'I started running 2013.
My favourite event was Melbourne marathon running festival my first half marathon 2017, running into the MCG & The LRC cheer squad.
What I like most about coaching is encouraging and giving back to my local community with positive support.
My running quirk is definitely no eating and no drinking 30 mins before start of event.'
'I started running as a triathlete when I was about 27 but only took it up as a solo sport when I moved to Melbourne in 2017.
My favourite event was Wonderfalls
I love coaching because I love seeing people achieve things they didn't think were possible for them...that look of pride and accomplishment is priceless.
My running quirk is that I always put two pieces of paper towel in my right pocket'
'I was convinced to do a couple of “Run for the Kids” events during my uni years, but my running journey truly began from event #2 of Lalor parkrun in 2016. I didn’t attend the launch because I didn’t really think running was my “thing”, but I found something I really enjoyed and I have not turned back! My most memorable event was my first half marathon at Run Melbourne 2017. I had such amazing support from LRC, and that is what I like about being part of the coaching team – to provide support to others in their running journey and to help convince them that running is their “thing”. '
'I started running on Oct 29, 2016 - my very first Parkrun.
My favourite running event was the Cadbury Half Marathon in Jan 2020, the scenery along the Derwent River in Hobart was stunning.
What I like most about coaching is to help others achieve their goals regardless of distance or time and to never compare yourself to other runners or their ability.
My running quirk is that I need a pack of red jelly beans when I head out for a long run, and I don’t tie my shoelaces too tightly either!'
'I started running in May 2017 I think my favourite event is the tan relay it was my first LRC event and I have participated every year since, it is so much fun running in a team and friendly competition its a great day with a lot of laughs I love coaching because I love watching people grow and develop and achieve their goals with a little encouragement they can do anything they set their minds to. I’m a pretty boring runner very simple no music, no food Love running with friends and having a large coffee when finished'
'I started running 6 years ago after having my 2nd child, but I also ran Little Athletics and at school.
My favourite event was Surf Coast Century Team 100km
Coaching allows me to meet such a wide range of people and gives me opportunity to help people to make a change or reach a goal, which is really satisfying
My running quirk is to never run in long sleeves unless it is below 0.. except that one time at Bright parkrun where it was -1 and I still ran in a singlet and was hot and sweaty by the end!'
'I started running about 4 years ago at the Diamond Creek Parkrun.
My favourite running event was the Dromana to Rosebud 10km Australia Day fun run this year.
I enjoy coaching as it allows me to support other people with their running challenges and goals
One of my running quirks is to ensure I allow plenty of time to go to the toilet multiple times before an event and also to have catch up time with fellow LRC members before the event to help relax the nerves'
I started running in 2012 and first event was Run for Kids 2014
My favourite running event was 2019 Berlin Marathon to have family cheering and friends also running is an easy answer. Also was my Marathon pb.
I like coaching because I like meeting and chatting to people, passing on knowledge, giving tips and seeing them improving is very satisfying
My running quirk is that I always put my left sock on first then left runner, tie it up. Then right sock then runner tie it up.'
'I started running in the mid 90s so the best part of 25 years. I didn't do many events til around 2015. That's when I joined parkrun and made friends with like minded folk and it really escalated from there.
I don't think I have one favourite event. I like Run Melbourne, 4 Vines, Shepparton Marathon, Murray Marathon Festival, Harvest Run and some of the smaller regional events. The best bit about coaching for me is that I really like to see the look of achievement on people's faces when they get to their goal or working on their goal.
I don't have any pre race quirks, though mid morning runs can often interrupt my poo schedule!!'
'I started running about 10 years ago, I have always loved watching the marathon at the Olympics and after being in the CBD one day during the Melbourne Marathon and seeing all the runners and people cheering from the street I just knew I wanted to be a part of that. Fast forward to now and I have completed 8 Marathons, at least 15 Half Marathons, a 50km and 100km Ultra Marathon.
My favourite event so far would be the 100km ultra Marathon. The vibe and the atmosphere right up until the small hours of the following day was amazing, it's an experience I'll never forget.
I enjoy being a coach and being able to inspire others to reach their full potential, also passing on what I have learned throughout my running journey so that others can see that anything is possible if you have belief in yourself.
I don't really have a running quirk but I do enjoy getting the short shorts out in summer and if I tell you it's a flat course expect some hills or as I might say slight undulations.'
'I started running when I was 16 as stress relief from school. It started as laps around the block max 2km and quickly built into 5, 10, 15, 30km and then a marathon in 2010. Since then I have had a family and begun full time work which sees me back completing small runs again to deal with time restraints. My favourite running event is Warrnambool’s Surf 2 Surf 10km. It was the first event I ever completed and is both challenging and scenic.Being coach allows me to help people achieve their running goals and see improvement in people as they move through their journey. Small changes can sometimes be the biggest driver for a PB.My running quirk would be my need to smash a very strong black coffee before I go on any training run or event.'
'I started running in late 2016 with a goal to run 5km before I was 50 in May 2017 (and the rest as they say is history) .
My favourite running event so far has been Run for the Kids in 2018, with Kirsty, Nikki and Hughsey... even though I prefer to run solo
I like coaching because it feels good to give something back to a club that has been tremendously supportive to me during my worst times. Also, I like to think that I may just inspire that one person to think that they can do it if ATP has.
I always have to have a coffee prior to an event, two is better (a glass of bubbly is even better but not sure if I am allowed to share that). I always put on my left sock first... I will swear A LOT - words you won't have even heard before.
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