Staff

Rafael Baugh (B.Sc Physio, Level 2 Accredited Coach Athletics Australia)

Managing Director

Raf is founder and Managing Director of Front Runner Sports.

Raf is a former world #3 professional duathlete and physiotherapist who has worked with numerous elite athletes and sporting teams, including the Australian Athletics Team, Perth Wildcats and AIS Hockey Programme over the past 17 years.

A truly world class consultant in the area of running and endurance sport, he specialises clinically in gait analysis, load management and exercise prescription to runners and triathletes. He is a highly sought after consultant to coaches, physiotherapists, corporate, event organisers and stakeholder groups around the globe.

Marc See (B.Sc Physio)

Physiotherapist

Marc graduated from Curtin University in 2010 and immediately commenced work at Front Runner Sports as a Physiotherapist specialising in the 2D clinical assessment of gait and also in the treatment and rehabilitation of running related injuries. Marc draws on extensive athletic experience and a passion for running to deliver a highly integrated service for his clients.

Sporting Results: Marc is a 5* WA 1500m Champion and 2* WA 10km Champion. Marc placed 6th in the 2010 National 1500m Championships and is a regular competitor on the National Grand Prix circuit over the middle distances. During his junior years, he represented Australia at the World Schools X Country.

Ben Green (B.Sc Hons; Level 4 IAAF Middle & Long Distance Coach)

Coaching Manager; Sports Science Consultant (Biomechanics)

Ben is a biomechanics and coaching expert who specialises in personalised running plans for all distances and one on one technique enhancement sessions. Ben coaches many emerging national/international middle distance runners, as well as recreational athletes of all levels. His athletes have reached high levels of proficiency including countless first time half and full marathoners, personal bests, overall race victories and national junior medallists.

Sporting Results: Winner 2011 City to Surf 4km. PB’s 1500m 3.58; 3000m 8.48 and 5000m 15.12.

Dylan Powell (B.Sc; Grad. Dip Exercise Rehabilitation; 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); TA Development Coach)

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.

Thomas’s other passion is the development of junior running. As a lifetime athlete himself, Thomas has run since he was a child and understands the importance of skill acquisition for children. He is an enthusiastic member of the Trackstars Run School coaching team.

 Sporting Results: 2015 Albany half ironman triathlon 3rd place, 2014 WA duathlon champion, 2013 Powerman Malaysia 3rd place, 2012 World number five duathlete and Oceania duathlon champion

Barbara Hosack (PhD PharmSci; Ex Phys)

Exercise Physiologist; Pilates Instructor; Coaching Consultant

Accredited Exercise Physiologist – ESSA, MSc Sport and Exercise Physiology, MSc Biomedical Sciences, STOTT Pilates certified, Level 1 UK Athletics 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.

Sporting Results: PBs – 5K 17:00, 10K 34:37, 16.1K 57:50, HM 1h19, M 2:48, IM 10:29

Andrea Bell (Level 2 Accredited Coach Athletics Australia)

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.

Sporting Results: 2nd Place Busselton Marathon 2013, 1st Place F 35-99 Bridges 10k 2013, 1st Place F 40-44 Bridges 10k 2015.  PB’s 5k 20:40, 10k 44:30, 21.1k 1hr:40m, 42.2k 3hr:34m

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

Sporting Results: Alex is a multiple WA Junior Champion with 10k PB 30.55, Half Marathon 68.16. Alex has won the Asics Run for Gold, Busselton Half Marathon, Asics Bridges and Challenge Fun Runs since returning from the US and was 3rd in the 2013 HBF Run for a Reason.

Derek Cross

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.

Sporting Results- 2012 30-34 Australian Long Course Age Group Champion; 2 years as Professional Triathlete; 20+ Half Ironman Finishes – Half Ironman PB 4:02, best result 5th Overall; 2 x Ironman Finisher, PB 8:42, best result 15th Overall

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.

Sporting Results: Ray is a 57 time West Australian Champion, Australian Representative World Athletics Championships and World Cross Country. WA Record Holder 5000m, 10,000m, Half Marathon and Marathon.

 

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