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Our coaches' prior experiences with the course, drink station locations, undulations of the course, and varying weather conditions will set you up for success on your training journey.

We can answer your questions of what to expect, how to prepare your race strategy and pacing to provide you the best opportunity to achieve your goals.


Meet our Coaches!


  • Kat Watt: 2019 Perth Running Festival winner, also winning State marathon championship in this event. 2018 Melbourne Half Marathon - 5th place

  • Tony Smith: 2019 Perth Running Festival 3 hour pacer and multiple Perth Marathon participant

  • Ryan Shand: Unofficial 3 hour pacer with Tony in 2019 Perth Running Festival. 2019 Melbourne Marathon unofficial 4 hour pacer for a friend


*Ryan will be running the 2021 Melbourne Marathon event
*Tony will be running the 2021 Perth Marathon

*Kat will be running the 2021 Perth Marathon

The plans:


  • Designed for runners with at least 30km per week of consistent running volume over 8 -12 weeks

  • Tailored to suit the Perth marathon and Melbourne marathon courses


Perth Marathon/Perth Running Festival 2021


This is your chance to complete a run or walk and cross the finish line at Optus Stadium in 2021!


Runners of all ages, fitness levels, and experience will love the fast and flat course along the banks of the Swan River, finishing with a big finale at the Stadium. 


The West Australian Marathon Club (WAMC) is proudly presenting an unmissable marathon experience in 2021.


The marathon course promises to be amazing for competitive distance runners or first-time marathon runners looking for a challenge, not to mention a memorable finish at Optus Stadium. The marathon course is possibly the most beautiful course in the world and should not be missed in 2021.


The course details are still being finalised by the WAMC so here’s a look at the course from a previous year - we’ll update this as information is provided by WAMC.

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Melbourne Marathon 2021


Be a part of Australia’s largest marathon and race alongside marathon legends. Circle around Albert Park Lake, Flinders Street Station, pass the St Kilda beach foreshore and cross the finish line at the MCG to cheers from supporters, family, and friends. 


The Nike Melbourne Marathon is a competitive, adrenaline-filled race for those experienced in marathon running who want to set a PB on our fast and flat course, and is also perfect for first-timers and less experienced marathon runners” - Melbourne Marathon Organisers

Detailed Course Description

View the Nike Melbourne Marathon 2021 course

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