COACHES

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COLLIS BIRMINGHAM
 

Collis was a professional runner for over 13 years, experiencing success across distances from the 1500m to the Half Marathon. Career highlights include representing Australia in the 5000m at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics, and an eighth-place finish at the World Cross Country Championships - an event considered among the toughest races in the world. He was also a finalist in the World Athletics Championship 5000m and holds some impressive personal best times - including a 13.09 (5000m), 27.29 (10000m) and 60:56 (Half Marathon).

Although technically retired from the elite circuit, he continues to train at a high level with aspirations of competing in marathons over the coming years. Collis has always had an appreciation for training and a passion for helping runners attain their goals.

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JACK RAYNER
 

Jack is one of Australia’s most exciting and dynamic distance runners. His recent 2:11:06 Marathon is the second-fastest Australian debut ever, and a 2021 Tokyo Olympics qualifying time. He holds several Australian road running and marathon titles, notably taking out the inaugural 2018 Commonwealth Games Half Marathon – a significant achievement for a then, 22-year-old.


Jack’s coaching expertise stems from his years as a professional athlete, guidance from mentors, and his previous role as a Nike Run Club coach. Jack is also preparing for a Marathon appearance at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

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BRETT ROBINSON

Brett holds Australia’s fastest Half Marathon title, and he’s the only Australian to break the 60-minute barrier, with his record of 59:57. Since emerging through the junior ranks as a top 1500m runner, Brett has developed into a world-class senior athlete, seeing him make finals appearances in the 5000m at both the 2013 World Championships and 2016 Rio Olympics. In recent years, he has shifted focus to the Marathon, where his current personal best of 2:10:55 has him qualified for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.


Brett developed his coaching craft from mentors throughout his near decade-long career; Philo Saunders (Senior Physiologist, AIS) and Nic Bideau (Melbourne Track Club) have played a significant role in his ascendency. Currently training for the Marathon at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, he has aspirations for a top-eight finish, while attempting a new Australian record.

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JOEL TOBIN-WHITE

Starting little athletics at the age of 5 Joel has been running the majority of his life. After rising through the junior ranks with podiums at Australian Junior Cross Country Championships he transitioned to the sport of Triathlon. He spent four years between 2013-2016 in the Victorian Institute of Sport triathlon team racing across the globe before deciding that running was his true passion. Joining Melbourne Track Club under coach Nic Bideau in 2017 he spent the next few years trialling himself over a handful of distances before his breakthrough result in the 2019 Marugame Half Marathon finishing 11th with a time of 62:03 (15th All Time Australian). Joel's athletic goals are to focus on the longer distances with the dream of representing Australia in the Marathon at the Olympics.

Having spent nearly a decade in high performance competition Joel will apply his knowledge of endurance sport to the Pulse coaching team.

CAMILLE BUSCOMB

Camille has been running since she was 5 years old, with the dream of representing her country in the black singlet of New Zealand at the Olympic Games. At the 2019 World Championships in Doha she achieved the qualifying times of 14:58 (5000m PB) and 31:13 (10000m PB). She has also represented New Zealand at the 2017 World Championships in both 5k & 10k events, and the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. 

 

Camille joined Melbourne Track Club in 2016 and has improved significantly each year whilst running at a professional level. She has 14 national titles ranging from the 1500m to the 10k road to her name. She also has an undergraduate degree with a Psychology major, and is starting her honours this year with the hopes of one day completing her doctorate in Psychology. 

 

She is passionate about sharing her love of running with others and inspiring success whilst she continues to compete and prepare for the Tokyo Olympic Games in July this year. 

KEVIN BATT

Kevin Batt is a two-time Ireland 5000m National champion and sub-4 minute miler. His experience in training as an international track athlete is now accessible through Pulse Running. As well as competing on the international track circuit, he is a local coach in Sydney where he resides.

Kevin's athletic results include: 6 x NCAA D2 National Champion & 
2019 Australian Half Marathon Champion.

 

His PB's include: Half Marathon - 64:12, Mile - 3.59, 3000m - 7.51and 

5000m - 13:39.

JORDAN WILLIAMSZ

Jordan’s first race ever was a fun run with his mum. He then progressed to little athletics and onto high school where he competed regularly in the APS and making his first state teams. After graduating high school he ran in the NCAA for Villanova University between 2012 and 2016, at Villanova he competed in many big stage races. After college Jordan found his feet on the world stage, it eventuated in a World Championship semi-final and a Commonwealth Games final both in the 1500m. He has also been able to show some versatility, winning Australian road races such as the Burnie 10 and Noosa Bolt.

Jordan has been coached by Richard Huggins, Marcus OSullivan and Nic Bideau; taking aspects of all three, Jordan looks forward to offering athletes a lot of expertise and perspective in their training.

