Front Runner Elite Squad

OUR ELITE TEAM

Front Runner Sports are a world class endurance coaching team.

High Performance Director, Raf Baugh (B.Sc Physio); Coaching Director, Ben Green (B.Sc Hons) and Principle Physio, Marc See 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 team have worked with various world class sporting teams in various contexts including hockey, basketball and AFL and are capable of delivering an integrated and holistic athletic development programme far superior to single coach systems and more engaged and cohesive than institutionalised models.

OUR ELITE ETHOS

  • Transient Hierarchy
  • Together we achieve more
  • We embrace competition
  • Global Aspiration

OUR RESULTS

Some of the results from our elite athletes:

  • Global Medal
    • Matt Felton (T46 Marathon Bronze)
  • World #1
    • Thomas Bruins (Powerman Duathlon)
  • 2 National Reps
    • Nic Harman (Half Marathon)
    • Matt Felton (T46 Marathon)
  • 3 National Records
    • Matt Felton (T46)
  • 4 Regional Elite titles
    • Thomas Bruins (3* Asian and 1* Oceania Duathlon Champion)
  • 5 National Elite or Junior Elite titles
  • 35 State Elite or Junior Elite
  • 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 

OUR TIERS

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:

Middle Distance (Head Coach Ben Green)

  • Angie Ross (800m/1500m)- 2018 National Masters 400/800/1500m champion. 2019 State 800/1500m silver medallist.
  • Alain Dutton (800m/1500m)- 1.52 800m. State 800m Champion 2019, Bronze State 1500m 2019
  • Andrew Dawson (1500m/5000m)- 14.56 5000m 2017
  • Luke Burrows (800m/1500m)- 2019 State U/20 Champion 800 & 1500m, State Jnr 5000m Champion 2018
  • Jess Jason (5000m)- 2nd State 5000m Championships
  • George Peters (800m- 1.56; 1500m 4.03), 2019 State U20 Silver (800m) & Bronze (1500m) 2019
  • Asad Yusoff (800m/1500m).
  • Thomas Moorcroft (800m/1500m)
  • Jemima Crosby (800/1500m)

Long Distance (Head Coach Raf Baugh)

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Emily Witham (5000m/10,000m)- 2018 City to Surf 12k Champion; 2nd State 10k Track and Road 2018.
  • 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.
  • Rachel McCormick (5000m)- Club Record 17.02 5k.
  • Clarissa Herbst (5000m/10,000m)- 3rd HBF 12k & City to Surf 2018; 3rd 2018 National Junior 5000m 17.03.
  • Mitch Thomas (5000m/10,000m).
  • Alex Dreyer (Half/Marathon)- 2018 HBF Half Champion; 2.28 10th Melbourne Marathon
  • Jason Ramsden (1500m/5000m) 2nd WA Junior 5000m 2019. PB 15.17
  • Timothy Lefroy (5000m/10,000m). 15th @ 2018 Zatopek 10km (30.10)
  • Matt DiMasi (Half/Full Marathon) Winner 2018 Rottnest Marathon; Marathon 2.26; Half Marathon 70.40
  • Matt Maguire (Marathon) PB 2.34
  • Sarah Greenwood (Half/Marathon) PB HM 1.25 (2nd C2S2018), PM Marathon 3.04.

Multisport

  • Nick Baldwin (Triathlon/Marathon) Winner 2018 Ironman Phillipines; 5000m 15.22.
  • Matt Duncan (Half IM)- Professional Triathlete 4.03 Half IM. Coach Raf Baugh
  • Jason Loh (Triathlon). Coach Raf Baugh
  • Matt Baker (Duathlon). Coach Raf Baugh

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:

Middle Distance

  • Jace Collingridge (800m)- PB 1.48 800m, Bronze medal 2019 State 800m. Club record holder 400m (49.57) & 800m (1:49.84).

Long Distance

  • 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.
  • 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.

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:

Long Distance:

  • Matt Felton T46 Marathon- 3rd 2018 IPC World Cup Marathon (T46); Australian record holder. Coach Raf Baugh

Multisport:

  • Thomas Bruins Duathlon- 3* Asian Duathlon Champion, 2* Australian Champion, Powerman World #1 2018. Coach Raf Baugh

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

  • Marathon <2.29.30 Female and <2.11.30 Male
  • 10,000m Sub <31.25 Female and <27.28 Male
  • 5,000m <15.10 Female and <13.32 Male
  • 1500m <4.04.20 Female and <3.35 Male
  • 800m <1.59.50 Female and <1.45.20
  • Paralympian

KEEN TO JOIN OUR ELITE TEAM?

  • Email us admin@frontrunnersports.com.au or book an Initial Coaching meeting online with Ben Green (Middle Distance) or Raf Baugh (Long Distance) HERE
  • Junior Emerging athletes 14-17 in either Middle or Long Distance should book a FREE meeting with Jaz Long HERE