When I started training with Gordon, I had a lifetime of telling myself I didn’t like exercise and couldn’t get fit. That was only 6 years ago but it feels like forever. Now, being fit, enjoying exercise, and running for sheer pleasure is a part of who I am and I love it.’

Stephen Mitchell

‘My two daughters have both derived great benefit from Gordon’s running groups. Not only are they fitter, I think they are mentally stronger, surer of their capabilities and able to take on physically challenging activities with determination and self-belief.’

Samantha Slicer

‘Having been a lone runner for years I apprehensively joined Flying Start in 2011. I had seen the group training at the oval and made the leap from running on my own to running with a group, the aim being to improve my 5k race times. Best thing I ever did. With consistent interval and fartlek training my 5k and 10k race times have improved. Gordon has taken me to a whole new level and changed the way I train and the way I think about running. If I have a bad run he is quick to remind me of the progress I have made. But the group is not just about running, friendships develop, support comes from places you wouldn’t think possible. We recently went to the Sydney running festival and had a ball’

Christine Woolley

2nd, 50-55 age group, 2012 Melbourne Half Marathon, 2nd, 55-60 age group, 2014 Sydney Running Festival Half Marathon.

‘When I first started training with Gordon in 2008 I never would have thought I would be capable of winning a national title and representing Australia internationally. But thanks to his belief in my ability, expert knowledge and professional training environment I was able to achieve more than I ever thought possible. Gordon is incredibly passionate about getting the best out of his athletes whether that be competing for Australia or running a PB. He will provide encouragement, support and expert advice every step of the way.’

Rochelle Kennedy

Australian Junior 1500m Champion, Youth Commonwealth Games 800m silver medalist.

‘My children have been part of Flying Start Running for the past 2 years. In this time with the help of Gordon’s knowledge and expertise Tom and Eliza have vastly improved their fitness and speed resulting in faster times. More importantly however it is the fun, supportive environment which has helped them to develop their passion and love for running. Gordon shows an amazing dedication to his runner’s supporting each of them to achieventheir individual goals. Gordon is an excellent role model for longevity in sport and running.’

Sherie Connors

‘I like running with Gordon. He trains us hard but makes it fun as well. I feel like I am getting better and better.’

Chiara Dickens.

3 times Junior State Medalist