All coaches actively run themselves, so they understand what running and training involves. Our coaches actively engage in training sessions - you'll never see a Be A Runner Coach holding a stop watch and blowing a whistle. You'll also never see a Be A Runner Coach out the front of a group trying to make everyone else keep up. 

Our Coaches are here for you!



Blayne Arnold 

Why i Coach

Simply because, I love all things running and really enjoy being able to assist others share that enjoyment while achieving their goals. Nothing frustrates me more than seeing runners working harder than they need to. I love to help runners achieve their goals by getting them to train smart.

about Blayne 

Blayne's private and professional life is all things running. Self declared recreational runner who's favourite distance is the half marathon. Passionate about all distances from the track to the road and off again. You will not find a more passionate and knowledgeable coach. 



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Richard Mullaney

Why I coach

To help people train smarter, not harder. It's about sharing my experience and enthusiasm to help you achieve your goals while you participate in an incredibly fulfilling activity. As a coach it's about helping, not hurting, enthusing, not confusing, inspiring while perspiring! 

About richard

Richard has been a virtual life-long runner participating in events from Track to Ultra Marathon and a coach for over twenty years. Running has provided so much, a healthy lifestyle, an opportunity to make life-long friends a mental and physical escape and achievement of goals.

Richard - why blayne

Blayne's humility and selflessness endears him to his athletes. His knowledge and experience ensures he delivers an unmatched level of care to all standard of athlete. Partnering with Blayne allows me to share my coaching passion with the right partner.




Georgie Wright 

Why I coach

I am a soon to  graduate as a teacher, who wants to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Throw in my passion for running and coaching becomes the perfect combination. I will always be a runner, but as a coach I get the opportunity to bring the joy of running to others. 

About Georgie

Georgie loves running and the community that comes with it, simply because anyone can do it - getting fit in the process is an added bonus. She loves all aspects of the sport, from spectating to competing, with the track distances being her favourite. Georgie believes that having fun is what really motivates people and she promotes this by putting enjoyment and participation at the centre of running.

Georgie's personal Experience

Prior to joining Blayne as an athlete in 2013, I was plagued with injuries that set me out of the sport for 5 years. Blayne’s knowledge of how to progress athletes in a positive environment, partnered with his ability to listen, support and adapt to individual needs is the perfect combination of coaching. Thanks to Blayne I continue to grow as an athlete and now as a coach, with the confidence to look ahead to a healthy and successful future in athletics.


Level 1 Community Athletics Coach


Tennille Ellis

Why I Coach 

I love to share my passion of running with others, helping them be the best that they can be, while enjoying every aspect of the sport. I coach from my heart, and I coach by example. I love being a runner, I love training like a runner and I love helping others Be A Runner!

About Tennille

Tennille enjoys living an active and healthy life style, keeping life balanced with a holistic approach. Having years of road running at a competitive level, she has ventured out to experience the variety that running has to offer with competing on the track as well as cross country. Don’t hesitate to grab her between breaths for a training tip, nutrition advice or simply a chat!


Half Marathon PB: 1:15:11, 10km PB: 34:48

City2Surf: Top 5 finish in 2016 & 2017

Bronze in the 2017 Australian Half Marathon Championships


Level 1 Community Athletics Coach


Jemima Tennekoon

Why I coach

I am passionate about passing on my knowledge and expertise to up and coming athletes as I see sport as a great way for young athletes to learn about the positive impacts of an active and healthy lifestyle. I am very excited for the opportunity to be a Be A Coach at Be a Runner!

About Jemima

Jemima is a 400m and 800m runner and trains with the Be A Runner Elite Squad, while also studying Business full-time at Griffith University. Jemima has coaching experience at athletics clubs and schools in New Zealand and currently coaches sprints at St Hilda’s junior school. She has been involved in athletics since she was 8 years old and has been fortunate enough to represent New Zealand and experience competing overseas.


Level 1 Community Athletics Coach