Training

Sprint, middle distance and distance running sessions are available within the Moore Park and Centennial Park precincts as well as Sydney Olympic Park and further west with our coaches as follows:

  • Mondays 6.00pm @ ES Marks athletics field | exclusive free access for SUAC members (all)
  • Tuesdays 6.00pm @ Mackay Oval Centennial Park (sprinters)
  • Thursdays 6.00 pm @ Mackay Oval Centennial Park (middle distance & distance)
  • Thursdays 6.00 pm @ ES Marks (sprinters)
  • Saturdays 8.10 am @ Vernon Pavilion north side Centennial Park (middle distance & distance)
  • Saturdays 9.00am @ Rose Garden Centennial Park (sprinters)
  • Sundays @ Centennial Park (middle distance & distance long run)

If you are interested in finding out more about these sessions, please stipulate in the Expression of Interest form (see below) your interest in these sessions. Profiles of our coaches Josh Tassell and Guillaume ‘Gilly’ Boglioni Beaulieu can be found below. Please note times and locations above are subject to change.

Free strength & conditioning sessions are available for SUAC athletes at the David Mortimer High Performance gym on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings with SUACs strength & conditioning coach. Further information available upon registration.

It is expected athletes commit to at least 2 sessions per week. Minimum age is 16 years for Centennial Park and Moore Park middle distance and distance sessions. Training fees do apply (which are entirely separate to Registration fees and available directly from coaches) so please fill out our Expression of Interest form to find out more about training.

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At the Tan with Melbourne University
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Wanda Beach session

Coaches

Josh Tassell is a graduate of Sydney Boys High School and the University of Sydney as well as a highly distinguished former SUAC athlete and executive club committee member. He is an accredited Athletics Australia coach, a state medallist over both 200m & 400m, club record holder and highly experienced strength & conditioning trainer. Josh has coached school age, juniors and adults for over 10 years and coaches SUAC sprinters up to and including 400 metres in the Moore Park and Centennial Park precincts. He was previously SUACs Acting Director of Athletics.

Guillaume ‘Gilly’ Boglioni Beaulieu is an accomplished middle-distance athlete and has been a member of SUAC since moving from Montreal Canada, in 2017. He was previously the president of University of Montreal’s Athletics Club. He holds a PhD in actuarial studies from the University of New South Wales and is a lecturer in actuarial studies at Macquarie University. Gilly was part of Dean Gleeson’s squad since arriving in Sydney, Dean being an Australian Olympic Tokyo 2020 team head coach in Modern Pentathlon. Gilly is passionate about motivating students and athletes to be the best they can be, taking over Dean’s middle distance and distance squad from the end of 2023. His squad is also based out of Moore & Centennial Parks.

Please use our Expression of Interest form if you are interested in training.

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