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Online Running Coaching: Time Efficient and Effective

Imagine if…

  • You didn’t have to wonder how far, how fast, or how frequently you need to train to hit your goals.
  • You had a personal running coach to think about all of that for you, and all YOU had to think about was running, getting enough sleep, and what to feed the kids for dinner!
  • You had a training plan specifically customised for you, targeting what YOU need to do to improve your running and reduce the risk of injury.
  • You could get the right advice from expert coaches who know your fitness level and your running history, rather than googling for answers.

Wouldn’t that make life a bit more simple?

You’ll get results with online coaching

The Right Training Plan

A running training plan that’s customized just for you. Recent training & race results, as well as your work/life commitments are taken into account when we plan your training. We work to your strengths, and focus on eliminating weaknesses. You get time efficient training that gives results.


Your experienced coaches will give you regular feedback, adjusting your program based on your training. You’ll get helpful hints, sage advice, and high fives. We closely monitor you to keep you on target to hit your running goals, and to keep your risk of injury low.

Exclusive Content

We’ll guide you through key workouts with audio recordings for you to listen to on the run. Strength training videos, articles and training tips exclusive to our members.

24/7 Web and Mobile Access

On the move? No problems. Access your training plan and resources via our mobile and web apps, and receive daily emails with your upcoming workouts. Available on web, iOS and Android.


Ask the Coach

Each week we answer your questions in a recorded Q and A session. Email your own question, or listen to what other members have been wondering. Browse backdated episodes from mobile or desktop.

Facebook Group

Join the private Facebook group. You’ll be part of a community of supportive runners and coaches, so you’ll never feel like you’re training alone.

Who is online running coaching for?

Online coaching with Hooked on Running is not for everyone. Our coaching is for beginners to advanced runners who:

  • Are open to doing things differently to achieve better results
  • Are motivated to improve, (even if sometimes you need a little help getting out of bed)!
  • Believe in themselves and have a growth mindset
  • Have had enough of generic training programs that take a one size fits all approach
  • Are willing to put in that little bit of extra effort (like 10 minutes of strength training 3 times a week) to help to injury proof their body
  • Who know they can do this, and know that getting expert help is the fastest way to get to where they want to be

If that sounds like you, we are keen to help you take your running to the next level

It’s Time To Take the Next Step

Whatever type of runner you are, you’ll see the benefits of a time efficient, customized training plan, coaching support and an on-line community. From absolute beginners with no running experience to seasoned runners, we have the experience to take you to the next level with your running.

Intermediate to Advanced Runners

If you’ve been running for a while and you’re looking to improve on your times from the 5km to the Marathon, you need a training program that is truly customized to you. Based on your training, your current fitness, previous race results, history of injury (hopefully just a short history, if any history at all), we’ll build a training program which works on eliminating your weaknesses, and capitalizing on your strengths.

More Advanced Beginners

If you’re training for your first event, or first crack at a new distance, you don’t need to be guessing what you should be doing, or when or how you should be doing it. We take the guesswork out of your training. We don’t use fancy running jargon which over complicates the issue. We’ve trained literally hundreds of women in the early stages of their running career and we know what it’s like when you first start out…exciting, but sometimes a bit daunting. Our coaches are very experienced at guiding newer runners with just the right level of support.

Absolute Beginners

If you struggle to run more than a few minutes without having to stop, and you don’t know how to get started with your training, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve had almost two decades in business guiding true beginners through a training plan which gently encourages them towards being able to run for 30 minutes without stopping.

Age is no barrier…

You don’t have to stop running, just because you’re getting a few grey hairs. By having a long term, adaptive strategy, which emphasizes good recovery, you can stay fit, healthy, and maybe even crack a few personal records. For older runners there are fantastic gains to be had through dedication, consistency, and some running specific strength training.. You’ll find you’ll be amazed by what you can do too.

Nor is a busy lifestyle…

Whatever your lifestyle, and no matter how busy you are, running can be a part of your life. Your custom training plan will adapt to your schedule. You train on the days that you can train, and if you have to miss a training session due to your busy work or family life, your coach will help you make the adjustments you need to keep on track.

