Running is great for your mental and physical wellbeing.

We can help you to improve your running and achieve your running goals.

All sessions are led by supportive accredited run coaches. 

Join our positive running community and get motivated to achieve something amazing! 

Weekly Group Run Coaching Schedule

Bayside Run Coaching offers an ongoing weekly schedule of group run coaching sessions for adults and kids. Training with others is more fun and less daunting - the support you get from fellow runners in our small group environment is what makes our coaching sessions so effective. Our kids Run4Fun sessions are held during school term and use games to develop good technique and a love of running. 

Tuesday Thursday Saturday
6am Adults
Quality Session
Mentone Aths Track
Hills & Frills Session
Mentone Foreshore

7am Adults
Weekend Long Run
4pm Kids
Run4Fun (5-9 years)

The courage to start - Getting started is as easy as 1 - 2 - 3

1 - Choose a session you would like to attend - remember your first group session is free!

2 - Complete the New Runner Registration Form here and we will confirm details with you

3 - Turn up and experience the fun and energy of our Group Run Coaching sessions

If you enjoy it, get a 10-session pass or a 3-month membership and we will help you achieve something amazing!

Adult Run Coaching Programs

Our experienced coaches work with adults from 18-80 years who want to get fitter, lose weight, improve run technique or achieve a specific run goal.  We know that every runner is on a different run journey so we provide a range of coaching options to help you to achieve an outcome you are proud of. We make sure sessions are fun and motivating. 


Weekly Run Coaching Group

Enjoy the support and motivation of regular run coaching in a small group. We offer six weekly run coaching sessions, suitable for all levels. Each session is one hour in length and are held at various Bayside locations. 


  • Hills & Frills Session - Focus on strength and fitness using the hills and ramps of the Bayside foreshore in a fun group environment.
  • Quality Session - Our Quality Sessions get the heart rate up, building fitness and speed in a supportive, fun group environment.
  • Saturday Run Group - Bring it all together with our coached Saturday Run (your distance and pace) followed by coffee at a local cafe.

Make a plan and check out our weekly schedule here

Adult Run Coaching Group Pricing:

  • 10-session pass: $175
  • 'Run Fitness' 3-month membership: $390 (unlimited group sessions in 3-month period)
  • Casual session rate: $20
  • ADD: personalised 'Run Goal' training plan: $50

Personal Run Coaching

We offer coaching for individuals who want to improve various aspects of their running:

  • Functional: technique, returning from injury
  • Run fitness: Improving fitness, speed, agility
  • Outcome based: Training towards a specific event.

This is relevant for those with a running focus and for athletes from other sports wanting to improve their fitness and speed.  We take the time to understand your run history and what you want to achieve, then work with you to achieve an outcome.

Adult Personal Run Coaching Pricing

  • Initial 15 min consultation and assessment - FREE
  • Single Run Coaching session: $50
  • 5-Session Run Coaching package: $225
  • ADD: Run technique video analysis: $25

To discuss how we can help you, contact Jim on ph. 0450 379 810 or email to coachjim@baysideruncoaching.com.au

 Shane working hard with coach Jim

Youth Run Coaching Programs

weekly kids run coaching groups

We offer two weekly programs for kids to get them active and developing a love of running. Our coaches work extensively with kids in schools and athletics clubs and make sessions fun and engaging. Each session goes for 45 minutes and programs operate during the school term. 

Kids Run4Fun: Intro to Run Skills (5-12 years)

This popular session is all about fun, using games and team activities to develop running skills and improve technique. This is a great session to engage kids and keep them fit and active!

  • Tuesdays  3.45pm (during school term): Mordialloc Creek- George Woods Reserve, Governor Rd.

Kids Run Squad (8-15 years)

For the kids that love running - this program provides coaching in agility, speed, technique and endurance at a level appropriate for their age. Our experienced coaches make sessions fun and encourage kids to work towards an achievable running goal.

  • Wednesday 4pm (during school term): Dolamore Reserve (Athletics Track) - Second St. Mentone

To Book for Term 1-2018, complete the Junior New Runner Registration Form below and we will confirm details with you.

Kids Run Coaching Group Programs Pricing - Term 1, 2018

  • Casual Session: $12
  • Term 1-2018 Package: $80 (8 Sessions)
  • Sessions commence 6/7th February 2018

Cross-Country Booster Program (March 2018)

Do you have a keen junior runner aged 8-14 years who would benefit from some expert coaching leading up to X-Country season?

Our X-Country Booster Program is a 4 session program held once a week on Sunday afternoons in March. We focus on X-Country run skills leading into Athletics Vic and School X-Country events - including 2km/3km run fitness, race strategy, technique and speed/pacing. All under the watchful eye of an accredited run coach.


