Blayne Anold

Running   Coach   Physio   Educator    

You will not find a coach who is more passionate and knowledgeable about running. Blayne has dedicated the last 10 years to learning and experiencing as much as possible about running. 

Blayne uses his diverse experience and expertise along with his passion for the sport to assist every runner to achieve their optimal performance and desired goals


Blayne is a recreational runner (semi-serious one day, retired the next). Favourite distance is the half marathon. But in reality Blayne enjoys getting others to the start line rather than crossing it himself. 

Blayne is a Coach, a Physiotherapist and an Educator; the one thing these all have in common is they are centered around running.

Blayne's passion for running and thirst for knowledge has seen him complete numerous degrees including Bachelor in Exercise Science, Master in Physiotherapy and Master in Medical Research on the topic of Running Biomechanics, this combination of qualifications positions Blayne as a world leader in understanding how the body moves, operates and functions while running. 

But most importantly, Blayne just loves all things Running!




  • Level 4 Senior IAAF Coach - Middle & Long Distance

  • Level 3 IAAF Coach - Middle & Long Distance

  • Level 2 Advanced Event Group Coach – Middle & Long Distance

  • Level 2 Advanced Event Group Coach – Recreational Running

  • Level 2 Advanced Event Group Coach – Sprints, Relays and Hurdles

  • Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach

  • IAAF Kids' Athletics Coach


  • Middle and Long Distance coach for Oceanic Athletes in preparation for the 2018 Commonwealth Games as a part of the GAPS program with Griffith University

  • Head coach for 2018 Raise the Bar Academy with Athletics Australia and University of Melbourne

  • Middle and Long Distance and Steeple Chase coach for the 2015 & 2016 Athletics North Queensland Development Camp

  • Coach for Athletics Australia's Athletics to the Outback 2015 & 2017

  • Track, road and cross-country on the Gold Coast since 2011



Blayne works at Runaway Bay Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine

Blayne has a wealth of experience when it comes to treating and working with all athletes and runners. Regularly traveling with teams to National and International competitions including:

  • Physiotherapist for the Fijian Athletics Team in preparation for Commonwealth Games 2018

  • Physiotherapist for Griffith University’s GAPS Program, preparation for Commonwealth Games for Oceanic Athletes, 2016 - 2018

Physiotherapist for the Australian Oceanic Team

  • Oceania Melanesian Regional Athletics Championships – Port Villa, Vanuatu 2018

  • Oceania Athletics Championships – Suva, Fiji 2017

  • Oceania Melanesian Regional Athletics Championships – Suva, Fiji 2016

Physiotherapist for the Queensland Athletics State Team

  • Australian Junior Athletics Championships – Sydney 2019 - 2017, Perth 2016, Sydney 2015, Sydney 2014

  • Australian Cross Country Championships – Wollongong 2017, Canberra 2016, Melbourne 2015

  • Australian All Schools Athletics Championships – Canberra 2016


Deadly Runners - Level 1 Run Leaders

Deadly Runners - Level 1 Run Leaders


Blayne has a strong working relationship with Queensland Athletics and Athletics Australia in the development of both athletes and coaches.  Blayne has been running coaching accreditation courses since 2013, facilitating:

  • Level I Community Athletics

  • Level I Run Leader

  • Level II Intermediate Recreational Running

  • Level II Intermediate Club Coach

  • IAAF Kids Athletics – Sporting Schools

Blayne also teaches at Griffith University, and has taught into the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Exercise Science

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy

  • Master of Physiotherapy

  • Master of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy

Blayne also runs informal personal and professional development information and workshop sessions for coaches and athletes including:

  • Injury Prevention and Management

  • Running Biomechanics

  • Importance of Self Recovery - Stretching, Rolling and Triggering


Scientific Publication

Blayne J.W. Arnold, Benjamin K. Weeks & Sean A. Horan (2018) An examination of treadmill running familiarisation in barefoot and shod conditions in healthy men, Journal of Sports Sciences, DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2018.1479533

Athletics Australia

Blayne Arnold (2018) Running biomechanics for the coach, Athletics Coach. URL:

Blayne Arnold (2018) Barefoot Running, Athletics Coach. URL: