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Sidney Willis



I have always loved sports and this love grew as I got older. When I was a teenager, I played tennis at national level and then switched to outdoor sports such as rock climbing and trail running. I have performed in many road and mountain races throughout Europe and Australia, from 10km to 100km ultra’s, which especially fueled my passion for steep mountains.

I love training and have great eye for detail, so in 2015 I created Hungry Runner to coach fellow sport enthusiasts. Since then, I have coached over 200 athletes, from fun runner to top performer. My coaching style is highly collaborative and follows recent developments in sport science.

I believe that a great coaching experience is based on quality coach/athlete collaboration, training individualisation, and a strong science-based program. To further my knowledge, performance analysis and sports science, and to offer the highest level of coaching to my athletes, I am currently studying for a master’s degree in high performance sports at UTS.


Level 2 Recreational Running Coach Accredited
Certificate of Currency 2024-25 Accredited
Level 3 Performance Coach Accredited
Specialisation - Middle and Long Distance Coach Accredited


Events Coached
  • Middle Distance (800m - 1500m)
  • Long Distance (3000m - Marathon)
  • Ultra Marathon (>42km)
  • Trail Running