Meet the Team

Jonas Dodoo
Julie Dodoo
Joel Fearon
Owen McNally
Scott Poundall
Méba-Mickaël Zeze
Marvin Rowe
Mark Hokan
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 and is now the Head Coach for a new academy based in the East Midlands.

In addition to this, Jonas has consulted with many many Professional Sports Teams and individual players, including Derby County FC, West Bromwich Albion, Arsenal, Bath RFU, Northampton Saints, Wasps Academy, Rugby 7’s and Rugby 7’s 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.

Julie Dodoo

Co-Director and Logistics Manager

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. She is also a qualified PT.

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

Joel Fearon

Studying the art of acceleration and sprinting mechanics day and night, learning from the very best athletes and coaches in the world Joel was able to put it into practice and become a world class athlete in two different sports.

Joel Fearon is now a professional athlete in both summer and winter sports. One of the fastest British athletes to ever live and one of the very few athletes to ever break 10 seconds for the 100-meter sprint.

Joel is also one of a handful of athletes to have had the privilege of bringing home a winter Olympic, World Championships and European medals in the sport of bobsleigh.

Joel has experienced all the highs and lows of elite sport, the pressures and the mental toughness required to reach the top and achieve heights beyond expectations. Joel is now committed to helping as many athletes as possible to navigate their journey and tap into their strengths, improving their weaknesses and reaching their full potential.

Joel honestly believes that any success that has come his way was not only to empower him as an athlete, but for him to empower and strengthen others.

 

Owen McNally

Lead Coach of Speedworks Academy at Loughborough 

Owen is beginning his 3rd year as part of the Speedworks Training team. In 2018 he started as an intern under Jonas assisting him with his athletics squads. A background of studying a masters degree allowed him to explore the physiological effects of varying methods of training and he has been able to apply theory to practice. Owen quickly took on responsibility for the Strength and Conditioning program for the development squad after the first month and then began to take control of the full training program and coaching.

Owen’s accelerated learning and a foundational knowledge of all things speed allowed him to command his own group of talented sprinters after just one year of interning. In a short space of time he coached fast athletes to get even faster, win age group international and national titles and even medal on the senior stage.

Owen is driven to help as many athletes achieve their potential and develop the next generation of great athletes. He is leading the athletic programs based out of Loughborough, which are underpinned by a holistic approach to speed training. His coaching is aligned with the Speedworks philosophy and is able to break through the complexity of sprint mechanics to teach the basic foundations of sprinting to all abilities and all sports. Owen regularly works with team sport players; from international rugby and premiership football, to development of multi-sports like cricket and hockey.

Scott Poundall

Lead Osteopath for Speedworks Academy at Loughborough

Scott joined Speedworks in 2018 where he looked after both the Elite and Development squads in Loughborough.  Scott qualified as an Osteo in 2017 and before this was a sports therapists for over 10 years to numerous sports teams in Nottinghamshire. Alongside working for Speedworks, Scott owns his own Private Practice, where he leads and practices Osteopathy alongside managing other staff members. Scott also has a background in strength and conditioning.

Méba-Mickaël Zeze

Social Media Manager 

Mickael is an International French Sprinter who has competed at European, World and Olympic level. He decided to leave France in 2018 to join the Speedworks elite training group. He was a World Youth Medalist, placed 9th in the 2018 European Championships in the 200m and has also competed at the World Champs and Olympic Games with the 4 x 100m French Relay Team.

Passionate about editing photos and videos, he became the Speedworks Social Media Manager.

Marvin Rowe

Head Coach of Speedworks Academy – London

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 Lead Coach for Speedworks London based at Lee Valley Athletic Centre, where he coaches some of the best up and coming sprinters in the UK. As well as guiding a variety of individuals from different age groups through to National, European and World championships and obtaining medals or gaining finalist positions at these, he has also coached a variety of grass roots to senior level athletes who have all demonstrated promising talent within the National, European and global platforms.

Marvin has also worked with both professional and amatuer athletes in a variety of sports, in particular providing consultation services within football, rugby, golf and cricket, many of whom have transitioned into their respective first teams during the time they have been working with him.

Prior to Speedworks, Marvin worked at the prestigious Oaklands Athletics Academy in St Albans. His role evolved from S&C lead for both the Football (EDSV) and Athletics Academy into Lead Coach with an element of both Sprints and Endurance athletes involved.

Marvin obtained a BSc in Sport Science at Hartbury College and is now an accredited S&C and Sprints Coach. He 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. He then qualified in BWL level 1 & 2, Level 2 Athletics Coach, Football Level 1 and Netball Hi 5 Level 1. This evolved into a devotion for sprint coaching with his focus being on power and speed development, with a passion for rehabilitation activities.

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. Outside of Speedworks, Mark runs his own Osteo, Massage and Personal Training company called Purus Active Health purusactivehealth.co.uk. He is also an avid runner and has participated very successfully in 14 Marathons!

“What sets Jonas apart from many other presenters is his ability to transfer his knowledge of sprinting and its contributing factors to all different sporting activities.”

 

Rhodri Williams , S&C Coach / Welsh Rugby Union

“In many ways it was a great experience. The Speedworks crew is really a great team of professionals with a very human and kind approach.”

Brendan Troost, Werkzaam voor Atletiek Trainingscentrum

“This is a company that simply excels, providing world-class CPD and world-class networking opportunities whilst simultaneously producing world-class athletes.”

Charlie Kay, Lead S&C Coach / Coventry University

“Speedworks has helped injured and young athletes, like Chijindu Ujah and Reece Prescod to national and international title winning performances.”

Christopher Montague, Former Speedworks Coach Intern

“The most memorable time of my life…Jonas helped me win Gold & Silver at a National level”

Sue Van Vuuren, Former Speedworks Athlete
“Speedworks was genuinely a turning point in my career, my most valuable experience was that it challenged me to question the way I saw the physical preparation”
Ruth Waghorn, Women’s Physical Performance Coach, The FA Group