Our coaches

Stafford Whalen

Head Coach

Stafford has been coaching for over 40 years. His love is Track & Field and he has mastered all events in his sport; but his love is Racewalking.

Athletics Canada(AC) hired Stafford as their National Racewalk Coach & Coordinator shortly after the Atlanta Olympics. He held this position until his retirement a few years ago. Even though Stafford is no longer under contract with AC, he still manages the Junior development program for AC and assists many of our national and international athletes.

Stafford offers Free racewalk clinics to all level of walkers, but especially enjoys teaching newcomers to our sport.

lily Whalen

Assistant Coach

Lily has been racewalking for over 40 years and has no plans to stop anytime soon. She has won 2 Senior Canadian Championship and held many Canadian & Masters records.

In addition to her training, Lily has became an accomplished coach.

She is already a level 5 Walks judge and therefore understands racewaking technique. Now she wants to become the best Walks coach that she can be. Her mentor is her husband, Stafford.