Our coaches take pride in their work and are dedicated to the development of all athletes and their sport. Accredited with Athletics and Triathlon Australia our coaches aim to bring out the best in their runners regardless of age, experience or ability.
Warren Williams - Head Coach
Warren is a qualified Level 3 Middle and Long Distance Coach, and Level 2 Advanced Recreational Running Coach with Athletics Australia with more than three decades of experience. He is also an accredited Foundation Level Coach with Triathlon Australia.
In May of 2019 he was awarded the inaugural award for "NSW RECREATIONAL RUNNING COACH OF THE YEAR" by the Board Members of Athletics NSW.
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 Australia and in the USA.
A secondary school teacher and House Coordinator at a Catholic Boys College, he has coached Juniors in a number of sports throughout his teaching career including Athletics, Cross Country, Triathlon, Cycling, Rugby League, Rugby Union, and Swimming.
As an accredited Foundation Level Coach with Triathlon Australia, he has seen outstanding results from his Junior Triathletes to National Level. He has also experienced long term success coaching the sports of Rugby League, Rugby Union and Surf Lifesaving.
Warren was Head Coach at one of Sydney's biggest adult running squads between 2016 to 2019.
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 his son Jordan in a supervisory role at the highly successful Junior Squad "Up And Running", passing on his knowledge of pastoral care and well-being of young athletes.
Warren is an Australasia Brand Ambassador for Swiss Running Company "On" a fast growing name in the running shoe and apparel industry world wide. He is also an ambassador and speaker for the Australian Heart Foundation and was 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.
Jordan Williams - Head Coach - Up And Running Junior Academy
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.
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 21 athletes qualifying for NSW All Schools and 5 qualifying for the National Championships. Further growth of his squad in 2018 saw 28 athletes qualifying for NSW All Schools and 10 qualifying for the NSW Team at the National Championships, with 42 to State level and 8 to National Level. 2019.
On the track he has produced outstanding results to State and National level in 200, 400, 800, 1500, 3,000, and 5,000 metre 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.
Warren Medtronic Global Heroes International Athlete 2013, 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, 30,000 entrants)
Jordan competing in the Australian Cross Country Championships (Age 18)
Jordan competing in the NSW All Schools 3000m Steeplechase
(Age 17) Silver Medalist.
Warren and Jordan have an amazing connection with their athletes.
Every runner is important to them.
They know what it's like to train and race at the highest level and are able to pass their own experiences on to their runners helping them to achieve personal goals.