Join Runners School Launch this Sunday 28th February, 3 pm at intraining Running Centre.

Want to run a 10K, half marathon or marathon?

Runners School offers proven and trusted programs that will transform your running.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced runner, we have a program for you!

You’ll learn how to:

  • Run faster and longer
  • Finish races feeling stronger
  • Avoid injury and fatigue 
  • Train the right way under the guidance of our expert coaches

 Plus, you’ll be joining our inclusive and welcoming intraining community!

We have loads of Runners School success stories. Look at Scott White's below...

"I absolutely loved runners school and definitely credit the program for my success." 

"I am now running much more consistent 5k's, have taken 17 minutes off my half marathon time, and completed my first full marathon, without slowing down at all in the second half."

Scott White, intraining Runners School - Marathoner, 2019

Meet the Runners School creators, Steve & Margot Manning 

"We help runners to train for a marathon, half marathon or 10K by teaching pacing strategies through structured training programs and seminars within a supportive community of friendly, like-minded runners and coaches."

Steve & Margot Manning, intraining Running Centre Directors and Founders

Take a listen to some of our Runners School success stories

“I joined intraining marathon school after realising that running around the block was fine to train for a half marathon, but not for a 42.2K. When I saw how friendly and inclusive the intraining Club was, I was sold!”  

Matty Horsten, intraining Runners School ,Coach & Marathoner

"I am a marathoner!"

"Thank you intraining for your coaching, support and friendship. What an amazing journey."

Darren Manson, intraining Runners School Marathoner

Listen to Darren's story here...

"I never believed I could have achieved so much, in such a short time."

"It’s not only the running, intraining also support their members with seminars on nutrition, stretching, race planning, tactics, footwear and race equipment. I have learnt so much, I didn’t realise there was so much more to running than a good pair of comfortable shoes."

Julia Briskey, intraining Runners School Marathoner

Listen to Julia's story here...

"Sheer Elation... it was just amazing."

"I don’t think I’d have been able to do it without having the intraining Marathon School support. They gave me the tools to achieve all the goals from the 5km, 10km, half marathon and finally the marathon. Running’s definitely changed my life.” 

Amanda Cutluck, intraining Runners School Marathoner

Listen to Amanda's story here...

"I would not have achieved my dream of calling myself a marathoner without intraining, the Marathon School, the intraining club and training groups." 

Steven Poon, intraining Runners School Marathoner

Listen to Steven's story here...

Join Runners School Launch this Sunday 28th February, 3 pm at intraining Running Centre.

Join Runners School Launch this Sunday 28th February, 3 pm at intraining Running Centre.

Make your running year a success. Finish your races with a smile.

Meet our amazing coaching team

Our coaches all love running and can't wait to help you!

They have all experienced their own running journey within our Runners School and the intraining community. 

They know how you feel, what you want and will help you get there. 

Your intraining community 

"People have achieved running dreams they thought impossible."

Their lives have changed and they become part of a supportive running family.

Running has become their lifestyle."

Steve Manning, intraining Coaching Director

What is included in the Runners School Program


A 16 week training plan that includes:

  • Weekly speed sessions
  • Threshold runs 
  • A long run plan 
  • Training phases

NOTE: This is NOT an individualised training program. 


University style lessons for online learning covering:

  • Pacing strategies 
  • Injury prevention tips
  • Mindful motivational strategies   
  • Race day strategies 
  • Strength exercises
  • Nutrition and  running form tips


You'll receive: 

  • Monthly email check-ins
  • Private Facebook page
  • Monthly Q&A
  • Access to our podiatry team

Remember, if you need help we are here for you.


You will always have a coach at your finger tips to ask questions and bounce ideas off.

  • Train with our groups 
  • Follow the program at home
  • Get coaches support via our closed Runners School Facebook group


Experience the support and connection of our community.

  • Join in on our long runs
  • Keep you at pace in your speed work
  • Support when you're tired 
  • Celebrate with you when you succeed

Program Fees:

Gold Coast Marathon 

This will take you to July 4, 2021 Gold Coast Marathon. 

  • $225 for intraining members
  • $279 for non intraining members


Sunshine Coast Marathon

This will take you to August 14, 2021 Sunshine Coast Marathon. Note: the 20 week program is an extension of the training plan itself. There are no further lessons offered.

