We specialise in run coaching, strength and conditioning, sports physio and injury rehabilitation for running based sports. We are ready to help you take your training and performance to the next level

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Run Ready - Run Coaching for Everyone

Run Ready Melbourne provides expert run coaching, sports physiotherapy and strength and conditioning programs for kids, teens, adults, athletes and people of all levels. Our run coaches and strength and conditioning coaches are qualified with the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA). We provide expert coaching, training facilities and rehabilitation.

Our run coaches consist of experts in running, such as Nick and Jo Bowden, Nick Bowden is an accredited coach educator with World Athletics and Athletics Australia,  Nick brings national level experience and a wealth of knowledge and energy to the team. Jo Bowden holds a bachelor of sport & exercise science and post graduate studies in exercise physiology, Jo is a Level 2 Accredited Coach with Athletics Australia (Recreational Running and Track Field) and is Head Coach of Athletics and Cross Country at Camberwell Girls Grammar School in Melbourne.

 Run Ready has been successfully operating as run coaches since 2012 and is acknowledged as one of the leading providers of running and athletics coaching services in Melbourne. Run Ready also provides a top notch strength and conditioning program with expert coaches dedicated to providing s and c for people of all ages and experience levels.

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Sports Physio and Injury Rehabilitation

Adding to the list of services for runners is our sports physiotherapy services. With in house sports physiotherapy and assessment by Richie Lynch, a much sought after sports physiotherapist, with national level tennis and cricket experience.

Run Ready provides end to end services for runners, from run coaching, to high performance training, cross country training and Aussie aths, strength and conditioning and personal training services, sports physio and injury rehabilitation, all at an elite level. Our niche is most definitely running, providing services to runners of team sports and individuals, so you have a place to go to get elite level training facilities and coaching in the one place. 

Meet the Team at Run Ready

Nick Bowden

Director, Head Coach Running

With decades of coaching across multiple sports, with a specific focus on running and athletics, Nick has both the qualifications and experience to lead our team, while delivering quality experiences for athletes in development, performance, and recreational groups. As an accredited coach educator with World Athletics and Athletics Australia, and working regularly in the tertiary sector, the learning and teaching principles that guide our delivery are aligned with national and international best practice models.

Highlights of Nick’s coaching experience include being a coach for the Australian U20 teams in Beijing, China (2006) and Bydgoszcz, Poland (2008), the head coach of athletics & cross country at Wesley College, Melbourne (2000-2009) and coaching Ben Buckingham from schoolboy steeplechaser in 2008, to a world championship representative in 2009, then supporting him through to the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. Nick is currently coaching athletics and cross country at Sacre Coeur and Camberwell Girls Grammar School.

Nick qualifications include Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Science), ASCA Level 1 and Level 4 IAAF Athletics.

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Jo Bowden

Business Director, Running & Strength & Conditioning Coach

Jo is the co-owner of Run Ready, following a vision to provide expert coaching services in running and strength and conditioning. Jo has been a competitor, student, coach and observer of sport throughout her life.

Jo completed a Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science and Post Graduate studies in Exercise Physiology. Jo is passionate about coaching kids, teenage girls and women to remain active and strong. It is exciting to see the benefits of expert coaching delivered to over 300 kids, teens and adults each week through Run Ready.

Jo is a Level 2 Accredited Coach with Athletics Australia (Recreational Running and Track Field) and is Head Coach of Athletics and Cross Country at Camberwell Girls Grammar School in Melbourne. Jo enjoys running, plays competitive hockey and loves keeping active with her four children.

Luke hall

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Luke is an athletic performance coach specialising in team sport athletes, particularly AFL, soccer, rugby and hockey. He has previously coached at Casey Demons VFL, Victorian Thunderbolts Rugby League, and individual athletes to national competitions.

Luke has played Victorian Premier League for Waverley Hockey Club for the past 7 years and has previously represented Victoria at multiple national championships. He also enjoys running, cycling and hiking.

Luke has a Master’s Degree in High Performance sport, Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science, and Level 1 ASCA Accreditation.

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Aiden Harvey

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Aiden has a passion for developing young athletes and enhancing their sporting performance through specialized strength and power training. With an impressive background in athletics, Aiden is a two-time national champion in shot put and has represented Australia on multiple occasions.

A Coach at Run Ready since 2019, Aiden started coaching at Trinity Grammar in Sydney while he was Studying, Before moving to Melbourne as the Head of Strength and Conditioning at Wesley College.   

His Athletics has allowed him the privilege of spending a lot of time around high performance facilities with elite athletes and coaches, providing a lot of knowledge and experience of performance training at the highest level.

Richie Lynch

Sports Physiotherapist

Richie is a sports physio and our newest team member hailing all the way from Sydney. He has a strong background in strength & conditioning having previously worked at Cricket NSW and Tennis Australia as a physical performance coach. His special interests include sports and post surgical rehabilitation and return to sport planning. Richie divides his time between Run Ready and he also works as a tournament physio for Tennis Australia throughout the year. 

Richie is a sports tragic himself. He played Aussie Rules in Sydney for 15 years and has more recently become a golf addict. On the weekend you’ll find him roaming the fairways of some of Melbourne’s best golf courses. 


  • Masters of Sports & Exercise Physiotherapy (Currently studying)
  • Masters of Physiotherapy
  • Masters of Strength & Conditioning
  • Bachelor of Human Movement
  • Level 2 Sport Physio
  • Level 2 S&C Coach
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Tom O’Connor

Sports Physiotherapist

Tom is a physiotherapist and S&C coach who brings a strong interest in the rehabilitation of all sporting and musculoskeletal injuries, particularly those involving the shoulder, knee, ankle and tendons. Tom brings significant experience working with youth and adolescent athletes, and takes a holistic and detail-oriented approach to all aspects of rehabilitation process. He has completed further training in the management and rehabilitation of acute and traumatic knee injuries, strength and conditioning, running biomechanics and running-related injuries. Outside his time at Run Ready, Tom works in the school sector coordinating the track & field and athlete development programs at a leading Melbourne school, and works as a physiotherapist with Athletics Victoria and the VAFA Umpiring Department. A passionate sports fan, he continues to coach track and field to a national level, and has umpired football up to a state league level. 


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice
  • Level 3 Athletics coach (Sprints/Relays/Hurdles)
  • Level 2 S&C coach


Maddy McCavana

Sports Physiotherapist

Maddy McCavana is one of our dedicated and passionate sports physiotherapists at Run Ready. Hailing from Belfast, North Ireland, Maddy brings a rich background in professional football, excelling in roles with Academy, Development, and Senior Men’s teams.


  • Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy
  • Advanced Trauma Medical Management in Football
  • FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine

Maddy’s holistic approach to physiotherapy prioritises personalised care, injury prevention, and effective rehabilitation strategies, ensuring each athlete achieves their peak performance. Her passion for sports wellness and continuous learning makes her an invaluable asset to the Run Ready team and our clients.

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Teresa Leonard

Business Systems Manager

Teresa joined Run Ready in 2019 and manages business systems. She is passionate about delivery of quality coaching having played hockey for 20+ years, representing Western Australia at both a junior and masters level. Teresa has developed the business systems to allow Run Ready to grow and help athletes achieve their potential.