Eleanor Jones and Bud Baldaro



Eleanor Jones, our Senior Sports Scientist, provides specialist nutritional advice to our British sporting hopefuls.

Eleanor works within our Hi Performance Centre (HPC), a world class applied sports science and sports medicine support unit. Eleanor supports our talented students via the Sports Scholarship scheme, of which both Hannah England and Dean Miller are alumni.


Bud Baldaro, our specialist distance running coach, has worked with Commonwealth medallists and UK record breakers.

Bud has coached many of our talented Birmingham athletes, including 2012 Paralympic hopeful Dean Miller. He is highly respected among the athletes he coaches, many of whom choose Birmingham for the chance to train with him.