Sundays 4pm-5pm - March 4, 11, 18, 25

George Woods Reserve, Mordialloc

Cost: $15 per session or $50 for 4 sessions



Personal Run Coaching (KIDS)

We regularly coach children one-on-one in order to improve their running technique and fitness. Common challenges that parents relay to us include:

  • An interest in running but a lack of confidence due to poor technique
  • A desire to improve run endurance for other sports they play
  • Wanting to improve fitness gradually after a significant injury
  • A desire to learn correct breathing and pacing to be able to run longer
  • Improve performance and race strategy for Cross Country or Athletics 

We can assist with all these goals in a professional and engaging way. We can also utilise video analysis as a tool to identify and correct technique deficiencies (additional cost).

To get started complete a Junior New Runner Registration Form or contact Jim directly to discuss your needs.

5-17 Years Personal Run Coaching Pricing

  • Initial 15 min consultation and assessment - FREE
  • Single Run Coaching session (5-17 years): $45
  • 5-Session Run Coaching package - Youth (5-17 years): $200
  • ADD: Video analysis: $25

To discuss how we can help you, contact Jim on ph. 0450 379 810 or email to coachjim@baysideruncoaching.com.au

School Programs

School Run Skills Programs (Years 1-12)

Add a before or after school run skills program at your school, led by our experienced and engaging run coaches. These are 45 minute sessions conducted once a week. Our programs coach technique, agility and run endurance through fun activities and challenges....so no boring laps of the oval. Our 8-10 week term-based programs are great value, parent funded and conveniently located on or adjacent to school premises. We currently operate a successful ongoing Run Skills program at Cornish College for Year 1-4 students. 

Benefit to school families and students:

  • A fun and challenging extra-curricular activity to keep kids fit, active and healthy.
  • Convenient weekly activity held on school grounds
  • Opportunity to work towards a run goal
  • Great value activity, generally much cheaper than other term based programs.

Benefits to your school:

  • Providing a professional extra curricular option for your students
  • Enhance the fitness of students for other sports
  • No cost to the school as programs are generally parent funded
  • We make the process easy, provide all equipment and communicate directly with participating families 

Contact our head coach Jim Poussard on 0450 379 810 or email coachjim@baysideruncoaching.com.au to chat about how a run skills program can add to your school offerings.


Cross-Country coaching (PRIMARY & secondary)

Bayside Run Coaching offers coaching for school cross country teams in the lead up to school, district, division or higher level competitions. Our experienced coaches have trained X-C students to state level and we aim to balance outcomes with enjoyment. Contact us for more information.

Active Kids & Adults

Active Kids

Developing a love of being active at an early age is so important. With screen time increasing, we are seeing significant health issues with over 25% of Australian children today classified as overweight or obese.  The key is to make being active FUN and ACHIEVABLE for all kids (not just the sporty ones)


Active Adults

Many adults we speak to really want (and need) to exercise more but don't know where to start or how to motivate themselves. Our group run coaching program is a great way to work towards a running goal in a supportive small group environment. Our coaches get such a buzz seeing clients achieve amazing things and become regular confident runners.

About Us

Located in Mordialloc Victoria, Bayside Run Coaching is a small business passionate about getting adults and kids active for life.  We do this through our engagement with schools, businesses, community groups and individuals.

Our services include:

  • Weekly Adult group run coaching sessions
  • Weekly Kids group run coaching sessions
  • Personal coaching for Adults, Juniors and Youth
  • School run skills programs and Cross-Country training
  • Team building workshops and facilitation services

All our services aim to work towards achieving goals - we do this by making sessions fun, positive and engaging. Our coaching staff are experienced Athletics Australia-accredited coaches who have significant experience engaging with both children and adults.


Jim Poussard is Bayside Run Coaching's head coach and facilitator.

Jim teaches athletics and running skills to over 500 school children each term in his role as a Level 2 Accredited Coach with Athletics Australia. Jim is well regarded by parents and teachers alike for his professionalism and ability to engage with children.

Jim loves to keep active. He has completed over 35 marathons and is coach of the Mordialloc Social Running Club.  Jim has 3 children in primary school and loves to eat chocolate (in moderation).

 Coach Jim running a clinic with primary school kids

What people are saying about us...

Jim held a fantastic running seminar for our cross country and athletics students. The students were engaged in the discussions and learn’t how to set SMART running goals. We will definitely be asking Jim back.
— Lauren Munday, Head of Sport, Star of the Sea College
Jim is reliable and professional. He engaged well with the kids at clinics he ran at our school. I would highly recommend Jim as he was very easy to work with for my fellow staff and I.
— Brett Herskope, Sports Coordinator, Huntingdale Primary School
Jim is a very friendly and supportive coach who helped me to run my first marathon. It was an amazing experience and I am looking forward to the next one!
— Emma Morgan, Parkdale mum
Jim’s experience & encouragement helped me run a 5km fun run and now I love running and am working towards my next running goal
— Sharon, Run Challenge participant
I am so happy that I stuck to my runs even though in the beginning I was slow and had to stop on many occasions. I feel empowered every step of the way. Thank you Jim for your support!
— Monique, Run Challenge participant

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