Staff

Rafael Baugh (B.Sc Physio, Level 2 AA Coach)

High Performance Director

Raf is founder and High Performance Director of Front Runner Sports and a former world #3 ITU Duathlete.

A truly world class Physiotherapist and Coach in the area of running and triathlon, he specialises in gait analysis, load management and exercise prescription having worked with athletes from Beginner to Olympic level with equal passion and focus. He has coached 36 sub 3hr Marathon runners; age group athletes to ITU World Championship gold and Professionals to World Championship competitions.

Increasingly, he is sought as a consultant by professional athletes and government, corporate and community groups for his engaging and dynamic style and world class technical and commercial knowledge of running and triathlon.

Marc See (B.Sc Physio)

Physiotherapy Manager

Marc graduated from Curtin University in 2010 and immediately commenced work at Front Runner Sports as a Physiotherapist in private practice.

Marc is a leading specialist in the 2D clinical assessment of gait and also in the treatment and rehabilitation of running related injuries. He conducts numerous run specific stability and strength classes each week to optimise biomechanics and mitigate risk. Drawing on extensive athletic experience and a passion for running, Marc delivers a highly integrated service for his clients.

Adrian Spinelli (B.Sc Physio)

Professional Bike Fit Service

Adrian is an experienced physiotherapist with a commitment to evidence-based physiotherapy with interests in the treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal and sports injury rehabilitation. Adrian assists cyclists from recreational to elite level across various forms of cycle sport, including members of Orica-Scott, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, Trek-Segafredo, Cannondale-Drapac, IsoWhey Sports Swisswellness, Cycling Australia’s High Performance Track Program, Jayco-AIS World Tour Academy, Mountain Bike Australia’s XCO National Series and members of teams at Pro Continental and Continental UCI level. Adrian has previous experience and training using a range of bike fitting methods undergoing previous training in Australia, Europe and the US. Adrian has previously held the role of team physiotherapist of Floreat Athena Football Club (Football West). Additional areas of interest include load management, neurodynamics and strength and conditioning.

Ben Green (B.Sc Hons; Level 4 IAAF Coach)

Coaching Manager; Sports Science Consultant (Biomechanics)

Ben is a world class running expert who specialises in delivering consulting services; personalised running plans and one on one technique enhancement sessions. Ben coaches many emerging national/international middle and long distance runners as well as recreational athletes of all levels. He has a proven record of helping athletes exceed their goals with evidence based programming, cutting edge insights and up to date scientific knowledge.

Increasingly, Ben consults in the area of Physiology, Biomechanics and Footwear assessment to government, corporate and sporting groups.

Dylan Powell (B.Sc; Grad. Dip Ex Rehab; Currently completing Level 2 ASCA Coach)

Sports Science Manager; Strength & Conditioning Consultant

Dylan is a strength & conditioning coach with close to six years of experience in many sporting disciplines at a sub-elite or elite level. He has spent time working in the WAFL as well as at the University of WA’s Exercise and Performance Centre. More recently Dylan has been involved in roles with UWA/West Coast’s ‘Performing National’ program as well as Athletics WA’s PlusLife Target Tokyo 2020 Program.

Dylan’s passion lies in developing the lifetime athlete, being a multi-sport athlete himself he enjoys educating and coaching athletes in developing transfer from the weight room to their specific discipline.

Thomas Bruins (B.E Mechanical (Hons); Level 1 TA)

Coaching Consultant- Triathlon

Thomas is an accredited Triathlon Australia development coach who specialises in helping triathletes reach their personal performance goals.  Thomas’s bachelor in mechanical engineering is channelled through his passion for cycling and his attention to detail for cycling equipment. He offers a wide variety of cycling related services to help athletes enjoy cycling and reach their full potential. His services include Personalised Bike Fitting, lactate threshold and Function Threshold Power (FTP) testing, one-on-one skills development and general cycling related advice.

