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. In June 2023 one of our athletes came 3rd in the under 17 steeplechase final at English Schools.
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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. I recently led a successful group of 30 juniors on a running weekend at Loughborough University.
In April 2023 I represented my country in the World Duathlon Championship in Ibiza. I came 4th in my age group and won both runs. This has qualified me for Australia in 2024. I currently sit 7th in my age group for the 3k with a time of 938. 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.
I am a British Athletics Qualified Coach. I have been coaching running and athletics for a number of years now, first at Chiltern Harriers before focusing on Kudos Athletics. I have always enjoyed participating and competing in sport, especially running and swimming. As a teenager I was both a county swimmer and county runner but it was running I loved best. I enjoyed national success at both cross country and track events, especially 1500m and 3000m, achieving silver and bronze medals at the English Schools Track and Field championships. I am still very involved in running and compete in events ranging from cross country to half marathons and in 2019 I competed in the London Marathon, achieving a Good for Age qualifying time. I also swim with the Masters at Amersham Swimming Club and enjoy open water swimming. I have recently taken up cycling and competed in my first triathlon at Blenheim Palace coming 2nd in my age group.
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Peter is a qualified PE teacher and currently working at The Beacon School in Amersham. He has many years experience coaching athletes of all ages in a variety of sports, including cross country and athletics. He has a Master's degree in Strength and Conditioning, which allowed him to further develop his knowledge of athletic development in both an adult and youth setting.
He grew up playing a variety of sports and competed to Club level at both Swimming and Rugby. During his time at university, he started to take running more seriously and has competed at a variety of distances from Half Marathons up to Ultra Marathons. He finished 14th in the Thames Trot Ultra 2021, covering 75km of the Thames path from Oxford to Henley.
Hannah is currently studying A-levels at Dr Challoner's High school. She has been running at Chiltern Harriers since the age of 8 and has competed in county, regional and national competitions for her club and school. She previously swam at Amersham Swimming Club for 10 years competing at county and regional levels.
Ethan is studying A Levels at Dr Challoner's Grammar School and is a qualified England Athletics Assistant Coach. 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 is currently studying A levels at Dr Challoner's High School. She has swum at ASC for 10 years and ran for Chiltern Harriers for 10 years. She raced for England for XC in 2022, and raced for GBR for triathlon for the last 3 years, winning the World Sprint Championships for her age group in 2023 in Hamburg. She has a 5km time of 17.23 and is a qualified England Athletics assistant coach.
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.
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 recently finished his A-Levels at Dr Challoners, aspiring to become an engineer in the near future. 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 swims at a national level, recently finishing 6th in the 18 year old age group at British Championships 2023 for the 100 metres butterfly. Over the next year, Matthew plans to work as a PE support teacher at a local school while progressing his swimming further before university.
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 has completed 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 recently competed internationally for team GB in sprint triathlon, placing 6th. She has reached English Schools for 1500m Steeplechase and placed 4th 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.
Alex is currently in year 11 studying his GCSEs. Alex has been running for chiltern harriers for 9 years now. He was also a swimmer at ASC for 7 years. Alex is currently 3rd in the UK for park run with a time of 15.56 and raced at English Schools in June in the 3k.
My year 5 son has recently joined Kudos and has absolutely loved every minute. He loves the variety and the structure of the sessions and his speed and fitness have greatly improved in just a short space of time - in fact, he wants to go running all of the time now! Thank you so much to the fabulous coaches for making every session so enjoyable and so worthwhile!
Rebecca, Chesham (July 2023)
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)
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:
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.
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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.
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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.