Front Runner Elite Squad

Front Runner Sports are a world class endurance coaching team.

High Performance Director, Raf Baugh (B.Sc Physio) and Coaching Manager, Ben Green (B.Sc Hons) work closely together with our advanced and elite programmes with the ultimate goal of having a long term Olympic Pathway for West Australian middle and long distance runners.

Individually and collectively, they have a powerful theoretical and practical skill set, with a proven record of delivering elite athletes to their full potential at a state, national and international level. Perhaps most importantly, our large service team apply principles from previous work with elite sporting teams such as hockey, basketball and AFL to deliver an integrated and holistic athletic development programme far superior to single coach systems.

Our Integrated Coaching System focusses on three pillars of Front Runner Athletic development:

  1. Biomechanical Development- Overseen by our Sports Science and Physiotherapy Team
  2. Physiological Development- Utilising our Integrated Front Runner 5 Pace System
  3. Psychological Development- Individual coaching, mentoring and building team culture

Some of the results from our elite athletes:

  • 1 Global Medal
  • 1 World #1 Powerman
  • 2 National Reps
  • 3 National Records
  • 4 Regional Elite titles
  • 5 National Elite or Junior Elite titles
  • 35 State Elite or Junior Elite titles from 800m- Marathon
  • 7*City to Surf Winners
  • 6*HBF Run for a Reason Winners
  • 67 sub 3hr Marathoners
  • 4 sub 9hr Ironman
  • 6 TA/Ironman Long Course Pro athletes
  • An honour board of club achievements can be found here 

To enter the Front Runner State Elite programme (*), athletes should achieve one or more of following times:

  • Marathon <3.00 Female and <2.35 Male
  • Half Marathon <1.24 Female and <1.12 Male
  • 10k Sub <37.30min Female and <32.30 Male
  • 5k <18 Female and <15.40 Male
  • 1500m <4.40 Female and <4.04 Male
  • 800 <2.15 Female and <1.55 Male
  • 400m <58 Female and <50 Male
  • Ironman <10 hr Female <9.10 hr Male
  • Half Ironman <4.35 Female <4.05 Male
  • Classic Triathlon <2.15 Female and <2.00 Male

2019 State Elite Squad Members:

  • Francisco Sanzana (Half/Marathon)- 2* HBF Half Champion; 2* City to Surf winner; 6th 2015 Australian Half Marathon Championships (67.06), 6th 2017 Melbourne Marathon (2.26). Coach Raf Baugh
  • Toni Heinemann (Half/Marathon)- 2rd HBF Half 2017; 2.47 Marathon. Coach Ben Green
  • Henry McNulty- 15.25 5000m; 71.25 Half Marathon; 2018 Australian Orienteering Champion; 6th 2016 World Junior Sprint Orienteering Champs.
  • Zac Jeps (Half/Marathon)- 15.05 5000m; 70.13 Half Marathon; 2.35 2018 WA Marathon Champion. Coach Raf Baugh
  • Emily Witham (5000m/10,000m)- 2018 City to Surf 12k Champion; 2nd State 10k Track and Road 2018.Coach Ben Green
  • Matt Duncan (Half IM)- Professional Triathlete 4.03 Half IM. Coach Raf Baugh
  • Angie Ross (800m/1500m)- 2018 National Masters 400/800/1500m champion. 2019 State 800/1500m silver medallist. Coach Ben Green
  • Alain Dutton (800m/1500m)- 1.52 800m. State 800m Champion 2019, Bronze State 1500m 2019. Coach Ben Green
  • Andrew Dawson (1500m/5000m)- 14.56 5000m 2017. Coach Ben Green
  • Luke Burrows (800m/1500m)- 2019 State U/20 Champion 800 & 1500m, State Jnr 5000m Champion 2018. Coach Ben Green
  • Jess Jason (5000m)- 2nd State 5000m Championships. Coach Ben Green
  • Dean Menzies (5000/10,000m/ Half Marathon)- Winner Asics Bridges; Darlington Half, Busselton Half; 2nd WA 10,000m. Half 67.51; 31.06 10k; 14.41 5k. Coach Raf Baugh
  • Rachel McCormick (5000m)- Club Record 17.02 5k. Coach Ben Green
  • Clarissa Herbst (5000m/10,000m)- 3rd HBF 12k & City to Surf 2018; 3rd 2018 National Junior 5000m 17.03. Coach Raf Baugh
  • Mitch Thomas (5000m). Coach Raf Baugh
  • Alex Dreyer (Half/Marathon)- 2018 HBF Half Champion; 2.28 10th Melbourne Marathon. Coach Ben Green
  • Jason Ramsden (1500m/5000m) 2nd WA Junior 5000m 2019. PB 15.17
  • Jace Collingridge (800m/1500m)- 1.48 800m, Bronze medal 2019 State 800m Coach Ben Green
  • Jack Dunn (5000m/10,000m)- 32.37 10,000m, 15.47 5000m. Coach Ben Green
  • George Peters (800m- 1.56; 1500m 4.03), 2019 State U20 Silver (800m) & Bronze (1500m) 2019, Coach Ben Green
  • Asad Yusoff (800m/1500m). Coach Ben Green
  • Timothy Lefroy (5000m/10,000m). 15th @ 2018 Zatopek 10km (30.10) Coach Ben Green
  • Matt DiMasi (Half/Full Marathon) Winner 2018 Rottnest Marathon; Marathon 2.26; Half Marathon 70.40
  • Nick Baldwin (Triathlon/Marathon) Winner 2018 Ironman Phillipines; 5000m 15.22.
  • Jason Loh (Triathlon). Coach Raf Baugh
  • Matt Baker (Duathlon). Coach Raf Baugh
  • Matt Maguire (Marathon) PB 2.34
  • Sarah Greenwood (Half/Marathon) PB HM 1.25 (2nd C2S2018), PM Marathon 3.04. Coach Ben Green 

