Harry BellHerne HillU15M800753U1320182:37.5
Ben BirchHerne HillU15M1500562U1320185:18.8
Saskia BirtHerne HillU17WPenU15W280U1520181811
Billy BlackHerne HillU23M
Phoebe BowenHerne HillU15W150042U1520184:46.44
Isabella BroughtonHerne HillSENW
Alfie BrownHerne HillU20M
Lily-Rose BrownHerne HillU13W60030U1320181:49.11
Michael BrownHerne HillU23M
Oak BuchanHerne HillU13M1500127U1320184:55.96
Paul BurgessHerne HillU20M
Jess ButlandHerne HillU17W1500420U1520175:11.29
Sam CamenzuliHerne HillU17M
Ashleigh CampbellHerne HillU23W
Paul ChalobahHerne HillU20M
Joshua ChapmanHerne HillU13M800684U1320182:36.4
Kai ChatterjeeHerne HillU17M
Scarlett ChatterjeeHerne HillU13W
Jonathan ChenHerne HillU20M
Alex ChiltonHerne HillU20M
Christo ChiltonHerne HillU15M15005U1320184:29.79
Aaron ClarkHerne HillU23M
Sam CohenHerne HillU20M
Tatiana CookeHerne HillU20W3000119U20201710:53.72
Evan Cowell-NewHerne HillU15M1500739U1320185:24.9
Ned CraddockHerne HillU20M
Poppy Craig-McFeelyHerne HillU17W150082U1520184:52.08
Zachary CrowtherHerne HillU15M80012U1320182:15.7
Zoe CruywagenHerne HillU15W1500603U1520185:20.58
Abigail CunninghamHerne HillU17W
Fraser CunninghamHerne HillU23M
Isabella D'AmicoHerne HillU17W
Mohamed Et TaheriHerne HillU23M
Maggie FairnHerne HillU17W
Sebastian FallowfieldHerne HillU20M
Max FerrariHerne HillU23M
Dominic FlavellHerne HillU23M
Armelle FolkesHerne HillSENW
Iris ForsterHerne HillU15W800714U1520182:34.4
Oscar GleaveHerne HillU20M
Olivia GoodwinHerne HillU20W
Eimear GriffinHerne HillU20W80076U2020182:17.1
Fred HakeHerne HillU13M800674U1320182:36.2
Ursula HallHerne HillU17WTJ142U17201810.01
Rosie HammondHerne HillU17W150047U1520174:47.41
Robert HansonHerne HillU23M
Benjamin HarrisonSouth LondonU17M300033U1520189:38.44
Jacob HarrisonSouth LondonU17M300077U15201810:02.53
Georgie HayHerne HillU23W
Maisie HilaireHerne HillSENW
Susannah HirstHerne HillU17W3000120U17201811:00.18
Freddy HodgsonHerne HillU20M
Eva HollandHerne HillU17W15009U1520184:39.12
Hebe HunterHerne HillU15W150075U1520184:51.02
Fabian HurstHerne HillU15M800115U1320172:24.15
Alex JackHerne HillU15M
Sophie JackHerne HillU11W
Nathaniel JacquesHerne HillU23M
Jasper JohnsonHerne HillU20M
Harvey KandeHerne HillU15M800134U1520182:09.56
Jaden KennedyHerne HillU17M800138U1520182:09.9
Isobel KershawHerne HillU20W
Lulu KingHerne HillU17W800178U1520172:23.6
Turkay KorkmazHerne HillU20M
Charlie KrammerHerne HillU17M3000158U1720189:33.17
Phillipa La RoseeHerne HillSENW
Rosalie LabanHerne HillU13W1500518U1320185:48.3
Olivia LamontHerne HillU23W
Izzie Lamport-WentHerne HillU20W
Jamal LangleyHerne HillSENM
Timothy LeakeHerne HillU23M
Ji-Min LeeHerne HillU23M
Joshua Lee-BaumHerne HillU13M800124U1320182:25.4
James McDonaldHerne HillV55M
Fraser McIntoshHerne HillU23M
Francesca MeadeHerne HillU23W
Mohamed MohamudHerne HillU20M
Imran NadewHerne HillU20M
Malik NehailiBelgraveU20M
Ella NewtonHerne HillU20W150018U2020184:29.77
Lily NewtonHerne HillU20W1500SCW37U1720185:31.35
Johanna NicholsonHerne HillU15W150018U1320185:01.43
Edward OlsenHerne HillU23M800378ALL20181:56.73
Lucy OlsenHerne HillU20W
Isobel PenniceardHerne HillU17W150073U1720184:47.10
James PettemHerne HillU23M
Charles PhilpotHerne HillSENM
Victoria PickenHerne HillU23W
Jessica Quartey-PigottHerne HillSENW
Francesca Reid LloydHerne HillU23W
Toby ReynoldsHerne HillU17M
Joe RobertsHerne HillU17M1500172U1520184:30.78
Sophia SahaiHerne HillU13W600118U1320181:55.0
Alice SetyabuleHerne HillU20W
Daisy SetyabuleHerne HillU20W
Maddie ShawHerne HillU20W
Emma SimpsonHerne HillU20W
Jacob SolonHerne HillU17M
Alice Stevens-CoxHerne HillU13W
Luke Stevens-CoxHerne HillU17M800229U1520172:11.92
Matilda Stevens-CoxHerne HillU17W1500102U1520184:53.97
Eleanor StrattonHerne HillU20W
Jessica TabrahamHerne HillU17WHepU17W95U1720183265
John TayleurHerne HillSENM3000SC132ALL201710:17.47
Jacob TaylorHerne HillU15M1500619U1520184:51.34
Stella ThomasHerne HillU15WLJ249U1520184.70
Hannah TompkinsHerne HillU20W
Zoe TompkinsHerne HillU20W1500SCW10U2020185:07.07
Lily Waldeck-EvansHerne HillU17W
Hannah WebbHerne HillU23W
Jake WendonHerne HillU23M
Alex WheeldonHerne HillSENM
Layla WilkinsonHerne HillU17W80031U1520182:17.17
Kayah WilksHerne HillU20W800193U1720172:22.86
Sophie WilliamsHerne HillU17WHJ188U1520181.48
Thomas WodajoHerne HillU23M
Samuel WoodsEdinburgh ACSENM
Merhawi YemaneHerne HillU23M

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