Chris joins Up and Running Podiatry as our Head Coach and founder of GoRun Australia. He’s got ginger hair, loves ice cream, chocolate and of course running!
He was born in Newcastle in the UK and has lived in the US, Switzerland, Belgium and now Australia. By joining the Up and Running Team, Chris wants to combine his 10 years of experience working in public health, with his love of running and coaching. He has worked with several charities including the Wings for Life Foundation, Jean Hailes for Women, Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute on their running related projects and fundraising. You can check out what else he is working on at the moment on our ‘Now’ page.
In 2017, he raised almost $20,000 for the Baker Institute by running 17 marathons around Australia. In 2018, Chris completed Australia’s longest triathlon, ‘Ultraman Australia’ coming 7th overall.
Chris is a big believer in the power of coaching for recreational runners, no matter where they are at in their running journey. He has been a long-time partner of Up and Running Podiatry and joins us to work first-hand with our patients post injury!
He has coached people to run their first 5km parkrun, through to people running 100km ultra marathons and Ironman triathlons. He enjoys coaching athletes who are keen to learn, have a sense of humour and are looking to be more consistent in their training.
If you think that Chris can help you on your running journey, get in touch with him by email: firstname.lastname@example.org