To enter the Front Runner National Elite programme, athletes should achieve one or more of following times:

  • Marathon <2.40 Female and <2.20 Male
  • Half Marathon <1.16.30 Female and <1.06.30 Male
  • 10k Sub <34.40min Female and <29.30 Male
  • 5k <16.40 Female and <14.20 Male
  • 1500m <4.22 Female and <3.46 Male
  • 800m <2.06 Female and <1.50 Male
  • 400m <55 Female and <48.5 Male
  • Ironman <9.45 hr Female <8.50 hr Male
  • Half Ironman <4.20 Female <4.00 Male
  • Classic Triathlon <2.08 Female and <1.54 Male
  • Top 10 World Ranking Multi-sport

2019 National Elite Squad Members:

  • Nic Harman (10,000m/Half Marathon); 2018 HBF 12k Champion; 2018 WA Cross Country Champion; 3rd 2018 National Half, 4th 2018 National Cross, 2019 WA 5000m Champion; 2017 WA 10,000m Champion. PB’s 14.13 5000m; 29.36 10,000m; 63.44 Half Marathon (WA Record). Commonwealth Half Marathon Representative. Commonwealth Team Silver Medallist. Coach Raf Baugh
  • Rochelle Rodgers (Half/Full Marathon) Winner 2019 Shizuoka Marathon, 5* City to Surf Winner; 2*HBF Winner; 7* State Champion; 2nd 2018 Melbourne Marathon. PB’s 5000m 17.03; 10,000m 35.22; Half Marathon 1.15.48; Marathon 2.34.45. Coach Raf Baugh

To enter the Front Runner International elite programme, athletes should achieve one or more of following times:

  • Marathon <2.32 Female and <2.14 Male
  • Half Marathon <1.13 Female and <1.03.30 Male
  • 10k Sub <32.30 Female and <28.30 Male
  • 5k <15.40 Female and <13.45 Male
  • 1500m <4.12 Female and <3.40 Male
  • 800m <2.02 Female and <1.47 Male
  • 400m <52 Female and <47 Male
  • Ironman <9.20 hr Female <8.30 hr Male
  • Half Ironman <4.12 Female <3.52 Male
  • Classic Triathlon <2.02 Female and <1.47 Male
  • Top 5 World Ranking Multi-sport

Current International Squad Members:

  • Thomas Bruins Duathlon- 3* Asian Duathlon Champion, 2* Australian Champion, Powerman World #1 2018. Coach Raf Baugh
  • Matt Felton T46 Marathon- 3rd 2018 IPC World Cup Marathon (T46); Australian record holder. Coach Raf Baugh

Advanced Training Schedule as at 1st January, 2018

Monday (Zone 1) Self Directed Recovery
Tuesday (Zone 5) VO2 Max Intervals; WA Athletics Centre 5.30pm Warm Up 
Wednesday  (Zone 2) Steady Run 10k or 15k; Stickybeaks Cafe, Kings Park 5.30pm
Thursday (Zone 4) Threshold Intervals. Lake Monger, Meet Dodd Street 5.30pm Warm Up 
Saturday

(Zone 3) Advanced Tempo Run. The Running Centre 6.30am (Half/Full Marathon)

(Hills) Hill Efforts. Zamia Cafe 8am (Elite Middle and Long Distance)

Sunday (Zone 2) Long Run 14/19/23/28/33km 7.00am Wembley Front Runner HQ

LOCATIONS:

  • The Running Centre (TRC)- 1273 Hay Street, West Perth
  • Lake Monger- Dodd Street, Lake Monger
  • WA Athletics Centre – Adjacent to Challenge Stadium, Mt Claremont
  • Herdsman Lake – Car park on Herdsman Pde, 100m from Jon Sanders Dr intersection
  • Front Runner HQ 2/182 Harborne St, Wembley

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