"I started skating in 1981, in a roller-disco in Derby, England, I was aged 10 years old. Since 1989 I have had the pleasure of being a Speedskating coach. I was a pro-speedskater in the 90’s and in more recent times became Masters World Champion 2011. I enjoy motivating people to skate, and discovering the optimal training regime for each individual. There is not a “correct” way to train, there’s only a “perfect way for YOU”, and the journey is to try to find what fits your body and life-style the best. I’ve become very scientific in my approach to coaching, but with an understanding that at the highest level speedskating is sometimes an ‘art’. I still skate occasionally myself, but I lost a 6 year fight against a chronic genetic back injury, so had to stop competing in April 2017. It’s just an awesome sport. I am sure I can transfer my knowledge, experience and joy to you."
WORLD CHAMPION 2011 - Masters
Sutton Atkins in his speedskating carrer achieved many outstanding results; many times top 10 at Senior World Championships, and 56 times British Senior Champion. One of his more recent performances was in 2011 at World Marathon Championship in Masters category in Dijon, France, where he was finally pulling on a rainbow jersey and getting his own world gold medal. It was in a race where he did not have any team support and despite this fact was able to claim his victory.
Read more about Sooty's own skating results: PRO SPEEDSKATER.
SK8SKOOL ONLINE - SPEEDSKATING COACH
Sk8skool Online has a top level educated coach (Universiy degree in Sports Science and more... ) that is able to support and develop skills in every aspect of speedskating; EVERYTHING a speedskater needs to improve and achieve their goals. That is what characterizes Sutton in his role as a professional inline speedskating coach.
"I pride myself in being a fantastic motivator, imaginative and inspiring. I’ve been coaching Speedskating since 1989, and have competed at the highest level in the world. I formed Sk8skool in 2008 and it has been a lot of fun coaching motivated people in Denmark and online. I am always looking for new challenges in my career, and new athletes to motivate and educate in Speedskating. I look forward to work with you, in an exciting environment where value is placed on communication, energy and mutual respect. "
Read about Coach Sooty's coaching acomplishments (6 medals as National Coach at European Track Champs. 9 Medals from Masters Euro's and Worlds, coaching athletes from the ages of 14 to 43) - click on the photo (right) of Coach Sooty and Rasmus (and Jens) with Denmarks first ever medal at the European Championships in 2003. (or click any of the pictures)