Our City Running School is our first centre to be opened right in the heart of the city. It is a continuation of our relationship with Sweatshop in joining with them on this exciting new running destination. The facility will include a state of the art gym, physio practice, an altitude centre and one of the largest Sweatshop stores in the country.
Our centre is managed by Verity Ansell our head of UK Training and Development and Mike Antoniades Founder and Performance Director of The Running School.
Mike has been a coach for 26 years and has worked in the UK, Europe and the USA. He has worked with a number of professional athletes and clubs from different sports including soccer, rugby, basketball and track and field. He is a qualified UEFA A Coach, Speed Coach, Strength & Conditioning Coach and Rehabilitation Specialist.
Mike has run Sport Dimensions, the sister company of The Running School, since 2001 and launched The Running School in 2008
RUNNING COACH AND MANAGER OF CITY
Verity Ansell a sport science and dance graduate from Roehampton University. She is NSCA qualified strength and conditioning coach and has experience in a range of sports.
Verity is an ex county level runner with a 10k PB of 32:06 but now dedicates herself to her passion rowing. She is currently training with Vesta Rowing Club with the ultimate goal of reaching GB standard.
Verity has a background in running from working in a specialist running store, she joined the Running School team in 2010.
Stefanie has a MSc in Sports Biomechanics from Liverpool John Moore’s University, having previously graduated from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, with a BSc (HONS) in Sport and Exercise Science.
Stefanie is passionate about running technique and sports footwear development. She has previously attended ASICS professional development workshops specifically looking at: the Physiological and Biomechanical demands of running; Rehabilitation of the injured runner; and the Future of Running.
Stefanie's research has included turning biomechanics of semi professional footballers wearing varied stud configurations and landing forces when running and walking.