  • $275 for intraining members
  • $329 for non intraining members


NB: Runners School program fee does NOT include the intraining Running & Triathlon Club membership or group session fees. These are optional extras as listed below.


Add Ons:

Make the most of your Runners School program with these optional extras.

  • intraining Running & Triathlon Club Membership
    • $70 (membership renewal is required 1st October, 2021)
  • Training Session Fees
    • $8 per training session for intraining Club members, or, 
    • $14 per training session for non intraining Club members.
  • 6 week Personalised Training Program with an expert coach from intraining Running Centre
    • The 6 week personalised training program includes:
      • Your personalised long run plan.
      • Establishing base paces for speed sessions, threshold sessions and your long runs. 
    • $80 for intraining Club members, or, 
    • $95 for non intraining Club members.

Join Runners School Launch this Sunday 28th February, 3 pm at intraining Running Centre.

Frequently asked questions

How do I fit training for half or full marathon if I'm really busy?

The program is a minimalist program that has been hugely successful for runners from all walks of life. Travelling business people, shift workers,  mums with busy kid schedules and so many more busy people have joined the school and successfully completed their marathons and half marathons. The key is to stay connected via the facebook group, reach out to the coaches to ask questions and many have also booked in for an individualised training plan to complement their learning. 

What if I can’t make a session?

The training program lists all the sessions you need to do so you can do this anywhere. You can ask questions to our coaches in the closed Facebook group.

I can only run for 5K at the moment, is there enough time to train for a half or full marathon?

Great question!!! Yes, but you will need to take it more slowly and allow more time to get there.  Before starting you should talk with one of our coaches to know what the best approach would be.  Email [email protected] so we can give you the best advice to get yourself to achieve your goals.  

I have had an injury in the past when I run long distances, will this affect anything?

The intraining Runners School is designed on 3 days of running per week, each are quality sessions. We focus on a less is more approach. Whilst we can not guarantee you will not get injured, our program is designed on a progressive approach where each week builds on the previous, allowing your body to adapt to the training load. Also, we would advise that you continually talk with the coaches and our podiatry / physiotherapy team as you go.  

Is the intraining Club membership included in the intraining Runners School Fee?

NO, the club membership is an annual fee you will need to pay October 1st each year.   The club membership includes a ‘Base Membership’ with QLD Athletics. The membership also includes complimentary insurance whilst you are training and the sessions are much cheaper to attend as an intraining Club member.

I am already a current Club member, do I need to pay the Club membership again?

No, there is a discounted price for Club members.

Are the session training fees included in the intraining Runners School Fee?

No, the intraining Runners School fee does not include training fees. Training fees are on a pay per session basis. 

What do I get for my intraining Runners School fee?

Please have a look at the "What is included section" on the page above. 

NOTE: The Runners School training plan is not individualised. You can book in with one of our coaching team to have a personalised plan written for you. Book an Appointment

Contact Us

Email: [email protected] or Call 33673088.

About Runners School and the intraining Community

intraining Running Centre, the intraining Runners School, the intraining training groups and the intraining Running & Triathlon Club were founded and developed by Steve Manning (level 4 Athletics Coach & podiatrist) and Margot Manning (Level 2 Athletics Coach and podiatrist) more than 30 years ago. 

Steve's goal was to create a community and training structure for social and recreational athletes of all abilities to train for a marathon or half marathon, and to provide recreational runners with a community. The running groups were the foundation for runners to learn, train and meet. Since then, runners have become coaches and helped developed the  intraining  groups and club into the strong community it is today. 

The intraining Running & Triathlon Club was established as a membership base to give our community of recreational and competitive runners opportunities to compete and connect in a way that had not previously been available. intraining Running Centre with their team of coaches has helped coach and support thousands of athletes over the past 30 years to achieve goals they never thought possible. 

The intraining Runners School provides a supportive environment of experienced coaches who are dedicated to help you achieve your own personal goals. Their enthusiasm and love of running has helped grow the community. 

intraining Running Centre's mission statement is "To share the love of Running with the community" and on the basis of this that all aspects of intraining have been developed.