Coaching Summit Series - Copenhagen

From European talent to international senior level in Middle- and Long distance events. 

- in collaboration with European Athletics and CPH Half.


European Athletics Coaching Summit Series - Copenhagen 15-17th September 2023, hosted by Danish Athletics

Danish Athletics and European Athletics are happy to welcome coaches from all over Europe to a fantastic weekend in the Danish capital, Copenhagen, for the 2023 Coaching Summit focused on middle and long distance running.

The coaching summit is presented in collaboration with Copenhagen Half - one of the worlds best half marathon races.

This coaching summit focuses on the path from being a talent in a European context to reaching the international senior level. The summit will cover the 4 overall topics:

  • Important decisions
  • Practical toolbox
  • Training environment and coach networking
  • Best practices


With a European athlete focus of this summit, we found a strong line up of speakers with insight, experience and knowledge specific related to the European level and tradition. 

Read more about the European Athletics Coaching Summit Series:

Read more in this 'Information Letter' to participants (5th of september 2023) - including the full programme: 


In each of the overall topics we have speakers with proven experience at both the practical and theoretical level.

The programme are still to be finalized, and the list of speakers will be updated coming closer to the event.

Currently we can present following speakers:

Louis Heyer, Head Coach of the Swiss middle- and long-distance national team.

Tomasz Lewandowski, Head Coach of the Dutch middle- and long distance national team.

Thomas Dreissigacker, Head Coach of The On Athletics Club, Europe.

Asle Rønning Tjelta, Head of exercise and sports science of the Norwegian middle- and long-distance team.

Nikolai Nordsborg, Professor of Copenhagen University in Human Exercise Physiology with a specialty in individual responses in human physiology. 

Barry Fudge, Endurance lead and Head of Physiology at Aspire Academy; former Head of endurance, British Athletics.

Jakob Larsen, Head of Development and Communication, Sparta Athletics and running Club; Former Director of Competition and Events, World Athletics.

Peter Thompson, International Endurance Coach based in Eugene, Oregon, USA


Read more about the speakers here:




Sign up 

Sign up through this form - possible as long as availability:

Practical information

The location of this coaching summit is at the Danish House of Sports in Brøndby, which is a suburb to Copenhagen, and only 20 min in car or 45 min by public transport from Copenhagen Airport.

Conference registration opens Friday at 15.00 with the official opening of the programme at 16.00. Friday will kick-off with a strong line up of presenters, before Saturday where we continue with key note speaks, workshops, break out sessions etc. Sunday we move to Copenhagen city centre after breakfast, and the conference will close with a lunch at 13.30.

Accommodation is also at the Danish House of Sports on first comes first basis. 

On Sunday the 17th of September, the Copenhagen Half Marathon is hosted less than 30 minutes away. Hence, we will move the conference to be in the area of CPH Half, so we are close to the action and offers a unique combination of learning with all the top runners in the backyard eg. watching the elite road mile as a part of the CPH Half. 

We also offer a start spot for interested summit participants, and with a course record of 58:01 and 15 male runners running sub-60 in 2022 it’s a great place to set PB’s for yourself or one of your athletes.

More about CPH Half: 


Conference fee

  • Full registration with accommodation in single room - 550 euro
  • (FULL BOOKED!) Full registration with accommodation in double room - 525 euro
  • Full registration without accommodation - 385 euro
  • Full Saturday incl. all meals (Lunch, Afternoon snack, Dinner) - 200 euro
  • Also possible to register for even shorter parts of the programme


EA Scholarship grant

It is possible to apply for an educational grant from European Athletics through your own federation - more info on

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Please use e-mail or WhatsApp for contacting the relevant responsible from the organizing team.