Genevieve Gregson is a 3x Olympic finalist, 2x World Championship finalist, and the Australian record holder in the 3,000m steeplechase. Genevieve’s introduction to elite running began at the University of Florida where she took up a scholarship for 4 years before qualifying for the London 2012 Olympic Games. In Florida, Genevieve learnt a lot about diet, and strength and conditioning, which held her in good stead once she turned professional and returned to Australia to join the Melbourne Track Club under the guidance of Nic Bideau. After making the Rio 2016 Olympic Games final in the 5,000m, Genevieve began to add longer distances to her repertoire. With victories in the Zatopek:10, Burnie Ten, Launceston 10km, Hobart Run the Bridge, and the Noosa Bolt over recent years, Genevieve has won the most prestigious distance races that Australia has to offer. Genevieve has now made the transition to the roads where her next major goal will be qualifying for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in the marathon.
3,000m steeplechase: 9:14.28
Ryan Gregson is a 2x Olympian, and at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games became the first Australian male in 40 years to make the Olympic 1500m final. Ryan has run 32 sub 4 minute miles, but has now started the transition to add longer distances to his race schedule, with recent success over 5km and 10km. Ryan’s desire is to move to the roads and run the marathon over the next couple of years. Ryan’s coaching knowledge stems from his longevity on the international circuit where he has witnessed various training set-ups of the world’s best athletes to learn what is required in the training environment. Ryan has also learnt valuable coaching lessons through overcoming setbacks, to now be in a position to share what he has learnt over his career so other runners can benefit and achieve their goals.
Genevieve and Ryan are both accredited coaches through Athletics Australia.