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. Run Ready also provides a top notch strength and conditioning program with expert coaches dedicated to providing s and c for people of all ages and experience levels.

OUR VISION

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

OUR MISSION

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.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

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

With decades of coaching across multiple sports, with a specific focus on running and athletics, Nick has both the qualifications and experience to lead our team, while delivering quality experiences for athletes in development, performance, and recreational groups. As an accredited coach educator with World Athletics and Athletics Australia, and working regularly in the tertiary sector, the learning and teaching principles that guide our delivery are aligned with national and international best practice models.

Highlights of Nick’s coaching experience include being a coach for the Australian U20 teams in Beijing, China (2006) and Bydgoszcz, Poland (2008), the head coach of athletics & cross country at Wesley College, Melbourne (2000-2009) and coaching Ben Buckingham from schoolboy steeplechaser in 2008, to a world championship representative in 2009, then supporting him through to the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.     

Jo Bowden

Business Director/Coach

Jo is the co-owner of Run Ready, following a vision to provide expert coaching services in running and strength and conditioning. Jo has been a competitor, student, coach and observer of sport throughout her life.

Jo completed a Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science and Post Graduate studies in Exercise Physiology. Jo is passionate about coaching kids, teenage girls and women to remain active and strong. It is exciting to see the benefits of expert coaching delivered to over 300 kids, teens and adults each week through Run Ready.

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 enjoys running, plays competitive hockey and loves keeping active with her four children.

Luke Hall

Luke is an athletic performance coach specialising in team sport athletes, particularly Australian Rules, Rugby, and Hockey.

 He has trained athletes to national competitions and is currently Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Victorian Thunderbolts Rugby League team.

 Luke has played Premier League hockey for Waverley Hockey Club for the last 7 years and has previously represented Victoria at multiple national championships. 

He also enjoys running, cycling and hiking. 

 Luke has a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science, Level 1 ASCA Accreditation, and is currently completing a Masters in High Performance Sport. 

Aiden Harvey

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Aiden joined Run Ready in 2019, having previously lived and coached in Sydney. 

He is particularly passionate about coaching developing athletes and gained significant experience in his role as Head of Strength and Conditioning at Wesley College in Melbourne.

 Aiden has first hand experience with High Performance athletes, being a current scholarship holder with the Victorian Institute of Sport.

 He has represented Australia at the World U20 Athletics Championships, and is 3 x State and 3 x National silver medallist in the shot put.

Aiden is a Level 1 ASCA qualified coach.

Teresa Leonard

Teresa joined Run Ready in 2019 and manages business systems. She is passionate about delivery of quality coaching having played hockey for 20+ years, representing Western Australia at both a junior and masters level. Teresa has developed the business systems to allow Run Ready to grow and help athletes achieve their potential.

Run Ready coaches Teresa Leonard