SELMA KAJAN

Selma is a former elite middle-distance runner who represented Australia at the 2016 Olympic Games in the 800m in Rio. Her personal best times of 2:01 (800m) and 4:13 (1500m), saw her compete at a competitive level on the track for over a decade, both as a talented junior and senior athlete. She was a member of the established Melbourne Track Club, training under the guidance of coach Nic Bideau.

Since retiring from competitive athletics in 2018, she has balanced working full-time as a marketer and keeping up running recreationally, enjoying Park Runs and the occasional fun run.

She is passionate about helping others reach their running goals and finding a balance between work and training demands.

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SARAH BILLINGS

Sarah is an elite middle-distance runner who represented Australia at the 2016 World Junior Championships in both the 800m and 4x400m. She has a personal best of 54.39 (400m), 2.03.66 (800m) and 4.12.78 (1500m). With her eyes set on making a senior team, Sarah is a member of the established Melbourne Track Club, training under the guidance of coach Nic Bideau.

 

Sarah began running at 10 years old after her PE teacher identified her talent. She balanced running and netball throughout school but ultimately chose to pursue running. Sarah has competed on the international circuit from the age of 18 whilst earning a Bachelor Degree of Architecture and Construction at the University of Melbourne. 

 

Sarah’s coaching experience includes; secondary school athletics/cross country at Ruyton Girls’ School, primary and secondary school athletics/cross country at Wesley college. She has also worked as a private coach for youth para athletes. 

TOM THORPE

Growing up on 4 acres in the Dandenongs, Tom had to learn to run around from a young age. He soon fell in love with the sport as it developed into a significant part of his life.

 

Tom didn’t have the initial success of many of his counterparts, but with time & steady progression has developed into an Australian representative at the World University Cross Country Championships (2020). The current Victorian 5000m Champion, Tom is looking to achieve selection for the 2022 World University Games, while undertaking his Bachelor of Business & Sport Management at Deakin University. 

 

Tom is an Athletics Australia accredited coach and has worked under the guidance of Tim O'Shaughnessy (Wesley College) and Nick Bowden (Aussie Aths), to understand the fundamentals of physical literacy, program planning, periodisation & connecting with his athletes. Working with coach & mentor Tim O’Shaughnessy for 12 years, Tom has a great appreciation for how life-changing a great coach can be to an athlete. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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COLLIS BIRMINGHAM
 

Collis was a professional runner for over 13 years, experiencing success across distances from the 1500m to the Half Marathon. Career highlights include representing Australia in the 5000m at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics, and an eighth-place finish at the World Cross Country Championships - an event considered among the toughest races in the world. He was also a finalist in the World Athletics Championship 5000m and holds some impressive personal best times - including a 13.09 (5000m), 27.29 (10000m) and 60:56 (Half Marathon).

Although technically retired from the elite circuit, he continues to train at a high level with aspirations of competing in marathons over the coming years. Collis has always had an appreciation for training and a passion for helping runners attain their goals.

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JACK RAYNER
 

Jack is one of Australia’s most exciting and dynamic distance runners. His recent 2:11:06 Marathon is the second-fastest Australian debut ever, and a 2021 Tokyo Olympics qualifying time. He holds several Australian road running and marathon titles, notably taking out the inaugural 2018 Commonwealth Games Half Marathon – a significant achievement for a then, 22-year-old.


Jack’s coaching expertise stems from his years as a professional athlete, guidance from mentors, and his previous role as a Nike Run Club coach. Jack is also preparing for a Marathon appearance at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

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BRETT ROBINSON

Brett holds Australia’s fastest Half Marathon title, and he’s the only Australian to break the 60-minute barrier, with his record of 59:57. Since emerging through the junior ranks as a top 1500m runner, Brett has developed into a world-class senior athlete, seeing him make finals appearances in the 5000m at both the 2013 World Championships and 2016 Rio Olympics. In recent years, he has shifted focus to the Marathon, where his current personal best of 2:10:55 has him qualified for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.


Brett developed his coaching craft from mentors throughout his near decade-long career; Philo Saunders (Senior Physiologist, AIS) and Nic Bideau (Melbourne Track Club) have played a significant role in his ascendency. Currently training for the Marathon at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, he has aspirations for a top-eight finish, while attempting a new Australian record.

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JOEL TOBIN-WHITE

Starting little athletics at the age of 5 Joel has been running the majority of his life. After rising through the junior ranks with podiums at Australian Junior Cross Country Championships he transitioned to the sport of Triathlon. He spent four years between 2013-2016 in the Victorian Institute of Sport triathlon team racing across the globe before deciding that running was his true passion. Joining Melbourne Track Club under coach Nic Bideau in 2017 he spent the next few years trialling himself over a handful of distances before his breakthrough result in the 2019 Marugame Half Marathon finishing 11th with a time of 62:03 (15th All Time Australian). Joel's athletic goals are to focus on the longer distances with the dream of representing Australia in the Marathon at the Olympics.

