"I'll be happy if running and I can grow old together."
UNLOCKING CONFIDENCE AND ABILITY
Whether you're new to running or looking to take your running to the next step, we have the tools to help you discover and develop your confidence while increasing your ability and running potential.
DEVELOPING FASTER, STRONGER, ECONOMICAL RUNNERS
We believe running is a collective of ideas and practices not limited to lacing up and heading out the door. We emphasise the importance of strength training, specificity and simplifying the process of developing speed, strength, and endurance throughout training cycles.
USING, BUT NOT DEPENDENT ON DATA
The Distance Collective uses TrainingPeaks to develop, track and analyse your training. We believe that data forms a part of the coaching process but also understand that data only contributes a small part of a much bigger holistic picture with regards to life, stress, mental health, and the overall enjoyment of running. Never outrun your love of running.
DELIVERING PERSONAL RUNNING PROGRAMMING
The Distance Collective delivers individual, adaptable programming designed to maximise your response to training and have you arriving at race day healthy, happy and ready to run.
My name is Tim Locke and I'm a running coach with a passion for empowering people with the ability and confidence to achieve their running and health and fitness goals. I have experience coaching recreational and sub-elite athletes from 5km all the way through to ultra distance events. As well as coaching, I also love the process of training and racing for events and have spent the past few years focusing on the 100km and 100-mile distance.
This includes winning the 2016 Great North Walk 100 Mile in the 3rd fastest time on record, winning the 2018 Great North Walk 100km in the 2nd fastest time on record and placing equal second at the 2017 Great Southern Endurance Run, 181km through the Victoria Alpine.
I'm a big believer in never letting your running outrun your love of running.
Level 2 Athletics Australia Recreational Running Coach
Australian Strength & Conditioning Association (ASCA) Level 1 Coach
Can Too Foundation Run Coach
ATS Level 1 Instructor - Altitude Training
Masters in Journalism
The Distance Collective believes coaching is a two-way street whereby the coach-client relationship is founded on strong communication and frequent discussion aimed at developing and empowering the client throughout their running journey.
For this reason, we offer a single pricing structure.
Premium Package: $130 per month.
development, management and ongoing adjustment to a training plan through the TrainingPeaks platform;
unlimited coach contact through email and phone;
access to strength training plans;
race planning and analysis;
weekly group session in Sydney CBD;
race specific training days and information sessions.