About Us

Our passion is providing quality coaching that ensures the journey is enjoyable and challenging. Run Ready has been successfully operating since 2012 and is acknowledged as one of the leading providers of running and athletics coaching services in Melbourne.


We believe in long term athletic development. It takes time to improve movement patterns, develop skills, condition bodies and understand training.


We recognise that adult recreational runners and kids just starting their sporting journey, need the same quality of coaching delivery as our development and high performance groups. The programs and delivery are specific and appropriate.


Run Ready has a commitment to recruiting and maintaining high quality coaching staff to support our leadership team in delivering our programs.

Nick Bowden

Director/Head Coach

Nick has been coaching and studying sport for more than 20 years and participating for even longer.

An Applied Science (Human Movement) graduate and Level 4 Accredited coach with Athletics Australia, Nick has extensive experience working with runners of all ages and levels. Nick is an accredited coach educator with the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) and is a passionate facilitator of coaching courses for tertiary institutions.

As a high performance coach, he strives to help athletes achieve their potential and fulfil their ambition in sport. Nick has coached athletes to national championships and international representatives in track and field.

Jo Bowden

Business Director/Coach

Jo has been a competitor, student, coach and observer of sport throughout her life.

With an Applied Science (Human Movement) degree and post graduate studies in Exercise for Rehabilitation, Jo’s experience has emphasised that learning and practicing movement, balance and coordination at all stages of life and athletic journey are so important.

Jo is a Level 2 Accredited Coach with Athletics Australia (Recreational Running and Track Field) and is Head Coach of Athletics and Cross Country at Camberwell Girls Grammar School in Melbourne. Jo is passionate about coaching kids, teenage girls and women to remain active and strong.