Having spent nearly a decade in high performance competition Joel will apply his knowledge of endurance sport to the Pulse coaching team.

CAMILLE BUSCOMB

Camille has been running since she was 5 years old, with the dream of representing her country in the black singlet of New Zealand at the Olympic Games. At the 2019 World Championships in Doha she achieved the qualifying times of 14:58 (5000m PB) and 31:13 (10000m PB). She has also represented New Zealand at the 2017 World Championships in both 5k & 10k events, and the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. 

 

Camille joined Melbourne Track Club in 2016 and has improved significantly each year whilst running at a professional level. She has 14 national titles ranging from the 1500m to the 10k road to her name. She also has an undergraduate degree with a Psychology major, and is starting her honours this year with the hopes of one day completing her doctorate in Psychology. 

 

She is passionate about sharing her love of running with others and inspiring success whilst she continues to compete and prepare for the Tokyo Olympic Games in July this year. 

KEVIN BATT

Kevin Batt is a two-time Ireland 5000m National champion and sub-4 minute miler. His experience in training as an international track athlete is now accessible through Pulse Running. As well as competing on the international track circuit, he is a local coach in Sydney where he resides.

Kevin's athletic results include: 6 x NCAA D2 National Champion & 
2019 Australian Half Marathon Champion.

 

His PB's include: Half Marathon - 64:12, Mile - 3.59, 3000m - 7.51and 

5000m - 13:39.

JORDAN WILLIAMSZ

Jordan’s first race ever was a fun run with his mum. He then progressed to little athletics and onto high school where he competed regularly in the APS and making his first state teams. After graduating high school he ran in the NCAA for Villanova University between 2012 and 2016, at Villanova he competed in many big stage races. After college Jordan found his feet on the world stage, it eventuated in a World Championship semi-final and a Commonwealth Games final both in the 1500m. He has also been able to show some versatility, winning Australian road races such as the Burnie 10 and Noosa Bolt.

Jordan has been coached by Richard Huggins, Marcus OSullivan and Nic Bideau; taking aspects of all three, Jordan looks forward to offering athletes a lot of expertise and perspective in their training.

SELMA KAJAN

Selma is a former elite middle-distance runner who represented Australia at the 2016 Olympic Games in the 800m in Rio. Her personal best times of 2:01 (800m) and 4:13 (1500m), saw her compete at a competitive level on the track for over a decade, both as a talented junior and senior athlete. She was a member of the established Melbourne Track Club, training under the guidance of coach Nic Bideau.

Since retiring from competitive athletics in 2018, she has balanced working full-time as a marketer and keeping up running recreationally, enjoying Park Runs and the occasional fun run.

She is passionate about helping others reach their running goals and finding a balance between work and training demands.

Website photo.jpg

SARAH BILLINGS

Sarah is an elite middle-distance runner who represented Australia at the 2016 World Junior Championships in both the 800m and 4x400m. She has a personal best of 54.39 (400m), 2.03.66 (800m) and 4.12.78 (1500m). With her eyes set on making a senior team, Sarah is a member of the established Melbourne Track Club, training under the guidance of coach Nic Bideau.

 

Sarah began running at 10 years old after her PE teacher identified her talent. She balanced running and netball throughout school but ultimately chose to pursue running. Sarah has competed on the international circuit from the age of 18 whilst earning a Bachelor Degree of Architecture and Construction at the University of Melbourne. 

 

Sarah’s coaching experience includes; secondary school athletics/cross country at Ruyton Girls’ School, primary and secondary school athletics/cross country at Wesley college. She has also worked as a private coach for youth para athletes. 

TOM THORPE

Growing up on 4 acres in the Dandenongs, Tom had to learn to run around from a young age. He soon fell in love with the sport as it developed into a significant part of his life.

 

Tom didn’t have the initial success of many of his counterparts, but with time & steady progression has developed into an Australian representative at the World University Cross Country Championships (2020). The current Victorian 5000m Champion, Tom is looking to achieve selection for the 2022 World University Games, while undertaking his Bachelor of Business & Sport Management at Deakin University. 

 

Tom is an Athletics Australia accredited coach and has worked under the guidance of Tim O'Shaughnessy (Wesley College) and Nick Bowden (Aussie Aths), to understand the fundamentals of physical literacy, program planning, periodisation & connecting with his athletes. Working with coach & mentor Tim O’Shaughnessy for 12 years, Tom has a great appreciation for how life-changing a great coach can be to an athlete.