About Our Coaches
Ultimate Athletics coaches are all high level athletes themselves and like to practise what they preach! A fun and vibrant bunch with expertise in various disciplines, from all over the Globe.
From the U.K. Kimbely Baptiste current England 100m and 200m Champion, diligently works on the technical aspect of sprints in our New York University academy. Mat Ashton has represented G.B in Cross Country and takes our elite distance running athletes through their paces at Sports City and Dubai Autodrome. Joseph Maynard former Welsh 800m Champion coaches the 400m specialists. Philippa Wilson and Paula McCarthy are our heptathlon experts coaching High Jump, long jump, hurdles and Javelin. Bernard Mensah is specialist in 100m and 200m from the prestigious London Club, Belgrave Harriers.
From USA, Youssef Rochdi Qualified with USATF qualification is an accomplished Marathon Runner based at our Abu Dhabi venues. He is the organiser of our Ultimate Cross Country Challenge and the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon Training sessions.
Khalid Al Abaidy Graduate from St Marys University London and experienced coach, ranks in the top 10 in the UK for Steeplechase and 1500m, heads up the New Balance Run Club Dubai and has a wealth of knowledge from his former training partner double, double Olympic Champion Mo Farah!
Brian Aringo is our Kenyan Sprinter a bundle of explosive energy and exciting ideas which the kids love to try! We also welcome Kenyan 400m runner Grace Maina to the Team this Season and Eric Banabas from Ghana, who specialises in speed endurance with the longer sprint athletes.
From New Zealand, Yu Song is a high Jump specialist who can teach Fosbury Flop to a beginner in a matter of minutes!
Micheal Ssali a graduate with a Bachelor degree in Education and a diploma in Fitness. Micheal is a very strong Ugandan distance runner, you will see him multiple times on the Podium in local 10K races and he is well respected coach of our NBRC community. He has plenty of experience coaching middle distance and our elite long jumpers and throwers.
Coaches are available for private sessions to all our members upon request.
We are very fortunate to have sponsorship from New Balance and thank them for our stylish performance wear and event support. All Ultimate Members receive a 20% discount off New Balance gear in Go Sports stores when presenting their membership card at the counter! Check out The New Balance Run Club which is free to the public in an effort to get you moving and promote a healthy active lifestyle.
Special Thanks also to Up and Running who provide us with Medical Assistance at our Dubai Racenights. All Ultimate Members receive a 15% discount on their medical services by presenting their membership card at the Clinic.