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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 Advanced 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.

The achievements of the Up and Running Squad have seen Jordan awarded the 2023 NSW Athletics Recreational Coach of the Year Award and the inaugural Randwick City Coach of the Year Award.

 

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 and Assiatant Coach of Athletics and Cross Country at St Catherines, Waverley. 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.

In August of 2023 Jordan made headlines when he ran 100km of Sydney's Heartbreak Hill raising $45,000 for Cardiac Research at St Vincent's Hospital.

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

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

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

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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 has had extensive experience in coaching school Athletes and has been Head Athletics and Cross Country Coach at Champagnat Catholic College Pagewood, and Athletics, Cross Country and Triathlon Coordinator at Kincoppal School, Rose Bay. His current position is Head of Athletics at St Catherines, Waverley.

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 Swiss Running Shoe Company "On", and an Ambassador for The Victor Chang Foundation and the Australian Heart Foundation and Captained 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.

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

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

JUNIOR COACH - LACHLAN STANFIELD

New to our coaching team Lachlan is one of the first Athletes of the Up And Running Squad and is looked upon as our Team Captain.

Lachlan has had a seriously impressive running career over several years in both Cross Country and Track racing representing NSW to National level. 

He recieved Catholic Schools Sports Blues in both Cross Country and Athletics at his final Year of High School.

More recently he has built a profile on the Road Racing circuit with podium finishes at some of the countries biggest 5km and 10km events.

Lachlan is admired by the Junior Athletes of the squad and is seen as a strong support and mentor to their training program and racing program.

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JUNIOR COACH - MAX RUSSELL

 

Max has been a member of the Up And Running Squad for six years and has produced an outstanding record of running achievements. 

He has been State and National Champion in several disciplines including Cross Country, 1500m, 3000m, and Steeple Chase.

He is admired by the younger Athletes of the squad for his friendly and supportive personality and has supported some of our up and coming young runners through personal one on one training.

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