Caroline Bailey
Lv.2 Advanced Coach - Middle & Long Distance
Lv.2 Advanced Coach - Sprints Relays & Hurdles
IAAF Kids' Athletics Coach
Byron Bay
0409 804 131
Byron Bay Runners Inc.
Approved (to 2023)
Sprints,Distance,Running Squad
All Skill Levels
Squads Tuesdays and Thursdays; individual on request

I am passionate about helping runners of any age or fitness level achieve their potential. I have worked for over 10 years as a coach with runners of all age groups (from primary- and high school, to adults and masters age competitors), working in both community clubs (Byron Bay Runners, Caboolture Road Runners) and providing athletics coaching services to local schools.

I have a special interest in middle distance events (800m, 1500m, 3,000m, 5,000m and steeplechase) but also enjoy working with new runners hoping to finish their first Parkrun, to experienced runners wanting to improve their half- or full marathon times. I currently coach two squads of school age athletes aiming for state and national level titles (sprints, middle distance and cross-country). The squads include high-performance athletes, who have achieved podium medals and state/national champion at All Schools championships (800m, 1500m, 3,000m and 2,000m steeplechase). In 2018, I particpated as a coach in Athletics NSW Targeted Talent Program (TTP) - the high-performance development squad for NSW athletes selected for achieving elite-level entry standards.

I have coached athletes through to state- and national all-schools championships with a number acheiving podium or national champion. I also coach a number of individual adult and masters age recreational runners, working on 10km, HM and marathon fitness. I am also a registered Psychologist with 20+ years experience working in the field of Performance Management, with a particular interest in mental resilience, motivation and goal setting.

I would love to help you achieve your running goals, and can offer face-to-face, squad or online coaching support through membership with Byron Bay Runners.