Julian Goater

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Julian Goater
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Representing  England
IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Gold medal – first place 1979 Limerick Team
Silver medal – second place 1982 Rome Team
Commonwealth Games
Bronze medal – third place 1982 Brisbane 10,000m

Julian Norris Goater (born 12 January 1953) is a male retired British long-distance runner.

Athletics career[edit]

Goater grew up in Mill Hill, London NW7, and began his running career while attending The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School, Elstree, where his father Barry (1930-2022) was a Biology master. In 1979 he was a member of the team that took the gold medal at IAAF World Cross Country Championships. He was also in the team that won the silver medal in World Cross Country Championships in 1982. In 1981 he was the National Cross Country champion and finished 4th in IAAF WCCC. He set the second fastest 5000m time for a Briton (behind Brendan Foster) when he ran a time of 13:15.59 in 1981 at Crystal Palace, London. His best time for the 10,000 m is 27:34.58 which was achieved in Oslo in 1982 and is still in the UK top 10 of best ever times.

He represented England and won a bronze medal in the 10,000 metres event, at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[1][2]

Triathlon and Duathlon[edit]

Goater took up triathlon and duathlon in the 1990s competing at National and International Age-Group levels. During the late 1990s he joined Team Volcano International, run by Chris Eversfield and Iain Parsons, competing for the TVI Team Volcano team over a number of seasons. Goater achieved a gold medal at the World Duathon Championships (2001) in Rimini, picking up another gold in Australia in 2005. He remains an active coach, athlete and author. He is now living in Surrey and visits schools around Bracknell to give talks to children.[3]


  1. ^ "1982 Athletes". Team England. Archived from the original on 21 August 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation. Archived from the original on 1 October 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Where are they now? JULIAN GOATER". AW. 7 February 2016. Archived from the original on 1 August 2018. Retrieved 11 April 2020.