Getting serious about competition? Here’s some of Canberra’s serious squads and coaches…
Philo Saunders – coaches athletes from 800m right through to the marathon, Philo is an AIS physiologist and elite level runner for the past two decades. Click here for a list of all the training sessions.
Dick Telford – The coach of Michael Shelley and Lisa Weightman, Dick has worked with top level athletes going back to the 1980s. His Canberra based squad currently features a large number of the ACT’s elite females.
Garry Hosking – Has coached distance running and race walking in the ACT for over 20 years working with junior and senior athletes of all different levels from beginners to elite athletes. Garry is an AA Level 4 affiliated coach who takes a long-term view to coaching and believes in creating runners (and walkers) for life. Currently the squad is made up of mostly junior athletes but there is a good range of ages and levels of talent. Call Garry on: 0421 576 212
Gerard Ryan – Gerard was one of Canberra’s great distance runners in the 1980s and 90s, now working hard in coaching middle / long distance running as well as being a key operative for ACT Athletics. Lots of junior talent in this squad too.
Fit 4 Fun – Matty Beckenham and Mel Breen
For the 100m / 200m / 400m sprinters, Olympians Matty Beckenham and Melissa Breen offer training and coaching advice for those looking to take their sprinting career to the next level. The Elite squad is coached by Matt, and includes Lauren Boden and Brendan Cole, while Mel is coaching the juniors. Contact them at email@example.com.
Performance Triathlon Coaching (PTC) – Corey Bacon
PTC provides quality coaching services for triathletes of a range of abilities that share a passion for the sport of triathlon. Head coach Corey Bacon has proven results, in developing professional programs to help develop athletes and assist them to achieve their goals in racing; be it local or interstate races, ITU Junior Series, NSW Pro Tour events or age group competitions at the national level. The Runners Shop is a proud sponsor of PTC athletes Nuru Somi, Grant Melzer (U19 world champion), Shant Farrant and Bridget Reilly.
TRI Running – Des Proctor
Fast growing group for young triathletes just getting started, right through to adults competing in ironman. Des prescribes training for triathletes, runners, and anyone else just looking to get fit. Call Des on 0400 172 723 or Like the ‘TRI Running Group’ on Facebook.
Looking to improve your running technique? Read ‘Born to Run’ but confused and unsure about what to do?
Pete Garbutt and the team at Enhance Running provide helpful advice, on making gradual, manageable improvements to the way you run. Attend one of their workshops in Lennox Gardens, Yarralumla or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.