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Coaching Team

SpeedPro Training - Coach Bjorn

Lead Coach

Bjorn Jansen

Bjorn is a UK Athletics-qualified coach and has been coaching at Hercules Wimbledon since 2013.

Speed Pro; was founded by Coach Bjorn, a 4-time All-American (200m & 400m), Junior and Senior Oceania and New Zealand 200m and 400m Champion.

Bjorn wants to use his international experience and competition knowledge to help athletes develop good movement and technique to train correctly to gain fast results.

“At Speed Pro, we aim to create a community of passionate, performance-minded athletes of all ages and abilities.” – Coach Bjorn.

Assistant Coach

Kate Whorton

Kate is an England Athletics-qualified assistant coach and qualified track judge (official). Kate's love for athletics and running began as a child at school. Competing in school and county-level competitions in cross-country and multi-athletic events with frequent participation in hurdles, long jump, shot put, 800m and 4x100m relay.

As an adult, Kate has completed many long-distance road races from 5km to marathon (all for the love of running rather than records!). She is passionate about keeping active and healthy for a sound body and mind. Kate has been assisting Hercules Wimbledon juniors coaching since her two children joined '7-ups' in 2017 and, from a volunteer role, gained coaching qualifications to help with a more regular commitment.

"I strongly believe in young athletes participating in training and competitions because they enjoy it. They can have masses of natural talent, but if they don't enjoy it or are competing under pressure or duress from others, they will not achieve their potential. As a parent, assistant coach, and official, I support, positively encourage, and safeguard all athletes we work alongside". - Coach Kate

Athletes' Representative

Neva Jansen

Neva is the athlete representative. Neva is part of the High-performance Potential squad for Discus and one of the UK's top junior discus throwers who understands the pressures of performing on the big stage as a Junior.

Neva's role as the Athletes' representative is to support all athletes across the programme, to encourage, support, listen and ensure the Athletes have someone they can communicate with.

Neva will play an active role during our training sessions and Live Workouts and has completed her Athlete Support qualification with UK Athletics. Neva volunteers as a coach across all events for the weekly 7ups sessions.


Lucy Nelson

Lucy is our Live Workouts instructor, a Personal Trainer that loves running and a fitness fanatic.

Lucy studied Sports and Exercise Science BSc at the University of Bath, earning a First Class Degree. Lucy completed a professional placement in Australia at the Australian Sports Institute, where she worked with athletes prepping for the London 2012 Olympics.

Since then, Lucy has worked for one of the world's leading medical technology device companies specialising in complex spine and minimally invasive solutions, giving her a deeper appreciation of the human body and injury prevention during exercise.

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