Our Coaches

Our coaches take pride in their work and are dedicated to the development of young athletes and their sport. Accredited with Athletics and Triathlon Australia our coaches aim to bring out the best in their runners regardless of experience or ability.

Jordan Williams 

Jordan is the youngest qualified Level 3 Middle and Long Distance Coach with Athletics Australia and specialises in coaching juniors. 

His enthusiastic and friendly approach is a big hit with his young runners.


Himself a former NSW Junior elite athlete, Jordan understands what it takes to train and compete at the highest level.


With several NSW Athletics and Cross Country individual and team medals Jordan understands the demands on young athletes on race day.


Throughout his High School years Jordan achieved outstanding results across a wide range of sports including triathlon, rugby league, rugby union, swimming and surf lifesaving, representing at regional and state level.​


He was "Sportsman of the Year" at Marist College Pagewood in all six High School years. He was the Coogee Surf Lifesaving Club's Nippers Captain, and in 2012 received the "Pierre de Coubertin Award" from the Australian Olympic Committee for his participation and commendable behaviour on the sporting field.

As a coach Jordan has achieved outstanding success, and the Up And Running Squad under the guidance of Jordan has been impressive to say the least.

In 2016 eleven athletes between the ages of 9 and 14 qualified for the NSW All Schools Cross Country Championships with five finishing in the top 10 and three qualifying for the AUSTRALIAN Cross Country Championships. This was repeated in 2017 with twenty one athletes qualifying for NSW All Schools and five qualifying for the National Championships . 


Further growth of his squad in 2018 saw twenty eight Cross Country athletes qualifying for NSW All Schools and ten qualifying for the NSW Team at the National Championships. Also that year the squad achieved great success in the sport of Triathlon with four athletes representing NSW at the Australia Triathlon Championships, with one taking the National Junior Medal. 


2019 saw twenty four athletes qualifying for the NSW Athletics Cross Country Merit List and 9 in Athletics.  Again his runners have had outstanding success in Triathlon with five being chosen for the NSW Triathlon Junior Development Pathway as well as the NSW Junior Female Triathlon Champion.

On the track he has produced outstanding results to State and National level in 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500, 3,000, 5,000 metre and 2000 metre Steeplechase events with his young athletes winning numerous medals across all Age Groups including dual Gold Medals to Piper Simpson in the 800 and 1500m and a Gold Medal to James Tirado in the Para 800m at the Australian All Schools Track and Field Championships. 


The Up And Running singlet is always featured on the podium at major races across the country with several of the squads Junior Runners winning the Open Category.

Jordan is the Head Coach Athletics at The Emanuel School in Randwick. He was the also the Junior Athletics and Cross Country Coach at Sydney's prestigious Kincoppal School in Rose Bay from 2017 to 2019 and writes their Athletics/Cross Country Training Programs.

He is admired by his young runners and their parents for his care, enthusiasm and passion for the sport.

Jordan competing in NSW Road Relay Championships (Age 15) Gold Medalist.

Jordan competing in NSW Cross Country Relay Championships (Age 16) Gold Medalist.

Jordan competing in the NSW All Schools 3000m Steeplechase (Age 17) Silver Medalist.

Jordan competing in the Australian Cross Country Championships (Age 18)

Warren Williams

Warren was awarded "NSW Recreational Running Coach of the Year 2018/2019" by the Board of Athletics NSW. He is also the father of head coach Jordan.


He has been involved in the sport of running for more than 40 years and is an experienced coach of Juniors and adults at all levels. 

A former competitive triathlete, Warren focused on running and became one of NSW top Masters athletes. He has multiple Age Group wins and podium finishes throughout Austaralia and in the USA.


A secondary school teacher and House Coordinator at a Catholic Boys College, he is a Level 3 accredited Coach with Athletics Australia, and a Foundation Level Coach with Triathlon Australia. He is also accredited in the sports of Rugby League, Rugby Union and Surf Lifesaving. 

Warren has been a recognisable figure on the Sydney Coaching circuit after running one of Sydney's biggest training squads between 2016 and 2019. He has moved on to form his own group THE RUN SQUAD in Centennial Park catering for runners of all ages and levels.


He is Head Athletics and Cross Country Coach at Champagnat Catholic College Pagewood, and was the 2018 Athletics, Cross Country and Triathlon Coordinator at Kincoppal School, Rose Bay. 

As an experienced coach Warren has worked with runners of all ages and all levels.  His Junior and Senior runners have achieved an impressive collection of race wins and podium finishes, many in personal best times, in major events across Australia and Internationally.


Warren supports Jordan in a supervisory role, passing on his knowledge of pastoral care and well-being of young athletes.

Warren is a Brand Ambassador for the Australian Heart Foundation and Captain of their 2017 and 2018 City 2 Surf Teams.


He is also an Ambassador for US Medical Company Medtronic and was a member of their International 2013 Global Heroes Team and the 2014 - 2015 Team Captain.

Warren Medtronic Global Heroes Team Captain 2014 and 2015, Athlete Mentor 2016 -  Minneapolis / St Paul USA

Warren winning his age group in the 2015 Stephen Siller Tunnel to Tower NYC. (22nd place overall)

Coach Jordan has an amazing connection with his young athletes.

Parents most often comment on the fact that their kids can't wait to get to training to run with the coach.

Jordan treats all runners alike regardless of their experience, ability and previous achievements. Every runner is important to him.

He knows what it's like to train and race at the highest Junior level and is able to pass his own experiences on to his young runners.

His mission is to make running fun and keep his Juniors in the sport well into their adult years.

Laura Roderick - Junior Coach

Laura is one of our elite Junior Athletes who has competed at State Level on Track as well as Cross Country.

Her passion for running has led her to pursue experience as an Athletics Coach as well as a participating athlete.

Laura is a Level 1 Accredited Coach with Athletics Australia and assists with our Junior Development Squad.

She is also the Cross Country and Triathlon Captain at SCEGGS Darlinghurst, an indication of her ability to motivate and inspire other young athletes.

With an interest in strength and conditioning Laura runs her own core activation sessions and private strength sessions for junior runners.

We are proud of her development and dedication to her sport.

Session Times

Summer Sessions: October to March (DST)

Monday, Wednesday and Friday - Centennial Park

4pm - 4:45pm Development Squad (Beginners to Intermediate)


Monday and Friday - Centennial Park

4:45pm - 5:45pm Junior and Senior Elite Squads


ES Marks Fields 5:30pm

Junior and Senior Elite Squads 

Bike and Triathlon Session Tuesday 4-5pm

Centennial Park and Heffron Park Cycle Track, Maroubra. (Daylight Saving Time Only)

Sunday Long Run 5 to 12km at 7:30am - Meet at McKay Oval

Junior and Senior Elite Squads (parents welcome)

Winter Sessions: April to October (EST)

Monday, Wednesday and Friday - Centennial Park

3:45pm - 4:30pm Development Squad (Beginners to Intermediate)

Monday and Friday - Centennial Park

4:15pm to 5:15pm Junior and Senior Elite Squads

Wednesday - Track ES Marks Fields


Sunday Long Run 5 to 12km at 8am - Meet at McKay Oval

Junior and Senior Elite Squads (parents welcome)

Where to find us

We meet in front of the

Main Cafe/Restaurant corner of Grand Drive and Parkes Drive in Centennial Parklands Sydney.

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