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What We Offer

We are passionate about helping children and adults improve their fitness. Our carefully created training modules allow each athlete to progress at a speed designed around their own individual needs. We are both fully qualified England Athletics coaches and are very experienced in the delivery of athletics coaching to both children and adults. This coaching has seen a number of our athletes win national events. In March 2022 two of our athletes competed for England at cross country. In February 2022 our under 15 boys became the National Cross Country Champions at Parliament Hill, London. All we ever ask of our athletes is that they listen, work hard and most importantly, have fun.

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  • After-school clubs
  • Weekend athletics clubs
  • Adult running groups
  • Athletics Sports Camps
  • Core and Conditioning Clubs

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Charity

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity provides specialist nurses and support for seriously ill children. Roald Dahl Nurse Lesley works across Buckinghamshire caring for children with blood conditions like Sickle Cell Anaemia. With any long term health condition like this, exercise and a healthy diet managed in the right way are so important. Kudos Athletics supports this wonderful cause through fundraising activities and by encouraging you to call and check them out.

Testimonials

Hi Nick, just wanted to say thank you for you and your teams efforts this term. My son Joseph (Y3) has thoroughly enjoyed it; and has benefitted hugely from the coaching. He has learnt how to pace himself; but more importantly that his limits are much higher than he thinks. Watching him complete interval 200m sprints took me back years! Many thanks to you and your team.

Graham, Amersham (July 2022)

Thank you very much Becky & Nick for a fantastic Athletics track day on Saturday! All three of my children had the best time experiencing running on an athletics track, trying new events like long jump and high jump and competing against other children of a similar age! It was incredibly well organized, a lot of fun and a great experience for them. Thank you! They can't wait for the next one!

Parent, Chorleywood (July 2022)

Josh always tells me after each session how much he has enjoyed it. I very much appreciate the support and encouragement you have given him during his time with you, and I have definitely seen an increase in his confidence and level of fitness.

Ann, Amersham (June 2022)

My daughter absolutely loves training with Kudos. A great opportunity to continue to improve her cross country skills and running technique, and for her to meet other children outside of her school. The coaching from Becky and Nick is so inspiring, positive and encouraging, that my daughter loves to attend every week - rain, hail or shine.

Jessica, Amersham (November 2021)

My year 7 daughter is now participating in her third term with Kudos and trains on both Saturdays and Sundays with them. Her running strength, stamina, speed and confidence have all increased significantly through the excellent coaching they provide. Her older brother trains and competitively races for Chiltern Harriers (also coached by Nick & Becky) will need to watch out!

Abigail, Amersham (November 2021)

Thank you SO much!! My daughter was absolutely chuffed to bits to receive the medal today. Really appreciate how you are supporting and encouraging her!! She is enthused and keen to return, what more could we ask for?

Parent (November 2021)

These classes have been absolutely amazing! They have helped improve my fitness, given me tons of motivation and helped my mental health along the way! Such fun, Thank you!

Nikki, Chesham (November 2021)

Megan absolutely loved her first run on Saturday. She said everyone was very friendly and she thought the training was great. She even asked to go for a run before school today, so she might have the running bug!

Natalie, Beaconsfield (September 2020)

What a brilliant afternoon the children had today! Specialist coaching on a 'real' track and lots of encouragement to give everything a good go whatever their ability. Sprinting, shotputting, long jumping, relaying and middle distance running... it was amazing how much they squeezed in.

Catherine, Chesham (October 2020)

Our two daughters love going to Kudos training. Nick and Becky make their sessions fun, engaging and inspiring whilst offering technical tips and building strength, stamina and confidence. Our daughters were so inspired they decided to run 10km from home to School for their School’s “Walk to School” initiative. They enjoyed it so much they’re already planning their next challenge!

Charlotte, Amersham (November 2021)

Just wanted to thank you for the session today. Milo was absolutely beaming when he got home!! He loved it! And was clearly chuffed to bits to receive his medal! It's so good to have them back having fun and able to enjoy after school activities but also brilliant you've inspired him about athletics! "Best club ever!"

Jo, Amersham (November 2021)

Our Team

Our team are fully qualified, DBS and safeguard checked. See our Welfare Policy. We are also first-aid trained and fully insured.

Nick

Nick

My name is Nick Hughes and I am a British Athletics Qualified Coach. I am also a Level 2 gym instructor. Though I can teach various track and field events, I particularly specialise in endurance running. I have been a coach at Chiltern Harriers for 10 years, and in that time have coached over 500 athletes. I am currently responsible for 60 athletes ranging from year 5 to year 11. Within this group, we have a number of extremely talented athletes. This group have won a number of national titles both individually and as teams over the past 6 years.

In September 2021 I represented my country in the European Standard Triathlon in Valencia. I won my age group run, and was 8th fastest in the run overall. In September I also qualified for the European Championships in Germany in 2022. I also competed in several track races in both the 3k and 1500. I finished the season in 9th for my age group in the 3k. You can follow me on Strava if you want to get some new ideas for adult running. Get in touch for more information.

Becky

Becky

I have always enjoyed sport, especially running and swimming, and have spent a lot of time both training and competing over the years. I was a county swimmer throughout my teenage years and also ran competitively, regularly representing the county and training with the regional youth elite team. I enjoyed national success at both cross country and track events, especially 800m, 1500m and 3000m, achieving silver and bronze medals at the English Schools Track and Field championships. I am still very involved in sport, and swim with the Masters at Amersham Swimming Club and also run for Chiltern Harriers. I compete in events ranging from cross country races to half marathons and I competed in the 2019 London Marathon, achieving a Good for Age qualifying time.

