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Our Coaches

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 an accredited Level 3 Middle and Long Distance Coach, Level 3 Ultra Trail 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 was formerly Head Athletics,  Cross Country and Triathlon Coach at Champagnat Catholic College Pagewood and Kincoppal School, Rose Bay, and now holds that position at St Catherine's School 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 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 Victor Chang Foundation and The National 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. He was awarded NSW Athletics 2023 Recreational Coach of the Year.

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 2022 and 2023 he had more than 30 young Athletes represent New South Wales and the ACT at Australian Track & Field and Cross Country Championships, with several National Champions across all age groups. He also coached Laura Roderick to the 2022 World Junior Athletics Championships in Cali, Columbia.

 

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 Assistant Head Athletics/Cross Country Coach at St. Catherine's School Waverley. 

An avid distance runner himself, Jordan completed a grueling 100km run on Sydney's famous Heartbreak Hill raising $45,000 for Cardiac Research at St Vincvents Hospital.

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


 

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Warren Medtronic Global Heroes International Athlete 2013, 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, 30,000 entrants)

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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.

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