Barbara Hosack (PhD PharmSci; Ex Phys; Level 2 AA)

Exercise Physiologist; Pilates Instructor; Coaching Consultant

Accredited Exercise Physiologist – ESSA, MSc Sport and Exercise Physiology, MSc Biomedical Sciences, STOTT Pilates certified, Level 2 Athletics Australia Coach)

Barbara is an accredited Exercise Physiologist, with a passion for running and athletic performance. With a keen interest in helping people get more from their bodies, Barbara’s coaching philosophy extends to include a focus on core conditioning, injury prevention (or rehab) using Clinical Pilates and maintaining a good and sustainable life balance.

Barbara’s coaching experiences include consulting to runners who are new to the sport as well as national level endurance athletes in the UK, and providing support through scientific testing (VO2 Max & lactate testing). Barbara is well versed in the training methods that improve performance, both through her previous experience as a lecturer in sport and exercise physiology and through her own running background.

Andrea Bell (Level 2 AA Coach, IAAF Kids Coach)

Coaching Consultant; FRESH Women’s Fitness Coordinator

Andrea is an Accredited coach with Athletics Australia (Level 2, Recreational Runner), with personal running experience over all distances up to Marathon and Ultra Marathon Trail Running.  As a keen runner herself, Andrea understands the challenges of juggling family, children, work and training commitments, in order to maintain a happy, healthy life balance.

Andrea’s recent coaching experience includes developing and delivering the Front Runner FRESH Women’s Only program, leading the charge at our Front Runner South of the River group sessions and working along side Rafael Baugh as Assistant Coach of our Front Runner “Trackstars for Kids” skill development program.

Alex Dreyer (B.Sc (Mdiet) General Dietetics; Level 1 AA)

Junior/ Trackstars Coaching Coordinator

Alex is a qualified Sports Dietitian and junior coaching manager. Alex recently returned to Australia after studying and racing on scholarship at Eastern Kentucky University in the USA. Alex provides customised diet plans for general and sporting populations and provides holistic approach to training and nutrition with his athletes based on his skill set and qualifications.

Derek Cross (B. Eng; Level 1 TA)

Coaching Consultant- Triathlon

Derek is an accredited Triathlon Australia Development Coach who has a passion for helping people achieve their Ironman and Half Ironman Triathlon goals. Derek brings with him a broad range of experiences gathered over a lifetime of sport. Having been a competitive swimmer, a member of the WAIS rowing program, and an Age Group and Professional Triathlete, as well as being a full time engineer and a father of two, Derek is able to look at sport from multiple perspectives to help people define and reach their targets no matter what phase of life they are in.

Derek loves the bike, in particular helping people find those one percenters that can add up to make a big difference on race day. Derek also has a long history with the water (he has been swimming since he was two) and enjoys sharing that passion with others, particularly those who may not be that comfortable in the triathlon swim leg. In particular Derek enjoys helping those new to triathlon develop so that they can achieve those goals that they may have previously considered impossible.

Zac Born (B.Sc; Level 2 AA Coach; Level 1 ASCA Coach)

Coaching Consultant- Junior Sprints

Zac is an accredited Athletics Australia Coach (Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach) and an accredited Strength & Conditioning Coach (Level 1). He has completed a Bachelor of science in the fields of mechanical engineering and sports science, and is currently completing his honours degree in Sports Science (Majoring in Biomechanics) at The University of Western Australia.

Zac has 12 years of competitive sprinting experience and 6 years of coaching experience, ranging from cross country, sprinting events, state relay coaching and strength and conditioning. He has a passion for junior development in both sprinting events and fundamental movement skills and draws on his years of experience to provide a holistic approach to training.

Ray Boyd (Level 3 ATFCA)

Coaching Consultant

Ray is a Level 3 ATFCA Coach and former world class distance runner. Ray specialises in coaching experienced distance runners and Marathon runners looking to take their performances to the next level.

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