Meet the Team

Founder and Performance Director

Jonas Dodoo - Director of Speedworks Training and Founder of Speedworks Charity 

Jonas looks after a group of Elite Track and Field Sprinters who have attained success on the Olympic and World stage. He also oversees the Speedworks Charity Program for a fast evolving Development Group which runs out of the Lee Valley Athletic Centre.

In addition to this, Jonas also works as a Consultant with many Professional Sport Teams and individual players, including Derby County FC, Bath RFU, Northampton Saints, Wasps Academy, Rugby 7’s and speedster Dan Norton.

His love of coaching started early and he studied Coaching and Conditioning at Hartbury College and went on to do an MSC in Coaching Science. His MSc Thesis was based on Elite Training Systems used within High Performance Sports, namely athletics. More specifically, he looked at the decision making process of an Elite Coach (Dan Pfaff), searching for the “why” behind his program design.

This led to Jonas’ involvement in Athletics and he became an Apprentice Coach for UK Athletics in 2009 under the tutelage of Dan Pfaff. He was also selected to be part of the Elite Coach Apprentice Program run by UK Sport.

Jonas is now a world renowned sprints coach and known for his technical expertise in sprinting.

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Coaching Staff

Marvin Rowe - Head Coach of Speedworks Charity

Marvin joined Speedworks Training in 2014 as an Assistant Coach and S&C Support Coach to the Development and Elite Squads.  He is now the Head Coach for Speedworks Charity for the short sprints and has a very prosperous set of athletes.

Marvin has also worked at the prestigious Oaklands Academy in St Albans and supported many talented youngsters achieve junior success in Track and Field at GB and International level.

Marvin studied Sport Science and played football up to semi pro level and initially started off working with young talented 9-11 year old footballers.  It was from here that his love of S&C and movement really started and he then qualified in BWL level 1 & 2, Level 2 Athletics Coach, Football Level 1 and Netball Hi 5 Level 1.

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Liam Mistry - Assistant Coach for Sprints

Liam started working with Speedworks in 2016 as an intern, with the ambition to gain invaluable experience with track and field and multi sports and people that he finds fascinating and challenging. His experiences as a coach have led to him working with youth, university and elite sporting institutions. Each of which have taught him fantastic skills that he can take forward to new projects.

Liam is now the Assistant Coach to the short sprinters at Speedworks Charity and works alongside the Head Coach.  He thoroughly enjoys the process of coaching at Speedworks with athletes that replicate the hard work and dedication that we all commit to. This allows us as a team to share the common goal to produce the next generation of world class international athletes.

Liam has an MSc in Strength and Conditioning and a BSc in Sports and Exercise Sciences and he recently gained his UKA Athletics Coaching level. 1.  He is also an Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCC), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has a qualification and strong interest in Corrective Exercise Specialist, accredited by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). To add to his multi disciplinary background he is also a qualified Level 3 (ITEC) Sports Masseur.

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Medical Staff

Hashim Saifuddin - Lead Osteopath

Hashim qualified from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009 with a Masters in Osteopathy and from University College London in 2010 with a Masters in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health.  He has a strong interest in sport, with a playing background in football and cricket as well as recreational tennis.

Hashim has worked extensively within many fields of sport in Professional football, national level rugby and tennis.

He was also part of the Olympic and Paralympic Medical Team in London 2012 and Rio 2016.  It was the Rio Olympics in particular that sparked a bigger interest in working with athletics, particularly Speedworks and seeing how many athletes had come through the program and reached the pinnacle of their sport.

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Mark Hokan - Lead Osteopath

Mark Joined Speedworks Training in 2015, initially as an intern and is now one of our Lead Osteopaths working closely with both the development and elite groups.

Mark has over 16 years of experience in both the sports and clinical field as an Osteopath, Sports Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer. With degrees in Osteopathy from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine as well as Sports Therapy from the London Metropolitan University, Mark now divides his time working between the clinic in Covent Garden and also at Speedworks.

Mark’s experience as a multi-disciplined therapist is invaluable along with his background in sports rehabilitation and working with sporting teams. Clients benefit from the cross of skills and knowledge which Mark utilises during his treatments and in his training.

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Torema Thompson - Speedworks Charity Manager

Torema is a former GB junior and u23 international and medallist. She began training with Speedworks in September 2016 following a series of injuries and 2 complete years out of the sport. With the support of the Speedworks team, Torema was able to complete her first competitive season since 2013, culminating in a senior debut for England.
 
As well as being an athlete, Torema has vast experience in the education and charitable sectors. Her experience includes roles and credentials as a higher level teaching assistant, play leader, multisports coach, charity treasurer and trustee, community project facilitator, qualified bookkeeper and level 3 personal trainer.
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Julie Dodoo - Logistics Manager of Speedworks Training

Julie qualified as a Level 3 Combined Events Coach in 2008 after she retired from International athletics.  Julie competed Internationally in the heptathlon for 16 years and competed in all major champs including the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Julie went straight into the coaching arena and became an Apprentice Coach for UK Athletics under Dan Pfaff in 2010 and then became an Institute Coach for UKA at the Loughborough High Performance Centre, where she coached numerous International heptathletes and decathletes.

Since having her first child, she then took on the role of Coach Mentor for England Athletics, whilst coaching part time.

Julie helps organise and facilitate Speedworks behind the scenes as well as being involved in the programming and technical jumps side of coaching.

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