Running coaching became an extension of my own love of running and exercise, and my desire to help others achieve their goals and aspirations. I get a real kick out of seeing young people develop as a person on all levels, not just the physical, but the improvement in such things as their confidence, social skills, and independence
Whether it’s beating their PB at training or in a race, making their school cross country team, finishing a 5k fun run, or competing at high levels, the benefits are the same. As long as they want to be active, be with their friends or make new ones, achieve goals, or just have some fun, everyone is always welcome’at-running’
Richard has a wealth of experience in training all ages and abilities for many years, including many stints in primary and secondary schools. He’s passionate about kids reaching their full potential, without burnout. He uses a range of activities including technique drills, sprinting and distance training, games, relays, and cross country races as well as specialised athletic equipment to keep your kids motivated and interested.
Whilst he’s trained several state and national level athletes, Richard believes it’s important that all kids, whatever their level, develop a love of exercise. He’s an expert at giving kids the type of training they need, whilst making sure the fun factor isn’t lost.
Richard’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) from the University of Wollongong, Athletics Australia Level III Middle and Long Distance Track Coach, Level II Strength and Conditioning Coach and Level II Sprints Hurdles Relays. He has also lectured at TAFE NSW across a broad range of health and fitness subjects