Get Started in Just 3 Easy Steps

Step # 1

Choose between a weekly, monthly or quarterly subscription, and complete a quick questionnaire.

Step # 2

Check out the members’ area and start consuming your exclusive content, whilst your coach reviews your training questionnaire.

Step # 3

Receive your first block of training within 3 business days (usually sooner). Start receiving daily workout emails, and you’re on your way to your next personal record!

What runners say about online coaching

Well thank you thank you thank you.

You have kept me on track for ten weeks and I achieved a time I only dreamt about!

Your confidence in the time I could achieve was surprising but I guess you’ve seen it all before!! I love my splits below and the ranking. Pulling off the pace on heartbreak hill is clearly the way to do it!

Think I’ll be back for the sub 70 next year!!

– Rachel

Thank’s Kirsten Todd for my amazing coaching program, no way could I have made the 50km without your expertise!

It’s all in the training.

We came in 5th in our category and 7th overall!

If anybody is training for a race they have to get you to write them a program..

– Lisa Penson

I’ve never done interval training or even paced myself so those 2 things alone have been a good take out.

I’m finding I finish each session and still have energy, some days I feel like I could keep running.

Considering this time last year I couldn’t make it to my letterbox and back [without].. immense pain I am so excited.”

– Deb Karalus

I just come back from doing this workout. It was a bit tough but I did manage it!

I also wanted to say THANK YOU very much for making this possible.

I sincerely did not think I could do the run on Thursday but you did not listen to my whining, and I am very grateful for it!!!

– Pat

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Our coaching comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We can’t guarantee you’ll run your fastest ever – there are just too many variables to be able to do that- but we can guarantee you’ll love your custom plan. If you don’t like your workout schedule, email me within 7 days of receiving a training block, and we’ll make it work for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

For sure. This is a custom training plan, written specifically for you. You’ll receive details on what you need to do for every run, including what pace you should be running. (Generally we find people are running too fast during most of their training sessions, so we’ll most likely be asking you to slow down!).

We create training plans for all race distances, and for all levels of ability. If you’re a seasoned runner we’ll look at what you’ve been doing and spot opportunities for improvement. 

And if you haven’t run since primary school, we can help! We keep on top of your training, and monitor you closely. We’ve trained hundreds of runners, and have been running for a fair while ourselves! We keep up to date with the latest research on training and coaching. Add that to over 50 years of combined coaching experience, and you’re giving yourself the best chance for success.

We can’t kick you out of bed in the morning, but we’re offering the next best thing!

​​​​​​Once you’ve completed a questionnaire, your coach will use this to map out a training plan for you.  Your detailed customised plan will generally be delivered in 2-4 week blocks. That means we can be sure each block of training builds on how you have responded to your previous block. Your training 12 weeks down the track is NOT based on A GUESS of how we think you’ll running by then. It’s based on how your training has actually been going!

We use state of the art software to deliver your training program to you. You can access your schedule via the members area of our website, or on the run via the mobile app and viewing. 

You’ll also receive an email each day with the next two days’ workouts. We’ve worked hard to make sure the process is as simple as possible.

No. You can log your training manually using the phone app or a desk top computer. Using the phone app is really as simple as a couple of taps to let us know you’ve completed the session as planned.

Most fitness trackers can be synced with our training app so you won’t have to do a thing. Your workouts are automatically synced with your training schedule. If you track your run on your phone, you can also sync with our training app. We can help you get set up to track your run on your phone if you don’t already do so. 

You don’t need to run with any devices at all if you don’t want to, other than a standard watch. In fact, sometimes we prefer you to leave your device at home!  Most of your training runs will be based on duration, not distance, so there is no need to measure how far you run. (We do find most people want to though.)

Your coach will look at your training log twice a week, and make comments when necessary. You can make your own comments and ask questions of your coach in your training log. 

You will also have access to the weekly Ask the Coach episodes where we answer questions we’ve received from our runners during the week.

Need More Info?

Contact Us and we’ll be more than happy to help you decide which training option is best for you