Assistant Coaches

Ethan

Ethan

Ethan is studying at Dr Challoners Grammar School. He has been running at Chiltern Harriers for 5 years and has represented the club and county in numerous cross country races. Most recently he won both the National Cross Country Relays and the English Schools Cross Country cup with his team. Ethan is also a competitive swimmer and has been swimming for Amersham Swimming Club for 6 years. He competes at county and regional level and this year reached the national schools swimming finals. Ethan loves to climb and achieved 11th place in his age group at the National indoor climbing championships.

Maddie

Maddie

Maddie is currently studying GCSES at Challoners High school and has a GCSE in PE. She has swum for ASC for 8 years and ran for Chiltern Harriers for 10 years reaching English Schools in 2021. She has a PB of 4.44 for the 1500m. She is a qualified English Athletics Coaching Assistant. She is the current under 20 European Sprint Champion winning in Valencia in September 2021.

Noah

Noah

Noah has swum competitively for Amersham Swimming Club for 8 years, winning at county level and reaching regional level. He is currently ranked 1st in the county and 8th in the region in both the 800m and 1500m freestyle. Along with his team he reached the finals of the English schools swimming gala and was placed 16th in the country. Noah has also represented his school for cross country, and on two occasions his team got to the national final and placed 4th. Noah has also climbed competitively reaching national level, and was among the top 25 people in his age group in the country. Noah is currently studying at Dr Challoner's Grammar School.

Will

Will

Will is studying A-levels at Dr Challoner's Grammar School and aiming to do medicine at University. He has run with Chiltern Harriers for 5 years and competes successfully in off-road duathlons. He is a competitive cyclist specializing in cross-country mountain biking, competing at National Level for the last 7 years and achieving a top 10 ranking. He is a qualified assistant athletics coach and a volunteer coach at Hillingdon Slipstreamers cycling club.

Orla

Orla

Orla is currently studying A-levels at Dr Challoners Grammar School. She was a competitive swimmer at Amersham Swim Club and represented the club in numerous galas. Orla has trained and competed for Chiltern Harriers since Year 4 in both cross country and track and field events reaching National Level. She competed at 1500m at the English Schools National championships with a PB of 4:37. Orla is hoping to study Marine Biology at University.

Matthew

Matthew

Matthew is currently studying A-Levels at Dr Challoners, aspiring to be a mechanical engineer. Matthew began running at the age of 7 and joined Chiltern Harriers at the age of 9. He competed at county, regional and national events for both Cross Country and Athletics. Currently Matthew is competing to a national level in swimming, achieving 6 national times for the 2021 English Winter Championships.

Bailey

Bailey

Bailey is studying in sixth form at Dr Challoners Grammar School with a plan to serve in the army and eventually teach. He used to compete and train with Chiltern Harriers and for school in cross country and track competitions for 4 years and swam for Amersham Swimming Club for 6 years reaching county level and now participates in a range of sports (running, swimming, football, basketball) for fitness.

Frankie

Frankie

Frankie is currently studying GCSEs, and has a GCSE in PE. She's been running at Chiltern Harriers since she was 8, and competes at a national level for running. She has reached English Schools for 1500m Steeplechase and holds the all-time record for U13 1200m. She enjoys to compete in shot put and she swims at county level for Amersham Swimming Club.

Our Achievements

Over the past 2 years, the Kudos Athletics coaches have been responsible for coaching a number of individuals and teams at national level. Their achievements include:

  • 5 athletes through to English Schools in Manchester July 2022
  • 2 athletes running for England in cross country March 2022
  • National Cross Country Champions March 2022 (under 15)
  • National Cross Country Relay Champions March 2022 (under 15)
  • Southern Cross Country Relay Champions February 2022 (under 15)
  • National Relay Cross Country Champions Under-15s November 2021
  • European Under 20 Sprint Triathlon Champion
  • Southern Relay Cross Country Champions Under-15s October 2021
  • First place, both individually and team, at the National Schools Cross Country Final
  • First individual place at the National Schools Cross Country Year 7
  • Second team place at the National Cross Country Championship
  • First place in both the male and female Cross Country County Championships under-13s
  • London Junior Triathlon Champions 2018 and 2019
  • National Road Relay Champions, under-13 female and male 2019
  • South of England Cross Country Individual and Team Winners for the under 13 male and female at Parliament Hill January 2020
  • Under-13 boys team first place, February 2020, Nottingham
  • March 2022 two athletes selected to run for England at under 17 and under 15 level
  • February 2022 National Cross Country Champions under 15 boys

Benefits of Physical Activity

England Athletics

Evidence demonstrates that frequent physical activity, such as running, can substantially improve the physical fitness and health of children and young people. In particular, there is strong evidence that physical activity will lead to stronger heart and lungs, improved muscular fitness, stronger bones and more favourable levels of body fat. There is also some evidence that physical activity can reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression and improve academic achievement.

- England Athletics

Learning Tree

Children learn their range of motion, balance, muscle strength, coordination, and endurance. The role of active play has been established not just as a part of learning, but as the basis for overall healthy social and emotional development.

- Learning Tree