Cool Running Coach: Eric Brown
Eric Brown is an enthusiastic runner, and an experienced coach with 18 years experience. He is a level 1 distance running coach, and has has coached a number of athletes to national level. Eric is currently coaching a group of 12 senior female athletes from the Wollongong area.
Coolest running experience: Eric has run 9 marathons, with a best time of 2:56. "One time I ran 3:00:05, it was in the Sydney Marathon, the Wang Marathon as it was then, I think in 1984. At the end they made you run 'round this 400m circuit, so I could see the clock, and tried to put a sprint on, but just couldn't get there before the clock ticked over!"
Burning Ambition: "I get most satisfaction from coaching, it's good to be able to get people to peak for specific events. You can make up programs for people, but you really need to get to know the athletes, to get to know what they're capable of."