Mark Howard, 40, has been involved in athletics for over 20 years as an athlete, coach and CEO of the Victorian Athletic League. Mark is accredited with Athletics Australia as a Level 3 coach. Mark is the original proprietor and creator of Running Coach Melbourne. Mark has assisted people as young as 7 to 60 years of age and is willing to assist any person of any athletic ability. Mark believes that having the correct running technique is the most essential tool to gaining speed and running long distances such as the Marathon.
Mark is a member of the Doncaster Athletics Club and coaches runners at this track. He coaches a group of runners from 6pm from Monday to Thursday and holds weekend sessions from 9am. Mark encourages athletes of any ability to join his group, whether a novice or an elite runner Mark can tailor a training plan to suit your requirements. He can also assist with an online training program for runners who cannot attend his sessions.
Mark has a background in AFL having played over 150 games in the Essendon District Football League. He has trained and assisted Calder Cannons players, Eastern Rangers TAC cup players and has assisted players to get drafted to the AFL. From an athletics perspective Mark has trained elite runners of all age including Victorian state championship runners, Australian national junior representatives as well training professional runners to win at the Stawell Gift carnival. Some of Mark's recent notable performers include Hamish Adams (Stawell 120m Junior winner), Ewan Webber (Victorian State Championships qualifier), Rob Adin (400m at Stawell in 45.83secs), Sebastian Vetich (100m Victorian State Champion 2016), Eve Parry (2016 Australian National qualifier 200m & 400m).
Mark's professional achievements in the Victorian Athletic League include winning the 3 major 400m professional events, including the Bendigo Black Opal (46.24 sec), the richest professional 400m event in Australia. Mark has recently returned to competing after a long period off and recently ran an 8km race in 32.34sec and completed the 2012 Melbourne Marathon in 3hrs 58mins.
Mark is also the owner of a sporting consultancy service www.sportconsultantsaustralia.com.
To book an appointment with Mark, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0402 199 463.