Tom Scott – Newcastle, Australia Running Coach

5.00 out of 5
(17 customer reviews)

$100.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

50% off your first month! If you’re looking to do your first trail race or ultra, or looking to push yourself with that next distance, I can help you get there!



Running coach Tom Scott is based out of Newcastle, Australia. He combines strength training, exercise nutrition, and custom running plans to help you reach your athletic goals.

***All prices listed in USD***

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LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
TYPES: Road, Trail
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited text, unlimited phone
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
LOCATION: Newcastle, NSW, Australia
IN-PERSON SESSIONS: No, online coaching only


I believe everyone is an athlete, no matter your experience or current fitness level. So whether you are just starting out in your running journey, or are lining up for your fiftieth ultra, I’m able to help you achieve your goals.

In particular I can help with strength and injury prevention, improving speed, lifestyle and exercise nutrition and technical trail running.

Distances from half marathon and up are my main focus, but I also believe it’s important to be a well rounded athlete and be able to run/races at all distances.


My number one goal with my athletes is to ensure a long and happy / healthy running career. I will help you achieve this by providing you with an individualised training plan that fits in with your lifestyle and other life commitments. If you are happy and healthy and enjoying your running, you will be more consistent which will drive improved performance.

The other key components of my programs are building aerobic capacity, and improving running economy so you can put your aerobic engine to good use.


I started coaching with Team RunRun in 2021 after coaching myself, family and friends since 2016. I’ve coached athletes to PR’s, BQ’s, achieving stretch goals (first marathon, first ultra), and athletes with no goals other than to improve their health and fitness. I have also coached athletes of all ages and abilities, including some athletes pre, during and post pregnancy, and multiple athletes with Type 1 diabetes.

I am always looking to improve my knowledge of training, racing, nutrition and strength through continued learning and my own research.


My running journey began when I was five years old at my local athletics club. Over time I progressed to be a national level sprinter winning medals in the 100m & 200m at both state and national championships.

After work and family life became too busy to commit to full time sprinting, I took some time off and started running longer distances to keep fit. This pretty quickly progressed to marathons and then ultra marathons once I realised the benefits and joys of endurance running!

I also live a plant based lifestyle, and enjoy finding tasty new recipes to make for my family.


The biggest influence on my coaching has come from David and Megan Roche. I find not only their coaching philosophies but general life approach to be amazing.

Other influences include Jason Koop, Shawn Bearden and Mark Green.


I have raced everything from 100 metres to 100 miles!

Some of my recent races include:

  • Six Foot Track Marathon
  • Backyard Blister (backyard ultra)
  • Ultra Trail Australia 50km
  • Run Larapinta Stage Race
  • Ultra-Trail Kosciuszko 100 mile

I also enjoy going to the local ParkRun whenever my kids’ sports don’t get in the way!



Finding a coach who is a great fit for you is really important. We encourage you to email your coach prior to signing up so you can connect, communicate, and ensure a good athlete/coach fit.

Give us a brief history of your running, and this can include what distances and/or races you’ve run, how long you’ve been running, any past or present injuries, if you’ve worked with a coach or a specific training program before, etc.
Any short term or long term goals?
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17 reviews for Tom Scott – Newcastle, Australia Running Coach

  1. 5 out of 5

    Brenton McConnell

    Tom’s an excellent coach, really knowledgeable and would recommend for any fitness level or ability. Has a wealth of knowledge and experience, easily adapts programming to your ever changing busy schedule and I truly trust him with the process.

  2. 5 out of 5


    After becoming quite sedentary during Covid, Tom helped me ease into getting active again. He’s created a plan specific to my needs and has helped me go from walking to achieving my first 10k trail race without walking any of it. Tom is very encouraging and always knows just the right amount to push. Having the plan, accountability and encouragement has been great for me. I highly recommend Tom, his coaching is top notch! I’m going into my third year with Tom and excited about it!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Amina Qureshi

    I’ve been coached by Tom for about 9 months now and could not recommend him enough. When I first started, I could barely run 400m without stopping. I just finished my first half marathon and couldn’t have done it without Tom! He has changed the way I think about running in such a positive way. He is approachable, encouraging and always makes time for me. He also understands what its like to train with a job and kids and works with you. I cannot thank him enough for the positivity he’s brought to my training

  4. 5 out of 5


    Tom has been coaching me since 2022 and he has been absolutely incredible! Not only will he turn you into a better more efficient runner he will also assist with nutrition and injury management! If it wasn’t for Tom i would not have been able to still run during an achilles injury and then be able to run the race I had signed up for! Tom is also great at fitting your running around your life, due to my work I have a very random roster of day and night shifts and Tom still takes the time to sit down and write my program around my complicated work schedule you won’t get that sort of attention from another coach! Whether you’re an experienced runner or completely new and looking to run your first 5K Tom is the coach for you!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Oliver Butcher

    I hired Tom as my coach for a couple of months now and have seen good progress in my running journey. He shows good flexbility in your training and your life. Would not hesitate to hire Tom as your running coach

  6. 5 out of 5

    Matt C

    Tom has been outstanding as a running coach. Not only has he been flexible in customising the programming around family, work and sickness his genuineness and being open for questions and feedback is excellent.

