James McDonald

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Club:Herne Hill

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James took over the training of Herne Hill Harriers Middle Distance Squad in December 2002 after the previous Coach,Ollie Wright who he assisted,moved to the North of England.Having had individual success within the squad with 3 or 4 getting to English Schools Finals each year , the rest of the squad developed rapidly over the next few years winning several Surrey County titles,South Of England and National Titles. IN 2011 Katie Snowden, his top Athlete at the time, made it to the finals of the 800m at the World Youth in Lille, France. She was a European Youth Olympic Trials finalist in Moscow and then won the Commonwealth Youth games on the Isle of Man. Shortly after that James was diagnosed with a terrible illness but kept going for the sake of his family and Middle Distance squad. The squad have since won many age group Championships as well as individual titles on the Track, Road and Cross Country with several of his athletes making up the bulk of Herne Hill Harriers teams, winning County, South Of England and National Titles. James was voted Wandsworth Coach of the year in 2008,England Athletics London Regional Development Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2013.In 2015 Wandsworth Active awarded James with an award for his Contribution to Sports.

Athletes Coached
NameClub AG  Sex  Best Event  Rank  AG  Year  Performance 
Leila AbandahHerne HillU23W
Mohammed AliHerne HillU15M1500238U1520164:43.3
Jacob AlleyHerne HillU15M1500398U1520164:53.3
Flo AndersonHerne HillU17W
Annabella BaileyHerne HillU11W1500531U1320155:46.06
Callum BalmeHerne HillU13M800245U1320162:33.9
Katie BalmeHerne HillU17W300040U17201610:35.69
Billie BarbourHerne HillU23W
Callum BarkerHerne HillU20M
Nathan BekeleHerne HillU20M500019U20201616:05.28
Ibrahim BelalHerne HillU20M
Billy BlackHerne HillU20M80054U2020161:55.95
Isabella BroughtonHerne HillU23W
Alfie BrownHerne HillU20M
Michael BrownHerne HillU23M
Paul BurgessHerne HillU20M3000147U1720159:28.09
Ashleigh CampbellHerne HillU23W
Paul ChalobahHerne HillU17M800458U1720152:08.95
Jonathan ChenHerne HillU17M80083U1720162:02.19
Alex ChiltonHerne HillU15MHT4K69U15201624.56
Christo ChiltonHerne HillU11M1500181U1320165:07.8
Aaron ClarkHerne HillU23M
Sam CohenHerne HillU17M
Maisie CollisHerne HillU13W15001U1320164:52.7
Tatiana CookeHerne HillU17W300099U17201611:09.5
Ned CraddockHerne HillU15M
Poppy Craig-McFeelyHerne HillU13W120080U1320164:11.1
Abigail CunninghamHerne HillU15W800190U1520162:27.42
Fraser CunninghamHerne HillU20M
Mohamed Et TaheriHerne HillU20M
Sebastian FallowfieldHerne HillU17MJT600279U15201531.17
Max FerrariHerne HillU20M
Dominic FlavellHerne HillU20M
Armelle FolkesHerne HillSENW
Oscar GleaveHerne HillU17M
Olivia GoodwinHerne HillU17W
Eimear GriffinHerne HillU17W80052U1720162:18.04
Ursula HallHerne HillU15W1500275U1520155:07.6
Rosie HammondHerne HillU15W80067U1520162:22.59
Robert HansonHerne HillU23M
Benjamin HarrisonHerne HillU13M150010U1320164:45.5
Jacob HarrisonHerne HillU13M80045U1320162:24.44
Georgie HayHerne HillU23W
Maisie HilaireHerne HillU23W
Freddy HodgsonHerne HillU15M
Eva HollandHerne HillU13WJT4006U13201626.88
Fabian HurstHerne HillU13M800143U1320162:30.3
Nathaniel JacquesHerne HillU20M
Jasper JohnsonHerne HillU17M
Jaden KennedyHerne HillU13M8001U1320162:13.7
Isobel KershawHerne HillU17W
Lulu KingHerne HillU15W80010U1520162:15.70
Turkay KorkmazHerne HillU17M8004U1520151:58.33
Charlie KrammerHerne HillU15M1500290U1520164:46.3
Phillipa La RoseeHerne HillSENW
Olivia LamontHerne HillU20W
Izzie Lamport-WentHerne HillU17W
Jamal LangleyHerne HillU23M
Timothy LeakeHerne HillU23M
Ji-Min LeeHerne HillU23M
James McDonaldHerne HillV55M
Fraser McintoshHerne HillU20M
Francesca MeadeHerne HillU23W
Oscar MillardHerne HillU15M80077U1520162:10.7
Saskia MillardHerne HillU17W80024U1720152:14.09
Mohamed MohamudHerne HillU17M1500221U1720164:25.90
Imran NadewHerne HillU20M
Malik NehailiBelgraveU17M
Ella NewtonHerne HillU17W1500SCW15U1720165:24.83
Lily NewtonHerne HillU15W800347U1520162:32.20
Clarissa NichollsHerne HillU15W150092U1520164:59.79
Edward OlsenHerne HillU20M800105U2020151:56.15
Lucy OlsenHerne HillU17W300025U17201610:21.02
James PettemHerne HillU20M
Charles PhilpotHerne HillU23M
Victoria PickenHerne HillU20W
Jessica Quartey-PigottHerne HillU23W
Francesca Reid LloydHerne HillU20W
Toby ReynoldsHerne HillU15M1500389U1520164:52.61
Alice SetyabuleHerne HillU20W
Daisy SetyabuleHerne HillU20W3000156U17201511:16.58
Maddie ShawHerne HillU17W80088U1720162:21.28
Emma SimpsonHerne HillU17W
Jacob SolonHerne HillU15M1500466U1320155:13.6
Eleanor StrattonHerne HillU17W
Jessica TabrahamHerne HillU15W800222U1520162:28.3
Abel TadesseHerne HillU20M3000SC191ALL201510:32.4
John TayleurHerne HillU23M3000SC60ALL20169:58.85
Hannah TompkinsHerne HillU17W300214U17201543.30
Zoe TompkinsHerne HillU17W800180U1720162:26.58
Ethan VintonHerne HillU17M
Lily Waldeck-EvansHerne HillU15W
Hannah WebbHerne HillU20W
Cameron WelshHerne HillU13M800136U1320162:30.03
Jake WendonHerne HillU23M
Alex WheeldonHerne HillU23M
Layla WilkinsonHerne HillU13W8006U1320162:24.04
Kayah WilksHerne HillU17W80065U1720162:19.69
Thomas WodajoHerne HillU20M
Sam WoodsHerne HillSENM10K424ALL201532:33
Merhawi YemaneHerne HillU20M

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