My name is Chris Johnson, 44 year's old from Blaydon. I’m a full time police officer of 23 years and qualified as a level 2 athletics coach, specialising in jumps.
I ran for Blaydon Harriers as a youth and have always had a passion for the club. My two young children now run at the club and this inspired me to get into coaching the kids.
Outside of harriers I am also a qualified swimming teacher and coach kids at Blaydon Swimming Club on a Monday evening.
My aim is to deliver a range of fun running, throwing and jumping activities to the groups over the year, working on fundamental movement skills and coordination, introducing the kids to as many field and track events as possible so as when they reach 12 and move to the junior group they will have an idea what area they may like to specialise in.