RILEY COCKS

CO-FOUNDER & HEAD COACH

Riley is an elite Australian Distance runner and qualified Physiotherapist. He holds personal bests of 1:02.43 for the half-marathon, 2:16.57 for the marathon, 28:45 for 10,000m, and 13:45 for 5,000m.

Riley represented Australia at the 2017 and 2019 World University Games in the 10,000m where he placed 8th and 10th respectively. He was selected for the Australian team to compete at the 2020 World Half Marathon Championships, but unfortunately the team was withdrawn due to COVID-19.

After the Gold Coast Marathon was cancelled in 2021, Riley made his marathon debut at the Melbourne Marathon in December finishing fourth in a time of 2:17.44. He returned a year later for his second marathon again placing 4th in a new PB of 2:16.57.

Riley’s career highlights include placing 2nd at the 2017 Australian Road Running Champs (City2Bay), placing 2nd at the 2018 Australian Cross Country Championships, and breaking the South Australian record at the half marathon distance in Launceston in 2021.

Riley placed 7th at the 2020 Australian 10,000m Championships (held in 2021) with a personal best of 28:45.50. Riley ran a big personal best at the 2021 Sydney Track Classic, with 13:50.23 to place 7th overall in the Australian 5,000m Championships. This was Riley’s first time under the 14 minute barrier with a previous personal best of 14:01 from earlier this year.

As a coach Riley draws on over a decade of running experience combined with his background in physiotherapy and 6 years of working in a running specialty store. He is eager to share his wealth of knowledge in the latest training philosophies, recovery techniques, injury prevention and footwear trends to help runners of all levels to reach their goals.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Health Science & Master of Physiotherapy

Registered Physiotherapist

Level 1 Community Athletics Coach

Level 2 Recreational Running Coach

Level 3 Performance Development Coach - Distance Running

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