Strength and Conditioning Level 3

This weekend I’ll be delivering part of a Strength and Conditioning training course at Leeds Met University.

My session is at the start of Day 2 and is on Speed Development and Plyometric Training.

Strength and Conditioning Education

The course is a 3 Day Accelerated Coach Development Level 3 Programme – 1st4Sport Level 3 in Strength and Conditioning run by Strength and Conditioning Education

If you’re already going, then come and say hi!

strength and conditioning


Sprint Training – Oxford


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Craig Pickering  has recently retired from a career in top class athletics
Craig has a 100m PB of 10.14 so he is seriously fast!
His career highlight was a World Championship Bronze medal in the 4x100m Relay
For the past 2 years ( 2012-2014) he switched  from athletics to Bobsleigh and was poised to become one of a very few people to represent GB in a summer and winter Olympic games before he had a serious back injury just weeks before Sochi in 2014 that forced him to retire.
Craig  has a degree in Sports Science and is about to move to  Exeter where he will be developing his coaching career.
We are lucky to have Craig come to Oxford and do 3 x 90 minute Coaching sessions at Oxford Harlequins Marston Ferry Road, OX2 7EE on
Tues 19th August    6.00-7.30 (FULL)
Weds 20th August  6.00-7.30
Thu    21st August   6.00-7.30
These sessions are open to children 10-18 that play any sports not just rugby.
There are a maximum of 15 spaces available per session and you can book to come for 1,2 0r 3 sessions
If you have any queries then contact
You can book your space by Paypal
Individual session £10
See the full details and to book here:

Speed Training with Craig

Craig will be taking a speed training day at the City of Salisbury Athletics Club on 13 September.

Speed Training

Speed Training

If you would like to arrange your own speed training day with Craig, leave a comment below with an email and we will get back to you to discuss. Speed training can be arranged for athletics, team sports (rugby, football, basketball etc) or for individuals.

Sessions can include learning speed drills, maximum speed techniques, acceleration and motor skill development.

Craig is happy to share his experiences as an elite athlete in both athletics and bobsleigh and the sessions can include photographs and autographs.

Depending on numbers and cost, Craig will also take video and provide individual analysis.

Ongoing support

For those who wish for Craig to develop individual training programmes for them, this can be arranged for a modest fee.