Young British female runners, some who are taking part in next week's world championships and others who are not lucky or injured not to make the GB team are a good example of how strong Britain is and will be in the next few years in middle/ long distance running, this to my knowledge is no fiction.
I dont have a track record with any successful athlete but what I have is some knowledge of endurance running that I was blessed with as a former runner and today as a coach. You dont have to coach internationals to become a good coach, it's the other way round..
I'd have to agree with the last statement esay but i have a track record in coaching after being what i class as an average athlete although i didnt have the type 2 fibres i did have excellent technique in all i did. this was down to good coaching by an oustanding coach and motivator. and while i find the current trend of fast tracking ex internationals abhorent i also find those who wish to poach and take on over the fruits of other coaches labours equally distasteful.
try taking some one on from beginner, to county champion, to regional champ and beyond before you come up with an instant remedy for everything else. i have so have others try it,s much more satisfying.