    His knowledge around running compliments this. I have achieved PB’s in 10km’s and marathon distance in just 5-6 months.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Caitlyn Hoare

    Tom is a fantastic coach. I’d had enough of ‘winging it’ after trialing different running plans online, I needed a human element and someone to check in on me and monitor my progress.

    Tom is an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and positive coach. He puts me at ease and encourages me at every step of the way. Having Tom as my coach has made me really enjoy running, and absolutely takes the stress out of planning.

  8. 5 out of 5


    I started running with Tom when I moved to Newcastle 2 months ago. Returning to running after an injury, Tom understood the importance of strength and stability work and easing back into the km’s. I have really valued Tom’s encouragement and positive nature and would recommend Tom for anyone looking to start running or looking to improve their time’s and distances. Thanks Tom

  9. 5 out of 5


    Since I started working with Tom 2 months ago, I have seen tremendous progress in my running performance and I credit much of that success to his expertise, dedication, and commitment to helping me achieve my goals. His personalized training plans and attention to detail have pushed me beyond my limits, supported by his encouragement and positive attitude. I appreciate the way his challenges me to strive for excellence while also making sure that I am taking care of my body and avoiding injury. As a result I feel confident I can run distances I once thought were out of reach. I would highly recommend Tom as a running coach to anyone looking to improve their running performance or achieve their running goals.

  10. 5 out of 5


    I cannot recommend Tom enough as a running coach. I have been impressed with his patience, his timely feedback, his flexibility to fit into my busy lifestyle and his ability to push me beyond what I thought I could ever do. His coaching has kept me not only on track with my running, but has also allowed me to stay consistent and kick some serious PB goals.
    Having a running coach has been the best personal investment!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Treena Sanders

    Tom is a brilliant coach. His communication and feedback is excellent. His response time to any questions is quick. He is supportive of my goals and his training plans have enable me to progress quicker than I thought I could. When I started with him I had injuries and he worked my training around them. I highly recommend Tom to anyone who is looking for a coach.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jamie M

    Tom is nothing but excellent in all aspects of his coaching. His general communication and feedback is very good and the program he’s had me on since the start is very well tailored to my needs and lifestyle. He is cognizant at all times about scheduling my runs around my busy life and providing feedback in a manner well explained. 10/10 will be staying on with Tom for the foreseeable future.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Kyle Robinson

    I’ve been a runner for 25 years and this is my first experience with a running coach and I’ve been so impressed! Tom has an incredible gift for individualizing plans. He has been able to help craft a training program that works around work and family obligations while staying focused on goals. The plans he creates are intentional; each run has a purpose and I feel that I’m becoming a smarter runner because of my time with Tom. In addition to great guidance, Tom is wonderful to work with as a coach. We live half a world apart yet he is super responsive to messages, proactive on communication, and fully engaged in our plan. I love working with Tom and highly recommend him to anyone who wants to get to the next level with their running.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Erica Kollen

    I am a 51 year old type 1 diabetic. I have experience in running half/full marathons but decided to take on the challenge of an ultramarathon/trail/uphill. I chose Tom due to learning he is a plant based athlete and has experience with type 1 diabetes. We live on opposite sides of the moon, however he makes the time to have zoom meetings with me and is extremely responsive to my emails/questions. He tailors my program to my needs and is very patient with me when I need to make schedule changes. He educates me with videos/podcasts which have greatly helped my stability/core/form on the trail. I am so much enjoying the challenges of my running and core workouts. I have never felt as fit as I am now and I placed 6th out of 87 in my age group in a race I have been running for years and usually finish in the middle! Thank you so much Tom!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jannette Ginns

    At 50 I decided I wanted to learn to run and was so fortunate to stumble across Tom. Having no real experience with running, being prone to injury and having low cardio fitness, I wasn’t sure if this was something I could even achieve. Tom has taken the time to listen and adapt a program to suit my individual needs and is extremely encouraging. I have been amazed at how far I have come under his guidance and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone who is looking for a coach.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Marianne Van Kleeff

    Tom is a good coach who picks you up at your current level and brings you to the next level.
    His training is varied and he is very flexible with making changes.

  17. 5 out of 5


    Tom is an outstanding coach. He has greatly improved my running, outlook, and confidence within a short time frame. He has tailored the training to my individual needs, goals, and feedback, and he puts a lot of thought and attention into his plans, including strength and long-term planning. Moreover, he is flexible and modifies the plan to accommodate my changing schedule. I appreciate how generous Tom is with his time and feedback. He is very responsive, supportive, enthusiastic, and accessible. His coaching is an incredible value and definitely worth the investment in your running. If you are looking for an encouraging and attentive coach, I highly recommend Tom!

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