Dave Shaw

Dave has been a member of Bolton United Harriers since 1986 and competed for them regularly across all age groups.

He is the present Club President, Coaching Co-ordinator, Road Team Manager and is a Life Member.

He leads a very close knit group at Bolton Harriers who all have a close bond but are always looking to welcome new athletes to strengthen the club.

Coaching achievements

  • Jonny Kay British Indoor Championships bronze medallist 2020, Northern Indoor 1500m Gold 2020, National 800m (6th ) 2019
  • Laura Lombard 10k England selection for age group and Red Rose Cross Country Champion 2019
  • Athletes achieving at English Schools Championships and Inter Counties level
  • Numerous pbs and local road racing victories for all of his athletes

What his athletes say about him…

“Dave is a very knowledgeable, analytical and conscientious coach who dedicates a great deal of time to us so we can achieve our best. He is very supportive and always finds the positives in training sessions and races even if they have not gone to plan. He has a ‘no nonsense’ approach, cares about our welfare and expects us to work hard work in return.”

How Dave describes his role as a coach…

“I help athletes achieve their ambitions but the drive to succeed must come from within themselves. It doesn’t matter how talented an athlete is they must have an in-built desire to learn, have a thirst for hard work, the drive to be the very best they can and the courage to carry it out.”